Anthony P. Howard is an experienced HR leader with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. With over 20 years of experience working in a variety of environments, including regulated medical devices and unionized manufacturing, Howard has a unique perspective on the challenges facing the HR industry, and is committed to driving positive culture shifts through his dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
One of Howard’s most notable accomplishments is his work in leading positive culture shifts through his contributions to and through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. He co-led the formation of corporate-wide Employee Resource Group (ERG) initiatives, and has been sought after as a speaker on the topic, appearing on webinars, panel discussions, and online courses. Howard’s dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is rooted in his own personal experience as a black male from the South Side of Chicago. He has spoken out about the diversity problem in the HR industry and has stated that as a represented party that is underrepresented in this passionate career, it is time to change this narrative and address this opportunity head-on.
Increasing Diversity within Corporate HR
In order to address the diversity problem in the HR industry, Howard has introduced a new Vision Statement for his company HR Certified, LLC. The vision statement reads, “To increase diversity within Corporate HR Departments nationwide through attraction and upskilling efforts.” He believes that a more diverse human resources team will create better workplaces for all, which in turn will generate better returns for the business.
Howard’s certification program, HR Certified, LLC is designed to help individuals in the HR field prepare for their certification exams and also tailor career development and increase career satisfaction. The course is designed to provide in-depth instruction on critical areas of human resource management and test-taking strategies to help individuals be successful in the HR certification exam. The course is also designed to help individuals identify which HR certifications are essential for their goals as an HR practitioner.
The course has received rave reviews from graduates. Aquila Harrison, an SPHR, said “Last fall, I had the opportunity to participate in an HR certification prep course being led by Anthony. He was phenomenal! He made the class fun and the study materials easy to understand. He also did a good job keeping us on task with what we needed to know for the exam.” Julie Whittington, a PHR, said “The HR Certified course was instrumental in preparing for my PHR. I would highly recommend working with HR Certified in gaining your HR Certification!”
In conclusion, Anthony P. Howard’s dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion leads to positive culture shifts. His unique perspective as a black male from the South Side of Chicago and his dedication to increasing diversity within corporate HR departments nationwide, through attraction and upskilling efforts, makes him an invaluable asset to any organization. His certification program, HR Certified, LLC, is helping individuals prepare for their certification exams, tailor career development and increase career satisfaction. His dedication to the field of human resources and his commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace for all make him an inspiration to HR professionals at all levels.