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Bersin & Associates Announces Partnership with the OPM GoLearn Program for Enterprise Learning and Talent Management in Federal Agencies

Partnership designed to help federal agencies achieve greater business impact, guide investments, and expedite major projects related to learning and talent management; Industry research and advisory services targeted toward the needs of federal agencies.

Oakland, CA – June 20, 2006 – Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm solely focused on enterprise learning and its organizational impact, today announced a strategic partnership with GoLearn, a program office within the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, to meet the unique needs of government learning organizations. The partnership makes Bersin & Associates learning-related research and advisory services, including the Fast Lane to Learning program, directly available to federal agencies at special pricing. The partnership has a dedicated website at http://golearn.elearningresearch.com/site/new_golearn.asp.

“Learning and talent management are critical issues for federal agencies, with an anticipated 30% of workers reaching retirement age within the next 10 years,” said Josh Bersin, president of Bersin & Associates. “Our experience and research can help agencies implement and expand learning-related initiatives more rapidly and cost efficiently, while realizing maximum value from investments.” 

GoLearn and Bersin & Associates have also created the Fast Lane to Learning program, an advisory services program for federal agencies designed to facilitate strategy development, education, and change management. The program includes an organizational assessment, scorecard and recommendations, custom workshops and webinars, and ongoing access to analysts.

Through the partnership, learning executives and managers can access Bersin & Associates research library, which contains more than 9,000 pages of research, best practices, and case studies. Federal research members also have access to periodic market updates, special web casts, and industry analysts.

GoLearn and Bersin & Associates are also making available to all federal learning and HR professionals a free research-based newsletter, tailored to the interests of federal agencies. To sign up, go to http://golearn.elearningresearch.com/site/regnews_golearn.asp.
For more information on Bersin & Associates research and advisory services, email Allen Keetch at akeetch@bersin.com .

About GoLearn
GoLearn provides comprehensive human capital solutions to assist agencies with every phase of the human resource development lifecycle. GoLearn’s mission is to be a catalyst for transforming the way government manages human capital. By effectively and efficiently implementing solutions that align workforce development and organizational goals, GoLearn’s clients achieve improved mission attainment.

GoLearn is currently working with 24 of the 26 scorecard agencies in their efforts to develop the federal workforce. The program has remained focused on helping agencies “get to green” through the strategic, systematic and continuous development of federal human capital. For additional information about the GoLearn Program, email GoLearnBD@opm.gov or call 202-606-2029.

About Bersin & Associates
Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory firm solely focused on corporate-learning with a comprehensive research program targeted to the needs of learning professionals and executives. In 2001, Bersin & Associates introduced the What Works series, primary research that offers learning and HR practitioners’ factual and practical insight that can improve program effectiveness and results, reduce costs, and avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes. The company specializes in six research areas: planning and strategy, blended learning, content development, learning management systems and infrastructure, measurement and analytics, and talent management. The company develops industry-leading research studies and provides advisory services to corporations and e-learning vendors. For more information, go to www.bersin.com or call (813) 289-2923.

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