Messier serves as the Team Lead for HRS Learning Services at the
University of Vermont. In addition to an extensive background in
program development, Tara has spent the majority of her career teaching
and working at the grassroots level with youth and adults around a
variety of issues.
Tara has extensive curriculum and program
design experience including developing interactive and effective social
justice trainings as well as technology-related courses. Most recently
she has been working on a comprehensive supervisory skills program.
has taught at state and regional conferences on topics as varied as
Communicating Across Differences: MBTI and Culture, and Strategic
Leadership to Integrate Transgender Identity in the Workplace. She was
also part of a Vermont delegation chosen to travel to Russia to
facilitate conversations with high school teachers and university
Tara is certified to administer the Myers Briggs
Type Indicator (MBTI) and holds certification as an HR Professional
(PHR) from the Society for Human Resource Management.