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Category: Announcements

The Third ISPI-China Performance Improvement Forum: New Technology and New Change

The Third ISPI-China Performance Improvement Forum: New Technology and New Change

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.

First HPT Conference in Colombia–October 28-29, 2013

First HPT Conference in Colombia–October 28-29, 2013

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–2013 Tbilisi Conference Follow-up

ISPI EMEA–2013 Tbilisi Conference Follow-up

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.

<i>Performance Improvement Journal</i>–October Issue

Performance Improvement Journal–October Issue

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.

Publish with ISPI and Share Your Wealth of Knowledge

Publish with ISPI and Share Your Wealth of Knowledge

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.

<b>NEW!</b> HICD-Assessment Training Program Available in DC

NEW! HICD-Assessment Training Program Available in DC

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, […]

<em>Performance Improvement Journal</em>: Special Issue–Standards Transcend Borders

Performance Improvement Journal: Special Issue–Standards Transcend Borders

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.

Seven Reasons to Volunteer with ISPI

Seven Reasons to Volunteer with ISPI

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 Oyster Barrel

The Bay Area Oyster Barrel

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!

43rd IFTDO World Conference & Exhibition

43rd IFTDO World Conference & Exhibition

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.

Archived Webinars Available to ISPI Members–Creating Engaging Web-Based Training with Ken Steinman

Archived Webinars Available to ISPI Members–Creating Engaging Web-Based Training with Ken Steinman

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.

Three Ways to Publish–We Want You!

Three Ways to Publish–We Want You!

Contribute to ISPI’s publications, PerformanceXpress, Performance Improvement Journal, and Performance Improvement Quarterly. The resources spotlighted in these publications are available from a wealth of ISPI’s services and archives. Stop by the resource center at www.ispi.org/resourcecenter for more information and details on all of the resources ISPI brings to your fingertips. Give back to your community! Be a contributing reader and member today!

The New CPT Designation Standard Updates

The New CPT Designation Standard Updates

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.

Keeping Up–Performance Improvement Quarterly 26(2)

Keeping Up–Performance Improvement Quarterly 26(2)

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.

ISPI Expanded Employment Opportunities Through Our Online Job Bank

ISPI Expanded Employment Opportunities Through Our Online Job Bank

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.

Recognizing Excellence at ISPI

Recognizing Excellence at ISPI

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.

Call for Nominations to the 2014-2016 Board of Directors

Call for Nominations to the 2014-2016 Board of Directors

It is time for you, the ISPI membership, to determine the future direction of ISPI by nominating those members who you feel have the qualifications, experiences, and vision to lead our Society. Up for nomination this year are the President-elect (3-year term, President-elect, President, and Immediate Past President) and three Directors (2-year terms).

Fifth Annual ISPI Case Study Competition

Fifth Annual ISPI Case Study Competition

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.

The Performance Improvement Journal–August Issue

The Performance Improvement Journal–August Issue

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.

ISPI EMEA – A Unique Conference Experience Not to be Missed

ISPI EMEA – A Unique Conference Experience Not to be Missed

Many conferences offer participants the opportunity to hear new ideas and meet interesting people. Some even allow you to gain many of the benefits of attending without leaving your office! ISPI EMEA conferences are different in important ways that are highly valuable to those who participate. You can find out for yourself by reading the Feedback Report from our 2012 conference or watching the video. If you do not feel like reading a Feedback Report at the moment or have no time to watch a video, let us just say that at an ISPI EMEA Conference there is value in being there.