Washington D.C. June 17, 2005 -- The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a non-profit think tank, professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and SFU Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU), consistently ranked among Canada’s top comprehensive universities, announced today a partnership to develop a series of Human Capital Leadership programs for the Vancouver area. As a key component of the agreement, SFU Business will host a series of live Network events featuring executives, faculty, and other leaders who have successfully integrated talent management strategies into their organizations. "We look forward to working with SFU Business at their new Segal Graduate School of Business," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "When SFU's new, state-of-the-art graduate business education facility opens in September 2005, it will be the perfect environment for our partnership’s networking events for the Vancouver professional community." The first Network event is a breakfast seminar that will take place at SFU Harbour Centre on Wednesday, July 6, and will feature Dave Lefkow, Director of Market Development for Jobster and award-winning author of numerous articles on technology, recruiting and branding. Lefkow's topic, "Let the Games Begin! Hiring Top Talent" will provide an insightful look at the upcoming "perfect storm" of employment forces: the convergence of a booming economy in British Columbia, the upcoming Olympics and significant demographic factors in the labor market. Lefkow will tie these issues to practical ways the business community can engage in forward-looking workforce planning and innovative recruiting techniques. For more information about the event and to register, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.net/events_networks.html This inaugural Human Capital Leadership event is being held in conjunction with a two-day Campus Recruiting Forum, featuring HCI's Executive Director, Allan Schweyer, and other prominent recruiting experts. The mission of the forum is to provide organizations the intensive training, exchange of ideas and innovations needed to succeed. The program is timely for the Vancouver area, given the recruiting challenges many sectors are now facing. To learn more or register for the Campus Recruiting Forum, please visit: www.campusrecruiting.ca "By partnering with high-caliber organizations like the Human Capital Institute, SFU Business continues a heritage of innovative programming that brings leading-edge management thinking to the Vancouver business community,” said Ernie Love, Dean of SFU Business. "With access to HCI’s next generation research and tools SFU Business will continue to provide practical strategies and best practices to those who recognize that effectively managing talent is key to remaining competitive." ABOUT SFU BUSINESS: SFU Business is the preeminent provider of executive leadership education in the Vancouver area. Since pioneering Canada’s first executive MBA program in 1968, SFU Business has developed innovative MBA programs for the technology and biotechnology sectors and the financial sector. These graduate business programs, including the new Master of Financial Risk Management launching this September, will be housed in the newly refurbished Segal Graduate School of Business at the corner of Granville and Pender Streets in the heart of Vancouver’s business district. For more information about all these programs, visit www.sfubusiness.ca ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE: The Human Capital Institute is a nonprofit think tank, educator, and professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices with individuals and organizations. HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management and measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, consultants, human resources, strategic search, organizational development professionals, talent managers and executives. For more information, please visit: www.humancapitalinstitute.net This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: www.HRmarketer.com ) on behalf of the company listed above.