Elkridge, MD. October 28, 2010 – Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), a subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), held its first Learning Solutions Customer Forum Event at the Marriott Town Center in Redmond, Washington, on October 12 and 13, 2010. 

As a leading provider of learning outsourcing services, GP sponsored a benchmarking event that brought together leaders of corporate learning and development organizations and industry thought leaders. During this day-and-a-half event, hosted by Microsoft, participants shared their experiences and insights on various learning-related topics, such as the 2020 Workplace, Portalization of Learning, Learning Practices and Culture, and Virtual Instructor-Led Training. Attendees had the rare opportunity to tour Microsoft’s Envisioning Lab where they learned about Microsoft’s long-term vision for productivity and experienced prototypes and demonstrations currently under development.

Don Duquette, GP’s Executive Vice President, stated, “As companies navigate through the challenges of a recovering economy, a changing workplace and a tide of technological innovation, it’s critical for learning leaders to stay engaged and aware of industry trends and best practices in order to ensure they are bringing continuous value to their organizations. This event provided attendees the opportunity to validate their learning practices and to learn how others are addressing the challenges of managing their significant investment in employee development.”

Discussion topics were facilitated by GP and several experts from around the country who provided thought-provoking dialogue to stimulate group discussion. GP also hosted an evening reception where participants had another opportunity to get to know each other and build relationships for future benchmarking efforts.

A forum attendee, Andrew Snoey, Group Manager of Planning, Process and Quality SMSG Readiness for Microsoft stated, “The 2010 GP Customer Forum was a great opportunity to hear industry experts and other companies address our common issues – how to do more with less money, how to keep learners engaged in our content, and how to shift our traditional development models to meet tomorrow’s workplace culture.  I thoroughly enjoyed the speakers and look forward to attending again next year.” 

GP’s learning outsourcing services are ISO 9001:2008 registered, ensuring that our processes, services and products meet the highest quality standards.

About GP

GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP’s solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at http://gpworldwide.com/.

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