Organizational Diversity and Development
Welcome to the Organizational Diversity and Development (ODD) site for the Division of Housing and Food Service. We hope you return again and again to stimulate your mind, body, and spirit.
DHFS Leadership Institute
The DHFS Leadership Institute (DLI) provides relevant and challenging leadership development opportunities for supervisors and emerging leaders. The DLIs vision is to develop strong, diverse, departmental and organizational leaders that represent excellence in performance and achievement. Learn More
November Focus: National American Indian Heritage Month
The first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916 by the governor of New York. Several states celebrate the fourth Friday in September. In Illinois, for example, legislators enacted such a day in 1919. Presently, several states have designated Columbus Day as Native American Day, but it continues to be a day we observe without any recognition as a national legal holiday. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including "Native American Heritage Month" and "National American Indian and Alaskan Heritage Month") have been issued each year since 1994.
From the Native American Heritage Month page
Upcoming Diversity/Leadership Sessions:
11/04: HF5045: Fierce Conversations for Leaders (LEADERSHIP)
11/07: HF4170: Native American Heritage Month (DIVERSITY)
11/14: HF4232: American Indian Leaders (DIVERSITY)
11/17: HF4221: Texas School for the Deaf (DIVERSITY)
11/18: HF5048: Strategic Plans and Leadership (LEADERSHIP)