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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you finding it a challenge to keep up professionally? Got a stack of books and articles you keep meaning to get to? Let the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) provide that vital professional boost with our archived SkillCast series only available to members.
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.