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Shelly Vils Havel

Talent Development Specialist

Division of Extension | Madison

Hometown: Middleton, WI

Shelly is the Talent Development Specialist for the Division of Extension.  Shelly is focused on delivering professional development and skills development for colleagues and serves as a resource for managers, supervisors, faculty and staff of UW-Extension.  She previously served as the Performance Management Consultant for the Talent Recruitment & Engagement team at UW-Madison Office of Human Resources where she consulted with divisions across campus to assist in implementing and evaluating their performance management/development programs as well as creating and facilitating skill-based training and education. Shelly has worked with campus professionals and stake-holders to create training opportunities well as conferences and special events.  She is energized about helping people build new skills to increase their influence and achieve greater results. Shelly is a seasoned instructional designer and coach who develops tools for teams to execute at the highest possible level.  Prior to the University, Shelly’s efforts focused on delivering education and professional development courses on industry hot topics and ever changing needs.   She has facilitated workshops across the United States delivering coaching and skill development programs with a natural talent for engaging an audience. Her goal is to connect with  listeners and deliver the message in a way that leaves participants more knowledgeable and excited about the subject at hand.


  • Delivering & Receiving Effective Feedback
  • Working Through Conflict by Communicating
  • Managing and Developing Performance Through Coaching
  • Creating and Communicating Your Goals
  • Conflict Management
  • Your Personality Type and its Impact on Your Relationships
  • Career Development
  • Building Momentum - Creating Short Term Wins
  • Syncing the Relationship (Supervisor/Employee)
  • Empowering Others to Act
  • Esteemed Confidence
  • The Art of Delegation
  • Strengths Based Coaching
  • Change Management
  • Survival Skills for the Sometimes Trainer