Leadership Speaker Focuses on Workforce Trends of the Future

Atlanta, Ga. (August 27, 2007) ~ The American Public Works Association
(APWA) is pleased to announce Gregory P. Smith will present at the 2007
Annual conference in San Antonio, Texas on September 10-11, 2007. He is
speaking on employee retention, employee recruitment, and employee
engagement. Smith's is a sought after conference speaker. His
inspirational speaking style and leadership experience will captivate the
audience and provide valuable information to all who attend.

Smith is the founder and president of Chart Your Course International
Inc., a professional development training organizational focusing on
important workforce trends such as employee retention, employee
involvement, customer service, Generation X and Y and other management
development topics. Smith has guided hundreds of businesses with
measurable improvements in reduced employee turnover, increased sales,
and better customer service leading to long-term prosperity. One of the
workforce trends Greg talks about is the use of online employee selection

Smith's hard work and dedication led him to earn the Order of Military
Medical Merit; a listing in the Harvard University's International
Directory of Management Scholars; and the honor of being selected as one
of the nation's Top Ten "Rising Stars" in human resource management by
the Human Resource Executive magazine.

Greg served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award. This award is presented by the President of the United
States each year and is the nation's highest honor for business
excellence. Smith began his career on the front line as an U.S. Army
officer. He was a management consultant to military generals, and played
a major role in the largest organizational transformation in U.S. history
including efforts spearheaded by the Vice President of the United States.

Smith is able to spread his wealth of knowledge throughout the world as
the author of numerous books, audios, videos, and leadership and
management development programs. He is the publisher of the Navigator
Newsletter; and has been featured in USA Today, HR Magazine, Business
Week, Christian Science Monitor, President & CEO, Boston Globe,
Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and others. He has authored eight books
including his latest, 401 Proven Ways to Retain Your Best Employees.

The American Public Works Association (APWA) is an international
educational and professional association of public agencies, private
sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality
public works goods and services.

Contact: Jan King
Phone: (800) 821-2487 (770) 860-9464Greg's new book:
401 Proven Ways to Retain Your Best Employees

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