HR Certified Partnership With NAAAHR To Promote HR Department Diversity Launched

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Baltimore, MD – HR Certified, LLC (312-262-3872) announces its strategic partnership with the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). The partnership will be formally introduced at the 2023 NAAAHR Conference & Expo on May 23, 2023.

The new partnership is built on the shared vision of reducing the barriers to entry and growth of black professionals in the U.S. industry through quality professional development opportunities. According to Anthony P. Howard, LDSS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the CEO and Founder of HR Certified, the entire HR industry has a diversity problem that must be recognized and addressed.

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As a black HR professional himself, Anthony says that the latest partnership highlights the new vision statement of HR Certified: to increase diversity within corporate HR departments nationwide through attraction and upscaling efforts. Anthony believes that it’s only by meeting where they are can businesses do better.

He will discuss his previous efforts and what he hopes to accomplish with NAAAHR at their National Conference. The event, themed “The Future of HR & DEI: People, Power, and Process”, will provide a venue for black human resources professionals to talk about their experiences and what can be done for opening more opportunities to their fellow professionals. Further details can be found at

Anthony says, “I served as an HR Certification Instructor and on the Board at the Atlanta Chapter level which contributed greatly to forming HR Certified, LLC. I am honored to return to the national level with enhanced capabilities.”

The national conference will take place from the 23rd of May to the 28th of May at the Hilton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from dozens of HR professionals, all of whom will share various HR strategies and DEI best practices as part of their commitment to providing quality HR content to contribute to HR professionals’ development.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the NAAAHR national conference. While on-site registration will be available, guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets online beforehand. This ensures that they will have a spot in all the lectures and forums. The conference has been approved for 19.50 HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Recertification Credits and includes 1.0 HRCI Business Credit.

HR Certified, LLC is an official 2023 member of the Forbes Coaches Council. The organization offers comprehensive support to any HR professional looking to upskill themselves by utilizing the power of certification, professional coaching, networking, and community.

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