Michigan Chapter Celebrates Volunteerism at Its Annual Signature Event

Volunteerism was the theme of Michigan Chapter’s Signature Event on November 21. At this annual event, the chapter celebrates the accomplishments of its members and encourages others to consider publishing, presenting, and volunteering to support the practice and development of human performance technology (HPT).

Fifty members and guests enjoyed a wonderful meal and heard celebrated members describe their accomplishments and encourage others to spread their wings. The out-going president, Paul Flynn, described the accomplishments of the 2013 board which, among other things, included again being recognized by ISPI International as a Chapter of Excellence, 32 new members, and a very successful joint workshop with the Greater Detroit chapter of ASTD.

In-coming president, Lisa Lange, presented her board in the traditional transition of responsibility. As her first official act as president, Lisa introduced the speaker for the evening, Ken Dutkiewicz, director of Global Learning at Steelcase Inc. In his presentation, “Global Learning Solutions,” Ken shared insights from his recent two-year assignment in Hong Kong where he worked to support Steelcase’s sales efforts in the Pacific market.

The Michigan Chapter of ISPI continues to enjoy considerable success. Its members are well-represented at the international level, and they continue to advance the practice of HPT in diverse industries and nonprofits.