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Herbert, Blum to Interact with TBF Delegates

Participants in the upcoming 2008 CPBIS TechnoBusiness Forum (TBF) will benefit from the expertise and experience of two recognized experts in the area of organizational excellence: Dr. Michael Herbert, senior vice president, the Sinclair Group, and Dr. Terry Blum, the founding director of Georgia Tech's Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE), an interdisciplinary unit that develops individual and organizational leadership capabilities for economic growth, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability.

Dr. Herbert’s profound knowledge in organizational effectiveness, team dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and leadership development has led to his recognition throughout North America.  In 30 years of service in the corporate sector, his powerful combination of people best practices, rooted in academics, and pragmatic approach have directly contributed to improving performance for companies in numerous industries. Prior to working in the corporate sector, he served as a member of the faculties at the Medical College of Georgia and Cambrian College, Ontario Canada.  Dr. Herbert holds a Ph.D. in behavioral sciences from the University of Georgia.

Dr. Blum holds the Tedd Munchak Chair and is a professor in Georgia Tech's business school, the College of Management, where she served as dean for seven years (1999–2006). She earned a PhD from Columbia University in 1982 and has researched and published extensively on topics related to innovation and technology transfer in health services related to behavioral health care. She has served on many NIH study sections, and is a co-investigator for research grants related to the study of organizational and entrepreneurial factors that mediate the transfer, adoption and diffusion of innovation to for-profit and not-for-profit health treatment organizations.

The 2008 TBF will take place May 20-21 in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. For detailed information on the two-day program, and to register, click on the following link:


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