James Schmeling speaks publicly, at private events for industry groups, to business and industry leaders, to higher education leaders, and to human resources leadership in public, private, government, and philanthropic organizations. James has spoken to the Veteran Jobs Mission including providing training to new member companies, at Hiring Our Heroes summits, to the National Industry Liaison Group, to SHRM chapters, to universities individually including Cornell University, Syracuse University, various community colleges, and to higher education groups including the New England HERC’s Annual Diversity Recruitment Conference to senior administrators from Yale, Harvard, Northeastern, and many other institutions. He is available to speak at your organization or conference.
James also speaks on university and academic entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship initiatives, research centers, faculty and staff careers in entrepreneurial centers, and more. He is interested in how universities and their teams engage with the world, fund their work, and deliver value, and has extensive experience establishing and leading such research organizations, including with funding from external sources.
Other members of the VTRNgroup speak on ethnic diversity and inclusion, women in leadership, women and diverse professionals in the legal industry, at the Hispanic National Bar Association, on Latinos in the legal profession, on student inclusion, STEM education, diversity scholarships, and other topics.
Please send us your request for a speaker through our Contact Us page. We can arrange special rates for non-profit organizations, and hourly or all-inclusive honorarium rates as required for your organization starting at $2,500 for conference talks. Travel reimbursement or pre-paid arrangement is required for all speaking engagements outside of the Syracuse or Washington, D.C. areas.