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American Management Association Presents and Exhibits at ASTD 2014

Contact:Jennifer Jones
[email protected]

ARLINGTON, VA 5/6/2014

AMA experts discuss engaging employees, developing global leaders and talent transformation solutions

The American Management Association (AMA), the global leader of comprehensive talent development, joins more than 9,000 learning colleagues from around the globe at the ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition, held this week in Washington, D.C., May 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

AMA serves this year as a Platinum Sponsor at ASTD and kicked off their first of three sessions on May 5 in the government pavilion. Stewart Liff, renowned government human resource and performance management expert, author, and AMA Enterprise facilitator, spoke on ‘Engaging and Motivating Government Employees,’ providing attendees with the latest strategies in the areas of motivating employees and team development.


“ASTD is a wonderful way to connect with people at all levels in the training and development industry,” said Sam Davis, Vice President, AMA Enterprise Government Solutions. “The high attendance in Mr. Liff’s session was a great indication of government professionals’ keen interest in training that motivates and engages employees.”

AMA’s second session also took place on May 5, where Vivianna Guzman, Executive Vice President, AMA, and Jay Jamrog, Senior Vice President, Research, i4cp, spoke on ‘How High-Performing Organizations are Developing Global Leaders at All Levels.’ This session highlighted the results of a comprehensive study on best practices in global leadership development. Conducted by i4cp, American Management Association, and Training magazine, this annual study examines which leadership competencies combine to make effective global leaders, what learning programs high-performing organizations are focusing on, and how these companies build more influential leaders at all levels. Participants received complimentary copies of the research and discussed insights from the findings.

Taking place today, May 6, AMA’s third session will focus on ‘Talent Transformation Solutions for Global Leadership,’ and will also be presented by Vivianna Guzman and Jay Jamrog. This session will look at how the role of leaders at all levels is changing and becoming much more critical, especially the role of the individual contributor and immediate supervisor. Research conducted by i4cp and American Management Association reveals four leadership behaviors that are gaining in importance for building and sustaining high performance in global organizations: Execution, Influence, Relationship Building, and Strategic Thinking. This session will explore how to identify, assess, develop, and measure these important components of global leadership.

About AMA Enterprise

With 90 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: Jennifer Jones, Director of Marketing, AMA Enterprise, 917-304-9233, [email protected], or Sandy Levine, [email protected], 301-924-0330.

AMA is one of the most widely recognized leaders in business training, having provided corporate training solutions for over 95 years. From leadership, communication and managerial training to sales, customer service and analytical skills, AMA has developed a vast array of content and training solutions to help individuals and organizations achieve business results . Each year, AMA delivers thousands of seminars and courses across the United States. With courses offered in a  classroom near you or live online, AMA is a flexible, convenient resource for all of your organization's talent development needs. AMA also offers customized solutions based on your specific talent development requirements.