Strategic Human Resources Networking Group

DVIRC’s Strategic Human Resources Networking Group is a peer forum for HR leaders within the Philadelphia region’s Industrial, Manufacturing, and Distribution community.

Why Join the Strategic HR Networking Group?

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

DVIRC launched the Strategic HR Networking Group in September 2020  to provide much-needed support to HR leaders during a time of need.  Our inaugural members have expressed that the group was an invaluable resource that helped them especially throughout many months of COVID-19 planning and response.

As we prepare to launch our second cycle – September 2021 through June 2022 – we are excited to continue to grow this group beyond the initial nucleus established in our first year.  Unfortunately, the economic, business and labor market challenges have only become much more complex; we are competing for talent and face a new political landscape, which require monitoring changes in compliance and many organizational dynamics. Examples include the aging workforce, D, E & I imperatives, new employer brand/value expectations from candidates & employee perspectives, and much more.

This peer forum will continue to provide 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. DVIRC ensures well planned and organized sessions with outside speakers while also cultivating trust and relationship building for the ultimate in network building.

The DVIRC Difference

DVIRC’s Strategic HR Networking Group is the only manufacturing and industrial-centric group devoted to HR in the Philadelphia region. DVIRC’s employees are solely focused on the manufacturing sector, and our consulting clients, Strategic HR Group members, and other Network Group members are people just like you who need to make similar decisions every day.

The group is facilitated by Susan McDonald, DVIRC Strategic Partner and Vice President of Client Services with CCI Consulting. Susan brings over 10 years of experience leading and facilitating senior leader peer forums and networking groups addressing workforce and organizational/ culture-related challenges.

Membership Benefits

  • Strategize and share best practices about pertinent business issues with like-minded peers
  • Peer group of 12-17 advisors – Industrial businesses only
  • Discover new ways to find talent
  • Help others solve workforce issues in their businesses
  • Gain access to workforce resources beyond your current methods
  • Have regular access to a Strategic HR consultant and facilitator for questions, advice, and ongoing coaching
  • Best practice sharing and discussions
  • Access to quick benchmarking
  • First look at new business supplier scouting opportunities for manufacturers
  • Access for anyone in the business to attend 10-12 educational seminars each year
  • 4 virtual 1.5-hour meetings (including virtual Annual Manufacturing Summit)
  • 4 in-person 2.5-hour meetings
  • Free access to Annual Manufacturer’s Executives Conference
  • Free access to special events (1-3 special events per year)
  • One free seat over the course of one year (July 1-June 31) to any one-day workshop and 10% off of any certification course

Meeting Format

  • Hear from guest speakers and conduct an interactive discussion about a variety of topics related to strategic HR issues that industrial companies deal with daily
  • Labor and employment update provided by DVIRC’s legal partners
  • Open forum – Opportunity for any member share a challenge, opportunity, and/or success story
  • Discuss COVID-19 mitigation and share best practices
  • A case study addressing an issue or opportunity the host’s business is facing with interactive discussion

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