When Training Can't Fix That: Performance Consulting Strategies for L&D Professionals

  • May 16, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • South University, 4401 North Himes Ave, Atrium & Classroom 2533, Tampa, FL 33614


  • To be used for those with food allergies

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When Training Can't Fix That: Performance Consulting Strategies for L&D Professionals

Description: As learning & development professionals, how do we move from being order-takers to being trusted, strategic business partners within our organizations? It starts with aligning our work with the organization's overall goals and being able to discern when training is or is not an appropriate solution for a given problem. In this presentation, you'll learn how to use some practical tools to analyze your organization's needs and ensure that your work has maximum impact where it matters.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why performance improvement principles are important in L&D practice. 
  • Use common performance improvement models to assess organizational needs.
  • Use the "walk backwards" technique to maximize the impact of your work.

Presenter: Leah Yeatts


Leah Yeatts is Principal Consultant at Lever Performance Consulting, where she specializes in workforce performance improvement and custom learning solutions. She holds a B.S. from the University of Florida and a M.S. in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University.

Leah has over a decade of experience working in corporate learning and education. Her experiences include employee performance gap analysis, eLearning development, instructional design, virtual training facilitation, job aid development, onboarding training design, and learning management system implementation. 

Leah's work is guided by her expertise in adult learning theory, and current research on cognition, effective instructional strategies, and the neuroscience of learning.

Leah lives in Tampa, Florida, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Talent Development, Florida Suncoast Chapter.

Meeting Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 PM Registration, Networking & Dinner in Classroom #2533
6:15 - 6:30 PM Announcements
6:30 - 8:00 PM Speaker Presentation & Q&A
8:00 - 8:15 PM
Wrap Up

Our meeting location is:

South University
4401 North Himes Avenue
Classroom #2533 (second floor)
Tampa, FL 33614

  • Classroom is located on second floor
    • If using the stairs, turn right at the 2nd floor landing, classroom is down hall on the right (if using elevator, upon exiting, turn left, classroom is down the hall on the right)
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