SCOTT BLADES

SCOTT BLADES

SCOTT BLADES

Assistant Director, UF Training & Organizational Development

As Assistant Director of UF Training & Organizational Development (T&OD), Scott brings 20 years of teaching, educational technology, instructional design, project management, and multimedia production experience to his work as a leader.  Scott interfaces with UF subject matter experts to produce first-rate professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, oversees numerous campus-wide training programs, manages a team of talented instructional designers and trainers, and teaches a series of leadership, productivity, creativity and communications courses. As a professional who wears many hats, Scott is passionate about teaching the importance of prioritizing, planning, creative thinking and communicating as key skills for effective professionals and leaders. Prior to joining T&OD, Scott served as the coordinator of instructional design for UF’s College of Pharmacy for five years. Scott has also worked in the corporate world as an instructional designer, most notably for Regeneration Technologies Inc. in Alachua, FL. Scott began his career teaching high school English in Pennsylvania.