Tara B. Taylor, MPA
Tara Taylor brings almost 20 years of experience directing and creating programs with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights in workplace conflict resolution, organizational development, leadership development and, most recently, has become a leading expert in the growing field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She is a talented trainer and facilitator and is passionate about helping individuals have more meaningful, productive conversations across their differences.
During her tenure at the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, Tara served first as the Mediation Program Director, then as the Education & Outreach Director, and more recently, went on to serve as Co-Founder & Program Director for the Maryland Equity & Inclusion Leadership Program, a collaborative year-long leadership and professional development program. Earlier in her career, Tara managed dispute resolution programs for the Office of the Arizona Attorney General and the Office of the Maryland Attorney General. She also directed several leadership development programs for the YMCAs of Delaware and the Eastern Region and served as past Chair of the Maryland Judiciary’s Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence Council.
Tara is a dynamic speaker adept at helping audiences to engage, get inspired and walk away with ready-to-implement solutions for their professional and organizational challenges. Tara is a recipient of the Governor’s 21st Century Award for Maryland Women in Responsive Government. In 2019, she was named as a “Top 10 Speaker” at the Society for Human Resources Management Annual Conference. Tara holds a B.A. in Organizational Communication and a M.A. in Management & Public Administration.
She lives in Maryland with her fabulous husband and two kids that keep her running!