DURHAM, N.C. – Recruiting a diverse talent pool to lead environmental programs at public service organizations pays dividends for both the organizations and the communities they serve.
That was the message shared with participants at a Jan. 19 workshop for the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Executive Leadership Institute, hosted by the Nicholas School’s Executive Education Program.   

The workshop, “Sustainable Communities,” was part of a three-day leadership course focusing on sustainability and talent recruitment, and diversity and inclusion in hiring strategies and how they relate to economic development, community health and education.

This is the fifth year the Nicholas School’s Executive Education Program has hosted the workshop.

Among the day’s sessions was a presentation by Glenda Lee, assistant director of alumni affairs and Master of Environmental Management students Sidney McLaurin, Jr., and Laura Marie Davis sharing insights about they have helped spearhead programs that increase awareness of the benefits of diversity and inclusion in student and employee recruitment at the Nicholas School, throughout Raleigh-Durham and beyond.

They also provided recommendations about how forum members can promote such programs and help raise awareness on these at their organizations.


Text and video by Sean Rowe, multimedia and web content specialist.

Sustainability and Talent Recruitment: Diversity and Inclusion Hiring Strategies, by Nicholas School at Duke