The Spachman Professor of HR & Labor Relations, University of Rhode Island

Speaking Engagements / Inquiries

 

Speaking Engagements & Inquiries

 January 2015. Keynote address, Doña Ana County NAACP Annual MLK Breakfast, Las Cruces, NM.

January 2015. Keynote address, Doña Ana County NAACP Annual MLK Breakfast, Las Cruces, NM.


Each year, I deliver several keynote addresses, seminars, and workshops, and engage in other outreach activities. Sometimes these relate to my published research and academic expertise. At other times, I speak to audiences about community empowerment, educational achievement, and personal and professional development. Listed below are some examples (academic conference presentations and the typical scholarly colloquium "talks" are not included here; please see my CV for details on those). To request an appearance, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.


VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT (Keynotes and Workshops)

  • Colorado Healthcare Directors of Volunteer Services (CHDVS) Professional Education Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, 2017.
  • New York State Association of Volunteer Service Administrators (NSYAVSA) 33rd Annual Conference, Albany, NY, 2017.
  • New England Association of Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services (NEADHVS) Conference, Freeport, ME, 2017.
  • Pennsylvania Association of Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (PAHVRP) Education Conference, Indiana, PA, 2017.
  • Texas Association of Directors of Volunteer Service (TADVS) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2017.
  • Association of Hospital Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) 48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, GA, 2016.
  • California Hospital Association (CHA) 53rd Annual Volunteer Leadership Conference, Monterey, CA, 2016.

  • 19th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 2014.


EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, PROFESSIONAL, & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • "Adulting 101: Navigating the Workforce." Panel discussant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, February 2018.
  • "A Running Start: How Your Military Service Has Prepared You for Successful Entrepreneurship." Workshop presented at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 2017.
  • "Job Market Overview: Timelines, Resources, and Job Market Packets." Workshop presented at the PhD Project Minority Doctoral Student Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, August 2017.
  • "Job Search Panel: What Search Committees are Really Looking For." Workshop presented at the PhD Project Minority Doctoral Student Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, August 2017.
  • "De-greening: Managing the Transition from Military to Higher Education." Workshop presented during Warrior-Scholar Project, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, July 2017.
  • "Changing the Paradigm: Embracing, Innovating, and Evolving." Keynote address delivered at the 7th Annual Hospitality Industry Day Conference, Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL, April 2017.
  • "Connecting Military Service to Entrepreneurship." Lunch address delivered during the 2016 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 2016.
  • "Introduction to HR for Start-ups and Small Businesses." Class taught during the 2016 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 2016.
  • "Job Market Overview: Timelines, Resources, and Job Market Packets." Workshop presented at the PhD Project Minority Doctoral Student Association annual meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2017.
  • "Job Search Panel: What Search Committees are Really Looking For." Workshop presented at the PhD Project Minority Doctoral Student Association annual meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2017.
  • "De-greening: Managing the Transition from Military to Higher Education." Workshop presented during Warrior-Scholar Project, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, July 2016.
  • "Diversity in the Workplace." Panel discussant during the 91st Hotel Ezra Cornell, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, February 2016.
  • "Chasing Everyday Opportunities." Keynote at the 2016 Cornell University Men of Color Council (M.O.C.C.) Annual Conference and Retreat. Rome, NY, January 2016.
  • "Careers in the Airline and Aerospace Industries." Workshop presented to the Air & Sea Hospitality student organization, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, December 2015.
  • "What You Can Do NOW to Prepare for the Job Market." Seminar presented during the New Doctoral Student Consortium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 2015.
  • "African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross." Black History Month panel discussant, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, February 2015. 
  • "All in for Justice and Equality." Keynote at the Doña Ana County (New Mexico) NAACP Annual MLK Jr. Breakfast, Las Cruces, NM, January 2015.
  • "Pay: What You Can Do to Earn More." Seminar presented at the New Mexico Black Expo’s Economic Empowerment Day, Albuquerque, NM, August 2014.

  • "Education Under Arrest." Black History Month panel discussant, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, February 2014.

  • Keynote speaker, Black Graduation Ceremony, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, December 2013.

  • Keynote speaker, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Scholarship Reception, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, November 2013.
  • Keynote speaker, Judith R. Harris Scholarship Reception, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter, Albuquerque, NM, May 2013.
  • "Resume Boot Camp: Translating Your Military Accomplishments into Civilian Career Success." Workshop presented for Rutgers University Services, Education, and Resources for Veteran Students (RU-SERVS), New Brunswick, NJ, March 2012.
  • "Perception is Reality: How Your Choices of Attire Can Impact Your Life." Workshop presented at Somerset Intermediate School, North Plainfield, NJ, March 2012.
  •  “Real Fathers, Real Men.” Keynote at the Atlantic City Annual Father’s Day Luncheon, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, June 2011.

  • Keynote speaker, Annual Founder’s Day Celebration, New Jersey Association of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Chapters, Somerset, NJ, December 2010.

  • "Discovering My Future Me: Career Exploration and Higher Education Planning." Workshop presented during the ‘I Have a Dream’ Foundation Annual Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, July 2010.

  • Organizer and facilitator, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) annual strategic planning retreat, Rutgers Business School, Piscataway, NJ, September 2009.


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