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Category: From the Board

From the Board: A Renewed Commitment to ISPI Chapters

From the Board: A Renewed Commitment to ISPI Chapters

Whenever I accept a new position on a board of directors for any organization, I sometimes wonder if I should have made that commitment. Since joining the ISPI board, I have had no regrets. So far this board is all I hoped it would be and more.

From the Board: Emerging Professionals Network News and a Personal Note to ISPI

From the Board: Emerging Professionals Network News and a Personal Note to ISPI

By Janet Buckenmeyer In January 2015, the ISPI Board of Directors approved changes to the Bylaws regarding the Board structure. The changes included allowing a Board member to run for two consecutive terms and allowing a Board President to serve for two consecutive years. The purpose behind these changes was to ensure consistency of leadership […]

From the Board: The Demise of Traditional Performance Management Systems

From the Board: The Demise of Traditional Performance Management Systems

Over decades, organizations have been fixated on performance management systems where individual performance is measured and rated. Managers are trying to improve the performance and productivity of people and yet, sometimes, without success.

From the Board: Awards of Excellence–A Pathway to a Performance Improvement Culture

From the Board: Awards of Excellence–A Pathway to a Performance Improvement Culture

The awards season is upon us…no, not the Emmys or Grammys or Oscars…I am talking about our own ISPI Awards of Excellence. The Awards are a hidden gem for you as a practitioner, your work team, and your organization.

From the Board: Update from the ISPI Board of Directors

From the Board: Update from the ISPI Board of Directors

The ISPI Board of Directors met on June 19, 2015, and approved two minor changes to the ISPI Bylaws. One relates to the expansion of the size of the Executive Committee, and the other clarifies the procedure for appointment of the Treasurer.

From the Board: A Glimpse into Our Future

From the Board: A Glimpse into Our Future

The new Board had its first meeting just after the conference in San Antonio, April 30 to May 1. To continue the strategy development process that began in November 2014, we took two days to consolidate all the input and feedback we collected during the conference.

From the Board: Presidential Wrap-Up

From the Board: Presidential Wrap-Up

ISPI is an organization that thrives on the inputs of members; that is, ISPI is our members! Through a variety of useful products and services, we continue to grow the body of knowledge of performance improvement and how to translate from research to practice.

Update from the ISPI Board of Directors

Update from the ISPI Board of Directors

ISPI’s Board of Directors met in November to initiate a strategic planning process for the Society; this process includes a longer-term vision for the organization, ideas to increase active membership engagement, and address the myriad changes that our esteemed organization is facing.

From the Board: 2012 Financial Update

From the Board: 2012 Financial Update

By Cathy Brown, ISPI Treasurer and Director As ISPI’s Treasurer, I’d like to take this opportunity to update you on the Society’s finances. Our fiscal year runs October 1 through September 30, so I can share the financial picture looking back to 2011-2012 and looking forward to 2012-2013. Looking Back Recognizing the economy was still […]

From the Board</br>Volunteering: It Is as Much about Getting as Giving

From the Board
Volunteering: It Is as Much about Getting as Giving

While ISPI relies heavily on its members to volunteer their services, there is another side to that coin: The members rely on ISPI to provide them with a framework that allows them to serve. The numerous volunteers within our Society are effectively the “glue” that holds both the local chapters and the international organization together.

Strengthening Research and Practice in ISPI

Strengthening Research and Practice in ISPI

Any credible performance improvement professional, whether academic, practitioner, or both, would agree that there is an integral and reiterative relationship between research and practice. However, this relationship has not always been clear to our membership.

From the Board: Growing HPT Practice and Practitioners in a Complex Yet Promising Global Environment

From the Board: Growing HPT Practice and Practitioners in a Complex Yet Promising Global Environment

In furtherance to previous discussions on the critical role of diagnosis before selecting interventions by Steven J. Kelly and using evidence to drive performance improvement by Ingrid Guerra-Lopez, I would like to discuss opportunities for the growth of HPT practice in a highly diversified and complex, yet promising global environment, for performance improvement.

From the Board: Why Apply for Awards of Excellence?

From the Board: Why Apply for Awards of Excellence?

Many work teams–and through them the institutions that sponsor the effort–can be a bit shy when it comes to singing their own praises. Be it because of a lack of time, a lack of self-belief, or a lack of self-confidence, there are occasions where professionals miss out on opportunities to promote themselves or gain recognition through awards.

From the Board: HPT Glossary

From the Board: HPT Glossary

Why does ISPI need a glossary? In mid 2011, some HPT practitioners were working on an organization’s policy for training and a debate ensued regarding the difference between Needs Analysis and Front End Analysis (FEA). A thorough search of all the books available to the practitioners could not turn up a definition for FEA.

From The Board: Advocates

From The Board: Advocates

Advocate members represent international, national, and regional organizations that are committed to improving performance and support ISPI at the highest level. In addition to two individual memberships, an annual conference registration, special recognition, and other benefits, this “think tank” of visionaries meets twice a year at exclusive symposiums.

From the Board: Jack’s ISPI Speech

From the Board: Jack’s ISPI Speech

Our future has many opportunities. As we embark on our next 50 years, there are challenges that we will meet with the same energy as our predecessors. As we meet those challenges, human performance technology will be more tightly sewn into the fabric of organizations. The existence of performance improvement departments will become the norm for organizations, rather than the exception.

From the Board: Presidency Wrap-Up

From the Board: Presidency Wrap-Up

Well, the elections are over and the new leaders are about to join the team to steer the ship over the next two years. ISPI is in good hands.

From the Board: Why ISPI Chapter Members Attend THE Performance Improvement Conference

From the Board: Why ISPI Chapter Members Attend THE Performance Improvement Conference

In April, ISPI will celebrate our 50-year anniversary by convening in Toronto, Canada, for THE Performance Improvement Conference.

From the Board: Performance Improvement on the Seas

From the Board: Performance Improvement on the Seas

The overall rescue network is based on a systemic structure of monitoring constantly shifting locations and players. Despite the fact that none of the teams had ever met, a virtual partnership was created on-the-spot with a very clearly defined end result.

From the Board: 2011 Financial Update

From the Board: 2011 Financial Update

By Lisa Toenniges, CPT, ISPI Treasurer and Director As the ISPI Treasurer, I’d like to take this opportunity to update you on the financial status of our Society. Our fiscal year runs October 1 through September 30, so I can share the financial picture looking back to 2010-2011 and looking forward to 2011-2012. Looking Back […]