By Scott Weersing and Gary DePaul

As professionals, we frequently search for ways to improve our knowledge, skills, and networks. One cost-effective way is by participating in virtual and local chapter events. Instead of paying thousands of dollars for workshops, chapters offer cost-effective events from an hour to an all-day workshop that give you access to experts. You can find chapter programming listed in Collaborations.

Hampton Roads, a Virginia-based chapter, exemplifies strong programming–giving members and guests immediate access to experts for a minimal guest fee of $5 and free for their chapter members.

Scott Weersing is the director of programs and shares with us upcoming events.

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The Hampton Roads ISPI Chapter continues to grow its membership and community outreach to achieve the ISPI mission through the Society’s Guiding Principles. This year, we implemented a redesigned website, www.hrispi.org.

We updated the website to include:

  • A calendar of upcoming sessions
  • A blog to recap previous sessions
  • Past program materials
  • Resources for people to learn about human performance technology (HPT) and ISPI

We are looking forward to the following presenters in 2013 and 2014:

Performance Partnering–Proactive and Reactive Performance Consulting
Dick Handshaw
November 14, 2013

Best Practices in Organizational Decision Making
Bill Bender
December 12, 2013

Stakeholder Management Is CRAP: How to Handle Conflict
Keith Spranger
January 23, 2014 Program

Program agenda
6:45 – 7:00 p.m.: Light refreshments
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: Program

You can find the locations on the website.

Hampton Roads Board of Directors

  • Kelly Cross, President
  • Mark Bowers, President-Elect
  • Chris Lewis, Treasurer/Secretary

Chapter membership fee is $25 per year; $15 per year for students.

Mission Statement
To develop and promote the awareness and application of human performance technology in the Hampton Roads area.

Chapter Objectives

  • To provide a forum for the advancement of human performance technology among our members and those they wish to serve through mentoring, networking, education, and the development of a community of practice.
  • To promote and enhance corporate and public perception of the value of performance improvement technology and performance improvement technologists.
  • To promote our objectives through meetings, speaking engagements, and workshops for the business community at large, and through any public relations opportunities that become available.