Desiree Lackey brings a wealth of training experience to instructional design and development. She is a great listener and learner who loves to help Tortal clients identify and understand their learning objectives, and then to work with them to design training that exceeds their expectations.
Before joining Tortal, Desiree spent more than 20 years developing training for companies in a variety of sectors. Her first job was at UPS. “I was hired to do technical support,” she recalls, “but there was one fantastic trainer there who I really respected and I thought, `Wow, training is a fascinating thing to do.” From there, Desiree went on to work for a real estate company, for LexisNexis, and for a management company. At a certain point along the way, she discovered eLearning, and things really clicked for her. “I had studied psychology and was always intrigued with how people learn. Knowledge in any organization is critically important and if I can help people understand things, I love that, and I love to train!”
Desiree found Tortal Training when she saw a Facebook post that a Tortal employee had made. “It looked like a terrific company where a lot of great people worked. As soon as I researched the company, I knew it was where I wanted to be. So I sent in my resume . . . and it all fell into place.”
Desiree lives not far from Tortal headquarters in North Carolina. She loves spending time with her two grown daughters who live nearby, and with her son, who is in the Army and stationed in nearby Fort Bragg. Plus, her son and daughter-in-law now have a son, whom she adores and sees whenever possible.
When her family is not available, Desiree spends time with Sebastian, her standard poodle. And she is a voracious reader, especially of biographies. “It is exciting to read about people who have accomplished great things,” she says. “I use what I learn when I am designing training. I think the human brain is fascinating, and how we learn is so interesting.”
You will be pleased that Desiree, a true life learner, is part of the Tortal Training team.
Our user friendly LMS is very easy to use, can be accessed across many devices, and allows users to take courses and access training materials anywhere with internet access.
Exclusive benefits and features of Tortal's learning management system:
Self Authoring Tool - Create your own courses or upload your existing training materials and easily turn them into course ware
OpenSesame Partnership - Select from a library of of over 220,000 high quality pre-made training courses
Customization - Personalize and upgrade your LMS with optional integrations for complex functionalities
Metrics and Measurement - Easily track the enrollment, course usage, and completion of your users to gain valuable insights
Accomplishment - Once a user completes a certification through the LMS they will be alerted with the option to add a badge to their LinkedIn profile
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1. Tortal reserves the right to change the terms of this User Agreement at any time same and will become effective immediately upon posting. Use of the Tortal LMS following the posting of any changes to these terms and conditions constitutes acceptance of those changes by the User.
2. User is entitled to use the Tortal LMS at no charge, with the limitation that such use is limited to no more than twenty-five (25) individual users on User’s account. Tortal reserves the right to make changes to the fee structure hereunder at any time. Tortal shall provide User with six months’ notice of any such pricing changes.
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