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Bersin & Associates Brings Human Capital & Learning Insights to Washington

First-ever Federal IMPACT Conference, Presented with Premiere Partner Booz Allen Hamilton, to Showcase Lessons Learned by Private Sector Organizations

Oakland, CA – August 4, 2011 – Bersin & Associates, the premier research and consulting firm empowering HR organizations to drive bottom-line impact, today announced its first-ever Federal IMPACT 2011 conference. It will feature insights into what government agencies can learn from large, complex private sector organizations that have emerged successfully from the recent economic downturn.

Themed “Emerging Strong: What Works in Tough Times,” and presented with partner Booz Allen Hamilton, the one-day event is scheduled for October 20 at Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

“As many private sector companies recover from the recession, our research indicates the public sector continues to struggle with multiple issues including dramatic budget cuts, an aging workforce and pending retirements, and the low retention of recent hires,” said Josh Bersin, chief executive officer and president, Bersin & Associates. “This conference is filled with pragmatic, proven talent and learning strategies, solutions and research that have already helped similar private sector organizations and that may allow the federal sector to emerge stronger from the recession and ready for better times.”

The conference agenda features benchmarks, tools, and analysis that government agencies can use to improve their effectiveness. It also will feature:

  • Josh Bersin, Chief Executive Officer and President, on Winning Talent Strategies for the Federal Market
  • Bob Danna, Senior Vice President, Talent Management, on a Strategic Approach to Attracting and Managing Tomorrow’s Workforce
  • David Mallon, Principal Analyst, on Enabling Your Agency with High-Impact Learning
  • Barb Arth, Senior Analyst, Leadership Development, on Developing Agency Leaders Who Make a Difference

Additional special activities include a panel on Driving Impact in Your Agency, facilitated by Booz Allen Hamilton Principal Jeff Pon.

Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Executive Advisor Ron Sanders emphasized the importance of providing relevant, practical, research-based insights to help government agencies tackle talent and learning demands at a time when these agencies are tasked to efficiently maximize resources with shrinking budgets.

”Working together, government agencies can identify and understand proven strategies and best practices to help them transform their operations and achieve their goals,” Sanders said.

Full details are available at: http://federalimpact.bersin.com/Overview.aspx To attend, go to conference registration.

Those interested in learning more about Bersin & Associates and its WhatWorks® membership may email info@bersin.com or call (510) 251-4400.

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About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates empowers HR and learning organizations to drive bottom-line impact through world-class research and consulting. The company's WhatWorks® membership gives human resources, talent and learning professionals the information and tools they need to drive change in their organizations as strategic business partners.

Bersin & Associates members use our insights and tools to benchmark themselves against best practices, design and implement programs across the HR, talent and learning spectrum and select and implement systems. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide, including more than half of the Fortune 100, use Bersin & Associates research and consulting to guide their HR, talent and learning strategies.