May 2020 Chapter Meeting

  • 05/15/2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Rothchild Catering & Conference Center; 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville


  • ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter Members (includes lunch)
  • Non-members of ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter (includes lunch)
  • Current students of any educational institution (includes lunch)


Coaching for Improved Performance

Presented By:  

Linda Blocksom, Radio Systems

Networking and lunch: 11:30am

Program: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This session will help to define why performance issues occur, and how best to coach a Teammate towards improvement. You will discover some specific ways to identify why the problem may be occurring and learn about a coaching model that will help you help your Teammate create a plan for improvement.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the flow of performance management.

2. Explore a root cause analysis of performance problems.

3. Learn the appropriate steps and process to help Teammates improve their work performance.

Speaker Bio: 

Linda Blocksom is the Learning & Development Manager at Radio Systems Incorporated (RSC), the world’s leading supplier of dog and cat products. Linda and her team at RSC are responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of an exciting variety of development events and programs for teammates across the globe. Prior to that, she was a Trainer and Management Specialist at the University of Tennessee in the Employee and Organizational Development Office. Before moving to East Tennessee in 2012, Linda was the Training Director for the State of Minnesota, where she was responsible for the state’s centralized training function, which provided numerous courses and programs in leadership and team development, communication skills, work styles and conflict management, and various other professional development topics. In addition to training, Linda consulted frequently with state agency managers and leadership teams in the development of strategic plans, competency models, and organizational development projects and interventions. Linda is a highly sought-after facilitator, presenter and coach with a strong commitment to helping others succeed.


Networking and lunch will be available starting at 11:30am, and the program begins promptly at 12:00pm. Let us know of any dietary restrictions upon check-in at the registration desk.


Cancellation requests/refunds will be honored within 48 hours notice if paid in advance. Payment will be due for no-shows.


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