Innovations in Leadership Development from Interaction Associates Featured at the Conference Board's 2009 Leadership Development Conference Medtronic Added to the Agenda

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Medtronic has been added to the roster of top companies that will present with leadership development experts from Interaction Associates (IA) at the Conference Board's 2008 Leadership Development Conference, to be held in two different cities over four days in May and June, 2009.

said Jean McNulty of The Conference Board.

Medtronic has been added to the roster of top companies that will present with leadership development experts from Interaction Associates (IA) at the Conference Board's 2008 Leadership Development Conference, to be held in two different cities over four days in May and June, 2009.

IA's groundbreaking work to develop leaders across different industries will be featured at the Leadership Development Conference, to be held in New York May 14-15, 2009, and in San Diego on Coronado Island June 4-5, 2009.

The session "Leading in the High-Performance Organization" will focus on Medtronic's Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management (CRDM) business unit. Medtronic currently is focused on developing leaders as one of the company's top five strategic priorities for 2009, in light of aggressive competition and a shifting market. Medtronic's leadership development efforts in its CRDM business unit are aimed at increasing capability in: Leading the Business, Leading People, and Leading in a Matrix.

Leadership Development Conference attendees at the Interaction Associates & Medtronic session will learn about CRDM's multi-tiered leadership development process with assessment tools, a business simulation and pre- and post- workshop application activities. The session will also focus on how Medronic's CRDM unit is working to realize improved overall organizational effectiveness through consistent leadership practices. Speakers in New York are Jim McDermid, Vice President, CRDM Human Resources, Medtronic, Inc. and Jay Cone, Senior Consultant, Interaction Associates. In San Diego, McDermid's co-presenter will be Marybeth Tahar, Chair of the Board, Interaction Associates.

"This year's conference is focused on "Building the Organizational Capability to Lead in Complex, Uncertain Times," said Jean McNulty of The Conference Board. "Interaction Associates is part of an outstanding line up of CEOs, thought leaders, researchers, and world-class Leadership Development innovators to present at the conference - an annual event that participants rate very highly for timely topics, speakers and actionable ideas," McNulty added.

For details on the 2009 Leadership Conference, please visit the Conference Board website
Medtronic CRDM: Leading in a High-Performance Organization.

About Interaction Associates:
Interaction Associates (IA) has nearly 40 years' experience in helping companies find breakthrough solutions to business challenges. IA's integrated management consulting and learning and development services have been used by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. Interaction Associates helps these enterprises set strategic direction, inspire commitment, and build leadership capabilities, leveraging the power of collaborative action for long-term, sustainable results. Learn more at http://interactionassociates.com/.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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