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: October
2023 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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The Surprising Power of Informal Organizational Networks

Presented by: Jeppe Vilstrup Hansgaard


This interactive session will begin with practical cases, stories and examples demonstrate how the informal networks of your organization can make or break most HR/OD challenges, such as hybrid work, employee retention, onboarding, and organizational change.


Learning Objective:

Attendees will gain a better awareness and appreciation of how informal organizational networks drive success inside organizations, such as how 3% of employees shape the opinions of 90% of their colleagues and that close relationships determines retention more than employee satisfaction.


Jeppe Hansgaard
CEO & Founder, Innovisor

Jeppe Hansgaard is the CEO and founder of Innovisor, a boutique advisory and global front runner within change analytics and organizational network analysis. He is a frequent speaker at executive groups, leadership programs, and business schools around the world. Jeppe earned his Executive MBA from Henley Business School in the UK and later supplemented it with courses from Stanford School of Professional Development.  He is the proud dad of three kids. Over the years he has had many client engagements and developed a close affiliation to Texas. Lately, further enhanced as his son studies at University of North Texas.


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