Professional Development Showcase Announced for Chicago Area

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Employee Development Systems, Inc. (EDSI), an industry leader in professional development, is holding a professional development showcase for area business leaders on October 26, 2012. The half-day informational session will include a continental breakfast, a course overview of Increasing Personal Effectiveness, Communicating to Manage Performance, and Professional Presence in a Casual World, as well as a networking session and lunch.

Employee Development Systems, Inc.

According to a recent survey, 74% of leaders believe that professoinal development will expand in the next 36 months, and 84% of leaders plan to offer collaborative classroom training focused on interpersonal communication skills.

Results of an EDSI study of thought leaders in the area of professional development show that 74% believe professional development will expand in the next 36 months. This is a reflection of the industry’s requirement to train current staff for new challenges and calibrate new staff to the level of productivity and professionalism required to steer and grow their organization. Because of the gap in professionalism seen in the current workplace, 84% of leaders plan to offer collaborative classroom training focused on interpersonal communication skills.

For over 32 years, EDSI’s client portfolio has utilized professional development programs as a foundation for building personal accountability, developing teams and creating organizational alignment. And now, developing performance practices to achieve results has never been more important. Employee Development Systems, Inc. (EDSI) has found that the Employee Development Showcase is a useful venue for organizations across industries to develop their employee development strategy.

This half-day professional development showcase gives organizations the information they need about performance management, professionalism and effectiveness programs, as well as current training trends. Attendees can print and return the registration form call 800-282-3374, or register online at

EDSI works with clients to implement a strategy of building the skills that support a pipeline of leadership. The upcoming showcase will introduce solutions that will enable organizations to help their employees think innovatively; manage performance to build and sustain leadership goals; take ownership for personal productivity and engagement; and develop trust and alignment with teams.

Attendees will receive: complete program overviews, the opportunity to view complete course materials, answers to questions about implementation, idea exchange with key training professionals and information about current training trends.

About Employee Development Systems, Inc. Employee Development Systems, Inc. is a Colorado-based professional development firm that was founded in 1979 and offers employee development, management development, leadership and professionalism courses and accompanying behavioral style assessments, surveys and other tools. Employee Development Systems, Inc. provides services worldwide to Fortune 500 clients as well as small to medium-sized businesses.

The organization’s mission is to enhance the interpersonal skills needed to perform at a more productive level, to develop a workforce that adapts to change, and is creative and innovative and to make the client organization the employer of choice. This is accomplished through establishing trust, building relationships and fostering behavioral change. Employee Development Systems, Inc. training and development initiatives address employee engagement, multiple generations in the workplace and the ramifications of social media and collaboration.

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