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Talent & Inclusion


Scott J. VanDeWoestyne
Talent & Inclusion Administrator
226 W 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801

Scott VandewoestyneThe office of Talent & Inclusion is responsible for maximizing human potential within city staff. The Administrator collaborates closely with city leadership on talent initiatives and training needs of staff. This position is also the staff liaison to the Affirmative Action Commission and is the City’s EEO Officer and LGBTQ liaison.

Organizational & Talent Development

The City of Davenport is nurturing a strengths-based environment, focusing on strengthening our employees’ natural talents & strengths and allowing them to do what they do best every day. As the City’s Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, the Talent & Inclusion Administrator utilizes one-on-one and team coaching to increase individual and colleague awareness of our innate talents.

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Davenport Strengths Institute (DSI) is a 12-month strengths and leadership journey that began in July, 2017. This 15 member cross-departmental cohort participates in this year-long strengths-based leadership development program. Subsequent classes will commence every 6 months thereafter.

Strengths are a springboard for our employees to have meaningful conversations that build trust and help teams accomplish shared goals. They also allow the City to attract top talent and creates a more engaged and productive workplace.