The National Association of Government Communicators is running it's comms school in Portland, OR April 18-20 and as official media partners for the event, we've had the great opportunity to hear from the speakers at the event. Find out more about them here.
What is your session for NAGC called?
Inspire Integrity: Chase An Authentic Life
Tell us a little about what you do and how you got there
I am a professor of law and ethics and came to academic from the corporate law world. I teach undergraduate and graduate business students and the joy is a true joy. I also get to speak around the country on ethics and how to chase an authentic life.
What is it about communications, media or crisis comms that interests you so much?
I am very interested in the ethical dilemmas that face the industry.
What do you love about your job?
The interactions with young people and the ability to talk about important things through the lens of character development.
What’s the hardest thing about your job?
The higher education world is a bit of a mess right now. Covid really left a negative impact on the social and academic realms of students across the world.
What are some of the more memorable events you’ve had to deal with in your role and what lessons did you learn?
I teach constitutional law and so discussing the difficult cases of late in class is both a blessing and a tough task. But, when done correctly, the outcome in student understanding and perspective is extraordinary.
What are your favorite tools you use to do your job more effectively?
A very effective set of slides but only when necessary.