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Event Information

Monday, June 03 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Using Learning Objectives to Align Content and Activities
Speaker: Natasha Roberts, Director of Talent Development, Urban Institute
CME: 1 (pending)

Location: Link to join the session will be sent out on May 31.

Description: Mediation and conflict resolution training is highly experiential. Between small group activities and simulations, participants spend a lot of time learning by doing. In this interactive session, Ms. Roberts will share tips and best practices to consider when designing engaging activities for adults. Participants are welcome to bring their own activities example to discuss and receive feedback from the group.


About the speaker: Natasha Roberts is director of talent development at the Urban Institute. She is responsible for Urban’s talent development strategy and efforts to develop a more robust performance- and learning-driven program for staff that includes enhanced performance management capabilities and e-learning tools. She plans, facilitates, designs, and develops training and development activities to support Urban initiatives.

Before joining Urban, Roberts was a senior associate for training and development at Chemonics International Inc. Before that, she held positions at UNICEF, Kaplan Test Prep, the United States Mission to the United Nations, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development. She has expertise in coaching, mentoring, supervising, and designing training programs on topics ranging from management and leadership to budgeting and proposal writing. Roberts is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and its affiliated Washington, DC, chapter. She is an active leader in the Metro DC ATD chapter as a board member between 2017 and 2019 and the co-leader of the instructional design community of practice since 2016. She received her MA in international relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).

About the Organizer

Northern Virginia Mediation Service is a community dispute resolution center in Fairfax, Virginia affiliated with the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and a member of the Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution. The mission of NVMS is to equip the Northern Virginia community to constructively address conflict by providing: 1) Mediation, facilitation, and restorative practice services to resolve disagreements, 2) Training to develop skilled practitioners who deliver mediation, facilitation, and restorative practice services, and 3) Education for community members about alternative approaches to addressing conflict. For more information, please see our website at www.nvms.us.