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The Diversity Core Leadership Area (CLA) is overseen by a Diversity Director who monitors and evaluates state and local activities concerning diversity issues, and works with chapter diversity directors to encourage involvement at the chapter level. The Diversity CLA is part of SHRM's Diversity and Inclusion Initiative to impact diversity management. Diversity management is defined by SHRM as, "The comprehensive organizational and managerial process for leveraging diversity and achieving inclusion that maximizes the potential of all employees.” 

This page is designed to give you resources and information to help you manage diversity and inclusion in your chapters and workplaces. The SHRM Diversity CLA page on the Volunteer Leader Resource Center is an excellent source of information and resources. Also, SHRM members can access their diversity & inclusion toolkit here.
Pennsylvania Diversity Council
The mission of the Pennsylvania Diversity Council is to enhance appreciation for and understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion. The Pennsylvania Diversity Council is an avenue to assistance with your diversity needs.

Diversity First Certification Program
The mission of the NDC is to be both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion. We foster an understanding of D&I as a dynamic strategy for business success and community well-being. The NDC was established in 2015.

Go to for more information. You can find a list of 2019 programs and locations here.

2019 Pittsburgh Women in Leadership Symposium - March 20, 2019
“Center Stage: Standing Up and Speaking Out”
The National Women in Leadership Symposium brings together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to move higher in their organizations. The format for the Symposium will consist of a moderated panel discussion that will delve into topics of interest relevant to today's issues in which the panelists share their personal and professional perspectives on questions designed to elicit valuable information. Participants range from a wide level of business professionals, entrepreneurs, non-profit organization directors and representatives, academicians, and students.

Location: Duquesne University, Duquesne Union - Africa Room, 1000 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

For more information about this event please contact Kate Padula,, or visit the Women in Leadership Symposium website. You can register for the event here

Join the National Diversity Council and receive 10-15% off registration for this event. Please visit to learn more.