Markus Talvio (Ph.D. Educational Psychology) is a post-doc researcher, a consultant, a trainer and a lecturer. He runs his own company Training and Consulting Talvio Inc. Markus has gathered experience from the wide range of clients in the private and public sector as well as in the NGOs. Learning, well-being and social interaction have always been in the center of his interests. He is a member of Educational Psychology research group of the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Markus works a lot internationally. He is a Master Trainer of training workshops for Gordon Training International conducting training for Gordon instructors in various countries. In addition, he is a Principal Researcher of the international Lions Quest evaluation project which investigates teachers' development of Social and Emotional Learning in ten countries.
Markus’ positions of responsibility include Advisor of the Finnish Children and Youth Foundation, Advisor of Evangelical Lutheran Association for Youth in Finland and a Technical Advisor of the Lions Clubs International Foundation. In addition, he is a country coordinator of the European Network of Social and Emotional Competence (ENSEC) and Advisor of Believe, Lebanese non-govermental youth organisation. Further, he is a reviewer of the Instructional Science journal.