Tara Messier


Tara 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.

Tara 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 professors.

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.