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Executive Next Practices Forum Examines a New Approach to Building a Learning Organization with Top SoCal Executives

A Group of Executive Level Panelists Discuss the Importance of Developing a Learning and Adapting Workforce

LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY (July 15, 2011) – The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will host two upcoming sessions for Los Angeles- and Orange County-area attendees. “Learning – Innovation – Growth Link” will be held on August 3 in Los Angeles at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business, and on August 4 at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business, Irvine campus. Both events will begin at 7:30 a.m.

“Staying competitive in today’s marketplace is growing increasingly complex with the integration of new technologies, expanding legislation and the escalating velocity of change,” says Scott Hamilton, Executive Next Practices Institute president and co-founder of Allign. “Today, more than ever, executives need to develop true learning teams. In this session, CEOs and talent development directors from major local companies will be on hand to share their next practices in leading dynamic workforces in a turbulent marketplace.”

The ENP will host key leaders from Kinecta, Experian, Time Warner, Bank of America and others to share their insights about using new training techniques. Dr. Mark Allen, a practitioner faculty of the Pepperdine Organization Theory and Management, and editor and co-author of The Next Generation of Corporate Universities and The Corporate University Handbook will serve as the session’s keynote thought leader and moderator.

Southern California business leaders who attend the “Learning – Innovation – Growth Link” presentation will analyze their current strategy and learn the risks of neglecting to implement targeted learning initiatives. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the strategy-learning link through specific case studies from companies such as Farmers Insurance, Kinecta and Mimi’s Café.

ENP gives its members a unique experience by implementing a highly-collaborative session format with top-level speakers on inventive topics in strategic and relevant business practices. Rather than a one-time session, association meeting or “fly-by” networking experience, ENP offers its members and guests a safe haven for honest and revealing discussion around emerging trends and “next practice” opportunities.

Over the course of a year, a full arc of strategic topics are covered so that ENP attendees–who comprise of a unique mix of the entire executive suite and its key advisors (HR, CFO, CMO, COO)–can look holistically at issues, gauge their personal impact, and examine relevant leadership applications. The ENP approach is aligned with the goals of its members. Its non-solicitation environment promotes long-term relationship-building and powerful connections amongst business leaders.

“The Learning – Strategy – Growth Link” will be held in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business – 6100 Center Drive West, Culver City, Calif. To register, visit

The Orange County session will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pepperdine Graziado School of Business in Irvine – 18111 Von Karman Avenue # 209. To register, visit

Register for $65 on or before July 30 for either event. The registration fee increases to $95 thereafter. To request an invitation or more information, please contact Scott Hamilton at 888.857.9722 or

About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, or call 888.857.9722.

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