“Servant Leaders are leaders who have taken up the responsibility to personally take care of a group of serious candidates for the advancement in devotional service.”
My name is Quentien.
I am a public administrator with more than 15 years of experience in health care services and public administration. However, I have a particular interest in the disability experience. Whenever the opportunity presents, I utilize my specialized experience to assist in varying capacities.
I have the privilege and responsibility of working with diverse groups of people with and without disabilities to facilitate programs and services and supporting advocacy for equal opportunity and civil or disability rights.
After all, I believe autonomy and identity is the heart and commonality of all cultural and social movements.
I think the cultural and social intersections are untapped opportunities to foster holistic approaches to interdependence and communication. This ideology derives from the concepts of globalization. Combining interpersonal communication and emotional intelligence to engage individuals via shared experiences; would undoubtedly cultivate social capital, in turn outputting greater access to resources.
I not saying it is not being done, I merely affirming the significance of prioritizing the improvement of autonomy and identity in the workforce.
Servant Leadership as Chairman, Advisory Council for Employees with Disabilities (ACED)
For the past six years, I have been an active member in the Illinois Chapter of the Advisory Council for Employees with Disabilities (ACED). ACED is a disability rights and equal opportunity advocacy advisory council within a federal agency located in Chicago.
Elected to serve as Chairperson for ACED, I volunteered to provide an on-going advocacy for employees with disabilities who desire to succeed in the workplace throughout Illinois via career development, education, training, and experience.
- Event / Meeting Management
- Planned the 1st ever “Transit Makes $ense” Event for Federal Employees with Disabilities for a federal agency located in Chicago’s Downtown area
- Booked Key Note Speaker from the Illinois Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to discuss “Disability Transportation Services Awareness and Efficiency” in the metropolitan area
Servant Leadership & Management Cultivation
I cultivated my servant leadership acumen earning the leadership and management certificate in Non-Profit and Disability Organizations with a 3.5 GPA from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of disability and human development, in 2013, earning 15 graduate credit hours. Moreover, I have completed 64 hours of accredited professional education credits in the Management Analyst Training series at Graceland University and Management Concepts:
- Managing Projects and Priorities
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Resolving conflicts
- Handling Personality clashes at work
- Business writing for professionals
In addition to Servant Leadership as the ACED chairman, I have considerable experience in quantitative and qualitative decision making experience as a disability program Quality Analyst in the Social Security Administration’s Office of Budget, Finance, Quality, and Management (BFQM).
My expertise includes but is not limited to drafting investigative and deficiency reports, and deducting material facts pertinent to the adjudication of social insurance benefit claims. I regularly correspond with disability adjudicators, doctors, Vocational Experts, Administrative Law Judges, and attorney across the country and surrounding territories.
Until then, it’s my pleasure to become the change I aspire tomorrow, today!
If you share a similar passion, career drive, and interest in community, equal opportunity, or servitude leadership, please contact me.
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