Talia Glesner, Ed.D.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR (2016 - Present)
“Real” job position: Learning and Development Strategist at UVM Medical Center
Number of years working in the learning/development realm: About 10 years!`
How did you first get into the learning and development world?
I started out in Human Development and Family Studies more in the counseling realm, but found my way to teaching Human Development through my graduate work. I became a professor for development when my mentor went on sabbatical. I see common threads through each role I've held whether it be swimming instructor, professor, counselor, or facilitator. I came to my current position after having been a temp recruiter in HR after finishing my doctorate. I jumped when the opportunity to move into L&D work presented itself. Since being hired I’ve been exposed to many aspects of learning and development and most enjoy getting to support the workforce as they shift in their learning and development.
What is the must have book or resource sitting on your desk right now?
Becoming a Resonant Leader orQuiet Leadership, Daring Greatly (it just energizes me to put my best self forward)
What is your favorite quote?
It’s so hard to choose. Worlds can be so powerful. "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow” - Mary Anne Readmacher
Or, "Compassion is a verb"
- thich nhat nahn
Where can you be found when you are not working?
Depending on my day I might be gardening, trying to get outside and snowboard, hike, or wander around. I love to teach swimming to little kids, and try out some new community events.