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GP Strategies and Future Workplace Launch Future Workplace University

COLUMBIA, Md. and NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation and Future Workplace announced today a strategic partnership to provide a new set of leadership offerings under an initiative called Future Workplace University – the corporate training arm for developing employees around the concepts of the Future Workplace.

This innovative series of programs is designed to help executives, managers and individuals develop strategic solutions to address the challenges impacting workplaces in the coming decade. The impetus for the creation of Future Workplace University (and the source of much of its curriculum) comes from the groundbreaking work of author and workplace futurist Jeanne C. Meister and her executive development firm, Future Workplace.

The first set of courses will be available starting today and include:

  • The Leader in 2025 – An updated and dynamic review of the current trends affecting leadership in today’s organizations
  • Building Your Global Perspective – A learning experience to help leaders expand their cultural perspectives and capitalize on the opportunities presented by the global marketplace
  • Building Generational IQ – A program focused on how to get the most from a multigenerational workforce
  • Influencing Across the Matrix – A program that helps leaders not just navigate, but thrive, in a matrix structure
  • Leading in a Virtual Environment – A course presenting methods to overcome the increasingly common challenge of leading those who are geographically remote

"This new partnership and these cutting-edge solutions will allow us to assist many more global organizations and provide local, trained expertise to assist leaders in addressing the changes we see in the workforce and workplace. Our workplaces are experiencing radical disruptions, and it is important that organizations plan ahead to embrace the opportunities and challenges in the future of work," said Meister, Founding Partner of Future Workplace. She is the co-author of the award-winning book The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today and recipient of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Distinguished Contribution Award recognizing her continuing impact on the field of workplace learning.

"I have worked with Jeanne Meister for a number of years, and I am excited about the launch of Future Workplace University. By providing these world-class programs, we can help the next generation of leaders make better business decisions, improve their ability to manage risk and be successful in the volatile and uncertain world in which they operate," stated Don Duquette, GP Strategies Executive Vice President, Learning Services.

About Future Workplace

Future Workplace is an executive development firm dedicated to rethinking and re-imagining the workplace. Future Workplace works with heads of talent management, human resources, corporate learning and diversity to prepare for the changes impacting recruitment, employee development and engagement. Future Workplace also hosts the 2020 Workplace Network, an Executive Council whose members include senior executives in Corporate Learning, Talent & Human Resources from over 50 Fortune 500 organizations who come together to discuss, debate and share "next" practices impacting the workplace and workforce of the future. Additional information on Future Workplace and 2020 Workplace Network can be found at http://futureworkplace.com/our-network/.

Meister is currently working with Kevin Mulcahy, Strategic Partner, Future Workplace, on a new book providing insight into the ways companies are navigating the next set of disruptions in the workplace. McGraw-Hill will publish this new book in 2016.

About GP Strategies
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ 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 www.gpstrategies.com.

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