Annual Networking Reception
Each year the HRD Graduate Program and VU SHRM host a Networking Reception and Panel Discussion. Past panels have discussed topics including succession planning, multigenerational workforce issues, and executive HR roles.
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!
Our new webinar series provides students, faculty, and alumni an interactive and convenient way to keep up-to-date with HR topcis and trends. Past recordings are now available and stay tuned for our fall series announcement!
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.
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:
- Local HR groups (CCHRA, ASTD, Philadelphia SHRM)
- Greater Valley Forge HR Summit - Fall
- The HR Person of the Year and HR Dept. of the Year Awards
- Greater Valley Forge HR Association and other HR groups encourage student to attend for free in exchange for volunteering their time.