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).
The ISPI China Chapter hosted the third China Performance Improvement Forum in Beijing on October 25, 2013. The forum is the premier annual event of ISPI-China and has been held successfully the past two years. Focusing on the theme of “New Technology and New Change,” the forum this year attracted nearly 300 attendees. Most of them were executives and practitioners from performance improvement and learning areas of a variety of industries. Numerous scholars and their students from local universities attended the forum as well. The guest host of the forum was Mr. Fan Deng of CCTV. The forum gained support from 10 organizational sponsors and vendors.
The Performance Improvement Global Network Chapter, 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.
ISPI EMEA conferences are unique learning and sharing events, and the 2013 conference in Tbilisi was no exception. Ask anyone who participated! In the meantime, we invite you to read the 2013 Tbilisi Conference Feedback Report by clicking on the following link. The report summarizes the feedback we received from participants in several ways, along with a few candid photos taken over the course of the three days from September 26-28, 2013.
Welcome to the October issue of the Performance Improvement journal (PIJ). This issue of the journal is the final issue co-edited by Darlene Van Tiem and James Moseley, and it reflects upon the seeds of ideas that will result in future talent and plentiful growth. This issue offers thoughts of nourishment in the form of knowledge-building articles written by William Roth, Donald Dinero, Balkrishna Narkhede, Rakesh Raut, Bhushan Patil, Subhash Mahajan, and Alan Clardy. Find a comfortable spot to get cozy in and start watering these seeds of knowledge; let them flourish into fruitful ideas that will keep going and further develop your own process of thinking.
Our profession is made up of the best and brightest in the field of performance improvement. Your contributions–extensive like a book or shorter like a PerformanceXpress article–are the resources used by universities, corporations, government, and many more to expand and build upon current thinking. Often, these publications are the “go to” for understanding what works, what might require more thought, and what you might want to avoid. Without you, our profession would be stagnant.
On November 19-21, in Washington, DC, Performance Design Partners will offer an HICD-Assessment Training Program. HICD projects are complex and require an approach that follows the HICD handbook. This is especially true for HICD assessments, the core of an HICD approach. However, following a handbook doesn’t make you a professional. Doing professional work requires knowledge, […]
Welcome to the special September issue of the Performance Improvement journal (PIJ). This issue of the journal discusses Standards Transcend Borders, specifically applying skills without boundaries and finding a common ground around the globe. This great issue is loaded with must-read articles from Judith Hale, Janet Annan, Deborah Barrett, Virginia Schmid, and many more.
Volunteering for your professional home is rewarding and also gives back to your community. ISPI has opportunities to volunteer and expand not only your network, but also the number of your professional contacts as you interact with other performance improvement professionals. In these uncertain economic times, it is always a good idea to keep your professional contacts list expanding at every opportunity. The purpose of the ISPI Volunteer Network is to link ISPI members with volunteer opportunities within ISPI.
The Bay Area ISPI inaugural event was a great success and a lot of fun! After working our way to the park, we were treated to two kinds of oysters–Blue Point and Elkhorn. Who knew there was a difference? One you cook, and one you eat raw (you needed to be a little bit adventurous to try that one)! In addition, people brought salads, fruit kabobs, savory sauces for the oysters, and more!