2017 February - Learning to Lead

  • February 16, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • South University, 4401 North Himes Ave, Classroom #2533, Tampa, FL 33614


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Date/Location: Thursday, February 16 at South University (see below for address)

Session Title:  “Learning to Lead” at Bloomin' Brands

Speaker:  Liane Cole, Manager of Leadership Development, Bloomin Brands, Inc.

Session Description:  In this presentation, you’ll be provided an overview of Learning to Lead, the development experience for restaurant managers at Bloomin' Brands.  The program was designed for Bloomin’ Brands, however its’ components are transferrable to almost any industry. You'll learn about Learning to Lead’s guiding principles, the progression of topics covered, and the program structure.  Learning to Lead is an eight-week development experience, using a blended learning approach with three components: self-directed learning, classroom activities, and post-class application.  Learning to Lead classes are taught by Certified Trainers who are all internal leaders.  Implementation best practices and lessons learned will be shared, as well as future program enhancements. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the content and format of "Learning to Lead" - the development experience for restaurant managers.
  • Describe how we incorporate the 70-20-10 model of learning directly into Learning to Lead.
  • Share best practices in implementation and lessons learned.

Speaker Bio:  As the Manager of Leadership Development, Liane drives the leadership strategy for Bloomin' Brands, which includes Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Her primary focus for the past two and half years has been building the core curriculum for restaurant managers. In addition, Liane is certified to teach a number of development workshops including DiSC, Emotional Intelligence, and Fierce Conversations. She continues to expand the development offerings at Bloomin' Brands to integrate with Concept management programs and create new high potential development learning experiences.

Before joining Bloomin' Brands, Liane spent 11 years in financial services with a heavy emphasis on competency model development, change leadership, employee engagement, and performance/talent management.

Liane holds a BA in Psychology from the Pennsylvania University, a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University, and a Certificate in Organizational Coaching from New York University. 


Our monthly chapter meeting & topic will be held on the third Thursday of each month EXCEPT September and December.

Beginning in February, our new meeting location will be:

South University
4401 North Himes Avenue
Classroom #2533
Tampa, FL 33614

Our meeting is being held in classroom #2533, and someone will be at the front door to direct you.

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