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Archive for April, 2011

Advice for THE Performance Improvement Conference Newbies

Advice for THE Performance Improvement Conference Newbies

A first-time conference attendee posed this question on ISPI’s LinkedIn page: “What advice do you have for a first-time THE Performance Improvement Conference attendee?” ISPI members and longtime attendees quickly responded with great suggestions.

THE Conference Offers More!

THE Conference Offers More!

The conference is brimming with educational workshops, expert presenters, and networking roundtables.

Tales from the Field:<br/>Evaluating a Consulting Methodology Training Program

Tales from the Field:
Evaluating a Consulting Methodology Training Program

A team of two graduate students from Boise State University conducted a summative evaluation of SmartStart to determine whether its desired outcomes have been achieved.

From the Board:<br/>Laying the Foundation for the Next 50 Years

From the Board:
Laying the Foundation for the Next 50 Years

I would like to begin with an invitation to all of you to join me in celebrating ISPI’s 50th birthday and the CPT’s 10th anniversary

Deliver Results to Your Company: Make Connections and Generate Leads–Exhibit or Sponsor at THE Performance Improvement Conference

Deliver Results to Your Company: Make Connections and Generate Leads–Exhibit or Sponsor at THE Performance Improvement Conference

We have developed THE Performance Improvement Conference to offer an intimate and interactive atmosphere where you can meet, interact with, and talk one-on-one to prospective clients and industry practitioners about your product and service offerings.

TrendSpotters:<br/>Process Walk

TrendSpotters:
Process Walk

The Process Walk begins with a goal statement for the process under examination and is conducted by a team of four to six employees currently performing some portion of the process.

Organizational Intelligence: What It Is, Why It Is Important, How to Get It

Organizational Intelligence: What It Is, Why It Is Important, How to Get It

We have an array of training, performance, and HPT models to guide us, but most of us in staff support roles, like HR, lack business models to help see the organization from the perspective of business manager

Organizational Spotlight:<br>DLS Group Inc.

Organizational Spotlight:
DLS Group Inc.

Headquartered in Denver with a D.C. branch, DLS specializes in improving performance for knowledge workers by leveraging cutting-edge technologies based on proven research and best practices to real-world performance solutions.

CPT News:<br/>A CPT you should know

CPT News:
A CPT you should know

Jim retired from the U.S. Coast Guard at the rank of commander after 31 years of service and was involved in two HPT initiatives that introduced him to ISPI.

Ithaca College Announces Updates to Online Professional Certificate in Performance Improvement Management

Ithaca College Announces Updates to Online Professional Certificate in Performance Improvement Management

ISPI and Ithaca College are pleased to offer members the opportunity to enroll in Ithaca’s new online program, the Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership.

ISPI Bestows Honorary Awards on Longtime Members

ISPI Bestows Honorary Awards on Longtime Members

The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) has four special honorary awards that recognize outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to human performance technology (HPT) and to the Society itsel

Strategies for Developing a Contemporary Training Curriculum

Strategies for Developing a Contemporary Training Curriculum

How does the challenge to traditional ISD models and our need to meet performance requirements–with fewer resources–translate into best practices for creating contemporary curricula?

Call for Papers: <em>Performance Improvement</em> Journal Special Issue: A Universal Performance Model for Human Performance Technology

Call for Papers: Performance Improvement Journal Special Issue: A Universal Performance Model for Human Performance Technology

You are invited to submit your paper for possible inclusion in a special issue of Performance Improvement journal published by the International Society for Performance Improvement.

ISPI Announces New Organizational Member

ISPI Announces New Organizational Member

The main goal of the British Columbia Ambulance Service – Clinical Education Division is to support the delivery of quality patient care through curriculum development and course presentation

ISPI EMEA Announces Locations for Next Two Annual Conferences!

ISPI EMEA Announces Locations for Next Two Annual Conferences!

Our 2011 conference will be held in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, during the fall

ISPI’s 50th Anniversary Around the Corner

ISPI’s 50th Anniversary Around the Corner

We are building a repository of all things historic and ISPI related for THE Performance Improvement Conference 2012.

Having a Mentor Can Help

Having a Mentor Can Help

For many individuals, regardless of whether they are senior or junior level in their career, having a mentor can be a valuable tool for their professional (and personal) development.

PT Makeover:<br/>Developing PT Solutions

PT Makeover:
Developing PT Solutions

This simple inclusion could prevent a performance gap even in the absence of broader skills or knowledge, and, in the presence of improved knowledge, would enhance transfer.

Delegation: From D’oh! To OOHH!

Delegation: From D’oh! To OOHH!

A key to a person’s success is the ability to develop other people and delegation is one way to do it.

A Universal Performance Model for Human Performance Technology–The Time Has Come

A Universal Performance Model for Human Performance Technology–The Time Has Come

If we want human performance technology (HPT) to become a true science, we must adopt a universal model of performance as the cornerstone of our technology