National Summit Will Explore Key Issues

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<strong>Washington &mdash; Jan. 7</strong><br />The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator advancing the science of strategic talent management, announced it will hold its third annual National Human Capital Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 10-12, with a Benefit Golf Tournament on March 9.<br /><br />The leadership conference, where talent meets business strategy, brings together forward-thinking executives; human resources leaders; business line managers and organizational development visionaries from Fortune 1000 companies; fast-growth small and medium businesses; and government agencies, offering them multiple opportunities to share insights, discuss trends and learn how others are transforming talent management within their organizations.<br /><br />HCI&rsquo;s 2008 summit sessions are divided among three learning tracks: leadership, performance and talent, with additional events on diversity. The leadership track will explore the next practices in talent development, employee engagement and what it takes to become a talent leader within any organization. The performance track will focus on defining, implementing and measuring innovated talent management programs and cultivating and spreading high-performance. In addition, the talent track will continue discussions on the next practices of acquiring, developing and retaining the best talent that will drive business strategy.<br /><br />&ldquo;By focusing on three cornerstones of human capital management, the 2008 Summit aims to provide attendees with an opportunity to focus in on areas and issues that are most important their organization,&rdquo; said Allan Schweyer, HCI&rsquo;s president and executive director. &ldquo;This year&rsquo;s conference features some of the world&rsquo;s most respected thought leaders and corporate executives who will share innovative solutions for evolving talent management challenges.&rdquo;<br /><br />The Human Capital Institute&rsquo;s 2008 Summit includes keynote addresses by C.K. Prahalad, renowned consultant, award-winning author and distinguished professor of strategy at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Jeffrey Pfeffer, Ph.D., author and professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University; and Susan Packard, president of brand outreach for HGTV. Track speakers include Robert Cross, professor of management at the University of Virginia and research director of The Network Roundtable; Susan Annunzio, adjunct professor of management at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and president and CEO of the Center for High Performance (CfHP); Julie Gilbert, senior vice president of retail training for Best Buy; Neal Thornberry, Ph.D., faculty director at the Babson School of Executive Education; Stephen Zacarro, Ph.D., professor of organizational psychology at George Mason University; Haiyan Wang, managing director of the China India Institute.<br />

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