Dr. Izetta Slade, Ed.D.
Executive Director, HR/Employee & Organizational Development
LMS Administrator & eLearning Consultant
Debbie joined Employee Organizational Development (EOD) in August of 2020. Prior to joining the EOD team, she held positions in LMS administration, curriculum development, eLearning content curation for instructor-led, virtual and mobile platforms for more than 25,000 team members in a large retail organization.
She brings a passion for increased learning opportunities through system development. Her focus is to provide employee development and compliance training initiatives via the K@TE learning management system for statewide internal employees, UT departments and campuses. She advises on eLearning best practices that adhere to high quality standards and aids in training and support for campus learning administrators.
Areas of Focus: LMS Administration; Consultation, advisement and facilitation of compliance training; Curricula and content development; Project management; Team building
Senior Training Consultant
Faith joined Employee & Organizational Development (EOD) in July 2018. Prior to her current role in EOD, she held positions in organizational development, facilitation, and employee coaching and leadership development. She has worked in the business industry as a HR Training & Development Coordinator. In this role, she facilitated and coordinated professional development programs for a 400-employee manufacturing company in Southern Indiana.
She has also worked as an adjunct instructor for several colleges, teaching organizational leadership, psychology, professional communication, and first year experience courses.
She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University-Southeast, a M.Ed. in Higher Education from James Madison University, and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Human Resources & Management from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Faith facilitates in-person and online courses as well as delivers customized work team training and organizational development to UT departments. She supports training needs analyses and coordinates various learning events for the EOD office.
Program Certifications: Crucial Conversations, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Areas of Focus: Leadership Development; Communication; Conflict Resolution; Team Building; Personal and Professional Development; Adult Education
Senior Training Specialist
Leigh joined EOD in 2018. A former librarian, she brings to the world of HR her passion for finding, classifying, and disseminating knowledge. She helps to plan and support UT’s professional-development learning initiatives through EOD’s classes and conferences and also processes External Training Credits and applications to the UT Career Development Fund.
She holds an MLS from Queens College in New York and an MA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Senior Training Consultant
Marti joined Employee and Organizational Development (EOD) in December 2018. Prior to her current role in EOD, she held positions in volunteer training and development, facilitation, and employee coaching and leadership development in the nonprofit sector. She worked as a director of guest services, facilities, and training leading teams of over 300 staff and volunteers. In this role, she facilitated and coordinated conferences, training courses, and leadership development groups for a campus of over 4000 people.
Marti holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management (2016) as well as an M.B.A. from Tusculum University (2017).
Marti consults with departments at UT to develop and deliver customized and departmental training solutions, strategic planning services, organizational development interventions, and performs professional and personal development services (coaching). She also facilitates in-person and online courses as well as plans, coordinates, and manages learning events for the UT System.