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Archive for September, 2012

From the Board: Growing HPT Practice and Practitioners in a Complex Yet Promising Global Environment

From the Board: Growing HPT Practice and Practitioners in a Complex Yet Promising Global Environment

In furtherance to previous discussions on the critical role of diagnosis before selecting interventions by Steven J. Kelly and using evidence to drive performance improvement by Ingrid Guerra-Lopez, I would like to discuss opportunities for the growth of HPT practice in a highly diversified and complex, yet promising global environment, for performance improvement.

USAID Releases HICD Solicitation for Proposals: Exciting News for ISPI and CPT

USAID Releases HICD Solicitation for Proposals: Exciting News for ISPI and CPT

It was January 2010, when ISPI past president Judy Hale and Executive Director April Davis were invited to a Potential Partners Presentation and Networking Session at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Tales from the Field</br> Rounding the Bases: A Story of Full-Cycle Instructional Design for The Sports Bar

Tales from the Field
Rounding the Bases: A Story of Full-Cycle Instructional Design for The Sports Bar

The Sports Bar (pseudonym) is a publicly traded, international company with over 800 restaurant locations. It specializes in chicken wings, beer, and televising sporting events. The Sports Bar has approximately 20,000 employees and is headquartered in the Midwest region of the United States.

TrendSpotters: Success Map Template

TrendSpotters: Success Map Template

Some years ago, Carol had a client who managed an 8-week classroom training program for financial professionals. They were hired and immediately enrolled in a rigorous course of study in financial products and selling skills.

Chapter Corner</br>Road to Reno Savings Plan Calculator: Helping Chapter Members

Chapter Corner
Road to Reno Savings Plan Calculator: Helping Chapter Members

Chapter Boards have been helping members plan for THE Performance Improvement Conference 2013 at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno Nevada. Some are arranging car pools, hotel room sharing, and even considering renting a bus.

Organizational Spotlight: IBI International

Organizational Spotlight: IBI International

IBI International provides consulting services and technical assistance in developing countries, particularly those recovering from conflicts, to improve economic growth and governance. Human performance technology methodologies offer a clear path to institutional rebuilding in such situations.

Tell Your Performance Improvement Success Story!

Tell Your Performance Improvement Success Story!

Help us raise the profile of Performance Improvement. Tell us your Performance Improvement Success Stories by entering ISPI’s new video contest! Pick your best or most memorable story and shoot a 2-5 minute video that gives concrete examples about what success in the workplace is all about.

Call for Honorary Award Nominations

Call for Honorary Award Nominations

Each year, ISPI presents three special honorary awards that recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to Human Performance Technology and to the Society itself. The awards are the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Honorary Life Member Award.

Congratulations to the August Share the Gift of ISPI Winner!

Congratulations to the August Share the Gift of ISPI Winner!

Congratulations to James B. Ellsworth, CPT, PhD of the US Naval War College, winner of the August Share the Gift of ISPI Member-Get-A-Member monthly prize drawing.

Call for Nominations to the 2013-2015 ISPI Board of Directors

Call for Nominations to the 2013-2015 ISPI Board of Directors

It is time once again for you, the ISPI membership, to determine the future direction of ISPI by nominating those members who you feel have the qualifications, experiences, and vision to lead our Society.

IFTDO 2013: Capability Building for Cutting Edge-Organizations in the Emerging Business Order

IFTDO 2013: Capability Building for Cutting Edge-Organizations in the Emerging Business Order

In today’s business scenario tectonic shifts are taking place at lightning speed. The benchmarks of performance excellence are continually moving and the competition is getting increasingly fierce. It is clearly the age of globalization where every business is becoming a global business irrespective of the territories one operates in.

Call for Papers: <em>PIJ</em> Special Issue on Sustainable Performance

Call for Papers: PIJ Special Issue on Sustainable Performance

You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in a special April 2013 issue of PI journal, Sustainable Performance: A New Agenda for Adding Value, which addresses the concept of sustainability and invites you to consider what sustainable performance means to you as an HPT professional.

An Interview with Brett Christensen

An Interview with Brett Christensen

I’ve been in the learning and development field in the Canadian Forces since 1993, shifting to performance improvement in 2006. My experience serving the Armed Forces Chapter has shown me the value each group holds for the other. The chapters are the grassroots of the Society and one of the main sources from where we draw future leaders.

Let Us Tell You Why We Write for <em>PI</em> Journal

Let Us Tell You Why We Write for PI Journal

ISPI members who write for the PI journal define it as an important part of their career, networking, and professional development. The July 2012 issue focused on ISPI’s 50th Anniversary and Moving Forward.

What Works In Reno: ISPI Announces First Keynote Presenter

What Works In Reno: ISPI Announces First Keynote Presenter

ISPI is excited to announce Paul Gaffney, President and Chief Executive Officer, AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah, has agreed to speak during THE Performance Improvement Conference, April 14-17, 2013. Brought on-board in July 2009, he has worked to successfully integrate HPT within AAA’s business environment. Previously, Paul was Chief Operating Officer at Massachusetts-based, Desktone, Inc., a […]