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Fierce, Inc.

December 05, 2011 09:00 ET

Fierce, Inc. to Speak With Educators at 2011 Learning Forward Conference

Leadership Development and Training Organization, Fierce, Inc., Partners With Education Organizations to Provide Communication Training in Schools

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2011) - Fierce, Inc., a global leadership and development training company that drives results for organizations by improving workplace communication, today announced that the company's founder, Susan Scott, will be speaking at Learning Forward's 2011 Annual Conference. The event will bring together educators from around the world who will explore today's critical topics in leadership, professional learning, and school improvement. Susan's session will be based on the Fierce Accountability model, and will highlight examples of Fierce training in the schools.

In its work within the education sector and corporations around the world, Fierce recognized a disconnect between what is being taught in the schools and what companies are looking for in ideal job candidates. As the economy has struggled over the past five years, it has become apparent that securing employment is difficult for recent graduates. Part of the difficulty stems from the perception that the Millennial generation doesn't have the communication skills necessary to succeed in the workforce. Fierce believes that developing professional communication and leadership skills is an integral part of every student's education and has partnered with educational institutions to build capacity and train effective communication practices in the schools.

Since 2002, Fierce, Inc. has been working with schools all over the world through the Fierce in the Schools (FITS) initiative. Through the FITS program, Fierce provides the education community with tools to enliven classrooms, improve learning outcomes, and enhance the ability of administrators, teachers, and their students to navigate their lives one conversation at a time. Fierce has partnered with organizations such as the Riverdale Joint Unified School District in California, Lake County Office of Education, Iowa Department of Education, Buena Vista University, and the University of Washington.

Elaine Cash, Superintendent of the Riverdale Joint Unified School District, talks about the Fierce training: "Everyone in the district became committed to powerful learning. From the custodians to the school board, people were not afraid of building relationships with each other as well as with other students, an element so necessary to bring students to learning."

"Fierce is committed to creating better communication practices in schools. The reality is that the current students are our future leaders," says Halley Bock, CEO of Fierce. "Our goal is to transform classrooms into communities of fully engaged students who not only achieve their learning outcomes, but who demonstrate greater personal authenticity, accountability, and an improved capacity to successfully navigate their lives."

Fierce Accountability with Susan Scott at Learning Forward 2011

Monday, December 5th from 9:00 - 12:00 PM and continued from 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802-3496

Susan Scott

Session Description:
Learn and practice a powerful accountability model, based on Fierce Conversations, to transform conversations and results central to impactful interactions inside and outside of the classroom. Participants will learn how to develop a new context about accountability and in turn will increase productivity, satisfaction, and job enjoyment regardless of challenging constraints. This model can be used to motivate colleagues and students to be accountable and promotes a culture of collective responsibility, one conversation at a time.

For more information about the session, visit the Fierce, Inc. website.

About Fierce, Inc.

Fierce, Inc. is an award-winning leadership development and training company that drives results for business and education by developing conversation as a skill. Fierce creates authentic, energizing and rewarding connections with colleagues and customers through skillful conversations that lead to successful outcomes and measurable ROI. Tailored to any organization, Fierce principles and methods translate across the globe, ensure individual and collective success, and develop skills that are practical, easy-to-learn and can be applied immediately. Fierce's programs have been successfully implemented at blue-chip companies, non-profits, and educational organizations worldwide, including Ernst & Young, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, CARE, and Crate & Barrel. Fierce has received numerous industry and business accolades. The company has twice been honored as an Inc. 500|5000 company, and in 2011 was named to's Companies to Watch list and Seattle Business Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington list.

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