Racing Stars to Reveal Secrets to “High Performance” at NETg’s “High Performance e-Learning” Event in Las Vegas

March 9, 2001

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – NETg, powering intelligent decisions through learning for the Global 2000, today announced that NASCAR greats Geoffrey, Brett and Todd Bodine will appear at NETg’s annual e-Learning industry event, NETglobal 2001.

The Bodines, tight-knit brothers and top-notch competitors, will share their hard-won insights about preparation, practice and precision, and how all three factor into high-performance. NETglobal 2001 will be held in Las Vegas, April 4-6 at the Bellagio Hotel.

“We are delighted to welcome the Bodine brothers to NETglobal 2001,” said Gary Lopez, president and CEO of NETg. “They are living proof that training and teamwork help fuel racing and business organizations alike, putting both in a position to win. In their profession, the Bodines are expected to make split-second decisions, counting on their entire teams to work together as a well-oiled machine. We think Geoffrey, Brett and Todd exemplify our belief that world-class performance comes from knowledge, practice and preparation.”

On his official NASCAR website, Brett Bodine describes stock car racing as a “job about communications and combinations.” Lopez agreed, “Learning organizations also create dynamic communications environments that present infinite combinations for winning. NETglobal is the place to see some of those winning combinations in action.”

Learning Visionaries

Netglobal 2001 will feature an impressive line-up of e-Learning visionaries. The keynote speaker for NETglobal 2001 is Elliott Masie, internationally renowned online learning expert and president of The Masie Center, a global think tank that focuses on learning and technology. Other speakers include:

  • Jack Groppel, Ph.D., author of the acclaimed book, The Corporate Athlete and co-founder of LGE Performance Systems

  • Peter Senge, Ph.D., chairperson of the Society for Organizational Learning and author of several books, including The Fifth Discipline

  • Thomas Stewart, award-winning editor and columnist for Fortune magazine, and author of the groundbreaking book, Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations

In addition, Brandon Hall, a leading independent researcher in the field of e-Learning, will once again moderate the “Industry e-Briefing.” This lively roundtable discussion between industry experts and audience members is back by popular demand.

Learning Sessions: Stories of Real-World Implementations

A key feature of NETglobal 2001 is its Learning Sessions, which provide a forum for continuous improvement among companies implementing e-Learning solutions. NETg’s customers and experts explore e-Learning benefits and challenges, and discuss best practices with others in this burgeoning industry.

“NETglobal 2001 is being staged just as companies worldwide are discovering the competitive advantages of creating and sustaining learning organizations,” said Lopez. “Hundreds of training, technology and management professionals from around the world attend NETglobal to review the latest innovations and trends in the e-Learning industry.”

For more information or to register for NETglobal 2001, visit, or call 877-561-6384.

About NETg

NETg, a subsidiary of Boston-based Harcourt General, Inc. (NYSE: H), is powering intelligent decisions through learning for the Global 2000. The company has a portfolio of over 1,000 courses in several languages, covering professional IT, desktop and personal development skills and serves over 4,000 customers worldwide. NETgs proven learning techniques are based on an innovative course architecture developed by NETg in the early 1990s – The NETg Learning Object (NLO). The company leads the industry with a full range of e-Learning solutions incorporating Internet services and interactivity with over 75,000 learning objects for leading companies such as Daimler-Chrysler, Honeywell, Procter & Gamble and Dow Chemical. NETgs worldwide headquarters are located in Naperville, Illinois, USA. For more information visit NETg at