Talia Bender has over 10 years’ experience in Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, and
Employee Engagement. In Talia’s extensive project management experience she implements
Leadership & Management Trainings, Recruitment & Onboarding Initiatives, Employee Surveys,
and Talent Management / Employee Retention Diagnostics at not-for-profits, manufacturing,
professional services and recreation industry. Prior to Retensa, Talia was Director of Learning &
Development at educational non-profit City Year, overseeing the design, implementation and
facilitation of training and leadership development for 300 employees each year and annual
conferences of 1500 participants. In her drive to enhance the participant experience, Talia
created and executed strategic plans that improved the quality of content, delivery, learning
environment, and application of learning.
In addition to her background in people skills training and project management, Talia
passionately leads and manages teams to assess and address group dynamics, conflict
mediation, and incorporate modern coaching principles. Talia received a Master’s degree in
Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She completed a BS from Santa
Clara University in Psychology, with minors in Sociology and Communication. In her free time,
Talia enjoys listening to podcasts, baking and exploring the city.