Diversity Today – Being More Inclusive Tomorrow, Hampton Roads SHRM

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Date(s) - 09/19/2019
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

The Founders Inn


Current events continue to drive these conversations – from workplace violence to hate crimes to Washington, DC – nothing is more pertinent, more urgent. These issues are top priority for our clients. What is diversity today, what does it mean to be inclusive? What are some best and worst practices for becoming an employer of choice, winning the war for talent?

Our presenter is Mauricio Velásquez, President of The Diversity Training Group (DTG) in Herndon, VA. Mr. Velásquez serves as a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategist, consultant, trainer, sexual harassment prevention trainer, respectful workplace/toxic employee trainer, employee engagement/trust trainer, executive coach, mentoring trainer, expert witness, and assists organizations with “winning the war for talent” and “being employers of choice.”

Mr. Velásquez  is a former human resource generalist and also served as a demographic researcher for the Internal Revenue Service where he first anticipated the rise of diversity inside and outside the workplace. He had the good fortune to work with Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Peter F. Drucker, Drs. Crosby, Jurand, and Jerry Harvey. Mr. Velásquez  credits much of his interest in human resource management and the earning of his MBA at George Washington University to their influences.

Mr. Velásquez trained and educated over 1 million employees, managers, and executives in the areas of diversity, gender equity, mentoring, respect, dignity in the workplace and marketplace, and trust, engagement in higher performance in every state but North Dakota and his work and life have taken him to more than 75 countries. Mr. Velásquez  specializes in hostile or challenging audiences – disarming them and ensuring learning and development. From “Gitmo” to the White House to Law Enforcement to Military to Native American Tribes to Law Firms, Manufacturing, High-Tech, and Colleges – he has been there.

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