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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Learn How Lifelong Learning Organizations Attract and Retain Good Employees

North Jersey Partners will host a free half-day seminar at NJIT to help organizations retain their employees. Entitled “Building a Lifelong Learning Organization: Best Practices from the Frontline,” the free seminar will be held Dec. 3, 2009 at 9 a.m. NJ Deputy Commissioner of Labor, James Moore, will open the program. The seminar will introduce a “Lifelong Learning Toolkit” that explains how organizations can develop a long-term strategy to attract, recruit, develop, and retain talented employees.

Since seating is limited, please register before Nov. 27, 2009 by calling Gwendetta Scantling at NJIT at (973) 596-3063 or visit the North Jersey Partners Web site at www.northjerseypartners.org and click on calendar of events.

Organizations must focus on attracting and retaining the best employees, especially in tough economic times when all companies need high-performance workers. The CEO of Hatch Mott MacDonald, Nicholas DiNichilo, will discuss how his global engineering company implements the lifelong learning model and how it strategically leads to his company’s success. 

In addition, Jeanne Meister, a leader in best practices as well as a consultant and author of New Learning Playbook, will introduce a toolkit for developing lifelong learning organizations as well as moderate a panel of professionals who implement best practices.

The panelists include Palisades Medical Center Vice President of Human Resources Donna Cahill; and Newark Alliance CEO, former PSE&G President and Bell Atlantic-New Jersey CEO Alfred C. Koeppe. Other panelists will include human resources manager for Estee Lauder Companies, Matt Lascari, and the director for workforce planning and development of PSE&G, Dave Lyons. Micro-Stamping Corporation Human Resources Director Tania Reivich will also be there.

North Jersey Partners is an innovative regional partnership of public, private and government organizations collaborating to deliver programs, training, and support to ensure the continuity of a skilled workforce to drive economic growth in northern New Jersey. This conference is funded by North Jersey Partners through the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development grant through the U.S. Department of Labor Education and Training Administration.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.