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Archive for January, 2013

Preview of Upcoming Conference Educational Sessions

Preview of Upcoming Conference Educational Sessions

Conference attendees can choose from a wide selection of 90-minute educational sessions grouped along seven tracks: Analysis; Business of HPT; Instructional Interventions; Measurement & Evaluation; Organizational Design Interventions; Process or Tool Interventions; and Research to Practice

Make Your Conference Travel Plans Early to Save

Make Your Conference Travel Plans Early to Save

Start making your plans now to attend THE Performance Improvement Conference, April 14-17, at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada. It is already 2013 and the conference will be here before you know it! Make your travel plans early to save.

Five Tips to Convince Your Boss to Send You to THE Conference

Five Tips to Convince Your Boss to Send You to THE Conference

You know THE Performance Improvement Conference is the must-attend event of the year for performance improvement professionals. It is the only conference that provides outstanding presentations and educational opportunities focusing on creating real change and measurable results in the workplace.

Paul, Steven, and Lisa Hit the Stage in Reno

Paul, Steven, and Lisa Hit the Stage in Reno

Paul Gaffney, Steven B. Wiley, and Lisa Zangari Hit the Stage in Reno, Nevada for THE Performance Improvement Conference in April 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2013.

Five Easy Ways to Screw up a Change Effort

Five Easy Ways to Screw up a Change Effort

The reported success rate of change efforts is about 30%. Turned around, the failure rate ranks right up there with the abysmal performance of many reengineering efforts and for many of the same reasons. Why such a dismal success rate?

What Chapter Leaders Look Forward to in 2013

What Chapter Leaders Look Forward to in 2013

For this issue, I asked the 2012 chapter presidents to write about what they look forward to in 2013. As you can tell from the messages below, there are several exciting activities and enhancements planned for their chapters. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Performance Improvement Technology: Project Management Software

Performance Improvement Technology: Project Management Software

By Brian Gresham Projects for work come in all sizes; some are simple with a few back-and-forth emails and others become more complex with multiple internal and (at times) external groups becoming involved in a single project. The more factors, steps, and people that are involved, the more overwhelming a project gets. That is when […]

CPT: Is It Worth It?

CPT: Is It Worth It?

The simple answer is yes. The reasons are many. In addition to professional recognition and development, research shows that people with certification are hired first and leave last; they start with a higher salary and are promoted earlier (Runyan, 2010).

International Federation of Training and Development Organisations IFTDO Global HRD Awards 2013

International Federation of Training and Development Organisations IFTDO Global HRD Awards 2013

After the great success of IFTDO Global HRD Awards over the past four years, IFTDO announces the IFTDO Global HRD Awards 2013. Each year, the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO) recognizes the projects and research that have made a real difference, as well as the effort and application of the people who have made them possible.

The Leadership “Pilgrimage”

The Leadership “Pilgrimage”

Unlike many leaders today, pilgrims had a singular vision of where they were going and why they were going there. They shared fundamental values and beliefs that compelled them to make incredibly long, challenging, solitary, yet extraordinarily impactful journeys to sacred locations.

ISPI Holiday Sale: Save 50% on All Wiley Books

ISPI Holiday Sale: Save 50% on All Wiley Books

ISPI and Pfeiffer are partnering to bring you a special limited time sale on Wiley books. As an ISPI member, any book you order directly from Wiley through January 5 will be 50% off. That includes publications from all of the great Wiley brands you know and love, including Pfeiffer, For Dummies, Jossey-Bass, and more!

Aligning Business Needs with Instructional Assets–A Successful Performance Improvement Effort that Works!

Aligning Business Needs with Instructional Assets–A Successful Performance Improvement Effort that Works!

High-performing performance technology organizations are focused on aligning their instructional curricula with the needs of their business. The field currently lacks a systematic methodology for performing that alignment.

An Investigation of the Development of Expertise: The Personality Traits of Human Performance Improvement Experts, as Measured by the Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Openness (NEO) Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO PI-R)

An Investigation of the Development of Expertise: The Personality Traits of Human Performance Improvement Experts, as Measured by the Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Openness (NEO) Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO PI-R)

The research topic was the role of normal human personality traits in the development of expertise in the profession of human performance improvement. The research focused on human performance improvement experts, called Certified Performance Technologists (CPTs).

Identifying Passive-Aggressive Behavior in Organizations

Identifying Passive-Aggressive Behavior in Organizations

Nothing is more frustrating when you are moving full steam ahead to complete tasks and reach goals than passive-aggressive behavior in a leader or an employee. Although we can understand that these behaviors are often unconscious and emotionally driven, it does not make them any less destructive.

Interview with Lucy S. Newman, CPT, DBA

Interview with Lucy S. Newman, CPT, DBA

I have been an international member of ISPI since 2004 and got certified in 2008 independently. Then in 2008, I got connected with the ISPI Nigerian team. I became a life member in 2010 and got recertified in 2011.

Invitation to Participate in a Study: HPT Professional Practice in the Federal Sector

Invitation to Participate in a Study: HPT Professional Practice in the Federal Sector

If you are a current or former employee, service member, or a consultant/contractor with the U.S. Federal Government, please consider participating in a study exploring the professional practice of Human Performance Technology (HPT)/Human Performance Improvement (HPI) in the federal government.