Diversity & Inclusion



About the Diversity Core Leadership Area
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. You can find more information on the PA Diversity Council Website as http://padiversitycouncil.org/

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 http://diversitycertificationprogram.org/ for more information. You can find a list of 2019 programs and locations here.

DiversityInc is a dominant diversity publication whose mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. DiversityInc publishes the Top 50 Companies for Diversity assessment, the leading empirically-driven assessment of diversity management that ranks the top 50 companies for diversity based on talent pipeline, talent development, leadership accountability and supplier diversity. You can find more information about the Top 50 process here

DiversityInc has a wealth of recent and past articles in the Sections area on what is trending in diversity and an events page to get involved in upcoming events. Each upcoming and past event includes speakers and additional information, which is a great resource for speakers on diversity-related topics.