The Human Capital Institute and Franklin University Offer "Global Talent" Networking Event

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Franklin University, a Columbus-based educator known for its focus on providing educational opportunities and choices for working adults, announced today that Allan Schweyer, Executive Director of the Human Capital Institute, will speak at the third program in a series of Human Capital Innovation events for the central Ohio business community.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies , and Franklin University, a Columbus-based educator known for its focus on providing educational opportunities and choices for working adults, announced today that Allan Schweyer , Executive Director of the Human Capital Institute, will speak at the third program in a series of Human Capital Innovation events for the central Ohio business community.

The networking breakfast event will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2006, from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM ET, on the Franklin University Columbus campus in the Richard M. Ross Auditorium, 301 E. Rich Street.

Schweyer's presentation, "The Impact of Talent on the Global Competitiveness," explores the critical role global talent and human capital plays in defining the future for ourselves, our children, our organizations, communities, and the nation.

The session will open with Schweyer illustrating that how individuals, organizations, and communities respond to the forces of demographics, globalization, education, and performance/innovation determines success or failure. Schweyer will then examine key industries and occupations in the greater Columbus economic community against these forces. He will also discuss what needs to be done by all stakeholders in organizations and the community to protect and improve quality of life through advanced human capital management.

Allan Schweyer is the Executive Director of the Human Capital Institute (HCI). Directly prior to joining HCI, Schweyer was senior researcher, analyst, and consultant with HR.com and the editor of the HR.com staffing vertical.

His extensive experience with HR technologies dates back to 1994 when he pioneered e-recruitment solutions for Human Resources Development Canada. From 1995 to 1999, Schweyer directed the award-winning National Graduate Register, Campus WorkLink, and SkillNet.ca programs with Industry Canada and the World Bank, which connected university and college career centers across Canada and later, in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

In 1999, Schweyer co-founded the On-line Recruiters' Association of Canada. In 2000 and 2001, he worked as a management consultant to Reed Business Information in Boston while attending graduate school at Harvard University.

Allan Schweyer's articles and white papers appear in dozens of popular media and industry specific publications worldwide. His first book, "Talent Management Systems," was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2004.

There is no charge for the Franklin 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 FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1902, Franklin University is central Ohio's leading and most experienced educator of adult students. Annually, more than 9,600 students attend Franklin University, pursuing degrees in 15 undergraduate majors and three master's degree programs. Classes are offered on-site at Franklin's three central Ohio campuses, and online through Franklin's Virtu@l Campus. Franklin has long been recognized for its commitment to quality programs and strong customer service. For more information, please visit: http://www.franklin.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

PRESS CONTACTS

Franklin University

Sherry Mercurio

614-744-3071

Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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