The Human Capital Institute and SCU's Leavey School of Business Offer "Talent Practices" Networking Event

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and the Executive Development Center, a division of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, announced today that David Forman, HCI's Chief Learning Officer and President of Sage Learning Systems, will speak at the second program in a series of Human Capital Leadership events for Silicon Valley's business community.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and the Executive Development Center, a division of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, announced today that David Forman, HCI's Chief Learning Officer and President of Sage Learning Systems, will speak at the second program in a series of Human Capital Leadership events for Silicon Valley's business community.

The networking breakfast event will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM PT, on the Santa Clara campus in the Benson Memorial Center, California Mission Room, at 500 El Camino Real.

Forman's presentation, "Modeling the High Performance Organization," shares 20 key talent practices that make a difference. Each practice is discussed and illustrated with case studies and examples.

"When properly reinforced and rewarded, key talent practices can lead to an engaged workforce and challenging opportunities for top performers, which in turn creates a more enduring culture of high performance," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "We're pleased to partner with SCU's Executive Development Center to bring this networking event to the Silicon Valley business community in order to help participants understand the link between talent practices and high performance, and provide insight into how they can implement practices in their own organizations."

At the session, Forman will also introduce a practical, comprehensive tool that can be used by organizations to assess the current state of their talent practices. The tool includes 75 separate talent practices that can be identified and evaluated in terms of an organization's current ability to execute. Using the tool can also shed light on which talent practices are likely to be of future importance so that internal benchmarks can be developed and monitored over time.

David Forman serves as an executive director and Chief Learning Officer of the Human Capital Institute. In this capacity, Forman is responsible for designing the HCI Certificate and Designation programs, as well as serving as a liaison to HCI's academic and learning communities worldwide. Forman is the author of the textbook that provides the foundation for the Human Capital Management Principles course.

Forman is also founder and president of Sage Learning Systems, and has held management and executive positions in the training industry for 25 years with such companies as Spectrum Interactive, Applied Learning, NETg, and Wave Technologies. He has worked with many of the country's leading corporations to design, develop, and implement technology-based training solutions. Among his clients are IBM, Federal Express, DuPont, Deloitte & Touche, Exxon, Microsoft, the Ford Foundation, the Children's Television Workshop, Sony, and AT&T.

David Forman is the author of more than 40 articles and books on human capital, globalization, training, evaluation, return on investment (ROI), and instructional design. He is a frequent presenter at major industry conferences and seminars throughout the United States and abroad. Forman is also the principal author and developer of the newly released Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Global Learning System.

There is no charge for the Santa Clara 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 LEAVEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1926, and was one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation. Its undergraduate business program has been recognized as one of the best in California, and its MBA program is ranked 10th in the nation among part-time graduate programs. More than 80 percent of its 1,100 MBA students are working professionals in Silicon Valley.

ABOUT SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its 8,213 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, as well as master's and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the third-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, please visit: http://www.scu.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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