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Category: Announcements

ISPI Free E-book Update Announcement

ISPI Free E-book Update Announcement

For those who recently wanted to download the new free e-book Righting the Enterprise–A Primer for Organizing or Reorganizing the Right Way, by Danny and Kathleen (Whiteside) Langdon, but were not able to use the PDF download for your device, it can now be downloaded–free for all devices.

<em>Performance Improvement Journal:</em> April Issue

Performance Improvement Journal: April Issue

Welcome to the April issue of the Performance Improvement journal (PIJ). In this issue, Dr. Pershing explores three knowledge-building and informative case studies, an updated performance improvement model, and a review of a great book.

SkillCast: The Bottom Line on ROI: ROI Basics Description

SkillCast: The Bottom Line on ROI: ROI Basics Description

Whether seeking an initial understanding of ROI evaluation or looking for ways to generate support for ROI within an organization, this webinar will provide participants with an understanding of ROI and how it can be implemented. “The Bottom Line on ROI” presents the rationale for developing and implementing a comprehensive measurement and evaluation process that includes ROI.

A Tribute to John Wedman

A Tribute to John Wedman

It is with a heavy heart that I write this brief remembrance for our friend and colleague, John Wedman. John passed away in December after a battle with cancer. You probably know John best for the Wedman Performance Pyramid, a comprehensive performance model built with Tom Gilbert’s Behavior Engineering Model as a foundation and strongly influenced by the approaches of Geary Rummler, Roger Kaufman, and others.

ISPI Research Priorities Stimulus Grants: Call for Proposals

ISPI Research Priorities Stimulus Grants: Call for Proposals

Performance improvement is both a field of inquiry and professional practice (Stolovitch & Keeps, 2006) that draws from a variety of disciplines and fields including economics, mathematics, management, operations research, programmed instruction, psychology, sociology, systems thinking and analysis (Brethower, 2008; Ferond, 2006; Rosenberg, Coscarelli, & Smith Hutchinson, 1999; Stolovitch & Keeps, 1999).

ISPI Announces Chapter Award of Excellence & Outstanding Communication

ISPI Announces Chapter Award of Excellence & Outstanding Communication

ISPI is proud to announce that eight chapters–Armed Forces Chapter, Boeing Virtual Chapter, Capella Virtual Chapter, Central Florida Chapter, Charlotte Chapter, Michigan Chapter, Potomac Chapter, and South Florida Chapter–have earned the distinction as Chapters of Excellence this year. The Charlotte Chapter and Capella Virtual Chapter will also receive an Award of Excellence for Communication Product.

SkillCast: The Future of E-Learning: 10 Key Shifts to Watch

SkillCast: The Future of E-Learning: 10 Key Shifts to Watch

Author Bruce Barton once noted, “When you’re through changing, you’re through.” This is certainly true for e-learning, especially now, as the knowledge economy meets the digital workplace. Just when you think you have set your direction, things evolve. What strategic–not tactical–shifts in the e-learning field should we prepare for, even while we maintain our current efforts?

ISPI Announces Outstanding Human Performance Communication Awardees

ISPI Announces Outstanding Human Performance Communication Awardees

ISPI’s Outstanding Human Performance Communication award recognizes an outstanding article, book, curriculum, course, or workshop that enables individuals or organizations to achieve excellence in human performance technology. In this category, five communications were selected for the prestigious award. The winners will be honored at THE Performance Improvement Conference, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Indianapolis, IN.

<em>Performance Improvement Journal</em>: March Issue

Performance Improvement Journal: March Issue

Welcome to the March issue of the Performance Improvement journal (PIJ). In this issue, Dr. Pershing opens with a warning, “Beware, the ides of March” (Pershing, 2014, p.2), such an ominous beginning for an inviting journal packed with skill- and knowledge-building articles.

2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award

2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award

ISPI is proud to honor excellence in student research through our Distinguished Dissertation
Awards. This initiative is funded by the Society’s Research Committee chaired this year by Scott Casad, CPT, MS, MEd. The recipients will be recognized on Tuesday, April 15, during THE Performance Improvement Conference.