Power of Community Benefits Agreements and the Role of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Sam Waltz
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What happens when host Peter Woolfolk combines a renowned expert in community benefits agreements (CBAs), real-world examples of successful CBAs, and discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion? You get a riveting and insightful conversation with Sam Waltz, APR, Fellow APR. Sam brings in his wealth of knowledge and experience to enlighten us on the power of CBAs in creating win-win scenarios for organizations and communities. His work on the project to bring solar panel manufacturing back to the U.S is a prime example of the potential of such agreements.
As we navigate through the evolving job market, we discuss the trend of shifting importance from a four-year college degree to skill-based employment. Sam shares his perspectives on how workforce development and apprenticeship programs can bridge this gap and help disadvantaged populations thrive in a high-tech job market. We can't ignore the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs in ensuring fairness and creating equitable workplaces. Sam's insights on these issues provide a fresh perspective on the direction we should be taking.
The conversation takes a personal turn as we discuss Sam's upbringing, his personal journey, and his views on diversity. His childhood experiences in a rural community form the basis of his commitment to love, respect, and equity. We discuss the latest Supreme Court ruling and its potential implications on racial equity. Sam's reflections on his mentorship experiences and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are thought-provoking and inspire us to become healing agents in life. The episode concludes on a powerful note, with a call to listeners to reach out to Sam if they need help navigating their unique struggles. It's not just an episode, it's an enriching journey with Sam Waltz. Listen in! Share with friends!
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