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Learning Tree International to Present Five Sessions at Showcase Ontario 2011

Speakers to Discuss Innovative Business Training and Technology Topics including Project Management and Cloud Computing

OTTAWA (August 31, 2011)
Learning Tree International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRE) today announced that it will present five sessions at Showcase Ontario 2011 to provide key insights on the best in public and private sector business training practices and solutions. Showcase Ontario, Canada’s largest public sector education conference, September 7-9, 2011, will offer participants access to career-focused education sessions, world-class speakers and a dynamic exhibition.

Learning Tree International has a diverse line-up of topics from its expert speakers who will present at this year’s event. Presenting four sessions on a variety of topics, Learning Tree International instructor Larry Barnard will speak on “Defining Clear Project Goals,” “Managing Emotional Intelligence” (offered twice) and “Planning for Project Success.” In addition, Learning Tree International instructor Boles Sykora will present a half-day session on cloud computing, “Cloud Computing Overview: Evaluating the Opportunities.”

All sessions will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON. Below are details on each presentation:

"Defining Clear Project Goals"

WHO: Larry Barnard, Learning Tree International
WHEN: Wednesday, September 7, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: This interactive session will help create clear goals for projects, and explain how to use these goals to ensure successful projects and achieve smooth project closure.

“Managing Emotional Intelligence”

WHO: Larry Barnard, Learning Tree International
WHEN: Two Sessions:
Wednesday, September 7, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. AND
Thursday, September 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: This session will help participants learn to combine strong interpersonal skills with technical skills, and to apply Emotional Intelligence to motivate and engage teams, foster cooperative working relationships and improve overall effectiveness.

“Planning for Project Success”

WHO: Larry Barnard, Learning Tree International
WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: This intensive mini-course will discuss strategies for planning for project success, as well as common project pitfalls to avoid.

“Cloud Computing Overview: Evaluating the Opportunities”

WHO: Boles Sykora, Learning Tree International
WHEN: Friday, September 9, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHAT: This half-day event features live demonstrations of current cloud computing products such as, Microsoft Azure, Google & Amazon EC2 to help you evaluate the options, benefits and decisions involved with incorporating cloud computing.

For additional information on these presentations or on Learning Tree International, please visit booth #733 at Showcase Ontario. For additional information on the conference, please visit

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective, hands-on training to information technology professionals and managers. Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on web development; IT security; project management; operating systems; databases; networking; software development; and leadership, management and business skills. Courses are presented globally at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and can be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™, the Company’s proprietary technology that connects participants via the web to the actual classroom, from their workplace or home. For more information about our products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), visit, follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

Contact Information

Jayna Kliner
Welz & Weisel Communications
Phone: (703) 218-3555

Carl Sawatzky
Learning Tree International
Phone: (613) 368-9978

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