Vangent to Sponsor HCI’s Learning Initiatives

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<p><strong>Washington, D.C. &mdash; June 19</strong><br />The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Vangent, (formerly Pearson Government Solutions and Pearson Performance Solutions), a provider of talent management solutions, have announced that Vangent will sponsor HCI&#39;s High-Impact Learning education and research track, one of several topics addressed in HCI&#39;s Talent Development community of interest, a community HCI considers critical for organizations seeking to leverage human capital.<br /><br />The track focuses on more-effective approaches to addressing organizational talent gaps. </p><p>To maximize investments in learning and development, organizations need to focus on changing behaviors and improving performance in linchpin positions, those with the highest correlation between high personal performance and superior business performance. </p><p>Cosing performance gaps isn&#39;t as easy as creating a learning program around those high performer skills and attributes, however. </p><p>It is essential to know which employees have high potential and how to target development programs toward them to accelerate their transformation into high performers. </p><p>It is also critical to leverage advanced learning strategies, which provide rapid and self-sustaining performance results. </p><p>These steps move organizations beyond traditional instructional systems design or organizational development strategy into the realm of high-impact learning.<br /><br />&quot;Visionary companies recognize that in order to gain competitive advantage it is essential to identify high performers and build on their skills,&quot; said Allan Schweyer, HCI president and executive director. &quot;HCI&#39;s High-Impact Learning track provides human capital professionals with information and insight to help them maximize learning initiatives in their organizations.&quot;<br /><br />A panel of expert advisers explores best and next practices in integrating learning and performance. </p><p>Track advisers are Virginia Clark, SAP vice president of organization and talent management; Paul H. Elliott, Exemplary Performance LLC president; James Holincheck, Gartner research vice president; Karen Kocher, CIGNA vice president of enterprise learning; Leighanne Levensaler, Bersin &amp; Associates principal analyst; and Lisa Rowan, IDC program manager for HR and talent management services.</p><p>Webcasts, white papers, education and other resources provide human capital professionals with tools to facilitate the process.<br /><br />&quot;The skilled labor shortage is here, and organizations are facing significant challenges in maintaining talent levels across critical job functions. As a result, integrating talent identification and talent planning with performance-based learning and organizational development is essential,&quot; said David Fabianski, president of Vangent&#39;s human capital business. &quot;We&#39;re pleased to support the Human Capital Institute to help educate organizations about best practices in learning and performance.&quot;</p>

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