Emilio N. Williams

Emilio N. Williams has more than 25 years of experience in training, group facilitation and human resource development. He specializes in staff and organizational development, team building, and audio/video production. Training areas include but are not limited to, cultural competency, building collaborations, communications skills, conflict resolution/management, experiential learning, goal setting, group facilitation, leadership, recruitment and retention, resiliency, team building, training of facilitators/trainers, stress management, sustainability, wellness, and others.

Most recent staff and organizational development clients in cultural competency include American Zoos and Aquarium Association (AZA), Cleveland MetroParks Zoo, Epilepsy Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, National Network of Forest Practitioners, Aspen Institute’s Ford Foundation funded Community Based Forestry Program, University of Wisconsin NEEAP, Amtrak, Prudential Insurance Company, National Parks Conservation Association, Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission and the University of Michigan – Environmental Justice Initiative.

Emilio holds a Masters of Human Services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He previously served on the Board of NAAEE, as Chair of the Urban and Multicultural Commission, the Board of the Adopt-A-Watershed, and served as a member of the Cultural Diversity Working Group for the National Network of Forest Practitioners. Emilio is a high energy and inspirational person. He is interested in Cultural Competency and the extent to which organizations and individuals can become “intentionally inclusive” in their practices, hiring, programs, grants, partnerships and work with culturally diverse audiences. He is also committed to working with young people, helping them through rites of passage, and teaching them to capitalize on their assets.

To learn more about Emilio Williams and his work as President of The Koi Group, visit http://koigroup.com.