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    Emotional Intelligence and Why This Is So Important

    Date: December 3, 2020, 8:00am
    Megan Hollywood
    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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    Discussion Group Meeting
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    Emotional Intelligence and Why This Is So Important

    Emotional Intelligence - What is Emotional Intelligence? Can it be improved? How might being more emotionally intelligent help our supervisors, managers, and leaders?

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

    In this interactive session you will learn about improving Emotional Intelligence with:

    • Tips for personal and professional success
    • Tools to enhance communication
    • Techniques on how to handle situations

    Please register for this session via this link

    You will receive a 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


    • Mauricio Velásquez is an MBA and the President of The Diversity Training Group (DTG) in Herndon, VA -  703-478-9191

    Date and Time:

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


    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.