Dr. Philippe Baumard, Professor at Haas School of Business UC Berkeley, to Speak on Talent and Innovation at Human Capital Institute's National Summit

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Dr. Philippe Baumard, one of the world's leading experts in tacit learning, imagination, and innovation, will speak at HCI's inaugural National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Chicago April 6-7.

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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 1, 2006

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Dr. Philippe Baumard, one of the world's leading experts in tacit learning, imagination, and innovation, will speak at HCI's inaugural National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Chicago April 6-7.

Day one of the Summit, Baumard presents "Innovation and Talent Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage," a session focused on helping organizations identify and develop top creative talent by tapping into different kinds of knowledge.

"Unconscious preferences and intelligence signals drive personal and organizational preference. Nevertheless, this knowledge is frequently overlooked or discounted when analyzing and developing talent management strategies," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "Philippe Baumard, a thought leader in this area, is uniquely qualified to help organizations understand and implement strategies that encompass a broader spectrum of knowledge-strategies that will give them competitive advantage."

Dr. Philippe Baumard is a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley Institute of Business and Economic Research (IBER) and Haas School of Business, where he teaches strategic management. He is also a professor at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Baumard is known worldwide for his research, which is focused in three areas: tacit knowledge in organizations, managerial cognition, and strategic management. He has taught and consulted on knowledge and intelligence issues in many countries, including China, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Norway, France, and the United States.

The author of eight books, including "Managing Imaginary Organizations" and "Tacit Knowledge in Organizations," Philippe Baumard has received numerous awards and honors for his work.

About HCI'S Human Capital Summit

HCI's first annual Human Capital Summit Conference and Expo will take place Thursday April 6 through Friday April 7 in Chicago, with pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, April 5. A 2006 must-attend event, the Summit is for human capital professionals, line managers and executives who understand that talent will be the key driver for success in the knowledge economy. For the complete program listing, location and hotel information, registration details and more, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org/hci/conference_national.guid

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

Press Contact:

Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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