Prestigious accreditation allows company to offer high-quality HRCI certified continuing education & training

SOUTH RIDING, VA. – August 16, 2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategies by Slone Partners has received Approved Provider (AP) accreditation from the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). As an AP, DEI Strategies at Slone Partners will offer quality public continuing education events/training and private engagements that are pre-approved based on aligning with HRCI’s Exam Content Outlines. The events meeting those outlines will be made available to thousands of global HRCI-certified professionals who must earn recertification credits to maintain their credentials.

Slone Partners’ extensive line of DEI services and programs includes strategic planning, education and training, diversity recruiting, and leadership coaching to help companies build and sustain impactful DEI policies and practices. This service line is focused on ensuring companies and their leadership teams are not only increasing their diversity hiring but are successfully ensuring equity throughout the organization. It is also designed to assist companies in creating and maintaining a positive, inclusive workplace culture.

“I am excited that our DEI Strategies division has received AP accreditation from the HRCI,” said Leslie Loveless, CEO of Slone Partners. “This prestigious designation allows us to market our valuable set of training programs and events to HR professionals across the country, providing them access to top-quality continuing DEI education at a time when diversity, equity, and inclusion is emerging as a top priority for companies in all sectors.”

Candace Nortey, Managing Director of DEI at Slone Partners, said, “Our mission to drive positive change in healthcare, life sciences, and other business verticals will be enriched by our AP accreditation. The programs we offer, all of which are designed to help companies get started on DEI and to sustain those efforts over time, are extraordinarily rich and resourceful for DEI champions in all organizations.”

For more than 20 years, Slone Partners has specialized in delivering top diverse and visionary leadership and management talent to life sciences and healthcare companies throughout North America. DEI Strategies at Slone Partners was launched in 2019 with a mission of providing clients with strategic DEI guidance and training, and now provides a full suite of DEI services to dozens of for-profit, non-profit, and social advocacy organizations.

Slone Partners delivers the leaders who build amazing and diverse life sciences and healthcare organizations – People Are Our Science®. Founded in 2000, Slone Partners specializes in delivering world-class C-suite leadership, executive, and upper management talent to the most promising and established biotech, diagnostics, research tools, healthcare, precision medicine, medical device, and laboratory services companies. With national and global clients, Slone Partners uniquely and precisely provides an array of executive search and advisory services, including diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy, to innovative life sciences and healthcare companies. To learn more about Slone Partners’ value proposition and processes, visit or call 888.784.3422.