LearnShare Announces Distinguished Lineup of Keynote Speakers and Topics for Sharing@LearnShare 2005 Conferences

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LearnShare, LLC, the consortium of Fortune 1000 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in the training and development field, today announced the speakersÂ? lineup and topics of its Sharing@LearnShare conferences. This year LearnShare is hosting two conferences scheduled for September 8-9 in Toledo and October 13-14 in Atlanta.

LearnShare, LLC, the consortium of Fortune 1000 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in the training and development field, today announced the speakers’ lineup and topics of its Sharing@LearnShare conferences. This year LearnShare is hosting two conferences scheduled for September 8-9 in Toledo and October 13-14 in Atlanta.

Sharing@LearnShare are annual conferences that bring together the senior-most training and development professionals from the world’s largest corporations to share best practices and practical know-how. In an intimate atmosphere, over the course of 1½ days, attendees participate in keynote addresses, focused breakout sessions on current topics and trends, networking lunch and cocktail reception with many opportunities to share with conference presenters, LearnShare members and participating learning executives.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR TOLEDO INCLUDE:

Yum! Brands, Inc., Stephen Krempl, Vice President, Yum! University

Customer Mania - A Cultural Revolution at YUM!

Deere & Company, Rick McAnally, Director, Global Diversity & Talent Mgmt.

Building Talent: Managing the Career Development Partnership

IBM Learning, Frank Persico, Director, Learning Partnerships

The Value of Learning Leadership, Management and Governance to Deliver Business Results

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR ATLANTA INCLUDE:

Cingular Wireless, Rob Lauber, Executive Director, Learning Services

Topic Not Yet Announced

UPS, Rick Carter, Corporate HR, Employee Performance & Development

Weaving the Pieces of Learning Management Together

Rollins/Orkin, David Lamb, Vice President, Training and Development

The Performance Puzzle (Putting the Right Pieces in Place)

In addition to the keynote addresses, a variety of other prominent speakers will address a mix of hot topics in the field of training and development, including: outsourcing, rapid e-development, e-learning, distance learning, executive coaching, leadership development, nurturing a culture of high performance, succession planning, learning analytics, alternatives to traditional ROI models, and more!

Another exciting addition to the conference is that Rex Davenport, editor of T+D Magazine, will be hosting a CLO round-table to discuss the state of industry and issues facing CLOs today. ASTD Members are eligible for a discounted rate to attend the conference.

Sharing@LearnShare is being supported by Visum, Lionbridge, ACT, Partners in Leadership and Knowledge Factor.

To obtain more information about attending or sponsoring a Sharing@LearnShare event, please visit our website: http://www.learnshare.com/Sharing/index.html or contact Matt Franks at 419-327-4160 ext. 4162 or email conferences@learnshare.com.

About LearnShare

LearnShare LLC, founded in 1996, is a consortium of 35 diverse, industry-leading companies dedicated to sharing their proven expertise and innovative practices across member organizations to enhance their competitive advantage. LearnShare's key focus is to provide technology-based learning solutions, collaborative communities, best practices and applied research to meet its members' mission critical business education and development needs. The original member companies are 3M, ChevronTexaco, Deere & Co., Eaton, General Motors, Levi Strauss & Co, Motorola, Northwest Airlines, Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois, Pfizer Inc, Pilkington, and UnitedHealth Group. For more information, visit http://www.learnshare.com.

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