Each year, ISPI presents three special honorary awards that recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to Human Performance Technology and to the Society itself. The awards are the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Honorary Life Member Award.
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Recently the co-editors of the journal have said their good-byes and will be truly missed. The journal is currently welcoming its new editor-in-chief, James Pershing CPT, PhD. He is a seasoned professional with many great ideas and will add a new depth of development to the journal.
It’s that time of year when the ISPI Committees, Groups, Sub-Committees, Task Forces, and Advisory Boards are again buzzing with activity and momentum is building. It reminds me of riding a roller coaster. Right now we are slowly and methodically climbing a peak. I can practically hear the clicking sounds as our passenger trains ascend. The anticipation is building toward a wild ride and I can’t wait to enjoy the experience.
ISPI is offering three courses September 9-11, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois: Principles & Practices of Performance Improvement Institute, Developing an HR Optimization Plan, and Certified Performance Technologist Workshop.
For anyone who missed last month’s article about the ISPI EMEA conference in Tbilisi, we most cordially invite you to visit our blog at http://ispi-europe.blogspot.com/ or our conference website at www.ispiemea2013.com, where you will be able to view a video containing participant reactions and read feedback from our 2012 conference and learn about plans for 2013 in Tbilisi, Georgia. We believe that what you will learn about our innovative, active-interactive format will capture your attention and, hopefully, spark your imagination.
“You can’t improve it if you can’t measure it” (Lord Kelvin, 1883). Managers need information with which to make decisions. Systematic evaluation of efforts and results will not only provide this information but also encourage improved performance. Although evaluation has always had a place in instructional design and performance improvement, few programs are systematically evaluated to see if participants change their behavior (Level 3) or if individual and organizational performance (Level 4) was actually improved.
ISPI Chapters Could be Growing: New Start-ups Possible in Korea, the Middle East, New Orleans, and New York City
ISPI’s Chapter Network could be growing by four. Recently ISPI has received several inquiries about starting chapters from all over the globe. Korea hopes to have the chapter started in conjunction with their Second Annual HPT Seminar. They are very excited about this opportunity and will continue to work with ISPI staff to see this chapter to fruition.
This article will provide a short overview of the One Society initiative, giving you a brief history, the current state, and the desired future state that ISPI leadership at all levels is working toward. This is a call to action for all chapter members of the Society to engage in One Society and enable ISPI to build a robust, global community of practice among members at all levels.