The Human Capital Institute and UC Berkeley's Center for Executive Development Offer "Deliberate Practice" Leadership Event

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and the Berkeley Center for Executive Development (CED) at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, announced today that Dr. Frank C. Schultz, a UC Berkeley faculty member known for his research of the emerging concept of Deliberate Practice, will speak at the second program in a series of Human Capital Leadership / Berkeley Center for Executive Development events for the San Francisco area business community.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and the Berkeley Center for Executive Development (CED) at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, announced today that Dr. Frank C. Schultz, a UC Berkeley faculty member known for his research of the emerging concept of Deliberate Practice, will speak at the second program in a series of Human Capital Leadership / Berkeley Center for Executive Development events for the San Francisco area business community.

The networking breakfast event will be held on Friday, February 24, 2006, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM PT, on the UC campus in the Berkeley Center's Wells Fargo Room, located at 2220 Piedmont Avenue.

In the presentation, "Deliberate Practice: Ingredients of Outstanding Performance," Dr. Schultz will present some of the most current research exploring exceptional levels of individual performance in sports and the arts, and discuss the direct relation of these findings to the business world.

Specific steps managers and executives can take to achieve the highest performance levels will be introduced. Business professionals will find out how they can engage in their own Deliberate Practice in order to perform at optimum levels and contribute more to their organizations.

"High performers are key to organizational success. Those organizations that can increase the number of high performers through techniques like Deliberate Practice will clearly have competitive advantage," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "At this session, Frank Schulz will provide insight into a concept that has the potential to significantly impact organizational outcomes."

Dr. Frank Schultz specializes in research related to strategic decision making and executive decision-making expertise. He is the author of numerous papers, and the recipient of many awards and grants, including a Best Dissertation Award Finalist from the Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Division, as well as the Academy of Management Managerial and Organization Cognition Outstanding Reviewer Award.

Dr. Schultz is a faculty member of UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business where he is a Lecturer on Economic Analysis, Policy & Organizational Behavior, and Industrial Relations Groups. He also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Management Department of the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.

There is no charge for the San Francisco event, and it is open to the public. Interested professionals should call 866-538-1909 to register. For a list of Human Capital Leadership events at prestigious universities throughout the U.S. and Canada, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

About The Berkeley Center for Executive Development at the Haas School of Business

The Berkeley Center for Executive Development draws on the rich resources, talent, and perspectives of top-level business educators and researchers from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and elsewhere to provide top-level executive education courses and custom programs to executives and companies around the world. The Berkeley ExecDev team is committed to the continual development and delivery of content that is current, innovative, and responds to the needs of executives. The team consults with executives, companies, and business educators to develop courses that are on-point and provide usable value. The Berkeley Center for Executive Development is focused on helping executives achieve strategic business objectives and build organizational strengths. For more information please visit: execdev.haas.berkeley.edu/

About The Human Capital Institute

The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and global 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

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Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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