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AMA Senior VP Speaks at Government Training Conference: Topic of Succession Planning Engages TOC Annual Institute Attendees

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Contact:Jennifer Jones
jjones@amanet.org

ARLINGTON, VA 4/25/2012

April 25, 2012—Sandra Edwards, Senior Vice President, American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Solutions, led an insightful and engaging presentation on succession planning yesterday at the 2012 Training Officers Consortium (TOC) Annual Institute, held April 22–25 in Ocean City, MD.

Succession planning is a major challenge for many government organizations, as baby boomers retire, leaving a skills and knowledge gap. Ms. Edwards has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development, performance consulting, organizational change, and human capital management. As Senior Vice President, she provides leadership and strategy for AMA Enterprise, a division of AMA dedicated to helping enterprise and government organizations transform enterprisewide talent to fuel a culture of innovation and high performance. Ms. Edwards has been a featured speaker at conferences and client events worldwide, including the 2011 and 2010 ASTD International Conferences. She is coauthor of the book The High Performance Sales Organization, a contributor to the book The Alligator Trap, and author of multiple articles on workplace issues.

Ms. Edwards’ workshop, Putting Success Back Into Succession Planning For Leadership, Management and Supervisory Development, offered concrete steps government training officers can implement today to put success back into succession planning for their organization. A survey around succession planning was also distributed at the conference; to participate in this survey, please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y8HYGKG

“As the global leader of talent transformation dedicated to providing workplace learning for enterprise and government organizations, we at AMA Enterprise Government Solutions take training seriously,” said Edwards. “We were honored to share our insights on this topic with this dedicated group of government training and development specialists. And the survey will help us gather additional knowledge about current succession planning programs for managers and supervisors.”

About AMA Enterprise
With more than 85 years of experience and headquartered in New York, American Management Association (www.amanet.org) is a global leader of comprehensive talent development.  AMA Enterprise, a specialized division of AMA dedicated to building corporate and government solutions, transforms enterprise-wide talent to fuel a culture of innovation, high performance and optimal business results. For more information on AMA Enterprise Government Solutions please visit www.amaenterprise.org/gov.
Media contacts: Denise Devlin, Director of Marketing, AMA Enterprise, 212-903-7935, ddevlin@amanet.org, or Sandy Levine, slevine@adviceunlimited.net, 301-924-0330.