GlobalEnglish to Sponsor Human Capital Institute's 'Global Team Productivity' Education and Community Track

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and think tank advancing the science of strategic talent management, has announced that GlobalEnglish, the leading provider of online learning and support for business English communication, is sponsoring a new HCI online education and community track focused on improving productivity among members of global teams, those business teams whose members work in offices across the globe, represent different cultures, and speak different primary languages. As track sponsor, GlobalEnglish will present a webcast, Developing Global Teams: What Team Leaders Need to Know, on Wednesday, February 4 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

Now, more than ever, businesses need productive, global teams to deliver results, and through this track, we can help educate the business community on the importance of a common language and other best practices necessary for creating effective global teams.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and think tank advancing the science of strategic talent management, has announced that GlobalEnglish, the leading provider of online learning and support for business English communication, is sponsoring a new HCI online education and community track focused on improving productivity among members of global teams, those business teams whose members work in offices across the globe, represent different cultures, and speak different primary languages.

Global Team Productivity is among several topics addressed in HCI's Talent Development community of interest, an online community within HCI's comprehensive strategic talent management education, collaboration and resource website, http://www.hci.org. The organization and its more than 140,000 global members consider the topic critical for organizations working to leverage human capital.

As track sponsor, GlobalEnglish will present a webcast, Developing Global Teams: What Team Leaders Need to Know, on Wednesday, February 4 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Featuring presenters Catherine Mercer Bing, CEO of ITAP International and Richard Taylor, Director of Integral Ventures, the webcast will review how leaders of cross-functional global teams can help their teams be productive to meet business goals. To register for the webcast, please visit hci.org/hci/tracks_teamwork.guid.

The Global Team Productivity track explores elements and practices essential to creating and maintaining productive global teams. Such teams represent a new paradigm for developing and retaining talent critical for achieving global competitive advantage. The track contains highly targeted information, research, education, discussion, and networking tools on the topic, as well as e-Briefings, blogs and other resources, selected and presented by expert advisors.

"Global teamwork relies on managing conflict, reaching convergence, a common language, insight to cultural expectations that affect team performance, and a platform for virtual learning and communication," said Joy Kosta, Senior Director of HCI Talent Practice Communities. "HCI is pleased that GlobalEnglish, an experienced provider of services that help organizations increase productivity through the development of a common language and allow global teams to think, act, and speak as one is sponsoring HCI's ever-growing community of interest on this topic."

"We are pleased to be partnering with HCI and sponsoring this important track," said Deepak Desai, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish Corporation. "Now, more than ever, businesses need productive, global teams to deliver results, and through this track, we can help educate the business community on the importance of a common language and other best practices necessary for creating effective global teams."

Talent leaders may access the Global Team Productivity track directly at http://www.hci.org/hci/tracks_teamwork.guid.

About GlobalEnglish Corporation:
GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning, and support for business English communication for the world's top companies. GlobalEnglish offers a scalable, on-demand solution that helps employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace.

The GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service(TM) provides learners with a unique blend of rich course content, progress assessment, and performance support. The service also offers live, real-time access to qualified English teachers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via voice and text. A complete suite of administration tools helps companies easily manage, measure, and track performance across the organization.

GlobalEnglish complements its world-class online Corporate Learning Service with a full range of implementation services, including a team of global consultants who partner with clients to ensure success.

GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Maersk, Procter & Gamble, Reuters, Unisys, and Wyeth.

For more information, please visit http://www.globalenglish.com or e-mail info@globalenglish.com.

About The Human Capital Institute:
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a global network of more than 140,000 members in 40 countries committed to shaping the world's new talent economy. Leaders, executives, and practitioners in HCI's network represent organizations of all sizes across public, charitable and government sectors, and collaborate on the next practices in strategic talent management. Through communities, education, events and research, HCI provides actionable, results-driven solutions to help members foster talent advantages to ensure organizational change for competitive results. In tandem with HCI's training, peer-to-peer learning, and public and private research on talent management best practices, the HCI Human Capital Strategist designation sets the bar for expertise in talent strategy, acquisition, development and new economy leadership. http://www.hci.org

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Danielle Busack Miguez
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650-246-6114
danielle.miguez (at) globalenglish.com

Human Capital Institute
Laura Polas or Aimee Diehl
866.538.1909
press (at) humancapitalinstitute.org

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