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AMSI and Sapient partner to create training guide
July 7, 2004
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Houston, Texas. -- The Applied Management Sciences Institute is collaborating with Dr. David Palumbo of Cambridge, Mass.-based Sapient, a business consulting and technology services firm, to produce the book Guidelines for Excellence in Training and Education. AMSI Press will publish the book, one of the initial volumes in AMSI's Guidelines for Excellence Series, in Spring 2005. Palumbo, who is vice president of Sapient's Learning Services practice, will serve as executive editor, along with William Lidwell, president of AMSI.

Guidelines for Excellence in Training and Education will incorporate contributions from numerous academics, researchers and practitioners in public education, higher education and corporate training. Through case studies, project examples and strategies, the book will provide practitioners with practical, research-based guidelines for achieving the highest caliber of training and education initiatives.

"While much effort has been put into understanding how people think and learn, to date no one has succeeded in effectively translating this understanding into clear, actionable language that practitioners can apply themselves," says Palumbo. "I am excited to take on the responsibility of ensuring this book organizes the right information, tools and lessons into one comprehensive guide for ensuring a successful learning environment that drives measurable results."

In his role as Guidelines editor, Palumbo will draw upon his experiences at Sapient helping Global 2000 companies develop and implement enterprise learning solutions to drive productivity and achieve a maximum return on their investments in learning.

"We are pleased to be working with someone who brings a deep understanding of learning to this very important initiative," says Jim Sitlington, Vice President of publishing at AMSI. "Dr. Palumbo has first-hand experience and expertise in all of the various facets of training and education, and is bringing together an all-star team of contributors to produce this book. With his leadership, we believe Guidelines for Excellence in Training and Education will become the standard 'tool of the trade' for anyone involved in the field of learning."

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