American Society for Training and Development: Mt. Diablo and Sacramento Chapters Present the Third Annual 2008 Bay Area Training & Development Expo

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The Leadership Challenge Co-Author Jim Kouzes to Speak in Danville October 21, 2008 at the Third Annual Training and Development Expo. Come network with the Bay Area's workforce learning and development professionals.

Jim Kouzes, nationally recognized co-author (with Barry Posner) of the ground-breaking book The Leadership Challenge, will appear in Danville as keynote speaker for the Third Annual Bay Area Training & Development Expo sponsored by the Mt. Diablo and Sacramento chapters of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

The event, open to all interested in workplace training and performance programs, begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 and continues until 8:30 p.m. at the Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville. Kouzes, discussing trainers' roles in developing leadership, will speak beginning at 6 p.m.

"We're really excited about having Jim at our event since he's so well known and such an influence on leadership issues," Mt. Diablo Chapter President Tina Lo said. "You can't walk away from his presentations without feeling inspired."

Kouzes is no stranger to those involved in leadership. The Leadership Challenge, now in its fourth edition, has sold more than one million copies, is available in eleven languages, and has been a selection of the Macmillan Executive Book Club and the Fortune Book Club. He is an executive fellow at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He served as president, then CEO and chairman of the Tom Peters Company from 1988 through 2000, and previously directed the Executive Development Center at Santa Clara University.

Tickets for the October 21st event are $50 per person.

For more information or to register, please visit the Mt. Diablo Chapter website at


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