“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.
One of the most frequently asked questions following a public offering of an ISPI program is, can ISPI come to my organization and teach this course? The answer is yes! An ISPI in-house program allows for a rich learning environment sculpted to the work individuals within your organization are currently engaged. The benefits of an in-house program are tremendous.
ISPI is the only association dedicated to enhancing human performance and the performance of organizations by strengthening the value of professionals, such as performance technologists, training directors, human resource managers, instructional designers, organizational development consultants, and other dedicated professionals.
Welcome to the double-month issue, May/June of the Performance Improvement journal. This issue is packed with ground-shaking articles from Jacques Ascher and his Training Transfer, along with a journey from Frank Fu, Hong Yi, and Nanji Zhai into the Training to Improve New Product Sales Performance that will keep the pages turning. Jim Hill lets us in on insight into the Cloud, and Mariano Bernardez and Roger Kaufman bring us into turning Social Capital into Social Performance.
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.