Shawn Kent Hayashi to Speak at Villanova's HRD Networking Event

Press Release: Shawn Kent Hayashi to Speak at Villanova University HRD Program’s Annual Networking Reception

The Professional Development Group LLC announces that Founder and CEO Shawn Kent Hayashi has been invited to speak at the Villanova University Human Resources Development (VUHRD) program’s Annual Networking Reception. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 21, from 6 to 8 PM in the Connelly Center at Villanova University.

“It’s an honor to be able to speak at an event like the Villanova HRD program’s Annual Networking Reception,” said Kent Hayashi. “I’m so looking forward to sharing with this group of HR professionals my thoughts on the future of work, how they can help their organizations prepare for what’s to come and to exchange ideas about innovation in the workplace. I’m thrilled to have been invited to participate.”

Villanova University’s Human Resources Development program holds the networking event each year, bringing together human resources professionals, Villanova students, faculty and alumni. The theme for the 2017 event is “Seeing Innovation: Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Organization.”

The Annual Networking Reception will feature speakers that will discuss how to discover innovation in any organization, as well as opportunities for those in attendance to network. The event will be live-streamed so that online guests can participate virtually.

To learn more about the event and register to attend, click here.


The Professional Development Group helps businesses develop high performing teams, inspiring leaders and strong business cultures through a range of proven solutions. Based in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, The Professional Development Group works with clients in a variety of industries and locations that are interested in creating star performers. To learn more about The Professional Development Group, visit


Villanova University has been a leader in graduate education in human resources for over 35 years. The VUHRD program provides a balance of theory and practicum, professors who are active in the industry, and a focus on emerging trends in the field, which prepares our students for success. Offered both on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete a degree at their own pace.  With over 2500 graduates working in businesses ranging from healthcare to technology and finance, our students have enjoyed tremendous career success and are now leaders in the field.  To learn more about the VUHRD program, visit