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Archive for June, 2012

Two New Editors for Performance Improvement Journal

Two New Editors for Performance Improvement Journal

The Performance Improvement Journal or PIJ as we call it ‘round these parts is ISPI’s Journal which is published 10 times a year, May/June and November/December being the two months that have only one publication for. Published in partnership with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Performance Improvement is an acclaimed journal geared toward practitioners of performance technology in the workplace. Learn from hands-on experiences with models, interventions, “how-to” guides, and ready-to-use job aids, as well as research articles.

ISPI EMEA Lisbon Conference

ISPI EMEA Lisbon Conference

The upcoming ISPI EMEA conference (September 27-29, 2012) is a milestone event for some important reasons.
The first and most obvious milestone is that this year marks the 10th conference that has been organized by ISPI EMEA and has already attracted session proposals from a wide range of countries by professionals representing a broad cross-section of organization types and sectors.

From The Board: Advocates

From The Board: Advocates

Advocate members represent international, national, and regional organizations that are committed to improving performance and support ISPI at the highest level. In addition to two individual memberships, an annual conference registration, special recognition, and other benefits, this “think tank” of visionaries meets twice a year at exclusive symposiums.

TrendSpotters: HPT Book Group

TrendSpotters: HPT Book Group

We are delighted to welcome Tony Moore, CPT, to TrendSpotters. Tony, has been president of Moore Performance Improvement, Inc., based in Ohio, since 1993. Moore Performance helps clients with critical business issues. Tony cites Tom Gilbert and Joe Harless as his biggest professional influences. He describes himself as “really skilled at recognizing good methodology and then following it religiously.”

Tales from the Field: An Evaluation of Presentation Skills Instruction

Tales from the Field: An Evaluation of Presentation Skills Instruction

Pepin Distributing Company (PDC) is the Tampa Bay area’s largest total beverage distributor. Incorporated in 1963, the company sells and markets a diverse portfolio of beverage products, including beer, bottled water, carbonated and energy drinks, liquor, and wine. PDC’s account managers (AMs) provide the direct interface with customers and are the primary drivers of product sales.

Establishing Chapter Metrics: The Dashboard Way

Establishing Chapter Metrics: The Dashboard Way

It is up to a chapter’s board to ensure many things get done in a timely manner, from scheduling speakers, updating membership, communicating to members and non-members, balancing bank accounts to the many long-term tasks such as succession planning. In this frenzy of activity of keeping the chapter running, board members can easily forget about the things that truly make a chapter hum–membership and finances.

Organizational Spotlight: YesP AB

Organizational Spotlight: YesP AB

When YesP AB was founded in 2002, most of our work was done in Sweden. This has changed dramatically over the years. In 2006 more than 50% of our assignments were international, and many of them aimed specifically at addressing performance improvement opportunities in complex global organizations. In recent years, we have partnered with clients in 12 countries in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

ISPI and Social Media (and Web2.0) … and its Importance

ISPI and Social Media (and Web2.0) … and its Importance

Social media is not just for kids anymore. It is used throughout our personal and professional world to generate traffic, interest, and business to companies, products, and people. Tweeting, posting, and blogging… social media and Web 2.0 are new media that drive the world. You cannot turn the corner without this new form of media blasted all over advertising on anything that has space–from business cards to billboards.

Eighth Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium

Eighth Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium

This year’s Innovations in E-Learning symposium (IEL12) will harness the power of informal learning and social media; learning and performance analytics; and competitive edge through innovation to help learning organizations foster the new global workforce skill set needed to expand e-learning strategies and systems.

Wing Institute

Wing Institute

The Wing Institute is an independent, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the promotion of evidence-based education. As part of its many initiatives, it offers funding for graduate students who are interested in doing research in the area of evidence-based education.