A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Workforce Center’s Employee of the Year Luncheon is celebrating 17 years of success. Last year, 13 recipients and 100 nominees were honored. This luncheon is an opportunity for metroplex hospitals to acknowledge exceptional employees and boost morale. It is an event where nominees lunch with hospital executives. Not only do hospital CEOs attend, they stand side-by-side with their honorees. Winners, in the tradition of an awards show, are announced at the luncheon.
THE DRUM CAFE WAS STARTED IN JOHANNESBURG IN 1996 BY WARREN LIEBERMAN. It started as an actual cafe where drumming was used in a relaxed environment to break down barriers and bring people together. Moved by the experience of communal drumming and the passion to unite different groups in South Africa’s post apartheid era, Liebermann developed a global team building and entertainment program utilizing Africa’s top drummers.
The result, 12 years later, is a unique program used by companies worldwide. “Drumming is something everyone and every culture can relate to,” said Liebermann. “The first thing you hear when you come into this world is the beat of your mother’s heartbeat. Drumming relaxes, energizes and motivates in a way most companies cannot explain.” The Drum Cafe has worked with world leaders including Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Richard Branson.
The Drum Cafe is about connecting people and teams through interaction. Today, the Drum Cafe has embarked on a range of projects aimed at preserving and protecting the South African heritage including books, recordings and the establishment of a traditional African Orchestra.