Blue Tower Training

Since 2000, Blue Tower Training has made a difference in the lives of people around the world—both with and without disabilities—by providing innovative, high-quality training; keynote speeches; consultation; and resources.

Our values: Passion, Equality, Empowerment, and Respect—The Value of PEER.

Blue Tower Training speakers have facilitated workshops in 33 states, as well as in Iceland and Guam.  We have resources in 48 states and 14 countries.

RESPECT LIVES HERE - Aretha Franklin sings about it. The Golden Rule teaches it. Wikipedia defines it. We've all heard of it, but what really is respect? Respect is what allows us to appreciate the best in ourselves as well in other people. It is trusting that the people with whom we work have done their jobs and fulfilled their duties. It is recognizing and appreciating the inherent dignity and worth of all people. Respect seems like common sense, but it is not always common practice. Lack of respect can destroy an organization. With a diverse workforce, creating a culture of respect is a challenge and it's not always easy to put into practice.  RESPECT LIVES HERE, Blue Tower's newest interactive workshop, focuses on a greater understanding of the importance of respect for oneself and others, and creating a workplace culture which embrace mutual respect among everyone in order to achieve extraordinary results as a team. To learn more about the workshop, contact Blue Tower Training.

Our Speakers

Shirley A. Paceley, M.S.

Shirley is an international trainer with more than 30 years of experience working with people with disabilities. In addition to being a trainer, she is a counselor, consultant, writer, advocate and visionary.

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Resources and Links

Institute on Disability and Human Development  www.idhd.org

End Violence Against Women International   www.evawintl.org

*If purchasing products that will be shipped outside of the USA, please email SUrquhart@maconresources.org or call 217-875-8891 before ordering online.

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“Illinois Voices has allowed me to meet new people. I’ve also been able to take charge of my life and be a role model for those people who have trouble speaking up for what they want in front of people. I’ve traveled to different places to do workshops and am blessed and happy to help people by showing them what people with disabilities can do.”

Erica Jones
Trainer, Braille translator, self-advocate

Contact Us

Blue Tower Training
2121 Hubbard Ave.
PO Box 2760
Decatur, IL 62524
217-875-8890
E-mail: SPaceley@maconresources.org

*If purchasing products that will be shipped outside of the USA, please email SUrquhart@maconresources.org or call 217-875-8891 before ordering online.