Christopher C. Taverna is a seasoned professional in Information Technology and Talent Development, dedicated to assisting individuals in acquiring the skills needed to thrive in the contemporary workplace. Possessing more than 25 years of industry experience, Christopher recognizes that each individual has a unique approach to utilizing technology on their journey to success. The emphasis lies not in adhering to a universal "right way," but in discovering and adopting the "right way for you."
Christopher's areas of professional focus include educational technology, human performance improvement, leadership development, organizational development, productivity, social media, talent development, team building, and time management.
Christopher currently works in the Academic and Collaborative Technology department of The State University of New York at Fredonia as a Training and Knowledge Management Specialist. In addition to numerous technical certifications, Christopher is a Certified Faculty Developer and a Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner. Christopher holds a B.S. in Mathematics from The State University of New York at Fredonia. Beyond his professional endeavors, Christopher operates a wellness-focused leadership coaching business.
Christopher is currently serving as President of the Fredonia Chapter of United University Professions. United University Professions (UUP, Local 2190 of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO) is the union which represents the faculty and professional staff at the state-operated campuses of the State University of New York. The Fredonia Chapter of UUP represents approximately 600 academic and professional employees at The State University College of New York at Fredonia.
Christopher is currently serving as Chair of the State University of New York Educational Technology Officers Association. The Educational Technology Officers Association (EdTOA) is an alliance of instructional technology personnel within the State University of New York (SUNY). EdTOA provides a forum for its members to share common concerns and an avenue for relaying those concerns to SUNY System Administration. EdTOA fosters efforts to identify, improve and support instructional resources within the university structure.
Christopher is currently serving as a Board Director of the Chautauqua Leadership Network. The Chautauqua Leadership Network (CLN) works to identify and nurture regional leaders, provide a framework for an emerging network of skilled civic trustees and help our communities to meet the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow.
Christopher lives in Fredonia with his wife Karen and their children.
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