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Sleezer, Catherine

Catherine M. Sleezer Employee Training and Performance Improvement Specialists

Catherine M. (Cathy) Sleezer, Ph.D., helps individuals and organizations identify and address performance barriers and align training and development with goals. Grounded and guided by cutting-edge research and best practices, she has consulted successfully with a variety of organizations on needs assessment, training and development, executive coaching, strategic planning, organizational surveys, employee engagement, management development, new employee orientation, and team building. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and was a professor at Oklahoma State University before moving to the corporate world where she filled multiple roles for an international company.  Cathy’s work history also includes serving as a faculty member at Penn State where she directed the Institute for Research in Training and Development. More recently, she was the resident consultant for the University of Tulsa’s Center for Executive and Professional Development. Cathy is a past-director and president of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi®) and a past board member of the Academy of Human Resource Development and the ASTD (now ATD) Research Committee. Her co-authored books include Human Resource Development Review: Research and Implications, A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment (3rd edition), Fieldbook of ibstpi® Evaluator Competencies, and Managing Applied Social Research.