Do your human resources department transactions exceed organizational expectations? Does your transformational work cause internal groups to seek or resist your involvement? Do you have an optimization plan to guide your department as it evolves from where it is today to where you want to be?
With the completion and wrap-up of THE Performance Improvement Conference this year in Reno, NV, all of us at ISPI publications hope everyone enjoyed the journal we slipped into your bag. The April issue of the Performance Improvement journal has been guest edited by Holly Burkett, CPT, PhD, on the topic of sustainability. Holly’s intent in the issue is to explore the concept of sustainable performance, its relationship with corporate sustainability principles, and its impact on the theory and practice of human performance technology.
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. This year, ISPI is pleased to present the Outstanding Human Performance Communication award to Darlene M. Van Tiem, CPT, PhD, CPLP, University of Michigan-Dearborn; James L. Moseley, CPT, EdD, LPC, CHES, Wayne State University; and the late Joan C. Dessinger, CPT, EdD, The Lake Group, for their work on the Fundamentals of Performance Improvement: Optimizing Results Through People, Process, and Organizations, 3rd edition.
WASHINGTON, DC, March, 2013: The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) today announced the appointment of Andrea K. Moore, CPT, MBA, of Denver Colorado, to chair the Certification and Accreditation Governance Committee (CAGC).
For the ISPI China Chapter, 2012–its first year–was very important. The ISPI China Chapter developed from scratch. Since its inception, the ISPI China Chapter has always adhered to ISPI’s vision and been on a mission to “accumulate, develop, and spread the knowledge ofhuman performance technology (HPT), and further the use and improvement of the relevant knowledge and skill during the course.”
Mary Ellen Kassotakis, Bonnie Beresford, and Janet Buckenmeyer will join the other elected board members (Lisa Toenniges, President;, Jack Phillips, Past President; Cathy Brown, Treasurer; Lucy Newman, International Director; and Brett Christensen, Director) on the 2013-2015 Board of Directors to make up the nine-member ISPI Executive Committee.
ISPI is pleased to announce the winning chapters of this year’s ISPI Award of Excellence. We are proud to announce that seven chapters–Armed Forces Chapter, Capella University 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.
For the last 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 (HPT) on an annual basis. In the category of Outstanding Human Performance Interventions, seven 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.
The International Society for Performance Improvement is currently looking for an ISPI member who can demonstrate an extensive knowledge of human performance technology, has a professional network inside and outside the field, and possesses an editorial review ability to be the editor of Performance Improvement journal.
The January issue of the Performance Improvement journal’s international issue, guest edited by Mari Novak, takes an “out of our usual context” look at HPT professionals exploring “What Works.” Mari elaborates on this and states “what works is not reserved for our methodologies within our increasingly complex theoretical framework….”