SumTotal Systems to Lead Web Seminar on Organizational Change with Cendant, Fidelity Investments and Vodafone
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–April 9, 2004–SumTotal Systems (Nasdaq:SUMT), the industry’s largest provider of business performance and learning technologies, services and processes, today announced that it will host a Web seminar entitled “Accelerating Organizational Change and Competitiveness” at 9 a.m. PST on Tuesday, April 13.
SumTotal was invited by Microsoft to host the online panel discussion as part of a series of free business-building Web seminars the global software leader is presenting.
Participating in the discussion will be June Hanson, director, learning and development at Cendant, a global provider of real estate, travel and financial services; Rick Williams, vice president, employee education at Fidelity Investments; and Gordon Bull, director of the Vodafone Global Campus at telecomm giant Vodafone Group Plc. These corporate learning experts will discuss how to manage cultural change while introducing new approaches to learning that include the use of multiple technologies.
“More companies today are implementing learning technologies to address critical global business challenges, increase employee productivity, integrate learning into employee career development and converge with knowledge management,” said Kathryn Perkins, director of client solutions at SumTotal, and the panel’s moderator. “To do this, an organization’s key stakeholders and champions for learning technologies need to expand how an organization perceives, designs and uses information, training and learning. To accelerate change in an organization the learning environment must move beyond one-size-fits-all learning and provide targeted training, access to just-in-time information, learning through collaboration and human capital strategies.”
SumTotal’s expertise is in helping companies strategically apply a comprehensive suite of learning applications, services and solutions in order to generate bottom line results such as increased revenues, decreased expenses and reduced operational cycle time.
In addition to discussing cultural change around learning technology implementations, SumTotal also will ask the panelists to outline concrete methods for maximizing the use and impact of these technologies across the entire extended enterprise. These include:
- — Gaining organizational buy-in for the initiative
— Identifying success metrics to measure increased competitiveness
— Designing information and training using a blended approach for rapid deployment
— Integrating learning technologies into other human capital and knowledge management strategies
— Using learning as a competitive edge in your industry
To register for “Accelerating Organizational Change and Competitiveness,” go to www.livemeeting.com . (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser’s URL address field.)
The session will be presented on Microsoft(R) Office Live Meeting which provides real time collaboration solutions that enable businesses to conduct meetings over the Internet. To learn more about Live Meeting visit www.livemeeting.com.
About SumTotal Systems, Inc.
SumTotal Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:SUMT) is the industry’s largest single provider of business performance and learning technologies, processes and services. Formed by the merger of industry pioneers Docent and Click2learn, the company is uniquely focused on helping organizations harness and manage mission-critical intellectual power to solve real-world business problems and produce significant bottom-line results. SumTotal Systems has helped accelerate performance and profit for more than 600 of the world’s best-known companies, including Microsoft, Cingular Wireless, Vodafone, Lucent, Accenture, Cendant, Harley-Davidson, Wyeth, Wachovia and D & B. SumTotal Systems is headquartered in Mt. View, CA, with offices throughout the US, as well as London, Paris, Heidelberg, Sydney, Tokyo and Hyderabad, India. For more information please visit www.sumtotalsystems.com or call 1-866-SMTOTAL.
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