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April Simpkins

April Simpkins, SHRM

Professional Speaker l Entrepreneur l DEI Strategist l HR Consultant l Chief Human Resources Officer

Founder, April Simpkins Enterprise LLC
Charlotte,NC
  • 3.6
  • 109 reviews
  • 41 Professionals Trained
  • 10 Courses

About Speaker April Simpkins, SHRM

APRIL SIMPKINS SHRM-CP, PHR, - April is a dually certified HR Professional with 30 years of executive-level Human Resources experience. April is an HR Consultant, and the Chief Human Resources Officer for Totalhr, a human resources services firm focused on supporting the HR needs of small- to mid-sized businesses. She has helped more than 1000 business owners shape and develop their human capital.

April's experience and expertise, coupled with her continued study of Human Resources trends, has made her a trusted advisor for many in the business community. It also led to an invitation to The Business Journal Leadership Trust, which allows April to share her expertise with leaders nationwide. She has been a requested presenter and guest speaker for organizations that include Harvard University Extension School, Winthrop University, The Citadel, EEOC, and The City of Charleston, to name a few. She is also a member of the SHRM Speakers Bureau.

April is a board member of both the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the SC Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). She is the Chapter Chair for the Charlotte affiliate of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO), a non-profit membership organization for women presidents, CEOs, and managing directors of privately held, multimillion-dollar companies. In 2016 WPO honored April with the Woman of Color Award for her business achievements.

April was the Diversity Director for the South Carolina Society for Human Resources Management from 2018 - 2020. In 2020 April received the Unsung Hero Award from Greenville SHRM for her exemplary leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Her service and commitment to the HR community and the profession's advancement led to her selection as a member of the HR Advisory Board for Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. She works with a team of HR thought leaders who have been charged with designing the human resources undergraduate and postgraduate degree curriculum and programs.

April has received many awards and honors for her business acumen. Her awards include: the 2020 Women In Business Achievement Award from the Charlotte Business Journal, the 2018 Fort Mill/ Tega Cay Business Person of The Year Award from the York County Regional Chamber, the Movers & Shaker Award given by Business Leader Magazine and, in 2016, April was named one of Charlotte's 50 Most Influential Women by Mecklenburg Times.

April is a classically trained pianist, an avid runner, athlete, mother, wife, and entrepreneur.

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LS

This was one of the best self-study programs I have taken! The content was rich -- I could hardly take notes fast enough, and I kept rewinding because the facilitator had so much good information to share that I wanted to be sure to capture it. Definitely recommend! Thank you!

JW

in our efforts to initiative our very first inclusion committee I have attended a few courses on this topic but this is really the only one that has addressed how to get started and what your focus should be. Thank you!!

ND

We’re looking at developing a D&I program and it covered a few things we haven’t thought of. The presenter was good and content was good. I was hoping to hear more questions from the attendees. I also liked the resources provided. My first webinar with cpe and it was a great experience. Thank you!

JM

more rudimentary than I was expecting, but that was probably poor expectations on my part.

RP

Great presentation

AB

The content was great and April was an excellent presenter. She was clear and concise, included relevant information. The examples and exercises were helpful. I had some difficulty with the recording and had to stop and go into a different browser (Chrome instead of Edge) but was able to manage.

JW

I enjoyed the pieces I was able to hear, but I had several technical issues and was not able to hear the audio on much of the webinar

JDV

The program was interesting, but not something that I see at the top of my list of priorities.

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CR

It was well put together and relevant.

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JP

good info - clear and concise

TMD

It was acceptable.

CR

This webinar lacked substance. It was a boring ppt of things most of us already know.

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The 21st Century Leader – Maintaining Corporate Identity In An Everchanging World
  • April Simpkins, SHRM
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The 21st Century Leader – Maintaining Corporate Identity In An Everchanging World

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The 21st Century Leader – Maintaining Corporate Identity In An Everchanging World
  • April Simpkins, SHRM
  • 1 Credit

The 21st Century Leader – Maintaining Corporate Identity In An Everchanging World

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7 HR Challenges Of Small- And Mid-sized Businesses
  • April Simpkins,
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7 HR Challenges Of Small- And Mid-sized Businesses

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The Business Case For Diversity Equity & Inclusion
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The Business Case For Diversity Equity & Inclusion

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Tips On Engaging Employees In The Midst Of Crisis
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Tips On Engaging Employees In The Midst Of Crisis

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7 HR Challenges of Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses

7 HR Challenges of Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses

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The Business Case For Diversity Equity & Inclusion

The Business Case For Diversity Equity & Inclusion

  • Sep 06, 09:30 AM EDT
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  • HRCI
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Tips On Engaging Employees In The Midst Of Crisis

Tips On Engaging Employees In The Midst Of Crisis

  • Aug 25, 10:30 AM EDT
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  • HRCI
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7 HR Challenges of Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses

7 HR Challenges of Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses

  • Aug 19, 11:30 AM EDT
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