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Natasha Roberts
Former Senior Director, Talent Development

Natasha Roberts served as senior director of talent development at the Urban Institute. She was 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. She planned, facilitated, designed and developed 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 was an active leader in the Metro DC ATD chapter as a board member between 2017 and 2019 and the coleader of the instructional design community of practice between 2016 and 2019. 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).