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Archive for March, 2013

Making Their Way to the Stage in Reno: Mary Lee, Steven B. Wiley, and Lisa Zangari

Making Their Way to the Stage in Reno: Mary Lee, Steven B. Wiley, and Lisa Zangari

Make your way to Reno, Nevada, for the leading international, educational conference for Performance Improvement professionals and Discover What Works. This year focuses on discovering the interventions and strategies that work to create proven, measurable results.

You won’t want to miss our line up of powerful keynote speakers.

2013 Award for Outstanding Student Research

2013 Award for Outstanding Student Research

ISPI’s Award of Excellence Program honors outstanding student and professional research. This award recognizes outstanding research in the field of human performance technology or a related field such as adult education, human technology, behavioral psychology, or vocational education. Nancy P. Askins, PhD, CMQ/OE, of Capella University, will receive an Award of Excellence for Outstanding Student Research for her dissertation Core Values Implementation by Mid-Level Managers of a Faith-Based Healthcare System.

Take Advantage of Your Time in Reno: Register for a Workshop

Take Advantage of Your Time in Reno: Register for a Workshop

The International Society for Performance Improvement has created a stellar line up of workshops being offered April 13-14, 2013, in Reno, Nevada at THE Performance Improvement Conference. As you know, our members have a lot to offer to the field of performance improvement. This is your opportunity to enhance your knowledge and enjoy a day […]

Get an Expert Perspective with this Year’s Masters Presentations

Get an Expert Perspective with this Year’s Masters Presentations

Join us at THE Performance Improvement Conference’s Masters Presentations on Monday, April 15, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. This year’s Masters Presentations feature experts from across learning, research, and business. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain insights into management’s views on performance improvement, research-based learning measurement, or learning design.

Preventing Performance Problems Before They Occur

Preventing Performance Problems Before They Occur

We often take great pride in coming up with solutions to human performance problems. It is sort of like standing on the bank of a river and rescuing people who have fallen into the river. Would it not be smarter to walk upstream and figure out how to prevent people from ending up in the river in the first place?

Project Start-up: Beginning the Conversation Leading to “We Can Do This Together”

Project Start-up: Beginning the Conversation Leading to “We Can Do This Together”

As human performance practitioners, we are sometimes at a loss trying to describe how successful change management comes about, or even what it really is. Change management is not a deep mystery, but it is embraced (or not embraced!) by different clients in different ways.

Who-Dunit: What Really Affected Performance?

Who-Dunit: What Really Affected Performance?

Isolating the impact of training–or any human performance technology (HPT) investment–is a complex process, made more so by the plethora of “other factors” that can influence performance. The effectiveness of programs may vary by tenure, region, management support, or prior performance, to name a few.

Six Boxes®–Performance Thinking Trumps Methodology

Six Boxes®–Performance Thinking Trumps Methodology

Since the early days in human performance technology (HPT), thought leaders have created models and methodologies, algorithms and tools to help practitioners analyze and improve the performance of people, processes, and organizations. We HPT professionals love our models and methodologies and continue to develop and refine them for greater precision and impact.

Invitation to Participate in a Study: An Exploratory Human Performance and Information Technology Cause Analysis Model

Invitation to Participate in a Study: An Exploratory Human Performance and Information Technology Cause Analysis Model

If you have expertise in human performance technology (HPT) or human performance improvement (HPI) and information technology (IT) systems or expertise in the development of HPT or HPI models, please consider participating in a study of a proposed model of causes of IT system failures. You will be internally validating how well the exploratory model integrates failure causes derived from existing HPT and IT cause analysis models.

Should Organization Members Continue to Publish?

Should Organization Members Continue to Publish?

Publishing within your professional organization is critical to the forward movement and development of the organization. It not only builds the food bank of industry knowledge, allowing others to grow and nourish their minds, but also further develops the author’s knowledge on existing platforms of thought. It also promotes exploring different avenues of thought that can lead to roads less traveled.

The Results Are In!

The Results Are In!

Mary Ellen Kassotakis, Bonnie Beresford, and Janet Buckenmeyer will join the other elected board members (Lisa Toenniges, President;, Jack Phillips, Past President; Cathy Brown, Treasurer; Lucy Newman, International Director; and Brett Christensen, Director) on the 2013-2015 Board of Directors to make up the nine-member ISPI Executive Committee.

ISPI Announces Chapter Awards of Excellence

ISPI Announces Chapter Awards of Excellence

ISPI is pleased to announce the winning chapters of this year’s ISPI Award of Excellence. We are proud to announce that seven chapters–Armed Forces Chapter, Capella University Virtual Chapter, Central Florida Chapter, Charlotte Chapter, Michigan Chapter, Potomac Chapter, and South Florida Chapter–have earned the distinction as Chapters of Excellence this year.

Outstanding Interventions Honored with 2013 Award of Excellence

Outstanding Interventions Honored with 2013 Award of Excellence

For the last 40 years, ISPI’s Awards of Excellence program has celebrated the people, products, innovations, and organizations that represent excellence in the field of human performance technology (HPT) on an annual basis. In the category of Outstanding Human Performance Interventions, seven interventions were selected for the prestigious award, which required meticulous documentation of how an intervention meets the 10 Performance Improvement Standards, proven success and improvement under real-world conditions, and a peer review.

Performance Improvement Journal Seeks Editor

Performance Improvement Journal Seeks Editor

The International Society for Performance Improvement is currently looking for an ISPI member who can demonstrate an extensive knowledge of human performance technology, has a professional network inside and outside the field, and possesses an editorial review ability to be the editor of Performance Improvement journal.

Performance Improvement Journal, January, 52.1

Performance Improvement Journal, January, 52.1

The January issue of the Performance Improvement journal’s international issue, guest edited by Mari Novak, takes an “out of our usual context” look at HPT professionals exploring “What Works.” Mari elaborates on this and states “what works is not reserved for our methodologies within our increasingly complex theoretical framework….”

Call for Proposals for the 11th Annual ISPI EMEA Conference, September 26-28, 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia

Call for Proposals for the 11th Annual ISPI EMEA Conference, September 26-28, 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia

The International Society for Performance Improvement–Europe, Middle East, Africa (ISPI EMEA) invites you to submit a proposal to present at our 11th Conference to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia. Like past conferences, this one promises to attract high-quality professionals for an innovative and highly participative event.

Performance Improvement Quarterly, Volume 25, Issue 4

Performance Improvement Quarterly, Volume 25, Issue 4

Performance Improvement Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal created to stimulate professional discussion in the field and to advance the discipline of human performance technology (HPT) through publishing scholarly works. Our current issue, A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge, edited by Richard B. Pearlstein, PhD, expands our knowledge and demonstrates how this expansion is like looking through a kaleidoscope.

Competitive & Industry Analysis for HPT Practitioners (and ISPI)

Competitive & Industry Analysis for HPT Practitioners (and ISPI)

By Fred Nickols If we, as performance improvement professionals, want to be taken seriously by our clients, we have to understand their world and we have to speak their language, whether it is marketing, finance, strategy, operations, HR, or legal. One of the “languages” spoken in many for-profit organizations is that of “competitive strategy” with […]

Legato for iPad

Legato for iPad

Legato is a performance improving application that is offered free by Ellegro Learning Solutions Inc. The vision of the company is “To become the premier strategic partner in the custom learning space for clients across the US.”

Why Should I Use ISPI Collaborate?

Why Should I Use ISPI Collaborate?

A little over a year ago, ISPI introduced a new resource to the fold–ISPI Collaborate. This new source serves as a one-stop shop for members and nonmembers interested in receiving pertinent information. Although Collaborate has been around for quite a while, some are still hesitant to use it or do not know what it comes equipped with.