Tia Stokes started her career as a social worker (graduating cum laude from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in social work), which provided her with an excellent understanding of human development, communication and the best way to motivate people to change. Finding that she loved helping people master new ideas and tools through training, she went on to complete a master of arts degree in human resource management, with an emphasis in training and employee development, from Ottawa University.
Tia in 2013 founded Meaningful Training, which provides instructional design and employee development solutions to nonprofits and small businesses. She has extensive experience with all areas of the employee development and volunteer engagement lifecycles including: recruitment, selection, onboarding, supervising, discipline, training and coaching. She enjoys working with an organization to solve problems that need fixing or identifying ways to move from good to great.
As an instructional designer, Tia’s audiences have included public, private and non-profit employees. She has developed engaging programs from one hour to six days on a variety of topics such as: Leadership, Communication, Human Resources Best Practices, Safety, Board Development and Volunteer Engagement.