May 23, 2022
Personnelity Episode 8 - Earl Buford from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
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Earl Buford is the President of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and a lifelong champion of projects that improve job seekers’ and employers’ quality of life. He leads CAEL’s mission of providing solutions to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth in collaboration with workforce and economic developers, post-secondary educators, employers, industry groups, foundations, and other mission-aligned groups. In this episode, we discuss CAEL's work connecting adult learners to family-sustaining careers and connecting employers to adult learners who can help them replenish their workforces.
Earl is an active board member of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Cleveland Federal Reserve Board-Pittsburgh Chapter, Bridgeway Capital, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Midwest Urban Strategies, and the Ready2WorkCoalition, among many others and a former member of Vice President Joe Biden’s Advisory Task Force on Effective Workforce Strategies, the Wisconsin Governor’s Task Force on Minority Unemployment, and the National Skills Coalition Advisory Board.
You can learn more about CAEL and Strada Collaborative at and You can also contact Earl directly at

About the host: As owner and CEO of Lauri Rollings and Associates, Lauri provides consulting services and training to make businesses more profitable through strategic and data-driven diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. You can reach her at and learn more about her at

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