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The Holland Helix®

The Holland Helix®

A fifth “P” must be added to the traditional four Ps of marketing: Product, Place, Price, Promotion, and People. No matter what the company is or how it connects with its customers--whether at the checkout counter, as a voice heard on the telephone, or as a name in an...

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<i>Performance Improvement</i> Journal: March Issue

Performance Improvement Journal: March Issue

In the most recent issue of the Performance Improvement journal--March, 54(3)--you will find an issue loaded with nourishing food for thought, picked from the tree of self-reflection, that will help us discover which direction we can further grow to reach our goals; performance improvement told in a continually changing story; scenario-based learning; a closer look at change management and the confusion that accompanies it; and a new introduction to an article from the past...

  • Photo Competition

    Photo Competition

    This year at THE Performance Improvement Conference, we want you to make sure you bring your camera (or camera-enabled smartphone) and creativity! There will be a photo competition at THE Conference this year with great prizes.

  • Strategic Planning Update

    Strategic Planning Update

    The Board of ISPI continues to engage and develop a strategic intention for the Society. The strategy will encompass a more global perspective and will redefine ISPI products and services, including membership, certification, professional development, and conferences.

  • Call for Proposals: Focus on People and Performance: Beyond Training to Organization Results

    Call for Proposals: Focus on People and Performance: Beyond Training to Organization Results

    The International Society for Performance Improvement Europe/EMEA (ISPI-Europe, Middle East, Africa) invites you to submit a proposal for a unique conference, a highly interactive event with a track record of high value, and open exchange of knowledge, experience and innovative ideas in the field of human and organizational performance.

  • ISPI Announces Outstanding Research/Student Research Award of Excellence

    ISPI Announces Outstanding Research/Student Research Award of Excellence

    ISPI’s Award of Excellence Program honors outstanding student and professional research. This award recognizes outstanding research in the field of Human Performance Technology or a related field such as Adult Education, Human Technology, Behavioral Psychology, or Vocational Education.

  • 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.

  • 2015 Distinguished Dissertation Awards

    2015 Distinguished Dissertation Awards

    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 Christiana Houck, PhD.

  • Chapters of Excellence & Outstanding Chapter Communication and Education

    Chapters of Excellence & Outstanding Chapter Communication and Education

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

  • Outstanding Interventions Honored with 2015 Award of Excellence

    Outstanding Interventions Honored with 2015 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, eleven interventions were selected.

  • 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.

  • Calling All ISPI Members! Mentor and Mentee Opportunities at THE Performance Improvement Conference

    Calling All ISPI Members! Mentor and Mentee Opportunities at THE Performance Improvement Conference

    The theme of this year’s conference is “Bridging Our Past & Future.” What could be a better way to bridge our past and our future than by embarking on a rewarding professional mentoring journey?

  • Wanna Swim With the Sharks? Calling All CPTs for a “Shark Tank” Extravaganza!

    Wanna Swim With the Sharks? Calling All CPTs for a “Shark Tank” Extravaganza!

    CPT volunteers are needed for a “SHARK TANK” style presenting opportunity at the 2015 CPT Meeting at THE Performance Improvement Conference in San Antonio.

  • ISPI’s YouTube: Roger Chevalier, CPT, PhD

    ISPI’s YouTube: Roger Chevalier, 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: Goal Clarity

Knowledge Worker: Goal Clarity

I have been thinking about goal clarity lately and, in this month’s column, I will share that thinking. You do not have to look very far to note that many writers emphasize the importance of goal clarity with respect to workplace goals and objectives.

  • HPT Research Fit–April 2015

    HPT Research Fit–April 2015

    One of the primary missions of the Research Committee is to award the annual Distinguished Dissertation Awards. The March issue of PerformanceXpress announced the winners. Here, we would like to give you a look into their studies and why...

  • ISPI and the CPT–A Professional Duo

    ISPI and the CPT–A Professional Duo

    ISPI has been an important part of my professional life for many years--even before the introduction of the CPT credential in 2003. Once it became the formal acknowledgement that human performance technology (HPT) is an evidence-based approach to solving...

  • Tales From the Field:  A Case Study: An Evaluation of the Coast Guard’s Bering Sea Ship Rider Program

    Tales From the Field: A Case Study: An Evaluation of the Coast Guard’s Bering Sea Ship Rider Program

    One of the U.S. Coast Guard’s statutory missions is Living Marine Resource Protection. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel conduct at-sea boardings of fishing vessels to verify compliance with federal law, protecting the long-term sustainability of the $24 billion...

  • Chapter Corner: Update: Chapter Leaders

    Chapter Corner: Update: Chapter Leaders

    THE Performance Improvement Conference is rapidly approaching. All chapter members are invited to join us Saturday, April 25th for the ISPI Chapter Networking Event! The event starts at 6:30pm, so come enjoy light snacks and engage in conversation...

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Executive Buzz: Gaining Executive Mindshare

Executive Buzz: Gaining Executive Mindshare

Witness an energetic exchange of big ideas showcasing leading executives from the hottest industries! Participate in small group pow-wows with the panelists immediately following the panel presentation.

  • UPDATE: Four Keynotes Announced for THE Performance Improvement Conference

    UPDATE: Four Keynotes Announced for THE Performance Improvement Conference

    We have just brought on four great speakers for THE Performance Improvement Conference in San Antonio, Texas!

  • Register for a Workshop and Take Advantage of Your Time in San Antonio!

    Register for a Workshop and Take Advantage of Your Time in San Antonio!

    ISPI has a stellar line up of workshops being offered April 24-26, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas, at THE Performance Improvement Conference. As you know, our circle of performance improvement professionals has a lot to offer to those in the field. This is your opportunity to enhance your knowledge...

  • ISPI’s Awards Ceremony and Reception

    ISPI’s Awards Ceremony and Reception

    Do not miss this year's awards ceremony and reception. Join the award recipients at a special celebration that will include the presentation of awards and a reception from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27. This reception is not included with your registration.

  • Make Your Plans Now and Join Us at THE Performance Improvement Conference!

    Make Your Plans Now and Join Us at THE Performance Improvement Conference!

    As the 2015 Conference chair for THE Performance Improvement Conference, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our Conference taking place in San Antonio, Texas, from April 24-29, 2015.

  • THE Performance Improvement Conference FAQs

    THE Performance Improvement Conference FAQs

    Planning on coming to THE Performance Improvement Conference, April 26-29, in San Antonio, Texas? Here are answers to some of the commonly asked questions about the conference.

  • A New Track at THE Performance Improvement Conference: Performance Improvement in Developing Countries

    A New Track at THE Performance Improvement Conference: Performance Improvement in Developing Countries

    ISPI is proud to announce a new conference track focusing on performance improvement in developing countries. We have invited several key players from those emerging world regions to showcase their performance improvement work at THE Performance Improvement Conference in San Antonio this coming April.

  • Attend the P&P Institute and the CPT Workshop at THE Performance Improvement Conference

    Attend the P&P Institute and the CPT Workshop at THE Performance Improvement Conference

    The workplace, how we communicate with one another, and what we know about learning are changing and evolving all the time. Performance improvement professionals are known for their commitment to staying abreast of all the latest developments. Take advantage of ISPI’s upcoming Principles and Practices Institute and the CPT...

  • Speed Mentoring!

    Speed Mentoring!

    To enable ISPI to move into the future, we need our mentors to work with our emerging professionals to pass on their experience, love of learning, and commitment to ISPI. One way we do this is through speed mentoring!

  • Performance–Tech Tools & Tips; Tuesday, April 28

    Performance–Tech Tools & Tips; Tuesday, April 28

    Conference attendees will meander around the Technology Showcase during lunch, obtaining technological tips and tricks, checking out demos, or picking presenters’ brains for cool, tech "how-to's." There is no formal time structure on this one--when it is over, it is over. Here is a sample of the technologies to...

  • PechaKucha at THE Performance Improvement Conference

    PechaKucha at THE Performance Improvement Conference

    What is PechaKucha? PechaKucha presentations were first introduced at the 2014 Performance Improvement Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is Japanese for "chatter" or "chit-chat."

  • Educational Sessions Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29

    Educational Sessions Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29

    Our 75-minute presentations, grouped in 8 different tracks, have been, and are still the backbone of THE Performance Improvement Conference. This format gives the presenter time to fully explore a case study, a set of tools, or a methodology, and allows you time to apply and try out what...

  • 20-Minute Pitstop: Roundtable Presentation

    20-Minute Pitstop: Roundtable Presentation

    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...

  • Great Things To Do In San Antonio

    Great Things To Do In San Antonio

    If you will be attending ISPI’s THE Performance Improvement Conference in April of 2015, you are in for a treat! This year’s conference is being held in exciting San Antonio, Texas from April 26-29, 2015. Delegates will stay at the Grand Hyatt on the Riverwalk. Pre-conference workshops are...