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Bersin & Associates Announces Consulting Partnership with General Physics Corporation

GP Becomes First Certified Consulting Partner; Unique Partnership Program Gives GP Professionals Access to Proprietary Methodologies, Toolkits, and Research for Corporate Learning Engagements

Oakland, CA – August 25, 2009 – Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm to focus solely on enterprise learning and talent management, announced that General Physics Corporation (GP), the global performance solutions provider, has become the company’s first certified consulting partner.

Bersin & Associates recently established the Certified Consulting Partnership Program in order to extend availability of its proprietary methodologies for strategy and planning, technology selection and procurement, and customized benchmarking to select service providers. In addition to access to Bersin & Associates’ comprehensive research libraries, the program includes an intensive three-day training workshop for GP consultants, as well as regular, exclusive analyst briefings and project support sessions.

“Over the past three years, our proprietary, research-based methodologies have helped companies successfully tackle critical learning and talent management challenges and to ensure business impact,” said Bob Danna, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Bersin & Associates. “Our Certified Consulting Partner Program is designed to meet the market demand for such services and to ensure that select partners have the training, research resources, and continual analyst and advisory support to effectively employ our methodologies for the greatest advantage of their clients.

“GP is a widely recognized, global leader in enterprise learning and human performance solutions. The company has been on the cutting-edge of learning since its inception. These characteristics, coupled with the company’s expertise across industry sectors and its highly-trained, globally deployed professional services teams, make GP an ideal partner for Bersin & Associates.”

“Bersin & Associates is considered the pre-eminent independent research organization for enterprise learning and talent management,” said Doug Sharp, president of GP. “As a result of this partnership, GP’s learning leaders and customers will benefit from the application of research-based consulting and services. Bersin & Associates’ comprehensive, current, and in-depth research resources, combined with GP’s broad application, process, and technical knowledge across global enterprises and multiple industries, provides unparalleled support to the learning industry."

Bersin & Associates’ Certified Consulting Partner Program is designed to encompass these primary service areas: enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition. The company will select a strictly limited number of partners in each area.

About GP

GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP’s solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at

About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory firm focused solely on enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition. The company’s WhatWorks® membership program is designed to deliver actionable and practical guidance and to improve operational effectiveness and business impact to companies of all sizes and all industry sectors.

Bersin & Associates WhatWorks members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses designed to assist professionals in making fast and confident decisions. Members also have direct access to analysts and a wide range of tested tools and models to address both strategic and day-to-day challenges. More than 5,000 organizations have used Bersin & Associates’ research and advisory services to guide talent and corporate learning strategies.

Research areas include planning and strategy, learning programs and delivery, talent management, leadership development and succession planning, talent acquisition, technology and infrastructure, informal learning, social networking, measurement and analytics.

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