Kevin M. Yates is known in the global training, learning, and talent development community as the L&D Detective™. He solves measurement mysteries and investigates how training and learning contributes to human and business performance. He examines fulfillment of purpose for training and learning with facts, clues, evidence, and data.
His reach is worldwide with keynotes, workshops, and conferences (live and virtual) where he shares his mindset, message, and method for measuring the impact of training and learning. Audiences are engaged and attentive with Kevin’s combination of storytelling, practical techniques, and audience participation. Kevin tells the truth about measuring impact and sets audiences up for success with actionable practices and realistic expectations.
Kevin's career spans 25+ years with experience in facilitation, instructional design, curriculum development, program management, learning solutions, learning operations, leadership development, learning technology, learning analytics, and impact measurement.
His industry experience includes banking, insurance, news media, marketing, advisory services, food services, and social media with global brands including Grant Thornton, Kantar, McDonald’s, and Meta (Facebook).
Kevin is also founder and president of Meals in the Meantime, a nonprofit helping people who need food with pop-up food pantries.