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Kaplan University’s Visionary Voices Webinar to Feature LinkedIn’s Brendan Browne and Techonomy CEO David Kirkpatrick



  Kaplan University’s Visionary Voices Webinar to Feature LinkedIn’s Brendan
  Browne and Techonomy CEO David Kirkpatrick

Kaplan’s webinar will analyze technology’s role in the future of business and
               how social media is transforming today’s careers

Business Wire

-- January 15, 2013

Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, will host an
information-packed webinar as part of its “Visionary Voices” series on January
17, discussing how social media can be used to transform careers. The one-hour
webinar will feature Techonomy Media founder David Kirkpatrick and Brendan
Browne, LinkedIn’s director of global talent acquisition. They will share best
practices on how job seekers and professionals can use social media to develop
personal brands, build communities and capitalize on industry opportunities.
In addition, Kirkpatrick and Browne will delve into ways corporations can use
social media to keep up with the Digital Age’s growing demand for
authenticity, transparency and good faith.

DATE:      January 17, 2013
            
TIME:      7 - 8 p.m. ET
            
DETAILS:   You must register to attend this free, interactive webinar. Here’s
           how:
 
           1. Go to
           https://kapx.kaplan.com/events/talent-acquisition-webinar/register.
           Registration will ensure that you receive a reminder to attend.
 
           2. To attend the webinar on January 17, log into
           https://kapx.kaplan.com/events/talent-acquisition-webinar/ a few
           minutes prior to 7 p.m. ET using your email address and the
           password you created when you registered for the event. If you are
           unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, please register
           and we will email you the recording of this event.
            

At Kirkpatrick’s recent Techonomy Conference, it was emphasized that
professionals should update their skills every 12 to 18 months in order to
remain relevant and marketable in today’s job market. Kaplan University has
created a LinkedIn group called ADVANCE: Career. Education. You. to provide
support to those seeking to adopt such positive career strategies. New members
can join by clicking here.

David Kirkpatrick is founder, host, and CEO of Techonomy, and was also founder
and host of Fortune’s Brainstorm conference series from 2001 through 2006 and
the Brainstorm Tech conferences from 2007 to 2009. He has served as senior
technology editor at Fortune, where he is still a regular contributor. In
addition, Kirkpatrick is author of the best-selling book “The Facebook Effect:
The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World” and has written
and blogged extensively on the impact that social media is having—and will
continue to have—on the commerce and careers in our increasingly digital
world. As a respected analyst of technology’s influence on the future of
business, he has contributed to business and technology discourse in media
channels such as WIRED and Forbes.com.

Brendan Browne is the director of global talent acquisition at LinkedIn, a
company committed to reinventing the paradigms of networking, talent, and
recruitment. At LinkedIn, Browne is helping to reinvent the way organizations
recruit talent by adding new depth to the conversation between employers and
potential employees. He currently manages a team of over 45 people who process
more than 85,000 resumes per year. Browne’s role includes recruiting, but also
involves assisting in product development for LinkedIn’s growing recruitment
platform. Before working at LinkedIn, Browne served as staffing manager for
the Bill Gates Groups at Microsoft, as well as in senior recruiting roles at
Northwestern Mutual, Sapient, and Rearden Commerce.

The “ADVANCE” Group is a forum for professionals to create new paradigms for
work and learning based on personal innovation and ongoing education.
Discussions within the group have focused on topics such as emerging industry
trends and growth opportunities, methods for updating work skills, and
articles on general career strategies. Members have shared job tips and
articles from thought leaders and posted information about career trends,
industry conferences, and more.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education.
It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a
practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some
of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus
in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The
Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves
approximately 49,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11
campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning
Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is one of Kaplan, Inc.’s higher education institutions,
which serve approximately 73,000 students online and through approximately 70
campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education
schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and
diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor
degree. Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and
career services for individuals, schools and businesses. It is a subsidiary of
The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest division. For more
information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu today.

About Visionary Voices

Visionary Voices is an innovative partnership between Kaplan University and
top thought leaders, business people and intellectuals which provides insight,
inspiration and tips for success through various media which include
interactive webinars and an online video library of exclusive interviews. In
the past, Visionary Voices has featured speakers such as Jeff Weiner, CEO of
LinkedIn; Kevin Kelly, cofounder of Wired Magazine; Jack Canfield, originator
of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series; and Margaret Spellings, former U.S.
Secretary of Education. Learn more about Visionary Voices.

Contact:

Kaplan University
Press contact:
Pascious Prince, 954-515-3603
paprince@kaplan.edu
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