DACG and Professional Thinking Partners Unveil Mind Museum

Unique Application Examines Individual Learning Styles and Promotes

Intellectual Diversity



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from DA Consulting Group, Inc.

    BOSTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- DA Consulting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:   DACG),
 a global consultancy specializing in corporate knowledge services, today
 announced a partnership with Professional Thinking Partners, Inc. (PTP), to
 launch Mind Museum -- a graphical, interactive program designed to help
 individuals analyze and expand their learning capabilities.
     Backed by more than four decades of research conducted by Dr. Dawna
 Markova, founder of PTP and best-selling author, combined with almost two
 decades of dedicated organizational learning by DACG, Mind Museum allows
 individuals to quickly and easily discover their preferred method of learning.
 During the 30-minute program, available in CD-ROM format or via the Web, Mind
 Museum guides each user through a variety of stimuli, including video,
 animation and text-based topics, along with a series of multiple-choice
 questions intended to help users understand the patterns their minds utilize
 to think, learn and communicate.
     "Working with DACG, we've been able to build an application that truly
 enables an individual to discover and leverage his or her learning
 capabilities to the fullest," said Dr. Markova.  "The benefits of such
 discovery result in a more effective and efficient learning experience for the
 individual."
     Dr. Markova noted that individuals can use Mind Museum to tailor their
 lifelong learning and communication skills, vital tools needed for personal
 and professional growth.  Organizations can also use this tool to help
 employees improve public interactions in the areas of sales and customer
 service and to develop continuous learning programs for their employees.
     "With Mind Museum, we created a new thought leadership offering for those
 organizations who are embarking on the strategic transformation into a
 learning organization," said John Mitchell, president and chief executive
 officer of DACG.  "I see this new offering as the cornerstone to the expansion
 of DACG's occupational development practice."
     DACG and PTP will be offering a full range of consulting services along
 with the program that examine varying learning styles within the organization
 and are aimed at promoting intellectual diversity within the corporate
 environment.  The English version of Mind Museum will be available for
 distribution in late April with multiple languages to be developed.
 
     About Dawna Markova
     Dawna Markova, Ph.D, is a former Senior Affiliate of the Organizational
 Learning Center at MIT and is now a consultant member of the Society for
 Organizational Learning.  She is also a board member of the Visions of a
 Better World Foundation.  She has established learning communities across the
 country, founded the Institute of Human Ecology and served as a faculty member
 at the Union Institute and Lesley, an Antioch graduate school.  She is the
 author of The Open Mind book and audio series, I Will Not Die An Unlived Life;
 No Enemies Within; How Your Child IS Smart; Learning Unlimited; has co-edited
 Random Acts of Kindness, and has been a frequent guest on National Public
 Radio.
 
     About Professional Thinking Partners, Inc.
     PTP is a network of innovative consultants who help individuals and
 organizations seeking to increase performance by focusing on collaborative
 intelligence, intellectual diversity and personal and professional
 sustainability.  PTP designs and delivers custom programs that create
 environments and processes to help individuals and teams think well together
 across cultural and other differences.  Their client base varies from Fortune
 500 organizations and their senior leaders to any sized organization trying to
 manage the complexities of globalism.  PTP was founded by Dawna Markova,
 Ph.D., and Andy Bryner in 1984.  More information on PTP is available at
 www.ptpinc.org.
 
     About DACG
     DACG specializes in customized education, change effectiveness and
 Internet-based learning solutions that empower companies to put knowledge in
 the hands of their employees and the extended enterprise.  By successfully
 building upon proven methodologies, specialist consulting services and
 partnerships with providers of innovative technologies, DACG has helped more
 than 125 of the Global Fortune 500 organizations thrive in the midst of
 business change.  Since 1984, DACG has worked with more than 650 of the Global
 Fortune 2000.
     DACG is headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in the Americas, Europe
 and Asia-Pacific.  For more information on DACG, please visit www.dacg.com, or
 call 1-888-REACH DA.
 
      DACG CONTACT:               MEDIA CONTACT:
      DACG                        Vollmer Public Relations
      Michelle Miller             Mindy Adams
      michelle.miller@dacg.com    mindy@vollmerpr.com
      (617) 375-2803              (713) 546-2230
 
      FINANCIAL MEDIA CONTACT:
      Vollmer Public Relations
      Jennifer Sudkamp
      jennifers@vollmerpr.com
      (713) 546-2230
 
 

SOURCE DA Consulting Group, Inc.
    BOSTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- DA Consulting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:   DACG),
 a global consultancy specializing in corporate knowledge services, today
 announced a partnership with Professional Thinking Partners, Inc. (PTP), to
 launch Mind Museum -- a graphical, interactive program designed to help
 individuals analyze and expand their learning capabilities.
     Backed by more than four decades of research conducted by Dr. Dawna
 Markova, founder of PTP and best-selling author, combined with almost two
 decades of dedicated organizational learning by DACG, Mind Museum allows
 individuals to quickly and easily discover their preferred method of learning.
 During the 30-minute program, available in CD-ROM format or via the Web, Mind
 Museum guides each user through a variety of stimuli, including video,
 animation and text-based topics, along with a series of multiple-choice
 questions intended to help users understand the patterns their minds utilize
 to think, learn and communicate.
     "Working with DACG, we've been able to build an application that truly
 enables an individual to discover and leverage his or her learning
 capabilities to the fullest," said Dr. Markova.  "The benefits of such
 discovery result in a more effective and efficient learning experience for the
 individual."
     Dr. Markova noted that individuals can use Mind Museum to tailor their
 lifelong learning and communication skills, vital tools needed for personal
 and professional growth.  Organizations can also use this tool to help
 employees improve public interactions in the areas of sales and customer
 service and to develop continuous learning programs for their employees.
     "With Mind Museum, we created a new thought leadership offering for those
 organizations who are embarking on the strategic transformation into a
 learning organization," said John Mitchell, president and chief executive
 officer of DACG.  "I see this new offering as the cornerstone to the expansion
 of DACG's occupational development practice."
     DACG and PTP will be offering a full range of consulting services along
 with the program that examine varying learning styles within the organization
 and are aimed at promoting intellectual diversity within the corporate
 environment.  The English version of Mind Museum will be available for
 distribution in late April with multiple languages to be developed.
 
     About Dawna Markova
     Dawna Markova, Ph.D, is a former Senior Affiliate of the Organizational
 Learning Center at MIT and is now a consultant member of the Society for
 Organizational Learning.  She is also a board member of the Visions of a
 Better World Foundation.  She has established learning communities across the
 country, founded the Institute of Human Ecology and served as a faculty member
 at the Union Institute and Lesley, an Antioch graduate school.  She is the
 author of The Open Mind book and audio series, I Will Not Die An Unlived Life;
 No Enemies Within; How Your Child IS Smart; Learning Unlimited; has co-edited
 Random Acts of Kindness, and has been a frequent guest on National Public
 Radio.
 
     About Professional Thinking Partners, Inc.
     PTP is a network of innovative consultants who help individuals and
 organizations seeking to increase performance by focusing on collaborative
 intelligence, intellectual diversity and personal and professional
 sustainability.  PTP designs and delivers custom programs that create
 environments and processes to help individuals and teams think well together
 across cultural and other differences.  Their client base varies from Fortune
 500 organizations and their senior leaders to any sized organization trying to
 manage the complexities of globalism.  PTP was founded by Dawna Markova,
 Ph.D., and Andy Bryner in 1984.  More information on PTP is available at
 www.ptpinc.org.
 
     About DACG
     DACG specializes in customized education, change effectiveness and
 Internet-based learning solutions that empower companies to put knowledge in
 the hands of their employees and the extended enterprise.  By successfully
 building upon proven methodologies, specialist consulting services and
 partnerships with providers of innovative technologies, DACG has helped more
 than 125 of the Global Fortune 500 organizations thrive in the midst of
 business change.  Since 1984, DACG has worked with more than 650 of the Global
 Fortune 2000.
     DACG is headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in the Americas, Europe
 and Asia-Pacific.  For more information on DACG, please visit www.dacg.com, or
 call 1-888-REACH DA.
 
      DACG CONTACT:               MEDIA CONTACT:
      DACG                        Vollmer Public Relations
      Michelle Miller             Mindy Adams
      michelle.miller@dacg.com    mindy@vollmerpr.com
      (617) 375-2803              (713) 546-2230
 
      FINANCIAL MEDIA CONTACT:
      Vollmer Public Relations
      Jennifer Sudkamp
      jennifers@vollmerpr.com
      (713) 546-2230
 
 SOURCE  DA Consulting Group, Inc.