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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

Welcome to our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Webpage – a digital platform dedicated to promoting understanding, equity, and social justice within our organization and beyond.

The purpose of this page is to serve as a central hub for HR Professionals seeking to deepen their understanding, commitment, and engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion for their organizations. Through curated resources, tools, and insights, we aim to facilitate meaningful dialogue, promote learning, and inspire action towards creating equitable and inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. Our goal is to empower individuals and organizations to actively contribute to building a more just and equitable workplace.

Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Provided by RI SHRM's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice (DEIJ) Communitee, the RI SHRM DEI Anti-Racism Guide is a comprehensive resource designed to confront and combat systemic racism head-on. In today's world, the fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is more crucial than ever. This guide serves as a tool to educate, empower, and inspire individuals and organizations to actively dismantle racist structures and foster a culture of equality and belonging.

Download a copy of the Anti-Racism Resource Guide now!

(Coming soon!)

Signature Event

Diversity Cafe

Led by the Diversity Committee of Rhode Island SHRM, Diversity Cafe is designed to facilitate connections and conversations focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges and trends. Participants are provided a selection of facilitated table discussions on topics such as DEI in workplace and community settings, LGBTQIA+ allyship, and Anti-Racism.

Register TODAY for our 2024 event >

Together Forward at Work

Equity begins with Empathy

And empathy begins with a conversation. In an effort to assist with those conversations, SHRM launched Together Forward @Work, an initiative designed to initiate open dialogue about racial inequity in the workplace. Now we’re taking the next step by providing tangible tools to construct equitable hiring practices and empathetic cultures—which is fundamental to the development of truly inclusive workplaces. Which is exactly what we need. Now more than ever.

Learn more >


There’s a reason why the SHRM INCLUSION Conference has sold out the last two years. The HR industry has recognized it as a catalyst that brings together an incredibly diverse group of attendees, speakers, thought leaders and solutions providers who all have the same goal:

To protect, prioritize and (em)power the workforce to create better workplaces where all employees act with civility, are made to feel as if they belong and have opportunities to thrive.

Join us for INCLUSION 2024 as we press on in our journey… together.  


SHRM Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty Credential

Every workplace has a culture, and whether it’s intentionally designed or habitually overlooked is a critical differentiator in the success of an organization. Diverse, inclusive, flexible and engaging workplaces are where people thrive. The Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty Credential gives HR professionals the strategies and tools needed to successfully shift organizational culture. In this program, participants will learn how to maximize potential through fostering a positive work environment rooted in inclusivity and belonging, ultimately unlocking the organizational gains of a diverse and dedicated workforce. 


Tyler A. Joseph
RI SHRM's Diversity & Inclusion Director

A dedicated Diversity Advocate passionate about creating inclusive workplaces where every individual feels valued and empowered. With a deep commitment to equity and belonging, he leads initiatives and programs that drive diversity, equity, and inclusion. A strategic thinker, he strives to educate and provide resources to HR Professionals, DEI Professionals, and individuals on the importance of embracing diversity as a catalyst for innovation and growth. Let's connect to explore how we can work together to build diverse and equitable environments where everyone can thrive.

Contact Tyler to learn more about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice initiatives and to join the DEIJ Committee. Email Tyler at ri.shrm.diversity@gmail.com.

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