Kevin M. Yates

Kevin M. Yates

Learning Technology Manager, McDonalds

Kevin is a Learning & Development detective and just like Sherlock Holmes, he solves mysteries. The mystery he solves is, “Did training work?”. He uses facts, evidence and data to show training and learning’s impact on behavior, performance and goals.


Kevin measures efficiency, effectiveness and outcomes for training and learning. His work is firmly rooted in his belief that training, learning and talent development has the power to impact behavior, thought and skill. His greatest capability is producing fact-based evidence for the impact of training and learning.


His work is global and multi-industry. He’s served in a variety of roles across training, learning and talent development which guides and informs his perspective and actions. Kevin’s guiding principle is, “Find one thing about a person’s behavior or performance you can attribute to training or learning and let that lead to the facts about impact.”



Each year, we spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours invested in training. But the question, is, “Did anything at all change as a result of the time and money invested in training and employee development?” or simply put, “Did training work?”.   Join Kevin M. Yates, the Sherlock Holmes of L&D, as he […]