Paul Pappasergi started with Eckerd Connects as Director of Contracts Management in April 2016 after spending 34 years with Henkels & McCoy as Sr. Operations Manager. Paul currently serves on the NAWDP Board of Directors/as a Director at Large. He is an active participant of 5 different committees. He is a CWDP and looks forward to forming collaborative strategies to ensure that every member of NAWDP has the opportunity for professional development and continuous improvement in their career. path
What is your vision for the workforce development profession?
A strong, impactful voice for workforce on local, regional, state and national scale that wholly embraces certifications, professional development, training and high standards for total workforce professional development. My vision is to have the profession recognized by people in every community and be the first alternative for business engagement, a change agent for advocacy. We have to be a known commodity in the industry. A place to contact for help in every phase of Workforce Development.
Do you have a particular interest area or passion in workforce development?
As a workforce leader and professional I am passionate about creating a platform for content that promotes positive change in people’s lives through efficient use of our talent to make meaningful experiences. To thrive in tomorrow's dynamic new economy, we need our members to be engaged and eager to change. To provide focus, understanding in what matters and where to direct our efforts is a prerequisite to making effective use of team work towards a common goal in vital areas of our industry.
Why do you want to serve on the Board?
My values are that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those most in need. With these values I have a mission in life to help promote change and improve lives. I will utilize my 4 years of experience on the board and 37 years experience to continue to build on the momentum we have gained in the past year, and build membership engagement towards e-learning, meaningful events and to be a go to organization in workforce.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the profession today and how can NAWDP address that challenge?
Growing our Membership with a goal to exceed 10,000. Professional development; a unified voice for public policy and advocacy. Developing a platform for content for the future of Workforce. How automation is a strong component and must have for our industry. To promote an independent attitude that is built around entrepreneurial spirit and a new level of sustainability. To market our various skill sets to create partnerships with business that will provide a resource for talent acquisition.