Organizational Development Round Table


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Round Tables are a complimentary Member Only Benefit. When Recertification Credit is offered, non-members may attend for a small fee of $25.

Register: May
2024 Round Table Series Sponsor

Re-certification Credit Information

 This session has been approved for 1 HRCI Credit Hour (HR General) and 1 SHRM PDC.


The Organizational Development Round Table is dedicated to the development of Organizational Development Professionals. Attendees discuss the unique issues and challenges associated with being an OD professional.

Be sure to join the Organizational Development community in HRConnect to continue the conversation.

Meet Your Round Table Leaders

Mariya Gavrilova Aguilar
Ph.D Professor
University of North Texas
Mariya Gavrilova Aguilar, PhD teaches courses in human resource management at the University of North Texas, where she is also the co-advisor for the UNT SHRM chapter. She has held the PHR certification since 2013 and she obtained the SHRM-SCP certification in 2016. She has expertise in performance improvement, curriculum development, leave administration, and career exploration. Mariya has been a member of DallasHR and she has volunteered with The HRSouthwest Conference in different capacities for 13 years.

Jada Zeno-Woods
Human Resources Senior Specialist
Jada Zeno-Woods is a Human Resources Senior Specialist at Sendero. She has a Bachelors in Human Resource Management and a Masters in Organizational Development. Jada has recently joined DallasHR as a member and volunteer in the Education Committee as a roundtable leader. 



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Unleashing Your Professional Confidence: Overcoming Perfectionism in the Workplace
Presented by: Vitale Buford Hardin

Perfection is one of the most pervasive challenges facing leaders – in fact, 92 percent of people struggle with some form of perfectionism. We too often believe that if we achieve perfection, we will also achieve happiness and success – this belief is holding us back. Symptoms of perfectionism include unrealistic expectations, fear of failure, procrastination, control, people-pleasing, self-criticism, conflict avoidance, feeling stuck, imposter syndrome, indecision, and anxiety. These symptoms are hindering your leaders and your workplace – 86 percent of leaders believe their work is impacted by these perfectionist expectations.

In Overcoming Perfectionism, you will learn how to take your energy toward perfectionism and turn it to success. You will learn about the two types of perfectionism, how perfectionism patterns impact your leadership abilities, and the bold moves to take to break free from it. Attendees will leave feeling more empowered than ever before and will have the tools to help them lead with excellence and build their confidence.

Learning objectives:

  • The 2 types of perfectionism, their impact in the workplace, and what to do about it
  • The shifts to make in the workplace to teach leaders to lead with excellence
  • The tools and action plan necessary for continued success beyond the presentation

Vitale Buford Hardin, President & CEO The Hardin Group
Vitale Buford Hardin, leading expert in Perfectionism and how it permeates corporate culture and individual performance, is the President and CEO of The Hardin Group. Having led two University studies focused on perfectionism in the workplace, Vitale is a true pioneer of thought leadership in this space. This study Revealed that 85% of workplaces have cultures of perfectionism as well as 86% of leaders in these workplaces seeing their work affected by perfectionism, further solidifying perfectionism as a crucial topic to be addressed in every work environment. Throughout Vitale’s life, she has overcome struggles with perfectionism and addiction which propelled her to becoming a published author, nationally recognized speaker and iPEC-certified executive coach. She brings 15 years of corporate experience to her custom trainings, strategic advisory, culture change initiatives and performance coaching.



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