The Performance Improvement Global Network Chapter (www.pignc-ispi-com), the Performance Improvement Institute (, and the Colombian Association for Human Resources  (ASCORT) conducted in Medellin the first HPT Conference on Human Capital, a two-day event focused on developing social, organizational, and individual performance improvement projects following the Performance Improvement Institute model developed at the Sonora Institute of Technology.

An international faculty integrated by Roger Kaufman, Ingrid Guerra-Lopez, and Mariano Bernardez joined local experts such as Jorge Aterhortua, Martha Rendon, and Jaime Cansino to present an integrated performance improvement methodology for developing new organizations and projects from the planning and organization phase to the market. More than 150 participants applied the methodology to local projects that will be continued under the mentoring of PIGNC, PII, and a forming ISPI Colombia chapter.