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American Society for Training and Development Honors Ross Professor

3/24/2008 --

Noel Tichy Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Workplace Learning and Performance.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Noel Tichy, professor of organizational behavior and human resource management and director of the Global Leadership Program at the Ross School of Business, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

The award recognizes professors for bodies of work that have had substantial impact on human development and learning in the workplace. Tichy, a business school professor since 1972, is a noted author and adviser to CEOs around the world. His bestselling titles include Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will, The Leadership Engine, and The Cycle of Leadership. In 2007, he published Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls with co-author Warren Bennis.

"[Tichy's] work in leadership, corporate culture, and organizational transformation has greatly influenced managers, CEOs, and other leading thinkers to understand the value of people in the equation for organizational success," said ASTD President/CEO Tony Bingham.

As director of Ross' Global Leadership Program, Tichy oversees a consortium of Japanese, European, and North American companies to develop senior executives and conduct research on globalization. He also directs the Global Business Partnership at Ross, which links global companies and research centers in North America, Japan, and Europe. In addition, he facilitates "Building the Leadership Engine" a three-day executive education course presented at Ross.

Past winners of ASTD's Lifetime Achievement Award in Workplace Learning and Performance include Dave Ulrich, Ross professor of business administration and director of the school's Human Resource Executive Program, and Tichy's co-author Bennis, a distinguished professor of business administration at the University of Southern California.

ASTD was founded in 1944 and is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. The society's members hail from more than 100 countries and connect locally in almost 140 U.S. chapters and 25 global networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847,