Roberta Talmage brings over twenty years of experience in learning and development working in corporate and not-for-profit sectors both in the United States and internationally. As a Registered Organization Development Consultant with a background in instructional design, diversity and inclusion and leadership development, she approaches training and development systematically and builds strategic partnerships to design and implement programs that have long-term impact on organizations. Since joining TRG in 2011, Roberta has served on TRG teams providing training and organizational development services for a variety of clients such as USAID/RESPOND, USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, the World Bank Group, Population Services International, and CGIAR. Prior to joining TRG, she worked at Eli Lilly and Company where she was responsible for the development of the global corporate diversity and inclusion learning strategy. Roberta spent three years on the SHRM’s Diversity and Inclusion Standards Taskforce and their Diversity Expert Panel.
Paul Purnell is a trainer, facilitator and organizational development consultant with over 30 years of professional experience. He specializes in providing training and strategic planning programs for international organizations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. He has designed and delivered training courses on a variety of topics including leadership, management, communication, cultural competency, change management, community mobilization and emotional intelligence. Mr. Purnell has facilitated stakeholder conferences, Partnership Framework meetings and annual Strategy Review Sessions for multiple USAID missions. He has also facilitated team planning sessions, staff retreats, and leadership skills sessions for multiple clients, including the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs and the U.S. State Department. Since joining TRG in December 2004, Mr. Purnell has served on the teams delivering training courses and workshops to the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, Foreign Service Institute, USAID, Department of Commerce, U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs, and Environmental Protection Agency.