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Archive for May, 2011

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.

Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Programs

Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Programs

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.

Tales from the Field: <br/>Improving Interviewing Skills for Affordable Housing Providers

Tales from the Field:
Improving Interviewing Skills for Affordable Housing Providers

A federal housing compliance contractor, ABC-Contractors (a pseudonym), was seeking a way to improve information gathered from applicants for U. S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) affordable housing subsidies.

TrendSpotters:<br/>Triple Value Model

TrendSpotters:
Triple Value Model

Sustainability and resilience are closely related from a business perspective. Sustainability takes a long-term view, while resilience provides the real-time ability to cope with the unforeseen.

From the Board:<br/>My Visit to China

From the Board:
My Visit to China

ISPI’s newest corporate member, Sinotrac, asked if I would give a talk about HPT at their Spring Client Meeting in Beijing, China.

Organizational Spotlight: <br/>Merck

Organizational Spotlight:
Merck

Merck is inspired by the difference we can make in the lives of people around the world through the innovative medicines, vaccines, and consumer health and animal products we discover and produce.

How Documentation Infrastructures Contribute to Performance Improvement

How Documentation Infrastructures Contribute to Performance Improvement

Documentation infrastructures provide a central location for explaining the why, what, and how of a business. How do businesses make sure everyone understands the reasons for doing things a certain way?

Call for Papers:<br>A Universal Performance Model for Human Performance Technology

Call for Papers:
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.

9th Annual ISPI Europe Conference: <br/>Transforming Performance Challenges into Opportunities in an Environment of Continuous Change

9th Annual ISPI Europe Conference:
Transforming Performance Challenges into Opportunities in an Environment of Continuous Change

In its ninth year, the ISPI Europe Conference is a must-attend event. Focused on Transforming Performance Challenges into Opportunities in an Environment of Continuous Change, the conference is taking place September 22-24, 2011, in Skopje, Macedonia.

Reflections on ISPI’s First Recipient of the Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement

Reflections on ISPI’s First Recipient of the Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement

This award was established in honor of Geary Rummler, a lifetime member, significant supporter, and valued contributor to ISPI and the profession. This year, ISPI is proud to recognize Klaus Wittkuhn, CPT.

Wayne State University Team Wins Third Annual Case Study Competition

Wayne State University Team Wins Third Annual Case Study Competition

With more than 400 hours of preparation, 150+ pages of deliverables, 30+ pages of feedback, 18 client meetings, 6 live interviews, and 3 universities – ISPI’s third annual University HPT Case Study Competition (CSC), which concluded during THE Performance Improvement Conference in Orlando, Florida, was an immense success.

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.

How to Develop a Training Strategy

How to Develop a Training Strategy

A training strategy is a mechanism that establishes what competencies an organization requires in the future and a means to achieve it.

Quick Tips For Developing Informal Online Questionnaires

Quick Tips For Developing Informal Online Questionnaires

Our quick tips for developing informal online questionnaires are for situations that do not require all of the “researchy-rigory stuff” of a full-blown, formal survey.

PT Makeover:<br>A Prescription for EMR Adoption

PT Makeover:
A Prescription for EMR Adoption

The following story summarizes our experiences with the original rollout and my suggestions explaining how it could have been handled.