Networks for Training and Development, Inc.

Envisioning a world with equal access and opportunities for ALL…

Our mission...

dedicated to promoting inclusive communities through quality training, consultation, and practice...

Networks’ Current COVID-19 Protocol

As the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be passing (or at least becoming more manageable), the Networks’ team has been discussing ways to re-engage with our stakeholders in-person, while also adhering to CDC guidelines. The health and safety of all involved parties are of primary importance. Below is our protocol, effective 7/1/2021.

Internal Events (Networks’ Staff Only)
Since all Networks’ staff are vaccinated, in-person gatherings can take place. According to the CDC, people who are vaccinated can gather indoors without masks, but staff should feel comfortable to wear them as they feel necessary.

Ongoing Virtual Events
During the upcoming fiscal year 2022, most of Networks’ events will continue to take place virtually. There will be some in-person events, adhering to certain guidelines and per funders’ agreement to do so. (See below.)

In-Person Events
While we recognize that infection rates have drastically declined in PA and in many areas of the USA, we are committed to doing our part to be safe, maintain everyone’s health, while still providing quality training and consultation.

  • All in-person events will be held in well-ventilated areas, where attendees can sit 6 feet apart.
  • In some situations, proof of vaccination may be required prior to registration.
  • Attendees will be encouraged to “BYO” (bring-your-own) snacks and beverages. (No food / beverages will be provided during events.)
  • Masks may be required.
  • If anyone feels ill, they should not attend the event.

Other CDC Guidelines

Help us thank all the amazing essential workers!

Philly Love logo: Thank You Philly Essential Workers #phillylove
Mahalo Maui logo: Honoring our ESSENTIAL WORKERS March 15 - June 30, 2021

Networks has been proud to help honor the lifesaving work done by essential workers during this past pandemic year.  Thank you to all those who became involved in these efforts! We invite you to check out all that has happened, and stay tuned to learn of new opportunities to share in the  "Philly Love" and "Mahalo Maui" movements! Learn more here!


Introducing our latest complimentary podcast offerings...

20 for 20

"20 For 20" is a series of “bite-sized” inspirational and educational podcasts - 20 offerings, each approximately 20 minutes long -  delivered directly to your inbox once a week.   Click here to sign up for the 20 for 20 podcast series.

Taste of Wellness

Taste of Wellness Series

Networks' "Taste of Wellness"  is a series of introductory informational sessions on various wellness practices you can explore for yourself and others.



Networks' Podcast Offerings:

A message from Networks' Executive Director

Dear Friends,

Our world is changing all around us. For the past few months, we have been navigating the landscape of life with the COVID-19 pandemic, and in recent weeks, the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have led to a surge in protests not just nationally but globally.

Networks' mission begins with "promoting inclusive communities," which means that there should be space for ALL of us - regardless of perceived ability, race, gender, income, education, etc... This also means that where space does not currently exist for certain groups, it is our mission to make room.

We stand for social justice, always have and always will. #blacklivesmatter

Check out these regularly scheduled live opportunities:

Weekly Employment Forum - Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

Healing Circle Calls - 1st Mondays, 8:00 - 8:20 p.m. ET

Networks' Virtual Office House - Thursdays, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

For information about these and other various offerings, check out our  EVENT CALENDAR for the most up to date information. Join Our Mailing List to be kept informed about these and more opportunities.

We urge you all to stay healthy and safe!


Shauna Roman
Executive Director, Networks for Training and Development, Inc.

What We Do...

Disability Training & Consultation


  • resources / connections for a fuller life
  • transition / life changes
  • inclusive communities
  • systems development / innovation

Wellness Education & Activities


  • specializing in disabilities, chronic illness, trauma, and grief
  • workshops / self-help instruction
  • practitioners’ network

Organizational Support & Consultation

  • leadership, team dynamics, and strategic planning
  • systems planning, policy development, and evaluation
  • non-profit startup, mission and Board development
  • inclusive event planning

What our customers are saying?

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Just send us your feedback today via a form on our Contact page.

lighting the world

To all the dear people at Networks... You are lighting the world!

Jenn Seybert

My favorite place with my favorite people

~  Jenn Seybert

Ruth Siegfried

What a great bunch of people who do amazing work!
~  Ruth Siegfried

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