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Professional Skills Certification


To earn the Professional Human Rights Worker (PHRW) Certification, the following must be completed within three years:


  • Successfully complete the twelve core courses

  • Successfully complete four electives, for a total of sixteen (16) Skill Building Credits.

Master Skills Certification


To earn a Master Human Rights Worker (MHRW) Certification, you must first complete all requirements for the PHRW certification, and within two additional years, complete the following.


  • Teach one (1) first year and one (1) second year core class

  • Complete six (6) additional classes not included in core classes



NAHRW’s conferences and training sessions puts you in contact with experts and your peers. We believe in adding value and offer you premium content that will improve your performance. Our conferences give you  firsthand, intimate knowledge of what's going on in the area of human rights.


Further, we have working relationships with many dedicated and knowledgeable human rights individuals and professionals. These relationships help us identify and develop cutting-edge training curriculum that have significant value to our members and participants.


We believe our conferences are a sure-fire recipe for success. If you're looking for the latest and the best in fail-safe techniques, tools, technologies and processes, look no further. Our authoritative, powerful conferences arm you with step-by-step methodologies that help you do your job better, in less time, and with far greater impact. 



Get the relevant training and experience you will need to prepare or propel your career as a human rights professional!  


Human rights professionals work in many area including state and local governments, non-governmental agencies, charities, academia and law. There is a huge variety of roles, including research, public relations, investigation, and administration. Whatever role you are interested in and whatever your qualifications, getting into Human Rights work is highly competitive.



The National Association of Human Rights Workers trains individuals and organizations engaged in human and civil rights professions. We educate and train teachers of intergroup relations, governments representatives and commissions.



The National Assosiation of Human Rights Workers (NAHRW) is committed to providing education, training and research, networking, and professional development to it's members to enable them to foster equality within a diverse society.


  • Engage in Lifelong Learning and Quality

  • Improvement Make Compelling Connections

  • Make a Difference


NAHRW is seeking papers for the winter edition of the Journal of Intergroup Relations (JIR). The Journal is a bi-annual publication (summer and winter) that features information and research of interest to scholars and practitioners in the human rights cause worldwide.


Submit your papers now!

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Dr. Anthony W. Wade

Immediate Past President, NAHRW

Elizabeth Mauck

President Elect, NAHRW

Dr. Anthony W. Wade is the Director of Human Relations for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina. By Ordinance, he also serves as the Executive Director for both the City’s Human Relations Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women. A retired military veteran, Dr. Wade's military career includes serving as the Director of Equal Opportunity Treatment/Human Relations Education (EOT/HRE) for Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado. His civilian career history includes serving as Manager of Employment, Compensation, Equal Opportunity, and Community Outreach for Denver Water in Denver, Colorado, Interim Director of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, and Human Relations Director for New Hanover County Government in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Mr. Wade's expertise as an advisor, trainer, and facilitator has been utilized by many organizations including, but not limited to, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the African-American Leadership Institute, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Colorado Workplace Equity Coalition, The Academy of Human Resources Development, United States Air Force, Indiana Consortium of State and Local Human Rights Agencies, and the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


A graduate of Colorado State University, Dr. Wade earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education and Human Resources Studies with a specialization in Organizational Performance and Change. His awards and recognition includes, but are not limited to, Air Force Air Training Command EOT/HRE Program Manager of the Year and First-Runner-up for the same award Air Force worldwide, Denver Diversity Advisory Committee Diversity Recognition Award, Outstanding Young Men of America, and Resolutions of Appreciation for Outstanding Service as Human Relations Director from the City Council of Wilmington, North Carolina and the New Hanover Board of County Commissioners.

Elizabeth Mauck has been an employee of Pinellas County Government – Office of Human Rights for the past 15 years.  During these 15 years, she has been a member in good standing of NAHRW.  She has served on the Executive Board in the capacity of Secretary for two terms.  She also served in the capacity of a Board member.  It has been her pleasure to serve on the Membership Committee, By-Laws Committee, the Nominating Committee, and currently serves as the Chair for the Conference Committee. 


Elizabeth is a member of the local NAHRW Florida Chapter (FACRP – Florida Association of Community Relations Professionals).  She is a certified Meeting and Event Planner.  Elizabeth is proud to say that she has been happily married to the same wonderful and caring man for 30+ years. 

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