The Human Capital Institute and the Wharton School Feature Dr. Roch Parayre at Human Capital Leadership Event

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, known for its history of innovation in business education and research, announced today that Dr. Roch Parayre, Senior Fellow in the Mack Center for Technological Innovation and international business consultant, will share his research findings at a complimentary networking breakfast. Executives and HR Professionals Encouraged to Hear About "Future Scenarios for Human Resource Management." The event will take place on Wharton's campus in Philadelphia on Tuesday, January 31, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, known for its history of innovation in business education and research, announced today that Dr. Roch Parayre, Senior Fellow in the Mack Center for Technological Innovation and international business consultant, will share his research findings at a complimentary networking breakfast. The event will take place on Wharton's campus in Philadelphia on Tuesday, January 31, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET.

This is the second in HCI and Wharton's ongoing Human Capital Leadership Series for the Philadelphia business and professional community. At the session, Dr. Parayre will share the secrets of strategic decision making in uncertain conditions. Drawing on findings from the report "The Future of HR - Four Scenarios for 2015," Parayre will help executives and HR practitioners plan for an uncertain future as the country evolves from an industrial to a knowledge economy.

Dr. Roch Parayre teaches executive education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also teaches at CEDEP (at INSEAD) in France and at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he has received several teaching awards.

Known throughout the world for his work in business as well as education, Roch Parayre has consulted and given executive education seminars on four continents on the topics of decision-making, scenario planning, creativity, and strategy. As Director of Business Development and a scenario-planning expert with Decision Strategies International Inc., he has provided consulting services for American Airlines, MCI, Texas Instruments, Abbott Laboratories, New York Life, and Merrill Lynch, among other organizations.

"Although no one can predict the future, scenario planning can help business leaders track and monitor continuities and uncertainties so they can recognize trends and be ahead of the curve," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "Roch Parayre, an expert in this area, understands that strategic decision making is extremely important in a constantly changing world."

The Philadelphia event is free and open to the public. Interested professionals should call 866-538-1909 to register. For a list of Human Capital Leadership events at prestigious universities around the US and Canada, visit http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org.

ABOUT THE WHARTON SCHOOL

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized around the world for its academic strengths across every major discipline and at every level of business education. Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school in the nation, Wharton has approximately 4,600 undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and doctoral students, more than 8,000 participants in its executive education programs annually, and an alumni network of more than 80,000 worldwide. For more information, please visit: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE

The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices with individuals and organizations. HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management, and measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, talent managers and executives. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

General, Business, HR, Academic, Recruiting Press

Washington, D.C.

January 12, 2006

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