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Inclusion & Diversity

The SHRM Jacksonville Inclusion & Diversity Core Leadership Area goal is to provide HR Professionals in the SHRM Jacksonville chapter with information that will help them ensure that their organizations:

  • Develop a workforce that has the skills, competencies and behaviors in order to succeed in today's and tomorrow's workplace.
  • Provide tools that maximize the potential of today and tomorrow's workforce by helping individuals to develop their skills to become more competitive in our local and global economy.
  • Achieve balance between organizational fit and diversity through information and education.

Know of an upcoming Inclusion & Diversity event in Florida? Want to be a part of the Diversity Committee? Email the Diversity Director at

Upcoming Events

Inclusion & Diversity Chapter Meeting & Networking Social

"Diversity & Inclusion, The Submarine Way"

Speaker: John Gregory Vincent, Author of the book "Diversity & Inclusion, The Submarine Way"
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available after the meeting. Everyone who attends will receive one free drink ticket!

A Silent Auction and Giveaways will be available to support SHRM Foundation.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Purchase a copy of the book, "Diversity & Inclusion, The Submarine Way" today on AMAZON.


Mental Health First Aid for HR Professionals

presented by SHRM Jacksonville & HR Florida

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
8:30 AM Registration | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Presentation

For more information and to register click HERE.

Net proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation.

Monthly Observances & Community Events

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15. This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16, and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.

Hispanic Culture Film Festival - October 3-9, 2019 - St. Augustine, FL

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This observance was launched in 1945 when Congress declared the first week in October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1998, the week was extended to a month and renamed. The annual event draws attention to employment barriers that still need to be addressed.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - "The Spirit of ADA" - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

October is LGBT History Month, a U.S. observance started in 1994 to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and the history of the gay-rights movement.

River City Pride - October 5-6, 2019

Know of an upcoming Inclusion & Diversity event in Florida? Want to be a part of the Diversity Committee? Email the Diversity Director at