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What Technology Failures Can Teach Us About Supporting Our Human Capital

What Technology Failures Can Teach Us About Supporting Our Human Capital

It may seem strange, but I trace the origins of my drive to make explicit an organization's culture of quality to a hardware failure my university experienced during my undergraduate study.

  • The Perks of Association Credentialing

    The Perks of Association Credentialing

    Association credentialing programs are good for business, says new research from the ASAE Foundation. These programs are serving a wide range of stakeholders with a wide range of benefits. An association credential can be a career booster for the...

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Special Issue of Performance Improvement Journal: April Issue, Part 1

Special Issue of Performance Improvement Journal: April Issue, Part 1

In this special issue of the Performance Improvement journal--April 2015, 54(4)--guest edited by Atena Bishka, we are focusing on motivation. In this issue you will find different articles addressing different perspectives of motivation and its role in human performance technology (HPT).

  • Photo Competition – Reminder

    Photo Competition – Reminder

    We hope you remembered to bring your camera and your creativity to THE Performance Improvement Conference this year!

  • Welcome the New ISPI Board of Directors

    Welcome the New ISPI Board of Directors

    ISPI Board of Directors ISPI’s Board of Directors met last November to initiate a strategic planning process for the Society; this process includes a longer-term vision for the organization, ideas to increase active membership engagement, and address the myriad changes that our esteemed organization is facing. Work on this plan...

  • ISPI’s YouTube: Darlene Van Tiem, CPT, PhD

    ISPI’s YouTube: Darlene Van Tiem, CPT, PhD

    If you only use YouTube for looking up cute cat videos or commercials from the Super Bowl, then you have not been using it to its full potential! ISPI has been working to beef up our presence on YouTube and build a valuable open resource.

  • Four Levels of Evaluation Programs: Receive a 20% Discount

    Four Levels of Evaluation Programs: Receive a 20% Discount

    The Kirkpatrick Model comprises the foremost evaluation methodology in the world. In these courses you will learn directly from the Kirkpatricks the true and correct model and how to apply it to maximize the business results from your training initiatives. Of urgent importance to ISPI members is the emphasis...

  • Publish with ISPI and Share Your Wealth of Knowledge

    Publish with ISPI and Share Your Wealth of Knowledge

    Our profession is made up of the best and brightest in the field of performance improvement. Your contributions–extensive like a book or shorter like a PerformanceXpress article–are the resources used by universities, corporations, government, and many more to expand and build upon current thinking in the performance improvement field.

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Knowledge Worker: What’s Going On Here?

Knowledge Worker: What’s Going On Here?

A paper I wrote titled A Puzzle Solved describes a situation in which a sales manager asked me to look into a situation that was puzzling her. The request was more or less informal and had nothing to do with the project on which I was working. To shorten...

  • HPT Research Fit–May 2015

    HPT Research Fit–May 2015

    There is increasing concern among researchers regarding the inadequacy of e-learning evaluation in the private sector, primarily in the alignment of e-learning effectiveness with the financial goals of the organization (Driscoll, 2002, O’Connor, 2006).

  • Tales from the Field:</br>Case Study: Evaluation of a New Employee Orientation Program

    Tales from the Field:
    Case Study: Evaluation of a New Employee Orientation Program

    Established in October 1978, Matrix Inc. (a pseudonym) is a global leader in the semiconductor industry. Matrix designs, builds, and sells memory devices that are used in consumer and business products like computers, tablets, smartphones, servers, and automobiles.

  • From the Board: Presidential Wrap-Up

    From the Board: Presidential Wrap-Up

    ISPI is an organization that thrives on the inputs of members; that is, ISPI is our members! Through a variety of useful products and services, we continue to grow the body of knowledge of performance improvement and how to...

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Save the Date! THE Performance Improvement Conference 2016, April 10-12