Employee Council

Employee Council Overview  Who We Are As a productive link between NDIA staff members and the Executive Team, the Association’s volunteer-led Employee Council provides an important forum for individuals within the group to voice their thoughts and ideas, plan office-wide activities, and contribute to NDIA’s overall mission. Every employee is welcome and invited to join the Employee Council and any of its Committees: Welcome, Wellness, Social, and Service Leadership.  Welcome – Ensures a smooth and reassuring transition for all NDIA employees by connecting new ones with current ones. Wellness – Promotes the physical and mental well-being of the Association through the development of health-conscious initiatives that are open and accessible to all. Social – Enhances the interpersonal and interdepartmental working relationships at NDIA by organizing social events that bring NDIA employees together. Service Leadership – Fosters personal and professional development at all levels through volunteering and sustainability efforts.  Social Events: NDIA staff organizes informal social events to boost morale and strengthen working relationships. Past events have included boat trips on the Potomac River, Nationals baseball games, holiday events, and crab feasts.  On-Site Trainings: As part of NDIA's commitment to personal and professional development, the Employee Council has organized on-site, staff-wide, voluntary trainings in areas such as First Aid and CPR/AED.  Step Challenge: The NDIA Employee Council hosts a bi-annual step challenge in which teams of four to five employees compete for four weeks to see who can take the most steps in the month. Not only does the step challenge’s friendly competition foster rapport, it encourages healthy habits that benefit all involved.  Fitness Classes: In addition to having 24-hour access to our community gym, NDIA staff has access to a weekly fitness class led by a trained professional there to develop and maintain fitness throughout the year.  Fruit on the First: A variety of fresh fruit is provided in the staff lounge on the first Monday of each month.  Full Circle Home: Twice a year, NDIA works with Full Circle Home to honor, celebrate, and connect our warfighters and their “Heroes at Home.” By lending a hand to Full Circle Home, our staff contributes to the foundation’s work and mission—both of which are related to those of NDIA.  For more information about the NDIA Employee Council or to submit a suggestion, email us at EC-Leaders@NDIA.org