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Archive for February, 2013

Thinking About Earning Your CPT?

Thinking About Earning Your CPT?

Are you looking for a way to distinguish yourself in the field of performance improvement and prove your ability to bring value to an organization? If so, then consider earning your Certified Performance Technologist certification.

Get to Know the Virtual ISPI: ISPI Collaborate

Get to Know the Virtual ISPI: ISPI Collaborate

ISPI Collaborate is our newest member resource, an interactive forum where members can engage and learn. Collaborate has a wealth of information and the tools below will give you the knowledge to navigate it with ease. With this basic knowledge, you will be able to master the site and take advantage of all it has to offer.

The Problem Solving Bases and the Logic for Covering Them

The Problem Solving Bases and the Logic for Covering Them

The problem solving process is frequently presented as a linear, by-the-numbers activity. I will readily agree that there is a certain degree of linearity to the process; for example, it’s probably unwise to propose or implement a solution until you’ve got a fix on the problem. But I also believe that there is a lot more jumping around than advocates of the linear approach would have us believe.

Top 10 Ways to Light a Fire Under Your Career

Top 10 Ways to Light a Fire Under Your Career

It is the beginning of a new year. Resolutions are made. Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the warmer temperatures and flowers starting to blossom. And just like a home needs to be cleared to free up space and energy, so, too, does every successful career. It is a great time to be looking ahead at what is next. It is a time to make room for the new opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Roundtable Presentations at THE Conference

Roundtable Presentations at THE Conference

THE Performance Improvement Conference will feature two roundtable sessions: Chat ‘n’ Chew on Tuesday, April 16, 12:45 – 2:00 pm, and the Lunch ‘n’ Learn on Wednesday, April 17, noon – 1:15 pm.

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

The conference offers 100+ hours of education and networking with peers from around the globe. Your registration includes entrance to three keynote sessions, the Research to Practice Symposium, one Masters Presentation, five educational sessions, two roundtable sessions, and three networking breaks.

Take Your PI Skills to the Next Level with the  Pre-Conference Principles and Practices Institute

Take Your PI Skills to the Next Level with the Pre-Conference Principles and Practices Institute

If you want to improve your performance improvement expertise and develop a performance consulting mindset, then make plans to attend the pre-conference Principles and Practices of Performance Improvement Institute from Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Reno, Nevada.

Deliver Results to Your Company, Make Connections, Generate Leads

Deliver Results to Your Company, Make Connections, Generate Leads

THE Conference brings together the best and the brightest in the multi-disciplinary field of performance improvement who will share the latest research, innovations, tools, and technologies.

A Few Apps to Start the New Year Off Right

A Few Apps to Start the New Year Off Right

With the dawn of the new year and the many exciting adventures and opportunities in full bloom, we all need a way to shorten research and work time and to come up with solutions faster and more efficiently. With more travel and less desk time, there is a demand for the worker on the go.

The 2013 Chapter Leaders Workshop

The 2013 Chapter Leaders Workshop

At THE Performance Improvement Conference, the Chapter Partnership Committee (CPC) offers a free, one-day workshop for chapter leaders. Chapter leaders, here are the details for this year’s event.

Three Ways to Publish. We Want You!

Three Ways to Publish. We Want You!

Contribute ISPI’s publications, PerformanceXpress, Performance Improvement Journal, and Performance Improvement Quarterly. These resources spotlighted are available from a wealth of ISPI’s publications, services and archives. Stop by the resource center www.ispi.org/resourcecenter for more information and details on all of the resources ISPI brings to your finger tips. Give back to your community! Be a contributing reader and member today!

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

New Member Benefit: Access PIQ Electronically

Performance Improvement Quarterly is part of every ISPI member’s benefits package. This informative publication has unlimited availability to members.

Q&A with Lincoln Leadership Institute Executive and 2013 Conference Keynoter Steven B. Wiley

Q&A with Lincoln Leadership Institute Executive and 2013 Conference Keynoter Steven B. Wiley

Steven B. Wiley, president of the Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg, brings his innovative brand of leadership development to THE Performance Improvement Conference 2013, April 14-17, in Reno, Nevada.

<em>Performance Improvement Quarterly</em> Seeks Editor

Performance Improvement Quarterly Seeks Editor

The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is looking for a new editor to serve a three-year term for our acclaimed journal, Performance Improvement Quarterly (PIQ). PIQ is a highly respected journal in the field of human performance technology (HPT) and human resources, entering its 26th year of publication.

HPT Meets Asian Business Culture

HPT Meets Asian Business Culture

Human performance technology (HPT) concepts and models, as we know them at ISPI, have evolved from research and application in the United States, and subsequently in other Western business and academic cultures. Much of the practice and language of performance improvement assumes a Western cultural perspective, with little or no conscious awareness.

Not Available in Any Store!

Not Available in Any Store!

Most project management methods are task and time based. Someone estimates how long each of the tasks should take and then figures out how to cram all those tasks into the limited time already promised to the customer. Project status is based on people estimating the extent to which they have accomplished what they should have, based on the amount of time that has gone by.

Analysis to Action: What Works in Organizational Assessment

Analysis to Action: What Works in Organizational Assessment

Deloitte’s CYPRESS methodology empowers clients to own and institutionalize organizational development to achieve and sustain measurable performance improvement. The methodology guides the identification of performance targets; a current state analysis; and organizational development design, implementation, and measurement.

Evidence-Based Repositioning of FITC

Evidence-Based Repositioning of FITC

Newstrom and Davis (2002) said “organizations require consistent levels of high performance from individual employees in order to enhance overall corporate performance and survive in a highly competitive environment” (p. 139). In a similar perspective, Addison (2004) indicated that “performance architecture is the design of the organizational house where all three levels are integrated to smoothly support the raison d’etre of the entity, be it a business, civil service, or non-governmental organization” (p. 14).

HPT Is Good Leadership; Good Leadership Is HPT

HPT Is Good Leadership; Good Leadership Is HPT

STAPLES introduced the “Easy Button” to solve problems. Human performance technology (HPT) practitioners and leaders understand Easy Buttons and silver bullets do not work for complex issues, but knowing what organizational buttons to push to produce the desired result is the goal of the practitioner and leader alike.