The National Training Center is the premier provider of training for diversity and inclusion, leadership skills and professional development. Our instructors can combine the content from all these offerings to provide a customized session that best fits your training needs.


At the National Training Center, we seek out the best, most experienced D&I professionals available. From very successful independent D&I practitioners, business owners, and full-time National Diversity Council staff, each member of the faculty brings unique skills and experience that can address any issues.

Current faculty members include:

Cassandra Washington

With her inquisitive nature and playful personality, Cassandra connects with her audiences immediately, builds relationships based on trust and respect, and delivers training that people can apply right away. Cassandra has spent years advising, informing, and inspiring audiences as a multi-faceted..more

Denise Pirrotti Hummel

Denise Pirrotti Hummel, J.D. brings a wealth of knowledge related to Purpose and to Diversity & Inclusion, particularly as it relates to the connection between inclusion, purpose and business performance. She began her career as an employment lawyer by litigating and winning the first class action under the Americans with Disabilities Act.more

Armida Mendez Russell

Armida Mendez Russell has earned an international reputation for her work in the field of Organization Development and Diversity Management. She is co-author of The Diversity Directive, Why Some Initiatives Fail and What to Do About It, and author of several organizational climate assessment tools. Armida is the originator of the Head (Knowledge), Heart (Understanding) Hand (Skills/Application) model, which is the basis for her work. more

Danny Terrero

Mr. Terrero is the founder of Think Transition, a company geared toward organizations who want to prioritize and guarantee the successful integration of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals into their workplace.more

Jane Pierce

Jane Pierce is President of Pierce Development Group. In addition, she is a speaker and author of the book Coaching to Win: A proven system for developing people and driving performance. Jane served as VP, Talent and Organizational Development for Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) responsible for talent management, learning and development, executive succession planning, diversity, and coaching.more

Jim Penny

Author of twelve books, including the nine volume Standards of Knowledge management series, Jim Penny is also a speaker, trainer, consultant, mentor, coach, and e-Learning expert. Jim has held many senior level positions in corporate America including Vice President, Sr. VP, EVP, President, COO, and CEO. Jim currently serves as Executive Director of the National Diversity Council and develops program content for the National Training Center.more

Stan Kimer

Stan C. Kimer, founder and president of Total Engagement Consulting, is recognized as an internal/external consultant with unique skills in employee development/career mapping, workplace diversity (specialization in GLBT – Gay, Lesbian Bisexual, Transgender), and..more