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!
IFTDO is a worldwide network of human resource professionals committed to identifying, developing, and transferring knowledge, skills, and technology to enhance personal and organizational growth, human performance, productivity, and sustainable development. Accredited as a Non-Government Organization by the UN Department of Public Information and the ILO, it helps to ensure that members’ voices are heard by international policy makers influencing outcomes in human development.
Tired of churning out “page turner” content? Are learners getting what they need to out of the training you deliver online, or are they still left with too many open questions? Come to this SkillCast to learn techniques that will enable you to deliver better quality content to a diverse audience and improve the results in a variety of situations. We will specifically look at the tools, techniques, and best practices available today with a variety of tools and media to efficiently build content that will effectively support your audience for whatever setting you are responsible for.
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In Washington, D.C., on September 4, 2013, the president of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), Lisa Toenniges, CPT, was on hand to announce the 2013 Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) Standard updates along with ISPI Executive Director April S. Davis and ISPI Director of Certification and Industry Relations Gay E. Bruhn, CPT, EdD. Joining them at the podium to speak on behalf of their CPT-related accomplishments were Diana Osinski, CPT, Vincent Araujo, CPT, and Donna Crisp, CPT. April Davis also announced the recent study ISPI participated in with i4cp, “The Performance Improvements in High-Performance Organizations,” and more exciting upcoming announcements for ISPI.
Performance Improvement Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal created to stimulate professional discussion in the field and to advance the discipline of human performance technology (HPT) through publishing scholarly works. Our current issue, “Keeping Up,” is guest edited by Karen L. Medsker, PhD. She explores five of PIQ’s most influential articles from the past, all related to instruction and mentoring, and the authors have provided research updates on their topics.
Are you looking for that next great job opportunity that could be around the corner? Have an opening in your group, department or company that should be filled by an HPT professional or Certified Performance Technologist (CPT)? Look no further than the ISPI Career Center. According to the article Job Boards are Down and Not Out by Sarah F. Gale, big boards such as Monster and Careerbuilder are no longer the starting pint for potential job candidates.
Enter ISPI’s Award of Excellence (AOE) Program for an opportunity to have your intervention, communication, research, or chapter project recognized for your organization’s extraordinary performance improvement efforts. ISPI’s AOE program is designed to showcase the people, products, innovations, and organizations that represent excellence in the field of performance improvement and human performance technology.
At the closing session of ISPI’s 2013 Performance Improvement Conference, Concordia University was announced as the winner of the fifth Annual ISPI Case Study Competition. This year’s competition included two outstanding teams, Concordia University and the University of New Mexico.
Welcome to the August issue of the Performance Improvement journal (PIJ). This great issue is jam-packed with must-read articles from Allen Jones; Julianne Manchester; Giuseppe Maria Russo, PhD; Patricia Amélia Tomei, PhD; Antonio Braga José Linhares; André Moreira Santos; and Susan P. Johnstal, PhD.