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Archive for December, 2012

ISPI is pleased to announce the formation of the Boeing Virtual Chapter

ISPI is pleased to announce the formation of the Boeing Virtual Chapter

The Boeing Company Virtual Chapter was formed in October 2012 with support from Norma Clayton, vice president of Learning, Training, and Development (LTD), and Diane Knight, director, LTD, Business Center.

Show Your PI Expertise in a PI Success Stories Video

Show Your PI Expertise in a PI Success Stories Video

Share your professional achievements with the ISPI community by creating a Performance Improvement (PI) Success Story video! There is still time to participate–the PI Success Stories Video Contest deadline is December 31, 2012.

Congratulations to the Share the Gift of ISPI Winners!

Congratulations to the Share the Gift of ISPI Winners!

Thank you to each ISPI member who referred new members as part of the Share the Gift of ISPI Member Get a Member campaign! Building our membership is instrumental in keeping ISPI a strong professional association.

ISPI Is Virtual

ISPI Is Virtual

ISPI has slowly been moving toward a virtual work environment for several years, and now it is official. We are virtual. As staff members, we have been able to work seamlessly from any location with an Internet connection for nearly 10 years.

New Member Benefit: </br>Access <em>PIQ</em> Electronically

New Member Benefit:
Access PIQ Electronically

Performance Improvement Quarterly is now part of the ISPI benefits package. It is such an informative publication that we had to make it accessible to all members. It is available in digital format and accessible from any web capable device. On your laptop, smart phone, or tablet–take it with you and catch up on some reading no matter where you are.

A Member’s Perspective: Leadership Development with Steve Wiley

A Member’s Perspective: Leadership Development with Steve Wiley

ABC News said, “Steve Wiley is the best speaker you’ve never heard of”. USAToday said, “The most powerful performance training available.” With true rags-to-riches stories, Steve intertwines the challenges he has overcome with the adversities learned on the battlefields of Gettysburg.

What Melts Your Employees’ Butter?

What Melts Your Employees’ Butter?

There is no law that says you must actually like your job. But what is it that motivates people to get up every day and go to work? And think about this, if your employee population all won the lottery tomorrow–that is, they were all financially set for life–95% to 98% of them would not show up the next day! Can you really and truly afford to not understand what melts their butter?

An Interview with Darlene Van Tiem

An Interview with Darlene Van Tiem

I became a member of the Michigan Chapter in 1980s. I was earning my PhD from Wayne State University and the professors recommended that we become active in ISPI. They also required attending one meeting as a course requirement.

Early Registration Deadline Approaches: December 14

Early Registration Deadline Approaches: December 14

The Performance Improvement field doesn’t have room for anecdotes or assumptions. The conference’s FOCUS ON RESULTS begins with peer-reviewed educational sessions and roundtables that expose attendees to scientifically-proven knowledge, tools, and interventions based on real outcomes.

Chapter Corner: Chapter Resources Moved to the Global Chapter Forum Community

Chapter Corner: Chapter Resources Moved to the Global Chapter Forum Community

The Chapter Partnership Committee (CPC) has moved the chapter resources from the ispi.org website to the ISPI Collaborate Global Chapter Forum Community. The Global Chapter Forum Community is for members of ISPI chapters to share their common chapter experiences.

From the Board: 2012 Financial Update

From the Board: 2012 Financial Update

By Cathy Brown, ISPI Treasurer and Director As ISPI’s Treasurer, I’d like to take this opportunity to update you on the Society’s finances. Our fiscal year runs October 1 through September 30, so I can share the financial picture looking back to 2011-2012 and looking forward to 2012-2013. Looking Back Recognizing the economy was still […]

Five Kinds of Gaps and What to Do about Them

Five Kinds of Gaps and What to Do about Them

A generally accepted notion in the world of work is that a problem exists when there is a gap between what is and what should be that requires action but the action to take is not immediately apparent. In other words, there is uncertainty regarding action; hence, the view of problem solving as a matter of figuring out what to do.

TrendSpotters: The Last Hurrah

TrendSpotters: The Last Hurrah

By Carol Haig, CPT, and Roger Addison, CPT, EdD Welcome to our final TrendSpotters column. Here we wrap up our efforts for 2012 and bring to a close 10 years of vibrant conversations with our many gracious guests. It has been an educational journey for us here at TrendSpotters Central, beginning with our first column […]

Improving Performance in Education

Improving Performance in Education

When you leave the house for the day, there are three main things you always make sure you have: wallet (or purse), keys, and, the most important, your telephone. Most of the world’s population has a cellular device of some sort that is communication enabled–from simple talk devices, text, Internet, video conference, app-enabled smart phones, and so on.