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Archive for January, 2012

Candidate Statements for 2012-2014 Board Election Available

Candidate Statements for 2012-2014 Board Election Available

ISPI has announced the slate of candidates for the upcoming 2012-2014 Board of Directors election.

Excellent CPT Re-Certification Activities

Excellent CPT Re-Certification Activities

CPT recertification and the HPT Book Club: If you read the selected book and participate in the book club telephone conference call, you will earn 3 credit points toward recertification.

Metrics 2012: Help Us Understand What You Do and Why

Metrics 2012: Help Us Understand What You Do and Why

Evaluation is good. Analysis is essential. Evidence points the way. But practice does not reflect these sentiments.

2012 Distinguished Dissertation Awards: Recognition You Deserve

2012 Distinguished Dissertation Awards: Recognition You Deserve

ISPI is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Distinguished Dissertation Awards. This initiative funded by the Research Committee aims at honoring excellence in student research.

From the Board: Performance Improvement on the Seas

From the Board: Performance Improvement on the Seas

The overall rescue network is based on a systemic structure of monitoring constantly shifting locations and players. Despite the fact that none of the teams had ever met, a virtual partnership was created on-the-spot with a very clearly defined end result.

Organizational Spotlight: An Interview with Hong Yi

Organizational Spotlight: An Interview with Hong Yi

An interview with Ms. Hong Yi, a Vice President and board member of Sinotrac Consulting Company Ltd.

TrendSpotters: Showcasing The Facilitated Mentoring Model©

TrendSpotters: Showcasing The Facilitated Mentoring Model©

Margo Murray contributes her well-known Facilitated Mentoring Model© to the TrendSpotters Open Toolkit.

Early Bird Deadline Extended, Make Plans to Attend Conference

Early Bird Deadline Extended, Make Plans to Attend Conference

The early bird registration deadline for THE Performance Improvement Conference, April 18-23, 2012, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has been extended to Friday, January 27, 2012.

Educational Sessions Offer Critical Information to PI Professionals

Educational Sessions Offer Critical Information to PI Professionals

THE Performance Improvement Conference, April 18-23, 2012: Choose from 45 concurrent 90-minute educational sessions grouped along seven tracks. Each session is highly interactive, offering participants valuable information and takeaways.

Busting Myths Within the Industry: 2012 Research-to-Practice Symposium, April 22

Busting Myths Within the Industry: 2012 Research-to-Practice Symposium, April 22

Myth Busting: Separating Evidence-Based Findings from Unsupported Beliefs, will discuss how performance improvement professionals can separate fact from fancy regarding the latest research and strategies arising in the industry.

Make Your Travel Plans Now; Passport/Visas Necessary to Enter Canada

Make Your Travel Plans Now; Passport/Visas Necessary to Enter Canada

THE Performance Improvement Conference, taking place April 18-23, 2012, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will be here before you know it. Make your travel plans now.

Step Up Your Expertise: Principles and Practices of Performance Improvement Institute, April 18-20

Step Up Your Expertise: Principles and Practices of Performance Improvement Institute, April 18-20

Are you ready to raise your level of expertise in performance improvement? Are you ready to bring more value to your employer and your clients? Then, it’s time for you to attend the Principles and Practices of Performance Improvement Institute April 18-20, 2012.

Difficult Clients: Gotta Love ‘Em (Or Do You?)

Difficult Clients: Gotta Love ‘Em (Or Do You?)

Consultants can’t say no too often and avoid starvation. So regardless of role, HPT practitioners have to learn how to cope with less than ideal clients.

ROI in Action: An Integrated Case Study

ROI in Action: An Integrated Case Study

The ROI methodology is a logical process used to capture five levels of outcome data including the financial ROI.

ROI is DOA–ROE Is Better

ROI is DOA–ROE Is Better

ROI is the gold standard for measuring the effectiveness of training. But should it be? A newer technology needs to replace it. And for us, that newer technology is Return on Expectations (ROE).