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Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008/01/16 - SPM Group Ltd, of Toronto Ontario, announces a partnership agreement with Barnes & Conti Associates Inc., of Berkeley California, to provide their world-class leadership training programs in Canada.
"The Barnes & Conti leadership programs complement our existing curriculum for Program and Project Management," says Dan Pelletier, Vice President Business Development for SPM Group. "As many of our clients grow and mature in the area of Strategic Management they develop a need for persuasive leadership skills."
Barnes & Conti courses provide superior leadership competency development through research based courses that are designed for practical application. Courses are supported with extensive materials, online tools, and are delivered through certified professional facilitators.
The Barnes & Conti leadership programs focus on: Strategic Thinking, Influence & Communications, Innovation and Risk-Taking, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Negotiating & Debating, and Leadership Development.
"One of our foundation courses, Exercising Influence™ – Building Relationships and Getting Results, is considered the world's most widely used influence skills training program and is taught to more than 10,000 participants every year," says Carter Serrett, Vice President Sales & Marketing for Barnes & Conti.
SPM Group is a Canadian market leader in the area of strategic initiative management. The training and learning solutions division provides a wide range of training services to mid and large sized corporations, all levels of government, and not for profit health agencies.
SPM's other divisions provide management consulting services for strategy execution, and contract staffing and outsourcing services for program and project management.
Barnes & Conti is a provider of corporate training services and organization development consulting. Founded in 1985, the company has developed a suite of thirteen training programs in the areas of interpersonal communication, leadership, and strategic thinking.
Barnes & Conti has offices in Berkeley and Philadelphia, and works with a network of partners in Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, and South Korea.
For further information: SPM Group Ltd.: Dan Pelletier, Vice President Business Development, 1200 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite LL02, Toronto, ON M2K 5S2, (888) 776-3886 x236, (905) 485-9486 Fax, dpelletier[.]spmgroup.ca; Barnes & Conti Associates, Inc.: Carter Serrett, Vice President Sales & Marketing, (800) 835-0911 cserrett[.]barnesconti.com