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.
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.
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.
As March has come to a close, we are reminded of an ominous quote brought back to life in Dr. James Pershing’s editorial notes from the March issue of the Performance Improvement journal, (now available for download): “Beware the Ides of March.” But the countdown to the Performance Improvement Conference has officially begun, and we have just a few days until the opening ceremonies, festivities, and learning experiences.
This year, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) bestowed three special honorary awards that recognize outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to human performance technology (HPT) and to the Society itself. These awards include the Honorary Life Member Award, Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, and the Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement.
For over 40 years, ISPI’s Awards of Excellence program has celebrated the people, products, innovations, and organizations that represent excellence in the field of human performance technology on an annual basis. In the category of Outstanding Human Performance Interventions, eight interventions were selected for the prestigious award, which required meticulous documentation of how an intervention meets the 10 Performance Improvement Standards, proven success and improvement under real-world conditions, and a peer review.
Last month, ISPI members approved the slate of candidates, which included our first Non-North American to serve as ISPI president-elect, as recommended by the Nominations Committee for the 2014-2016 Board of Directors. On April 16, at THE Performance Improvement Conference in Indianapolis, IN, we will officially welcome our four newly elected officials.
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).
Using the ISPI human performance technology principles and standards for effective leadership as our lenses, this webinar will explain how to build leadership capacity for yourself, others, and your organization. Judy and Donna have synthesized the research about leadership into the 5 Cs: character, context, collaboration, critical thinking, and complex communication.
Welcome to the February issue of the Performance Improvement journal (PIJ). This issue of the journal, edited by James Pershing, CPT, PhD, is an introduction to the make-or-break month of New Year’s resolutions. He gives a nod to the Welsh, calling February the “little month.”