The Human Capital Institute and Pepperdine University's Graziadio School Offer Networking Event on Fostering Change

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, one of the world's top business schools, announced today that Dr. Christopher Worley, Associate Professor of Organizational Theory at Pepperdine University, will speak at a complimentary networking breakfast.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, one of the world's top business schools, announced today that Dr. Christopher Worley, Associate Professor of Organizational Theory at Pepperdine University, will speak at a complimentary networking breakfast.

The event will take place on the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, 6100 Center Drive, room 203, on Thursday, May 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PT.

Dr. Worley will present "Built to Change," a discussion illustrating how organizations that foster continuous change stay closely connected to their environments, reward experimentation, learn about new practices and technologies, and commit to continuously improving performance.

With Edward E. Lawler III, Christopher Worley is author of "Built to Change: How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness," a book recently published by Jossey-Bass that identifies practices and designs organizations can adopt so they are able to change.

Christopher Worley is also co-author, with Walter L. Ross and fellow Pepperdine faculty member Dr. David Hitchin, of "Integrated Strategic Change," as well as co-author, with Thomas G. Cummings, of "Organization Development and Change," the largest selling textbook in the field of organization development.

Dr. Worley consults with organizations in the health care, high technology, and natural resource industries on strategy and organization design. His presentations to the Academy of Management, the OD Network, and The Conference Board have focused on both scholarly topics and practical applications.

"In today's dynamic business environment, managing change isn't enough," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "At this session, Chris Worley will explain why organizations must actually foster change in order to achieve competitive advantage."

The Southern California 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 throughout the U.S. and Canada, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

ABOUT THE GRAZIADIO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management is one of the nation's largest AACSB-accredited graduate business schools. Founded in 1969, the business school is named for the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Imperial Bancorp, George L. Graziadio. U.S. News & World Report ranks its Fully Employed MBA program among the top 30 in the nation; while Financial Times ranks its Full-time MBA program among the top 60 programs of its kind and cites the business school among the top 10 in the world in Organizational Behavior. The Graziadio School's Executive MBA program is also ranked among the top 25 programs globally by BusinessWeek Magazine while Forbes Magazine recently placed its Fully Employed MBA program among the top 20 in the nation for return on investment. The Graziadio School also offers a bachelor's completion degree program, a Master of Science in Organization Development, and non-degree

executive education programs. With an alumni network of nearly 30,000 graduates, the mission of the Graziadio School is to develop values-centered leaders for contemporary business practice. For more information visit: http://www.Bschool.pepperdine.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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The Graziadio School of business and Management

Pepperdine University

Emily R. Garcia

310-568-5580

Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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