Personnelity

Lauri Rollings and Nicolle Farup

The mission of this podcast is to honestly approach the issues employers face in trying to not only create but actualize healthier, more just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. We will engage with guests to talk about specific topics and situations related to workplace diversity issues who can help bring light to different perspectives. Through these conversations, we will explore possible tools, solutions and resources for employers and employees alike. Join us as we work toward real change in our workplaces. read less
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David Polk on Solving the Workforce Shortage By Expanding Apprenticeship
May 3 2024
David Polk on Solving the Workforce Shortage By Expanding Apprenticeship
Send us a Text Message.Please join me for a discussion with David Polk, Director of the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, about how he and the Bureau are expanding the apprenticeship model to help solve the workforce shortage in sectors like nursing and teaching. We also discuss why apprenticeship is the best-kept secret to a successful career.David is a third-generation plumber by trade who completed a registered apprenticeship with Plumbers Local 75. He also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree focused in Business Administration and Management from Cardinal Stritch University. After spending more than a decade as a plumber with the City of Milwaukee, David became Associate Dean at Milwaukee Area Technical College, the largest technical college in Wisconsin. He currently leads the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards which creates, implements and enforces policy regarding all things apprenticeship for the State of Wisconsin and is the oldest registered apprenticeship model in America. He has led the Bureau to having a record number of registered and youth apprenticeships. David was recognized as one of 52 most influential black leaders in the state of Wisconsin by the publication Madison365 in 2022. He is also a board member of Secured Futures and an advisory board member of the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).Learn more about the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards at: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/Theme Music: Coffee and Conversation from https://www.podcast.co/music.About the Host: Lauri Rollings is the CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, LLC. She is a lawyer by trade who has more than 20 years of experience providing strategic advice and solutions as an attorney, an executive director of construction trade associations, and as a consultant. Her services help businesses run more efficiently and promote recruitment and retention of a diverse, productive workforce. Rollings previously served as Executive Director of the Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association of Oregon and Executive Director of the Plumbing Mechanical & Sheet Metal Contractors’ Alliance of Milwaukee. Before joining the construction industry, she practiced law for more than a decade representing clients in a broad range of industries. Before that, she was a newspaper reporter. Rollings graduated with honors from both Stanford Law School and the University of Wisconsin.
Designing a Career that Actually Fits You
Feb 15 2024
Designing a Career that Actually Fits You
Send us a Text Message.Do you feel burned out or that you are in the wrong career? Find out why so many of us (especially women in leadership roles) feel that way and what you can do about it by listening to my discussion with Julie Bonasso.Julie is a graduate of Temple Law School who is a consultant and coach specializing in professional well-being and executive health coaching. An experienced corporate lawyer and Master Certified Coach, she helps clients integrate self with career to accelerate growth. The cornerstone of her coaching is leveraging well-being as the pathway to success. She is the founder and CEO of Julie Bonasso Coaching.How to Reach Julie: juliebonasso.com hello@juliebonasso.com Other Resources We Discuss in this Episode: Machiavelli for Women, by Stacey Vanek Smith https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Machiavelli-for-Women/Stacey-Vanek-Smith/9781982121754Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U.S. 228 (1989)https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/490/228/Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steelehttps://wwnorton.com/books/Whistling-Vivaldi/Theme Music: Coffee and Conversation from https://www.podcast.co/music.About the Host: Lauri Rollings is the CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, LLC. She is a lawyer by trade who has more than 20 years of experience providing strategic advice and solutions as an attorney, an executive director of construction trade associations, and as a consultant. Her services help businesses run more efficiently and promote recruitment and retention of a diverse, productive workforce. Rollings previously served as Executive Director of the Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association of Oregon and Executive Director of the Plumbing Mechanical & Sheet Metal Contractors’ Alliance of Milwaukee. Before joining the construction industry, she practiced law for more than a decade representing clients in a broad range of industries. Before that, she was a newspaper reporter. Rollings graduated with honors from both Stanford Law School and the University of Wisconsin.
Episode 10 - Psychological Safety with Kabri Lehrman-Schmid
Sep 11 2022
Episode 10 - Psychological Safety with Kabri Lehrman-Schmid
Send us a Text Message.Kabri Lehrman Schmid is a Project Superintendent at HENSEL PHELPS. Her 15 year career portfolio showcases her depth of skill as a superintendent across all project phases on highly-phased, active campus projects totaling over $1.9B. She deliberately builds a culture of psychological safety on her jobsites to drive team development and engagement. She has been Recognized as one of Construction Business Owner’s 2019 Outstanding Women in Construction and received the Washington Women in Trades' 2019 Workplace Leader Award. She is a champion for careers in construction management and the skilled trades. Kabri is an experienced public speaker, co-chair of the Seattle Construction Suicide Prevention Task Force, AGC Culture of Care Steering Committee member, and former Director on the NAWIC Puget Sound board.PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY RESOURCES:https://www.constructionexec.com/article/a-superintendents-case-for-a-psychologically-safe-jobsite https://preventconstructionsuicide.com/http://www.intheforefront.org/https://www.agcwa.com/culture-of-care-initiative/https://youtu.be/LhoLuui9gX8About the host: As owner and CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, Lauri provides consulting services and training to make businesses more profitable through strategic and data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. You can reach her at lauri.rollings@gmail.com and learn more about her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurirollings/. Theme Music: Coffee and Conversation from https://www.podcast.co/music.
Episode 9 - Pat Daniels on Constructing Hope
Jun 8 2022
Episode 9 - Pat Daniels on Constructing Hope
Send us a Text Message.You won't want to miss this conversation with Pat Daniels, Executive Director of Constructing Hope, because that's exactly what her organization does. It builds hope for people coming out of incarceration, homelessness, poverty, and other disadvantaged backgrounds by giving them the skills they needs for a career in construction. Pat shares some inspiring stories of program graduates who have gone from being on the margins of society to owning their own construction businesses or having other leadership roles in the construction industry.Pat guided her organization from a former community development corporation to the Constructing Hope Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. She developed training curriculum with industry partners at Northwest College of Construction, Hoffman Construction and Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute, receiving state certification in 2007. Under her leadership, Constructing Hope has increased job placements from 16 to 83 annually. She has developed direct entry with carpenters, laborers, electrical, cement masons, sheet metal, ironworkers, brick layers and Northwest College of Construction apprenticeship programs.Pat was raised in Mississippi and NE Portland. She earned her MBA at Concordia College and, as an African American woman, worked her way up from secretarial duties to Executive Director. She is an active member of her church community. She has also received numerous awards, including most recently the 2020 Daily Journal of Commerce Icon Award Winner and the 2020 Business Diversity Institute, Inc Leadership Award of the Year RecipientYou can learn more about Constructing Hope at https://www.constructinghope.org/?gclid=CjwKCAjw7vuUBhBUEiwAEdu2pAlKqhHYwAN-LFgVJv4oCspTZy0fqsmde4iEU33DBxQz9HolL6hLyBoCMB4QAvD_BwEAbout the host: As owner and CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, Lauri provides consulting services and training to make businesses more profitable through strategic and data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. You can reach her at lauri.rollings@gmail.com and learn more about her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurirollings/.Theme Music: Coffee and Conversation from https://www.podcast.co/music.
Personnelity Episode 8 - Earl Buford from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
May 23 2022
Personnelity Episode 8 - Earl Buford from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Send us a Text Message.Earl Buford is the President of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and a lifelong champion of projects that improve job seekers’ and employers’ quality of life. He leads CAEL’s mission of providing solutions to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth in collaboration with workforce and economic developers, post-secondary educators, employers, industry groups, foundations, and other mission-aligned groups. In this episode, we discuss CAEL's work connecting adult learners to family-sustaining careers and connecting employers to adult learners who can help them replenish their workforces.Earl is an active board member of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Cleveland Federal Reserve Board-Pittsburgh Chapter, Bridgeway Capital, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Midwest Urban Strategies, and the Ready2WorkCoalition, among many others and a former member of Vice President Joe Biden’s Advisory Task Force on Effective Workforce Strategies, the Wisconsin Governor’s Task Force on Minority Unemployment, and the National Skills Coalition Advisory Board.You can learn more about CAEL and Strada Collaborative at https://www.cael.org/ and stradacollaborative.org. You can also contact Earl directly at ebuford@cael.org.About the host: As owner and CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, Lauri provides consulting services and training to make businesses more profitable through strategic and data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. You can reach her at lauri.rollings@gmail.com and learn more about her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurirollings/.Theme Music: Coffee and Conversation from https://www.podcast.co/music.
Personnelity Episode 7 - Preventing Suicide in Construction
Apr 22 2022
Personnelity Episode 7 - Preventing Suicide in Construction
Send us a Text Message.In this episode I discuss the causes of the suicide epidemic in the construction industry and ways to prevent suicide with several members of UA Local 290's Apprentice Resource Community (ARC). My guests are Phillip Clark, Jake Klemsen, Henry Hendrix,  and Tori Geter. Some life-saving resources we discuss in this episode are:https://www.qprinstitute.com/https://www.gettrainedtohelp.com/en/Suicide Prevention Hotlines:1-800-273-8255 (TALK)Text "Hello" to 741741National Suicide Prevention Hotline 988 (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/current-events/the-lifeline-and-988/)Other Resources:https://www.cpwr.com/research/research-to-practice-r2p/r2p-library/other-resources-for-stakeholders/mental-health-addiction/suicide-prevention-resources/https://preventconstructionsuicide.com/https://www.constructionworkingminds.org/https://www.sprc.org/settings/workplaceshttps://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/stress-coping/employee-job-stress/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fmental-health-non-healthcare.htmlhttps://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/stress/suicide.htmlAbout the host: As owner and CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, Lauri provides consulting services and training to make businesses more profitable through strategic and data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. You can reach her at lauri.rollings@gmail.com and learn more about her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurirollings/.Theme Music: Coffee and Conversation from https://www.podcast.co/music.
Personnelity Episode 6 - Yelp's Chief Diversity Officer Miriam Warren
Apr 2 2022
Personnelity Episode 6 - Yelp's Chief Diversity Officer Miriam Warren
Send us a Text Message.Join me as I discuss Yelp's diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts with Chief Diversity Officer Miriam Warren. Among Yelp's cutting-edge initiatives are leveraging its all-remote work policy to create greater employee diversity and holding individual department heads accountable for diversity and inclusion on their teams.Miriam is also Board Chair of the Yelp Foundation, which counts non-profits like La Cocina in San Francisco and Hot Bread Kitchen in New York among its grantees. Miriam joined Yelp in 2007, serving in a variety of marketing and operational roles, including leading the company’s expansion efforts internationally as Vice President of New Markets. Presently, she heads a team working at the intersection of culture, engagement, social impact and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Miriam has been quoted in The New York Times, Fortune, Mic and Good Morning America online, among others. She's previously been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Fast Company, and is a frequent speaker and moderator.Yelp’s annual diversity reports for 2020 and 2021 are at https://blog.yelp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Final-Yelp-Diversity-Report.pdf and https://blog.yelp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Yelp-Diversity-Report-2021.pdf.About the host: As owner and CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, Lauri provides consulting services and training to make businesses more profitable through strategic and data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. You can reach her at lauri.rollings@gmail.com and learn more about her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurirollings/.Theme Music: Coffee and Conversation from https://www.podcast.co/music.
Episode 1 - A Future Worth Building and RISE Up
Feb 19 2022
Episode 1 - A Future Worth Building and RISE Up
Send us a Text Message.The mission of Personnelity is to honestly approach the issues employers face in trying to create healthier, more just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. We engage with guests to talk about workplace diversity issues and bring light to different perspectives. Through these conversations, we explore possible tools, solutions and resources for employers and employees alike.Join Lauri Rollings and Nicolle Farup while they discuss a report the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) recently released called “A Future Worth Building: What Tradeswomen Say about the Change They Need in the Construction Industry.” The report has some revealing insights into the challenges women face making a career in the construction trades. Joining Lauri and Nicolle is Oregon Tradeswomen’s Executive Director, Kelly Kupcak, and Oregon Tradeswomen’s Workforce Equity and Technical Assistance Director, Tiffany Thompson, who also discuss a model called RISE Up that offers solutions to the challenges the report identifies.Here's the report: https://iwpr.org/iwpr-publications/a-future-worth-building-report/Information on RISE Up:  www.riseup4equity.orgFor more information on the emerging best practices programs and models, here are links to information sessions with the existing practitioners of construction jobsite culture change.Additional resources:National Taskforce on Tradeswomen Issues public policy platform, memo to the White House, and Recommendations for Infrastructure investments. EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the WorkplaceIBEW Local 48 Maternity Leave Policy https://www.ibew48.com/blog/neca-ibew-maternity-benefit-plan-goes-extra-mile-support-familiesIronworkers International Maternity Leave Policy https://nabtu.org/news_center/iron-workers-contractors-announce-paid-maternity-leave-benefit/#:~:text=The%20Iron%20Workers%20Union's%20paid,weeks%20of%20post%2Ddelivery%20benefitAbout the hosts: As owner and CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, Lauri provides consulting services and training to make businesses more profitable through strategic and data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. You can reach her at lauri.rollings@gmail.com. As owner and Principal Consultant for Good Company HR, Nicolle Farup acts as a VP at large, providing customized human resource guidance on policies and practices, management coaching and investigations, and a variety of training for companies of all sizes and industries. You can reach her at nicolle@goodcompanyhr.com.Theme Music: Coffee and Conversation from https://www.podcast.co/music.