ISPI’s Outstanding Human Performance Communication award recognizes an outstanding article, book, curriculum, course, or workshop that enables individuals or organizations to achieve excellence in human performance technology. This year, ISPI is pleased to present the Outstanding Human Performance Communication award to Darlene M. Van Tiem, CPT, PhD, CPLP, University of Michigan-Dearborn; James L. Moseley, CPT, EdD, LPC, CHES, Wayne State University; and the late Joan C. Dessinger, CPT, EdD, The Lake Group, for their work on the Fundamentals of Performance Improvement: Optimizing Results Through People, Process, and Organizations, 3rd edition. The winners will be honored during the Awards Luncheon at THE Performance Improvement Conference, Monday, April 15, 2013.

The Fundamentals of Performance Improvement: Optimizing Results Through People, Process, and Organizations, 3rd edition, is more than a cosmetic update of the comprehensive how-to book that has guided performance improvement specialists, business leaders, and students for the past 12 years. It includes substantial changes that reflect the growth of the field of performance improvement and the movement toward evidence-based practice. Darlene Van Tiem, James Moseley, and the late Joan Dessinger successfully combine theory, practice, science, and art to provide novices and experts alike with a thorough understanding of the field of performance improvement. The book contains more than 150 figures, tables, and performance support tools that illustrate major theories and walk readers through myriad performance interventions that should be part of any performance consultant’s tool chest. The book has been endorsed by many leaders in the field, including Cedric T. Coco, CPT, Lowe’s Companies; Diana Whitney, PhD, Corporation for Positive Change; James A. Pershing, CPT, PhD, professor emeritus, Indiana University; and Daljit Singh, Baker & McKenzie.

This comprehensive reference has something to offer every type of reader, including students, novice practitioners, and experts in need of a refresher course on any aspect of the field. Fundamentals of Performance Improvement: Optimizing Results Through People, Process, and Organizations, 3rd edition, is published by Pfeiffer/Wiley/ISPI.

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