Strategic Human Resources Networking Group

Join a peer forum for HR leaders within the Philadelphia region’s Industrial, Manufacturing, and Distribution community.

Access to a Strategic HR Consultant
Share Best Practices
Updates on Labor and Employment Legalities

Strategic Human Resources Networking Group

Given today’s unprecedented economic, business, and labor market challenges, employers are having to manage complexity and risk related to managing human resources and all aspects of talent acquisition, development, management, and transition to meet business demands.

This peer forum provides an invaluable opportunity for HR leaders, to step out of the chaos and noise in the outside world, to come together in a safe and nurturing space, to network, learn, share best practices and problem-solve with each other.

Strategic Human Resources Networking Group Benefits

  • Our groups meet monthly, and each meeting is led by a professional facilitator.
  • Members help each other through business issues and opportunities, collaborate, benchmark, share best practices, and interact with others experiencing similar challenges and business issues.
  • These groups open the door to strategic alliances and collaboration, and promote growth through fresh perspectives, avoiding costly mistakes, implementing growth plans, and much more.

Network Group Composition:

  • Engage in strategic discussions and best practice sharing on relevant business issues with a peer group of 12-17 advisors, exclusive to industrial businesses.
  • Discover innovative methods for talent acquisition and assist others in solving workforce challenges.
  • Gain access to expanded workforce resources beyond current methodologies.

Consultation and Coaching:

  • Gain regular access to a Strategic HR consultant and facilitator for questions, advice, and ongoing coaching.

Learning and Development:

  • Opportunities for best practice sharing and discussions on pertinent topics.
  • Quick benchmarking access for comparative analysis and improvement.
  • Exclusive early opportunities for new business supplier scouting tailored for manufacturers.
  • Open access for all business members to attend 10-12 educational seminars annually.

Meeting and Event Benefits:

  • Six virtual meetings of 1.5 hours each, including a virtual Annual Manufacturing Summit.
  • Two in-person meetings of 2.5 hours each, fostering face-to-face networking and deeper engagement.
  • Discounted access to the Annual Manufacturer’s Executives Conference and 1-3 special events per year.
  • One complimentary seat for any one-day workshop per year (July 1 – June 30) and a 10% discount on any certification course.

Meeting Highlights:

  • Sessions featuring guest speakers discussing strategic HR issues faced by industrial companies.
  • Updates on labor and employment from DVIRC’s legal partners.
  • An open forum for members to share challenges, opportunities, and successes.
Susan McDonald
Susan McDonald, Strategic Human Resources Networking Group Practice Lead

Susan McDonald is a DVIRC Strategic Partner.

Ellen Harvilla

Vice President, Human Resources & Training and Education