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Is Agile Compatible with Human Performance Technology (HPT)?

Is Agile Compatible with Human Performance Technology (HPT)?

At THE Performance Improvement Conference 2014 in Indianapolis, I want to work with you to answer the question: Is agile compatible with human performance technology (HPT)? This is a preview of my 75-minute Educational Session. As a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) working at a technology company developing its software...

  • CRTD, Content Experts, and Mind Mapping: Templates for Software Learning Success

    CRTD, Content Experts, and Mind Mapping: Templates for Software Learning Success

    How do you help subject matter experts (SMEs) develop the design skills needed to write clear objectives and objectives-based tests to measure learning success at the end of training? This is a challenge faced by a team of Siemens...

  • WeShareScience: Discovering Research That Can Improve Practice

    WeShareScience: Discovering Research That Can Improve Practice

    Improving human and organizational performance requires knowledge; including knowledge of what really works, and what really doesn’t. At the same time, increasingly the knowledge that matters in the 21st century also comes from across varied disciplines and places around...

  • Performance Appraisals: They Suck! Or Not?

    Performance Appraisals: They Suck! Or Not?

    Performance appraisal or performance review, as many of us like to call it, happens in most companies, irrespective of the company’s size. What is their purpose of performance appraisals? Do they fulfill the purpose? Do they help the business?...

  • Task Analysis–Life

    Task Analysis–Life

    As performance improvement professionals, we know how important it is to complete a thorough task analysis before prescribing a solution. Within the workplace, we have several of references and stakeholders to help us do this. What if we conducted...

  • “Hooray I am ordinary!” “Hooray I am superior!”

    “Hooray I am ordinary!” “Hooray I am superior!”

    The self-improvement industry must be working at capacity; so many of us have been persuaded that we are sad, bald, unloved, overweight, lonely, and unsuccessful. It is never our fault! Reasons for our plight are never discussed. This is...

  • HR Technology’s Role in Performance: Keeping Up in an Ever-Changing Market

    HR Technology’s Role in Performance: Keeping Up in an Ever-Changing Market

    Temptation to keep up with all of the new technology in the world can feel overwhelming; from phones to cars, the pace at which technology advances keeps everyone on his or her toes and makes everyone crave the newest...

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ISPI Announces Chapter Award of Excellence & Outstanding Communication

ISPI Announces Chapter Award of Excellence & Outstanding Communication

ISPI is proud to announce that eight chapters--Armed Forces Chapter, Boeing Virtual Chapter, Capella Virtual Chapter, Central Florida Chapter, Charlotte Chapter, Michigan Chapter, Potomac Chapter, and South Florida Chapter--have earned the distinction as Chapters of Excellence this year. The Charlotte Chapter and Capella Virtual Chapter will also receive an Award of Excellence for Communication Product.

  • SkillCast: The Future of E-Learning: 10 Key Shifts to Watch

    SkillCast: The Future of E-Learning: 10 Key Shifts to Watch

    Author Bruce Barton once noted, "When you're through changing, you're through." This is certainly true for e-learning, especially now, as the knowledge economy meets the digital workplace. Just when you think you have set your direction, things evolve. What strategic--not tactical--shifts in the e-learning field should we prepare for,...

  • ISPI Announces Outstanding Human Performance Communication Awardees

    ISPI Announces Outstanding Human Performance Communication Awardees

    ISPI’s Outstanding Human Performance Communication award recognizes an outstanding article, book, curriculum, course, or workshop that enables individuals or organizations to achieve excellence in human performance technology. In this category, five communications were selected for the prestigious award. The winners will be honored at THE Performance Improvement Conference, Monday,...

  • <em>Performance Improvement Journal</em>: March Issue

    Performance Improvement Journal: March Issue

    Welcome to the March issue of the Performance Improvement journal (PIJ). In this issue, Dr. Pershing opens with a warning, “Beware, the ides of March” (Pershing, 2014, p.2), such an ominous beginning for an inviting journal packed with skill- and knowledge-building articles.

  • 2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award

    2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award

    ISPI is proud to honor excellence in student research through our Distinguished Dissertation Awards. This initiative is funded by the Society’s Research Committee chaired this year by Scott Casad, CPT, MS, MEd. The recipients will be recognized on Tuesday, April 15, during THE Performance Improvement Conference.

  • Complimentary Publications Available

    Complimentary Publications Available

    As March has come to a close, we are reminded of an ominous quote brought back to life in Dr. James Pershing’s editorial notes from the March issue of the Performance Improvement journal, (now available for download): “Beware the Ides of March.” But the countdown to the Performance Improvement...

  • ISPI Recognizes Remarkable Members with Honorary Awards

    ISPI Recognizes Remarkable Members with Honorary Awards

    This year, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) bestowed three special honorary awards that recognize outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to human performance technology (HPT) and to the Society itself. These awards include the Honorary Life Member Award, Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, Distinguished Service...

  • 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.

  • Outstanding Interventions Honored with 2014 Award of Excellence

    Outstanding Interventions Honored with 2014 Award of Excellence

    For over 40 years, ISPI’s Awards of Excellence program has celebrated the people, products, innovations, and organizations that represent excellence in the field of human performance technology on an annual basis. In the category of Outstanding Human Performance Interventions, eight interventions were selected for the prestigious award, which required...

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Knowledge Workers: Fixing those “Broken” Performance Appraisals

Knowledge Workers: Fixing those “Broken” Performance Appraisals

One of the oldest, best-known and most relied upon tools for managing human performance is the once-a-year or annual performance appraisal. Yet, there is a growing consensus that those systems are broken. In fact, they might be doing more harm than good. If you think they are just fine,...

  • Performance Improving Technology: PodCast

    Performance Improving Technology: PodCast

    Technology keeps improving our performance; it gives us the tool set to advance and succeed. However, before you can improve your performance, you must build upon your foundation of education. Through education you can advance all facets of your...

The Performance Improvement Conference»

Keynotes at THE Performance Improvement Conference

Keynotes at THE Performance Improvement Conference

This year in Indianapolis, Indiana, we are brining you bold, mind blowing, and game changing material. This year making their way to the stage is a line up of three powerful keynote speakers you won’t want to miss.

  • 6th Annual SpeedMentoring – Update

    6th Annual SpeedMentoring – Update

    “Speed Mentoring” is a fast-paced and fun event intended to link emerging professionals with seasoned HPT experts. During each round, Mentees will have 15 minutes to introduce themselves and to identify their key interests.

  • Register for a Workshop & Take Advantage of Your Time In Indy

    Register for a Workshop & Take Advantage of Your Time In Indy

    ISPI has a stellar line up of workshops being offered April 11-13, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at THE Performance Improvement Conference. As you know, our circle of performance improvement professionals have a lot to offer to those in the field. This is your opportunity to enhance your knowledge and...

  • The Passive Job Seeker and Electronic Networks: Visit ISPI’s Career Center

    The Passive Job Seeker and Electronic Networks: Visit ISPI’s Career Center

    Everyone is a job seeker, and many people don't even know it. With the advent and explosive growth of various business networking sites (particularly LinkedIn), the way employers source potential employees has shifted dramatically. This shifting approach has major impacts on both job seekers and employers striving to retain...

  • Roundtable Presentations at THE Conference

    Roundtable Presentations at THE Conference

    Yes, they are a digestive and intellectual duo of every ISPI conference. With names like "Cracker Barrel," "Lunch-n-Learn," "Bagel Barrel," and even "Chat-n-Chew," ISPI conferences are known for their General Sessions where eating and learning go together like milk and cookies! Roundtables are an excellent way for participants to...

  • Top 10 Great Things To Do (and then some) in Indianapolis!

    Top 10 Great Things To Do (and then some) in Indianapolis!

    ISPI's Conference Enjoy Chair, Ellen Schmidt, CPT, reached out to several ISPI members who live and work in the Indianapolis area. Here is their combined top 10 list and then some of great thing to do in Indianapolis along with some links to various websites.

  • Seven Top Tips for Getting Ready for THE Conference 2014

    Seven Top Tips for Getting Ready for THE Conference 2014

    April is here, and THE Performance Improvement Conference 2014 is just around the corner. THE Performance Improvement Conference is the premier event for performance improvement and learning professionals. This year there are a lot of changes being implemented and the conference is so jam-packed with valuable educational and networking...

  • THE Performance Improvement Conference FAQ

    THE Performance Improvement Conference FAQ

    Planning on coming to THE Performance Improvement Conference, April 13-16, in Indianapolis, Indiana? Here are answers to some of the commonly asked questions about the conference.