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    How to Talk about Race, Class and Injustice for All

    Date: September 3, 2020, 8:00am
    Megan Hollywood
    Attendees please use this Registration Link below to participate in the Zoom Webinar:

    Free for Members; $10 for non-members which will be applied to those that choose to join Dulles SHRM as a member
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    How to talk about Race, Class, and Injustice for all.

    This Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Group Session will have you talking about this session for quite a while. 

    We are privileged to have our guest speaker be Mauricio Velásquez, President of The Diversity Training Group (DTG) in Herndon, VA.  Mauricio is an accomplished Diversity Trainer, Executive Coach, Consultant, and so much more...

    In this session you will learn about:

    • Being self-aware – what do you know about yourself
    • Sizing up relationships with others – might have to improve
    • Ensuring relationship can handle the most challenging conversations
    • Trust – key ingredient, critical success factor
    • Active Listening – are you a good listener, if you are going to ask the tough questions
    • Being comfortable being uncomfortable – establishing ground rules
    • Standing up for equity, fairness and standing against racism, injustice – calling people out, holding people accountable

    Please register for this session via this link

    SHRM certificate of attendance.

    Discussion Hosted By:

    • Megan Hollywood – VP Human Resources at Objective Interface Systems, Inc.

    Contact Information – | (732) 742-3476 cell

    • Bryan Clickener – Producer at Arkin Youngentob a Division of Risk Strategies

    Contact Information – (571) 918-1917 cell

    • Presenter: 

    Mauricio Velásquez, MBA and the President of The Diversity Training Group (DTG)  Contact  703.478.9191


    Date and Time:

    Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    • 8:00 a.m. Discussion with Dulles SHRM Chair, Presenter and Attendees begin

    Meeting Location:

    Webinar Link to be provided closer to the date of the session


    Mauricio Velásquez, MBA, is the President of The Diversity Training Group (DTG) in Herndon, VA.  Mauricio serves as a diversity strategy consultant, diversity trainer, sexual harassment prevention trainer, executive coach, mentoring trainer, expert witness, and assists organizations with toxic employees, toxic workplaces, and coaching.

    So much of my work is about seeking out and having the difficult conversations – in a workshop, during a coaching session.

    DTG’s clients include organizations from small to large, for-profit to not-for-profit, law enforcement, healthcare – you name it, we are working inside that industry.  Major League Soccer, Caresource, NIST, Leaseweb, MBP, Architect of the Capitol, Vetsource, are some of our clients.

    Mauricio earned a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia, and an MBA in Human Resource Management from The George Washington University.  Mauricio and his team have trained in every state, but North Dakota and life and work have taken him to more than 70 countries.  Mauricio is married to Kelly and has three great kids.



    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Megan Hollywood at 732-742-3476. Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.