The President

emiliogalleryMy passion leads me to apply senior management skills, training, group facilitation, audio/photographic/video skills, interest and energy to assist individuals and organizations across all ages to understand and value-the human side of organizations. Critical to this process, however, is self knowledge – coming to better know myself. It is through this knowing that I can better promote an acceptance for what is as it is balanced with a desire for equity, positive self-esteem, motivation, appreciation of cultural differences and valuing others through opportunities for dialogue and reflection, training and the use of experiential learning experiences.

Background: Emilio has more than 25 years of experience in training, group facilitation and human resource development. He has conducted training and has provided technical assistance for several corporate, governmental, non-profit, and state and federal organizations. In addition, he has provided training and technical assistance to the Corporation for National Service grantees, and thousands of AmeriCorps program staff, and VISTAs across the country including Alaska, Hawaii, and American Samoa.

Training: Training areas include but are not limited to, appreciating diversity and cultural competency, building collaborations, communications skills, conflict resolution/ management, experiential learning, goal setting, group facilitation, leadership, recruitment and retention, resiliency, resource development, team building, training of facilitators/ trainers, stress management, sustainability, substance abuse prevention and intervention, wellness, and others. He is also able to take previously designed training materials such as those from BNA Communications, Campaign Consultation, National Multicultural Institute, National Service Learning Institute, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Prudential Insurance and others, and deliver the materials on site.

emoplayinYouth Engagement K-5: In November of 2012, Emilio completed a 15 month assignment as Dean of Student and Family Life for the Monarch Academy Charter School (Baltimore Campus). In this capacity he assisted the principal to coordinate, supervise, and monitor student-related school activities/events, including extra-curricular activities for 660 students during school year and introduced speed cup stacking, initiatives, volunteer opportunities, and the use of audio/visual projects of student and community events and photography as a communications and promotional strategies that were viewed in the lobby of the school. In addition he managed the Student Support Center including serving as parent/community liaison; point of contact for parent calls, and the resolution of issues or referrals for parents to appropriate staff and/or resources. This role required counseling, problem solving, and skill development for students with skill deficiencies, ADHD and other learning difficulties. A major component was to provide small group training and support to students primarily boys on problem solving, self-esteem, risk-taking behavior, decision-making, bullying, peer pressure, getting caught up in cliques and learning to know and take care of the SELF.

Bottom-line: During 2005 Emilio expanded services of The Koi Group by adding audio, photography, and video services for PSAs, trainings/workshops, and organizational presentations. Emilio is a high energy and inspirational person. He has an excellent sense of humor and is a very personal, caring, and transparent individual. Emilio has extensive background and experience in business and human resource management, counseling and training. He is committed to providing positive alternatives to his clients, staff, associates and our nation’s young people.

Education/Additional Experience
: Emilio holds a master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He has been certified as a group facilitator and trainer of trainers. In addition, Emilio served six years in the United States Air Force, currently resides in Laurel, Maryland where he spends as much time as possible with three daughters and four grandchildren.

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