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About ID.E.A.S That Work, LLC
Company Philosophy
Kathy Dye, Director of ID.E.A.S That Work, LLC, has worked in the field of training and HRD for over 20 years, serving as an internal consultant and then, beginning in 1991, as an external consultant. ID.E.A.S That Work, LLC was formed in February of 1998 to provide a stronger platform from which to serve her clients.

Customer satisfaction is the heart of ID.E.A.S That Work, LLC. We promise to listen carefully to your needs, to seek out an effective and cost-efficient solution, and to work with you and your staff to ensure full implementation. Client satisfaction is the cornerstone of success at ID.E.A.S That Work, LLC. We work in partnership with you to clarify your challenges, identify your constraints, develop effective solutions, and plan for successful implementation.

Philosophical Nimbleness
There is significant confusion and controversy today among theorists and practitioners who focus on improving the overall output or productivity of a company.

Consider the following terms: training, HRD, HPT, OE, and management. Training is a specific type of intervention designed to increase specific knowledge, skills, or attitudes of workers. Training is one of many HRD (human resource development) interventions; examples of other HRD interventions include team building, work and/or job re-design, and goal setting. HRD is a related, but distinct, perspective on improving workplace performance from HPT (human performance technology). HRD is more likely to put the individual worker at the center of the action while HPT is more likely to put workplace systems at the center. An OE (organizational effectiveness) perspective tends to look at workplace output or productivity as a function of the organization’s structure and subsequent interrelationships between and among groups and processes. This perspective puts the structure of the organization at the center of the situation. And finally, management is ultimately responsible for achieving organizational results. All too often, however, management gets caught in the middle of the confusion about terms and perspectives.

While the confusion and controversy stems from the underlying origins of the perspective, many consultants get bogged down in semantics and “turf wars” and are unable to view the same phenomenon from various points of view. It is important to remember that the ultimate outcome of all these perspectives is the same: to improve the output or productivity of the company in question.

ID.E.A.S That Work, LLC has the ability to navigate these various perspectives and to work with management and other professionals as they all pursue the same goal: to improve the output of the company.

Along with over twenty years of practical experience, Kathy has impressive credentials in her field.
Doctor of Philosophy Indiana University
Major: Instructional Systems Technology School of Education
Minor: Management Kelley School of Business
  Bloomington, IN
Master of Education Xavier University
Human Resource Development College of Social Sciences
  Cincinnati, OH
Bachelor of Science in Design University of Cincinnati
  College of Design, Architecture, and Art
  Cincinnati, OH
Partners and Affiliations
As a small company, ID.E.A.S That Work partners with a wide array of companies and organizations to ensure that each client receives the highest quality professional service. Ongoing professional development supports this commitment to quality.
Professional Memberships
Conference Presentations and Awards
  • 2003 Award of Excellence for Research from the International Society for Performance Improvement (Effective HRD Evaluation: An Expanded View of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels).
  • International Society for Performance Improvement, International Conferences:
    2004 Tampa (Retooling Evaluation at PLLS; Encore Presentation: Effective HPT Evaluation)
    2003 Boston (Effective HPT Evaluation); selected as Encore Presentation for 2004
    1997 Anaheim, California (Instructional Message Design)
  • American Society for Training and Development, International Conferences:
    2003 San Diego (Chasing a Theory of Evaluation)
    1998 Washington, DC (Uses and Abuses of Evaluation
Special Skills and Abilities
  • Certified Performance Technologist (CPT).
  • Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (CEDFP).
  • Fluent in web-based collaborative business communication.
  • Competent developing materials across all instructional media.
  • Excellent business writing skills.
  • Competent developing proposals, including writing, editing and team facilitation.
  • International experience, including Europe and the Pacific Rim.
  • Competent in statistical analysis and interpretation for business uses.
Business Structure
  • Filed Articles of Organization with the Commonwealth of Kentucky in February, 1998
  • Federal Employer Identification Number: 61-1320486
  • Dunn & Bradstreet: 160173472
  • Attorney: Mike Federle, Esq., Lange, Quill and Powers, 4 West Fourth Street, Suite 400, Newport, KY 41071
  • Accountant: Scott Grosser, CPA, 9 Highland Avenue, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
  • Bank: Fifth Third Bank, 3003 Dixie Highway, Edgewood, KY 40108
  • Insurance: Roeding Group of Companies, 2734 Chancellor Drive, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

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