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AMA Senior VP Speaks at Government Training Conference

HCMG panel explored developing high potential leaders in a time of low resources
    ARLINGTON, VA, December 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sandra Edwards, Senior Vice President, American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise, joined an insightful and engaging panel that addressed developing high potential leaders in a time of reduced resources at the 2013 Human Capital Management Government (HCMG) Training Event, held December 3-5 in Arlington, VA.

In this era of doing more with less, developing high potential leaders is a challenge for many government organizations. During the panel, Ms. Edwards noted that experiential learning, or focused and 'planned-for' learning on the job, is a current, rising trend.

As the name suggests, experiential learning involves learning from experience. Managers and frontline supervisors receive specific training in how to interact and guide their employees for maximum impact. For example, frontline supervisors might implement stretch assignments to broaden team or individual capabilities. These help to build the capacity of each teammate, allowing employees to learn from the failures and successes inherent in engaging in any stretch experience. Stretch assignments are coupled with specific exercises, task forces, or projects designed to transfer and propel learning forward.

"Leadership development training for managers and frontline supervisors in government organizations is crucial," said Edwards. "It is very important that these leaders have the right tools when implementing experiential learning. This is a trend in which we expect to see significant growth - it lowers training costs while boosting employee engagement, team building and morale."

About AMA Enterprise
With 90 years of experience and headquartered in New York, American Management Association ( is a global leader of comprehensive talent development. AMA Enterprise, a specialized division of AMA dedicated to building corporate and government solutions, transforms enterprise-wide talent to fuel a culture of innovation, high performance and optimal business results. For more information on AMA Enterprise Government Solutions please visit

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