University of Vermont

Professional Development and Training

Professional Development and Training Staff

    Joel Shapiro
    Joel Shapiro
    (802) 656-0966

    Joel provides oversight for Professional Development & Training. He also facilitates workshops and trainings including the Coaching Ourselves Program. He has an interest in organization development and consultation. He enjoys working with groups and departments across UVM to build inclusive and healthy work environments that increase organizational effectiveness. He has served the University for over 25 years in various capacities including Director of HRS Organizational Services and Director of the Employee Assistance Program and Worklife Services.

    Paul Goldberg
    Paul S. Goldberg
    Administrative Assistant
    (802) 656-5800

    Paul is responsible for the administrative tasks that keep the PD&T office running efficiently. He is in charge of every stage of the training session process including logistics and coordination, scheduling and interdepartmental communications, as well as office and financial management.

    Oleh Kaarmik
    Oleh Kaarmik
    Talent Development Specialist
    (802) 656-0630

    With extensive background in professional development, Oleh is mindful about the ways we change as individuals and as organizations. With that awareness he offers unique perspectives on organizational learning by linking intuition with analysis. Before joining UVM, Oleh was affiliated with the Switzerland-based consulting group IMCI specializing in global talent development. In that role he was supporting leadership, management and employees to have the courage and insight to make difficult decisions to successfully navigate the challenges of globalization-driven change. At UVM he coordinates, delivers and evaluates programs designed to facilitate organizational learning and enhance employee performance.

Christa Hagan-Howe
Diversity Educator
(802) 656-2568

Christa brings an excitement and enthusiasm around diversity education and individual development. Recognizing that growth happens when challenge and support intersect, Christa focuses on educational opportunities where employees can examine their own identities, learn more about differing experiences, and make a commitment to stay curious and reduce assumptions. She has educated adult learners around diversity, privilege, and power through Champlain College Onlineā€™s undergraduate degree programs. She feels most engaged when she is partnering with other diversity experts to help create a space where students, staff, and faculty can all thrive as their authentic selves. Christa is excited by many of the development opportunities available through UVM, and especially loves the Translating Identity Conference- a fantastic, free, annual event that centers on gender identity.

Last modified October 16 2018 04:18 PM