Track: Racial Justice
Presenter: Pablo Otaola
As a LatinX global citizen and immigrant into the USA, Pablo has developed the agility to quickly understand complex systems and provide on-ramps of learning and development for employees with expertise in developing equitable structures. Through diligent professional and academic study, Pablo has come to understand that organizational learning and change towards DEI requires an understanding of individuals, groups, and systems of various contexts and cultural values. Pablo has built a career of efficiently implementing systematic change, leadership transformation and models that have allowed diverse teams to thrive.
Pablo has leveraged this skill for systems change management and leadership development. Organizations are learning systems that require identity change to have all people thrive. Therefore, learning and organizational change towards DEI are the most strategic levers we can pull to expedite achieving the culture change needed of advancing organizations and preparing them for the future.
Over the years, Pablo has developed various programs that train on organizational change, racial minority and women retention practices, multi-ethnic and religious identity, cultural intelligence, inclusion and diversity, leadership development and gender equity. With a BA and an MA in leadership and organizational readiness towards diversity as well as certifications in Cultural Change, Cultural Intelligence, UB training, and multi-ethnic leadership, Pablo is poised to build upon organizational productive aspects while providing vision and leadership to align with DEI goals.
As a life-long learner and someone who likes to improve organizational gaps, Pablo is finishing a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Organizational Change, focusing on changes towards DEI (May 2021) from the University of Southern California. Pablo’s passion is to take this information to equip organizational leaders to change systems and create new ones that would allow all constituents to THRIVE.
Additionally, Pablo has learned early on that to change a system and equip employees, there is a need to develop diverse training that would increase staff retention via increasing cultural leadership quotients.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”