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Pending approval for 1.50 SHRM Professional Development Credits. Philly SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or re-certification, visit

Professional Development Workshop

Hiring people with different abilities fosters a culture that is rich with diversity of thought, different approaches to work, innovation, and creativity. In fact, companies that adopt an inclusive culture see higher productivity, profit margins and retention rates. How can HR and business leaders put diversity, equity, and inclusion into practice and at the forefront of enterprise and employee’s needs? This two-part workshop supports HR professionals on the DEI journey and offers insights and proven strategies to support DEI efforts.  In part one, Participants will have an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals who can help ideate create the beginning of an action plan that participants can actively work on over 90 days.  In April we will have an opportunity to regroup and share our experiences while hearing from some actual candidates about what their experience has been like.

Workshop learning outcomes:

  • Understand the opportunities and benefits of hiring people with different abilities
  • Learn the foundational components of a DEI action plan framework that focuses on different abilities
  • Gain support by educating your organizational leaders and colleagues
  • Receive practical strategies to hire and retain talent who have different abilities
  • Hear insights and learn about industry professionals’ and employee own experiences

Part Two: April 6th. More details coming soon!

Meet our Virtual Host and Moderator:

Kena Sears-Brown

Dawn Bruno