HRD News and Events

2016 Annual Networking Reception

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
5-9:30pm | Connelly Center
Villanova University


The Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development at Villanova University & VU SHRM Chapter will be hosting our 18th Annual Networking Reception. This event will bring together human resource professionals, business professionals, Villanova students, faculty and alumni for an evening of networking and learning!

The theme of this year's event, THE FUTURE OF WORK, will explore how our work environments will change in the coming years through  encouraged collaboration, increased flexibility, changing technology, and diversity of generations! The event will feature a slate of dynamic, innovative speakers giving TED-style talks mixed with meaningful networking.

See the ANR webpage for more detailed information about the event and the speakers!

Early bird registration prices are available from January 11th - February 29th! Non-early bird registration will begin on March 1st.


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HRD Corner Blog

Our blog is an online community for all members of the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development: students, alumni, faculty, and friends. Features include spotlights on our students, faculty and HR professionals from around the world, updates on the program, and much more!


Professional HR Associations

Many of our faculty, students, and alumni are members of professional HR Associations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. These groups are a fantastic opportunity for students to expand their networks and participate in educational events and seminars.

Collaborative Events

Throughout the year students and faculty members participate in events primarily with HR groups on and off-campus.

Our programs sponsor monthly meetings at a variety of local HR chapters as well as larger networking events in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Yearly events have included sponsoring or volunteering at the following: