($GPX) GP Strategies held its 3rd Annual 2012 Customer Forum Event on October 4 and 5, 2012, at the James L. Allen Center on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. This event, hosted by Kellogg School of Management, offered a group of select GP Strategies customers and Learning and Talent Management leaders the opportunity to learn about the latest trends affecting Learning and Development and to share their experiences and network with their peers.
Attendance included several Fortune 500 companies, including 4 of the Company’s Top 10 customers, representing the following industries: Aerospace; Automotive; Financial, Banking, and Insurance; Food and Beverage; Government; Hospitality; and Information Technology.
The Forum kicked off with an engaging presentation by the respected industry thought leader Josh Bersin who spoke about new talent strategies that drive agility, global strength and employee engagement. Thought-provoking presentations on relevant topics such as innovation, creativity and social networking were facilitated by senior professors from the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University. Chris Rice, from the newly acquired BlessingWhite division, shared insights and proven strategies for building a culture of employee engagement. Additionally, participants received worthwhile information from both GP Strategies experts and client partners, including Hilton and Cigna who shared case studies and examples of experiences within their learning organizations.
Don Duquette, Executive Vice President for GP Strategies said, “It is critical for learning and development organizations to stay current with industry trends and best practices. The GP Strategies customer forum, now in its third year, provides learning and development leaders the opportunity to validate their learning practices, and to learn how others are addressing the challenges of managing their significant investment in employee development.”