Organizational Development Round Table


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Register: June
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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.

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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.


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How to Make DEI part of your Organizational DNA
Presented by: Shani Barrax Moore

As organizations identify their "why" for moving towards embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion, the "how" often remains a question mark. In this session, participants will consider the 4Ps for beginning to drive diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into their organizational DNA. 

Shani Barrax Moore
Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Vizient

Shani Barrax Moore (she/her/hers) is a strategic diversity and inclusion practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in training and development, strategic planning and change leadership, and coalition building. Shani currently serves as the Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Vizient, a health care performance improvement company where she leads an emerging diversity and inclusion team. She spent most of her career in higher education, most recently as the  Assistant Vice President of Institutional Equity and Diversity and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton (a city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex)  where she led a learning and development team, planned and delivered  the UNT Equity and Diversity Conference, managed employee resource groups and diversity and inclusion councils, and developed strategic partnerships for the university. At both UNT and Tarrant County College District, a community college where she served as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, she led an institution-wide campus inclusion climate survey and strategic planning process leading to institutional diversity and inclusion infrastructure. She led similar initiatives as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Cary Academy, a 6 – 12 independent school in North Carolina, which earned her membership on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Independent School’s Call to Action, the Association’s think tank for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Shani is a partner with Aurora Change Agency Collective, a consulting firm that provides diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic learning and development for corporate, non-profit, governmental, and educational entities. She serves on the boards of Child Care Group, North Texas Diversity Council, and the Social Action Committee of the Lambda Upsilon Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.   A Cornell University Certified Diversity Advanced Practitioner and an Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator, Shani is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the mom of two teenage daughters. She was most recently a candidate for City Council in Carrollton, TX where she is pursuing the development of a Human Relations Commission.

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