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Archive for June, 2013

California Gets This One Right!

California Gets This One Right!

Most wildland firefighting organizations are seeking to evolve into highly reliable organizations. They routinely operate in challenging, dangerous environments and yet manage to maintain exemplary safety records. CAL FIRE’s busy fleet of over 50 aircraft is considered the premier firefighting aviation program in the world.

The Performance Village—<em>A Fable</em>

The Performance Village—A Fable

Once upon a time, there lived six nearsighted performance improvement technologists in the Performance Improvement Village. One day the villagers told them, “Hey, there is an elephant in the room.” The technologists had no idea what an elephant was, so they decided to do a little analysis.

Certified Performance Technologist and Principles & Practices of Performance Improvement Institute

Certified Performance Technologist and Principles & Practices of Performance Improvement Institute

The International Society for Performance Improvement is offering two amazing workshops this year, the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) and Principles & Practices t Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois! 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 two and three days of learning and networking with some of the best and brightest in our profession.

Operationalizing the One Society Initiative

Operationalizing the One Society Initiative

This article will provide a short overview of the One Society initiative, giving you a brief history, the current state, and the desired future state that ISPI leadership at all levels is working toward. This is a call to action for all chapter members of the Society to engage in One Society and enable ISPI to build a robust, global community of practice among members at all levels.

ISPI-China: Dazzling Debut at China Enterprise Training & Development Conference

ISPI-China: Dazzling Debut at China Enterprise Training & Development Conference

On April 25, 2013, the ninth China Enterprise Training & Development Annual Conference had its grand opening in Wuxi City of Southeast China. From April 25 to 27, more than 1,500 professionals attended the conference, over 100 industry leaders presented, and approximately 50 sponsors and vendors participated in the exhibition.

June Is Recertification Month

June Is Recertification Month

Recertification applications are due on June 15 for CPTs whose anniversary falls between November 16 and June 15.

ISPI In-House Programs

ISPI In-House Programs

One of the most frequently asked questions following a public offering of an ISPI program is, can ISPI come to my organization and teach this course? The answer is yes! An ISPI in-house program allows for a rich learning environment sculpted to the work individuals within your organization are currently engaged. The benefits of an in-house program are tremendous.

Make ISPI Your Professional Home

Make ISPI Your Professional Home

ISPI is the only association dedicated to enhancing human performance and the performance of organizations by strengthening the value of professionals, such as performance technologists, training directors, human resource managers, instructional designers, organizational development consultants, and other dedicated professionals.

ISPI Career Center

ISPI Career Center

ISPI has a great benefit available to everyone–a Career Center. In this current market, it is better to have more than one outlet when looking for jobs. The Career Center is for job seekers who want to search jobs, post a resume, set up an email alert, and access a job account.

Performance Improvement Journal—May/June Issue

Performance Improvement Journal—May/June Issue

Welcome to the double-month issue, May/June of the Performance Improvement journal. This issue is packed with ground-shaking articles from Jacques Ascher and his Training Transfer, along with a journey from Frank Fu, Hong Yi, and Nanji Zhai into the Training to Improve New Product Sales Performance that will keep the pages turning. Jim Hill lets us in on insight into the Cloud, and Mariano Bernardez and Roger Kaufman bring us into turning Social Capital into Social Performance.

A Letter to Mr. Taylor

I hope this letter finds you in good spirits and receptive to some new insights regarding “Scientific Management.” I am writing because there have been many changes in the world of work and working since you set out to study work, worker, and working in a scientific way.

Dashlane and Wordle

Dashlane and Wordle

Recently I had a conversation with a member asking me to explain Collaborate; and as soon as I mentioned “log on” and “password,” I could tell by the look on his face he was completely turned off. He does not use social media because of this issue–having to remember all the information just to get into your account is a little overwhelming for some people.

Unleashing Chapter and Society Wisdom: A Vision for the 2013-14 Chapter Partnership Committee

Unleashing Chapter and Society Wisdom: A Vision for the 2013-14 Chapter Partnership Committee

Our chapter members and international members have a tremendous amount of wisdom about and experiences with human performance technology (HPT), stewardship practice, and association governance. To do our part, the CPC envisions working to unleash this wisdom so that international members can help chapter boards, chapter boards can help each other, and chapters as a whole can help ISPI International.

ISPI Collaborate: A Member’s Perspective with Janet Buckenmeyer

ISPI Collaborate: A Member’s Perspective with Janet Buckenmeyer

ISPI’s Collaborate is sort of like a mythical creature. Many people do not believe in it, but it is something special. Soon, all of our members will see. This is why we started a more interactive look into Collaborate, versus me just telling you about how I navigate Collaborate. This month’s article is a bit different from last month’s because ISPI answers some concerns that I believe a lot of our members have. ISPI’s responses to Janet Buckenmeyer’s comments are in blue. Thank you to Janet Buckenmeyer, PhD, for taking time out of her schedule to answer these questions.

A Returning Volunteer’s Perspective: THE Performance Improvement Conference in Reno, Nevada

A Returning Volunteer’s Perspective: THE Performance Improvement Conference in Reno, Nevada

A little over a month ago, I was having a hard time believing that it had already been a year since ISPI Toronto. Seemingly out of nowhere, I found myself in Reno, Nevada, along with nine other Chico State students and friends, ready to tackle ISPI’s latest conference. Initially, Reno felt like a perplexing city and was quite unfamiliar. However, after reuniting with ISPI’s April Davis, Craig Grimm, Brian Gresham, and event coordinator Ellen Kaplan, I felt at completely at ease.