October 30, 2012 – Atlanta, Georgia – The American Society for Training & Development’s (ASTD) Career Development SIG hosts Jabian co-founder and Partner Chris Reinking and Executive Director Fred Jewell to discuss the importance of Informal Learning to the success of an organization.

A study commissioned by the ASTD found that ‘if organizations can harness the potential of informal learning, it can become an unusually powerful and cost-effective performance tool in coming years.’ To learn more about ASTD, visithttp://www.astd.org/.

Jabian has firsthand experience with the power and effectiveness of Informal Learning – a concept that goes hand in hand with the company’s culture of continuous improvement and professional development. Chris Reinking and Fred Jewell will share not only best practices, but also personal stories of how Informal Learning drives employee engagement and retention. Jabian has been named one of the best small companies to work for by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and has been ranked 12th nationally as one of the best small firms. 

Chris Reinking is known for solving complex business problems using a creative and analytical approach for breaking down issues and developing innovated business solutions. Chris specializes in Customer Interaction consulting with a focus on Strategy, Customer Experience, and CRM delivery. Additionally, Chris is considered a market leader in driving Operational Excellence through Process Optimization, defining and teaching organizations how to properly do Business Analysis, and helping clients deliver high quality through a focus on Quality Management and Demand Management.

Prior to co-founding Jabian Consulting, Chris worked with Accenture in their Business Consulting practice within the Communications and High Tech industry group. Prior to Accenture, Chris served as a Sales Representative for Percipient Corporation where he was responsible for technology sales and account development.

 Fred Jewell is an Executive Director at Jabian.  Fred leads Jabian’s Human Capital focus area where he is especially passionate about change management, organization effectiveness, leadership development, coaching and culture. Fred has consulted for clients in a variety of industries including telecommunications, financial services, retail, utilities, healthcare, logistics, and the food industry.  Prior to joining Jabian, in 2009, Fred spent 20 years at Accenture where he was a Senior Executive in the firm’s consulting and outsourcing practices. He holds a BS and an MS in General Engineering, specializing in Human Factors and Engineering Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The event will be held Tuesday, October 30, at the Knowledge Development Center from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. To register: http://www.astdatlanta.org/Events?eventId=530673&EventViewMode=EventDetails