Many of you may not know this about me (but you probably do now because you’re on this website) but outside of my work in human resources and equity and inclusion I am a big ol' comic geek and pop culture nerd! I make comics, talk about comics, live a life immersed in pop culture, and own way too many action figures for a man my age to own. So I was honored when Khalil Quotap of Kaster's Korner asked me to be on this week's episode of Kornercast! Khalil and I talk race, gender identity, reading and creating comics, and artist alley. It's a hoot! Click here or on the image below to listen!
The #1 advice I can give to folx wanting to pursue a career in Human Resources is that if you are unable to empathize with folx - even racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic/xenophobic folx - you probably shouldn’t pursue a career in Human Resources. This work is about humans first and empathy is paramount even against ignorance, hate, misinformation, naïveté, and ingrained societal and cultural behaviors.
Last Thursday night, March 28, I had the pleasure and honor to be a part of the expert panel for the first of three networking and informational events that make up Mac's List's Portland Hiring Trends 2019 networking series. I am proud to have been a part of, and help to coordinate, the How to Land Meaningful Work in Nonprofits event at Reed College. I also feel so privileged to have been on a such a powerhouse panel as the one I was a part of Cinthia Manuel of Portland Leadership Foundation, Crystal Jackson of Meyer Memorial Trust, and Meghan Prichard of Mercy Corps.
I'd like to thank Mac's List for having me and my fellow panelists for offering their insight, experience, and empathy to a packed house of 125 attendees. I'd also like to thank all of you who attended and connected with me after the event. Let's keep the conversation and empathy flowing!