Prairie certified as a Best Christian Workplace
February 5, 2015

Prairie has been certified as a 2015 Best Christian Workplace. Sixty-two staff members took part in the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) survey that compiles results from ministry organizations across North America. Results are compared against other survey participants and those who score above four on a five-point scale are certified.

This year, Prairie was in the top tier and Mark Maxwell, President, could not be happier. “Over the past five years, we have worked hard to be transparent, improve team culture and emphasize effectiveness. We have included employees in decision-making, improved communication with staff and have been clear about our mission. We’ve also tried really hard to make this a fun and creative place to work.”

According to BCWI, only sixteen Canadian charities and fourteen North American colleges or universities have been recognized in the last five years.

The 2015 results are a substantial improvement over the last time the survey was conducted. “Since coming to Prairie I’ve known how much work has needed to be done,” says Mark. “Our staff and faculty are my heroes. We’ve had some difficult challenges to overcome in recent years and I know that our well-qualified staff can find work at other places for more money. They choose to be here because they believe in what we are doing and to impact the lives of our students.”

Even though this is welcome news and affirmation of hard work behind the scenes, Mark also knows there is more to do. “I believe we’ve turned a corner,” he explains, “but there are improvements we need to make. While we are dependent on God for our daily needs, including finances and student enrolment, we are planning for greater effectiveness, higher enrolment and even more opportunities for our students.”

There are a number of areas in the final report that the college hopes to address. “Our staff have spoken and it’s our responsibility to work through shortcomings together,” Mark shares. “We want to create a truly outstanding culture for every member of our team.”


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