Organizational Development Round Table


Event Venue

5001 LBJ Frwy, Ste. 800
Dallas, TX 75244

Register: February

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**In order for Round Tables to occur in person, we require at least 8 people to register for the in-person option.**

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

Genevieve Northup

HR Manager of Professional Development
Collin College
Genevieve “Gen” Northup, MBA, SHRM-CP is Collin College’s HR Manager of Professional Development. She oversees all professional development programs for 1,300 staff and administrators and spends her days designing programs and facilitating training to develop Collin’s current and future leaders. She has received countless accolades for the innovative and engaging 12-session “Leading for Excellence Academy” and has revamped and augmented many other professional development initiatives. In terms of college involvement and volunteerism, Gen is president of Staff Council, an employee organization that serves in an advisory role to the district president. Gen started her human resources career in recruiting for a healthcare consulting firm. After receiving numerous awards, including employee of the year, she was promoted to a senior recruiting role. In this position, she was responsible for the success of all new and current recruiters, and her passion for training and development emerged.

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.


11:30 AM: Networking 
12:00 PM: Discussion/Presentation Begins
1:00 PM: Discussion/Presentation Concludes

Engagement Strategies in Times of Uncertainty
Presented by: Carol Jenkins

With the current state of uncertainty due to the pandemic, we are seeing large numbers of employees “reprioritize” their lives which is resulting in the Great Resignation.  This presentation will discuss actions organizations can take to support team members during such turbulent times. Specifically the presenter will discuss creative techniques to reengage passion in team members’ jobs, programs to support wellbeing, and programs to build skill sets for employees to voice their needs and communicate boundaries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand labor market trends as related to the Great Resignation
  • Learn specific tools to implement to assist with wellbeing and job motivation
  • Evaluate what strategies they can implement in their organizations to improve retention

Carol Jenkins
Vie President, Talent Effectiveness
Ryan-Dallas, TX
Carol leads the Talent Effectiveness team at Ryan, LLC. She manages the global learning function and is responsible for defining the critical people strategies related to engagement, development, performance management, and succession planning.  She is a licensed Industrial Organizational Psychologist and has worked in the HR industry for over 24 years. Prior to Ryan she was the Chief Analytics Officer for an assessment company and consulted to numerous fortune 500 companies on reducing turnover, improving employee performance, and leadership effectiveness. She was the recipient of the 2017 North Texas Women in Technology Award by the Dallas Business Journal.

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