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​Training and Events

The PHRC offers in-depth training, brief presentations, and events on many topics, which among others include the following:

  • Civil Rights Law and PHRC Jurisdiction
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Unconscious Bias 
  • Preventing Discrimination in the School or Workplace
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Bias and Hate Crimes 
  • Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Fair Housing Fundamentals
  • Fair Housing for LGBTQ+ Individuals
  • Fair Housing & Disabilities
  • Fair Housing for Municipal Leaders
  • Fair Housing & Hoarding
  • Fair Lending
  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Training and events are tailored to the specific needs of your organization or community. The variety of topics can be as broad as a civil rights overview and as specific as cyberbullying, sexual harassment, predatory lending, or making historic buildings accessible for people with disabilities. The goal of every training and event is to always:

  • Promote equal opportunity
  • Help communities, public agencies, businesses, and schools prevent or eliminate illegal discrimination

 Training Programs

  • For professionals (attorneys, architects, educators, etc.) seeking continuing education credits or teacher in-service
  • Mandated in a settlement or other legal order resolving a complaint of illegal discrimination
  • Requested by communities or organizations who want to be proactive in their approach to equal opportunity
  • Requested by communities or organizations in response to a specific problem

How to Request a Training, Presentation, or Event Speaker

  • Download and complete the Training Request Form.pdf
  • Email or mail the completed request form to:
    • Training Request
      333 Market Street, 8th Floor
      Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
  • Please submit training requests at least 30 days in advance.
  • SPIRIT program and extensive training requests may require more advanced notice.
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PHRC 2022 Housing Equity Conference 

Join the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission for the 2022 Housing Equality Conference! Learn more about how to combat discriminatory practices today at every level of the housing industry, from property owner to developer. Keynote speaker Andre Perry, author of “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property” will discuss mortgage disparity. Admission to this event is free. 

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Current Training Programs

​Training and Events Calendar

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