Solution Based Consulting

What We Do

The Learner’s Group is a solution based consulting firm helping organizations define, redefine and strengthen CULTURE by understanding the progression from focusing solely on Diversity and Inclusion to enhancing and increasing EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT. 

TLG is proud to serve as your Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE), certified by the Mountain Plains  Supplier Development Council. We are committed to supporting organizations by using LEARNING and DEVELOPMENT to create cultures that INSPIRE people to build TRUST, COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY, so they are more likely to engage at the DISCRETIONARY EFFORT level.

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Farm Credit Regional Conferences

Farm Credit East - Speed of Trust Regional


March 20, 2019 - Click Here for Details

Farm Credit NM - Crucial Conversations Regional


March 28-29, 2019 - Click Here for Details


TLG is a solution based consulting firm that successfully connects diversity and inclusion to engagement. Whether a client’s concerns are directly related to people, policies, practices, procedures or principles, we provide the insight, guidance, and support to help leaders implement sustainable strategies designed to positively affect culture. We do this by helping leaders develop the skills necessary to influence their most treasured assets, their people, toward achieving organizational goals. TLG understands that transformation is best when powered by the individual’s desire to demonstrate discretionary effort. We remind and reinforce the fact that: Engagement is everybody’s business.

Our Team

Rodney Patterson


Chief Executive Officer

Rodney Patterson is unmatched in his ability to create safe spaces where people choose to engage, vulnerably and honestly, around the sensitive topics of Race, Culture, and D&I.

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Lisa Summerour, Ed.D.


Senior Vice President, Consulting Services

Dr. Summerour’s high level of discretionary effort is grounded in her servant-leadership style. A coach with a proclivity for research, she presents sound information with passion.

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Winston McGill


Chief Financial Officer

Winston “Bud” McGill exemplifies the phrase, “You don’t have to leave your heart at home when you come to work.” He cares above and beyond his title.

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