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 since 2017 and the coleader 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).