Maximizing Human Potential in the Manufacturing Sector

In this zoom conversation Joe Sprangel will discuss how manufacturing can be used as a force for good.

About this event

What: Zoom Conversation with Joe Sprangel, Principal Consultant at Emmanuel Strategic Sustainability – Mary Baldwin University Dean & Associate Professor

When: Friday May 20th, 2022 – Noon Eastern

How: Zoom Conference call – details upon registration

Cost: Free.

Topic: Maximizing Human Potential in the Manufacturing Sector

The manufacturing industry faces several challenges of a growing employment gap, increasing pressure to reduce negative environmental impact, and a disengaged workforce. A framework based on humanist commitments will be shared that offers solutions to these “opportunities” to use manufacturing as a force for good.

Our Guest

Joe Sprangel is an associate professor and holds the H. Gordon & Mary Beth Reed Smyth Chair of Business Administration at Mary Baldwin University. He is also the founder and principal consultant of Emmanuel Strategic Sustainability. He combines nearly 30 years of manufacturing experience and 15 years of work as an academic to guide his current work on developing and applying a humanist manufacturing framework.


Jennifer Hancock is the author of several award winning books and the founder of Humanist Learning Systems. Jennifer is considered one of the top speakers and writers in the world of Humanism today. Her professional background is varied including stints in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. She has served as Director of Volunteer Services for the Los Angeles SPCA, sold international franchise licenses for a biotech firm, was the Manager of Acquisition Group Information for a ½ billion dollar company and served as the executive director for the Humanists of Florida before founding her own company. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. (

Elizabeth Castillo is an associate professor at CISA – Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University and affiliated faculty at the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment. Castillo’s scholarship is focused on how we can create a sustainable economy that works for everyone. Dr. Castillo addresses this problem by investigating capitalization of organizations, particularly the role that intangible assets (e.g., social, cultural, and political capital) play in producing social, financial, and environmental returns (the triple bottom line). Her interdisciplinary research is inspired by two decades of management experience in the nonprofit sector, including the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. You can find her at:

Continuing Education:

Humanist Learning Systems is our learning partner for this series. This program has been submitted to HRCI and approved by SHRM for 1 hour continuing education credits and participants will be able to receive certificates of completion at the end of the session. To learn more about Humanist Learning Systems visit: