Core Leadership Areas

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Visit this page to access templates and forms and view best practices and strategies from other SHRM chapters around the nation. Delight Deloney, SHRM-CP - Field Services Director, and Stacy Swanson, Manager, are your resource for any Diversity questions. If you are new to the Diversity Director role visit the CLA webinar page for more information about your chapter responsibility.


Past CLA Webcasts:

-2021 1st Quarter CLA Webcast (3/17/21) : Recording | Materials
-2021 3rd Quarter CLA Webcast (9/29/21) : Recording  (Access Passcode: b0FiuK7=) | Materials

-2020 4th Quarter CLA Webcast (12/1/20): Recording(Access Passcode: z0?U?M65) Materials and Engaging Virtual Team Resource | Chat
-2020 3rd Quarter CLA Webcast (9/15/20): Recording (Access Passcode: jqJ2!1A+) | Materials | Chat

Get best practice sharing chat notes from our past Volunteer/CLA Webcasts:


Looking for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Speakers? Explore the SHRM Speakers Bureau
The SHRM Speakers Bureau offers top tier professional voices who are on the front lines of the most pressing workplace issues of the day.

Overcoming Workplace Bias
All workers have the right to equal opportunity in employment, free from discrimination, prejudice and bias. Encompassing more than legal compliance, HR’s role in equal opportunity at work has the capacity to change lives and society.

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Together Forward @Work
It’s time for equality for all, across every area of society. That’s why SHRM has introduced Together Forward @Work, a call to action to bring racial equity to the workplace—the place we know best and have served the longest. And a place where we, our members, and our business community can bring our unique professional talents to stand together against all forms of social injustice.


SHRM Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty Credential
Culture is a critical business asset and the greatest employee benefit an employer can provide, especially in today's tight labor market. Diverse, inclusive, flexible and engaging workplaces are where people thrive.The Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty Credential gives HR professionals the strategies and tools needed to successfully shift organizational culture.

Save the Date: SHRM Inclusion Conference - Oct. 25 - 27, 2021 | Austin, TX or Virtual 


Free Employing Abilities @ Work Certificate Program
The SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the Workplace Initiative By Understood, has launched this initiative to strengthen the skills and abilities of professionals to hire, develop, advance and retain individuals with disabilities in their workplace.

Free Getting Talent Back to Work Certificate (GTBW) Program
The SHRM Foundation Getting Talent Back to Work certificate program–developed for HR professionals, hiring managers, and front-line supervisors–is a multi-faceted program from the SHRM Foundation and brought to you with generous support from the Lumina Foundation. This program is specifically designed to equip you with the actionable knowledge and tools needed to attract, hire, and retain individuals with criminal and conviction records.

Free Veterans at Work Certificate Program
The SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate program, generously supported by Comcast NBCUniversal, was developed by the SHRM Foundation for HR professionals and business leaders. This course leverages critical insights from subject matter experts and the latest research to equip you with the knowledge and actionable tools necessary to confidently adapt your workplace into one that attracts, hires, and retains both veterans and members of the military community.

SHRM Foundation Scholarships, Grants and Awards Overview
In 2020, the SHRM Foundation will award more than $500,000 in certification, academic and professional development scholarships and grants to HR professionals and students. We encourage all eligible SHRM, student and chapter and state council members to apply for one or more of the scholarships or awards listed below.

SHRM Foundation Innovation Grant
SHRM Foundation Innovation Grants provide SHRM state councils and chapters with grants to drive big, bold and innovative ideas to drive change in their communities.
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