I was extremely honored to be asked to take part in an initiative from Agile Testing Days called “#trustedfriends with Maaret Pyhajarvi and Gitte Klitgaard. As stated in its charter, the purpose of the group is to make sure there are safe channels to concerns, issues, and around the Code of Conduct at the conference. Aside from being humbled to be included in this project, I wanted to offer more of my perspective on this, and my commitment to those who seek us out. This is not a behavior policing exercise. My goal is to use my over 20 years of working through corporate HR issues to give an alternative, confidential, objective channel for questions and advice that is outside the conference committee. We will also be providing resources and more information that can be pursued if needed. I think this is a great step in the right direction for conferences and applaud the organizers of ATD for their initiative in starting this project. If you have any questions about the program or my participation, please reach out to me directly.

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