Think Tank to Stimulate New Ideas About Human Capital

The Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement announced its annual Think Tank. Here  is the press release on the event:

Think Tank to Stimulate New Ideas about Human Capital

FORUM’s Oct. 14 ‘Who’s In Charge Now?’ event features

author, CEO Michael Lee Stallard

August 18, 2009 NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Today’s economy requires businesses to pay ever-closer attention to the value that people bring to their organizations and their role in the human value connection that bonds companies to their employees and customers. The Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement offers business leaders an opportunity to explore these issues and find solutions at its second Think Tank symposium titled, Who’s in Charge Now? Thriving in an Employee Led Economy, on Wed., Oct. 14, 2009 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

“The 2009 Think Tank is designed to provide education and insight on how people performance strategies can have a positive impact on their organization, and to create a networking opportunity for individuals who have a shared commitment to strategies that support people in the workplace,” said FORUM President Michelle M. Smith, CPIM, CRP. The target audience for this year’s event includes both high-level corporate executives and a broad panel of academic researchers specializing in people performance issues.

Smith noted that the FORUM has signed a dynamic expert in management-employee relations, Michael Lee Stallard, as its “Think Tank” keynote speaker. Stallard is co-founder, president and CEO of E Pluribus Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in helping leaders create “Connection Cultures” to form strong bonds among the management, employees, and customers of an organization. Clients have included Wachovia, Lockheed Martin, and UBS.

In addition, Stallard is the primary author of the book Fired Up or Burned Out, and contributing author of the book What Managers Say, What Employees Hear. Stallard is former chief marketing officer for businesses at Morgan Stanley and Charles Schwab.  For more on Stallard, visit his web site at

A key feature of the conference is that participants will have ample opportunity to discuss the topics most important to them with peers, as well as with academic and people performance experts.

The event includes a reception on the evening of Oct. 13. Registration fees are $250 for corporate participants and $150 for academic/student participants. For more information on the FORUM Think Tank, call (630) 369-7780 or visit

The Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement ( is a research center within the Medill Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) graduate program at Northwestern University. A central objective of the Forum is to develop and disseminate knowledge about communications, motivation and management so that businesses can better design, implement and manage people-based initiatives for inside and outside an organization.

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Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement

1601 N. Bond Street, Suite 303

Naperville, IL 60563


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