Finalizes Performance Management Workshops for Annual Employers of Excellence Conference 2005

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Over 100 educational workshops available for attending senior HR professionals™, the largest research and Web destination for Senior HR Professionals, today announced the lineup of over 100 educational workshops targeted to the senior HR professionals who will be attending the event, being held September 25-27 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Aileen MacMillan,’s Analyst covering Performance Management and Competencies, will be hosting a selection of 10 workshops in her "Performance Management: Steps to Success – Creating High Performance Environments" program.

Employee Performance Management seems central to many talent management processes. Organizations are striving to build high performance environments and are approaching it from a variety of viewpoints. Links between learning, development, compensation, rewards, culture, trust and performance are becoming clearer all the time. You will hear how successful organizations have achieved dramatic results and improved their performance by addressing these processes.

Specific topics being addressed include:

"Performance Management Networking and Brainstorming Session" with Aileen MacMillan

"Achieving Strategic Relevance: The Benefits of Aligning Your Employee Survey Process with Key Business Issues," featuring Jane Doty MacKenzie, Global Organization Learning and Development with Chevron Corporation and Gary Berger, Executive Director of ISR

"The Return on Listening: Utilizing Employee Surveys to Empower Corporate Conversation and Create Positive Organizational Alignment," presented by Bennett Cherry, Ph.D., of Perceptyx, Inc., Diane Delaney, VP of Employee/Labor Relations, Workforce Planning and Recruitment Services for Sharp HealthCare; Steve Hellman, VP of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness for Experian North America and Heather Breidenthal, VP of HR for Standard Pacific Homes

"Changing the Culture of High-Risk Behavior: A Business Approach to a Costly Problem" with Meg Jones, VP HR and Organizational Development for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Stephen Paskoff, President of ELI

"Building a Community of Practice of Front-line Pride Builders" with Elly Bowen, a Senior Consultant, Talent Management, with BCE Inc.

"Strategic Human Capital, Talent Management and Performance – What We Have All Learned From the Early Adopters," with Dean Dussias, President and CEO of Exxceed Inc.

"Aligning People With Strategies" with Augie Schulke, VP HR for DSM Desotech and Dr. John Blattner, President of PAS International Inc.

"Using Recognition to Foster a High Performance Culture" with Sheree Herr, VP of Employee Development/HR Legal Management for American Express Incentive Services

"Triadic Principles Toward Performance Excellence" with Steven Price, an Organizational Development Analyst with CPS Energy

"Driving Performance by Integrating Learning, Performance and Talent Management" with Donna Hastings, the Managing Director of Corporate Education for SCI and Mike Ward, the CEO and co-founder of IPS

Vendors who represent the performance management/competencies vertical and who will be sponsoring the event, include: Aon Consulting, eePulse, Exxceed, Group for Organizational Effectiveness, ISR, JMW Consultants, Maritz Incentives, Perceptyx, Inc., Performance Assessment Network and Recruitmax. These companies will be available to meet one-on-one with attending HR professionals to discuss their needs and concerns.

"We also have workshops covering staffing, compensation and benefits, leadership, HR outsourcing, and best practices on becoming an employer of excellence," says Terri Joosten,’s Vice President of Events and Business Development. "We have also partnered with Metrus Group and Knowledge Infusion to deliver a program entitled '2005 HR Strategy Summit: Develop, Align and Execute Your HR Strategy!'; Interaction Associates on 'Leadership Fast Track: Leaders in Action Working Smarter, Faster, Better - Together'; and, returning for a third year, PwC/Saratoga with their "How HR Talks to Wall Street Program."

The program also includes an exciting lineup of keynote speakers: Jim Collins, Best-selling author of "Good to Great" and "Built to Last"; Marcy McGinnis, Senior Vice President of CBS News Coverage; Dewitt Jones, Author and Professional Photographer; Daniel Pink, Author of "A Whole New Mind"; David Whyte, Best-selling author and poet; Ann Rhoades, Former Executive Vice President for JetBlue Airways and President, People Ink; and Coleman Peterson, retired Executive Vice President of HR for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

For complete details on all workshops as well as registration and sponsorship information, visit

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Terri Joosten, Vice-President of Events and Business Development

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1-877-472-6648, ext. 113

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