Talia *Jaide* Ní Dufaigh


Talia *Jaide* Ní Dufaigh


Current Role

WorkSource Supervisor, Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD)

Years as IAWP Member



Leadership is the ability to arrive at extraordinary achievement, leveraging people’s strengths while developing their weaknesses, to achieve key results.

A Leader-Leader team ignites in a culture of change, driving innovation and performance, when co-creation, intentional engagement, learning agility, communication, trust, and diverse thought are practiced with stretch projects to move the needle forward.

Board Leadership

2019 – 2022 IAWP WA State Chapter President

2019 – 2020 Secretary, Local 304, Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE), Seattle, WA

2019 – 2019 IAWP WA State Chapter President Elect and Community Service Chair

2018 – 2019 IAWP WA State Northwest Subchapter President and Community Service Chair

Leadership Roles

2020 – present Allyship, Diversity, and Inclusion Network (DIN); BEING; PacMtn DEI Learning Circles

2018 – present Member, ESD Employee Engagement and Advisory Team (EEAT)

2018 – present Youth Committee Member, Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC)

Volunteer/ Engagement

2010 – 2020 Volunteer Zoo Docent/Issaquah Reindeer Festival, Cougar Mountain Zoo, Issaquah, WA

2013 – 2020 Washington State Combined Fund Drive, Auburn, WA

2020 Wine Pourer, Auburn Art Walk, Auburn, WA

2019 Citizen’s Academy, Puyallup Police Department, Puyallup, WA

2018 – 2019 World Business and Executive Coach Summit, Virtual

2018 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), MI Emergency Management, Mercer Island, WA


2020 Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), Extra Mile Nomination, WorkSource Auburn

2019 Hall of Fame Award, WA State Chapter of the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP)

2019 International Award for Innovation in Workforce Systems – Community Service, IAWP

2017 Trademark Women of Distinction, Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition

2014 PSRW, Washington State Extra Mile Award, WorkSource Auburn

2003 PSRW, 2 Extra Mile Washington State Extra Mile Award Nominations, WorkSource Bellevue


WA-State Leading Others; Steward Training; Human Centered Design; LUMA Practitioner, LUMA Institute; Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; Lean Facilitation; A Coach Approach; Sea-King WDA 5 Job Seeker & Business Services; Workforce Professional Development Program (WPDP); 2018-2019 World Business and Executive Coach Summit


Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Mountlake Terrace, WA

Dual Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and General Sciences with an emphasis on Sociology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA