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Meet the GLAD team

We are GÉANT Learning and Development (GLAD) team.

GLAD is a part of GÉANT, a Europe’s leading collaboration of national partners on e-infrastructure and services for research and education.

We are here to supports excellence, professional growth, discovery and knowledge sharing of European networking professionals. We run a portfolio of learning services that is designed to inspire, imagine and deliver the  research and education network of the future.

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Our team

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes

Senior L&D Manager

I love learning and helping people to develop personally and professionally through effective learning. That’s what motivated me to join GÉANT. Previously I helped leaders and future leaders build their skills, confidence and knowledge in my role as an Executive Coach and Business School Lecturer. Working in education and research helped me connect with the opportunities and challenges facing GÉANT’s wider community.

Learning is game-changer. It can propel organisations into new areas, boost motivation and make work more productive and enjoyable. Organisations thrive when their people are continuously learning. Within GLAD, our goal is to equip our partners and staff to deliver GEANT’s ambitious mission by providing technical and professional learning. Do explore how our learning resources can help you today!

Irina Matthews

Irina Matthews

Learning Consultant

If asked a question about what is important for me, professionally and personally, I would say “making a difference”.

Working in education, first as teacher and then a curriculum manager and e-learning development coordinator gave me an opportunity to see first-hand the life-long impact of education in terms of changing and improving people’s life prospects. Working for an organisation that enables greater access to research and education is the source of inspiration and motivation to shape up my job role for a maximum impact.

Nadia Sluer

Nadia Sluer

Learning Consultant

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin.

I love this quote. As a learning consultant and program developer I provide learning programs that matter for GÉANT community members. I have been with GLAD for five years, and have been working for GÉANT for the past nine years.

Before joining GÉANT I worked in the business development and marketing field in several corporate environments. My strength comes through using my business skills to understand what communities need to increase performance and productivity, and then design programs that excite and motivate participants. All of this while keeping Franklin’s words on top of mind.