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CALL FOR PAPERS: Performance Improvement Journal Special Issue: Current theories and models that help support and guide human performance technology and performance improvement

CALL FOR PAPERS: Performance Improvement Journal Special Issue: Current theories and models that help support and guide human performance technology and performance improvement

I invite you to submit a paper to a special issue of Performance Improvement journal (PIJ), published by the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) in partnership with John Wiley & Sons. Dedicated to performance improvement practitioners and scholar-practitioners, the journal publishes articles on important developments and trends in workplace improvement; integrative reviews and viewpoints including research articles; and evidence-based practices, models, and techniques, covering all phases of the human performance improvement process.

Training Is Not Always the Answer: Designing Performance Support

Training Is Not Always the Answer: Designing Performance Support

When you are asked for a training solution, do not just agree! As we all know, training is often not the best solution. Stop and find out more about the problem to be solved and the results to be achieved. If the goal is for employees to correctly perform a task on the job, a performance support solution may be what is needed instead.

Knowledge Worker: Seven Skills of Knowledge Work

Knowledge Worker: Seven Skills of Knowledge Work

From time to time I come across really useful notions related to knowledge work and knowledge workers. Recently, I came across a blog post by Joel Gardner, CPT, PhD, that speaks to seven general skills required for success in the knowledge society.

Educational Sessions Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29

Educational Sessions Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29

Our 75-minute presentations, grouped in 8 different tracks, have been, and are still the backbone of THE Performance Improvement Conference. This format gives the presenter time to fully explore a case study, a set of tools, or a methodology, and allows you time to apply and try out what you’ve learned.

<i>Performance Improvement</i> Journal: February Issue

Performance Improvement Journal: February Issue

Take a look at this issue–it is filled with learning materials, tools, models, visuals, tips, tricks, and reviews that will keep you striving for excellence. Below you will find the titles, authors, and abstracts in the current issue of PIJ available for download via the Wiley Online Library.

Educational Sessions Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29

Educational Sessions Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29

Our 75-minute presentations, grouped in 8 different tracks, have been, and are still the backbone of THE Performance Improvement Conference. This format gives the presenter time to fully explore a case study, a set of tools, or a methodology, and allows you time to apply and try out what you’ve learned.

Developing a Competency-based Program for a Greenfield Oil and Gas Operation

Developing a Competency-based Program for a Greenfield Oil and Gas Operation

Developing a competent workforce entails identifying and defining the competencies required to perform one’s job, and training and assessing people according to standards and criteria associated with each competency.

December SkillCast: Let’s Put “Design” Back into Instructional Design!

December SkillCast: Let’s Put “Design” Back into Instructional Design!

Does training need to be painful and boring? No! But must training turn into “ed-u-tainment” to get and keep the attention of our learners? Absolutely not! There is much that instructional designers can learn and apply from innovators and design thinkers.

Complimentary Resources Available to ISPI Members

Complimentary Resources Available to ISPI Members

As a member of ISPI, you not only have access to all issues of the Performance Improvement journal and the Performance Improvement Quarterly, but you also have access to a few additional publications you may or may not know about. Check out the titles below and discover more member benefits.

Putting Rubrics to Work

Putting Rubrics to Work

Rubrics show great promise as a way both to communicate expectations and to assess performance. In just a few short years, rubrics have become an essential resource in the race to make higher education more accountable.

First-Time Attendee at THE Performance Improvement Conference

First-Time Attendee at THE Performance Improvement Conference

Sometimes as a first-time attendee to a conference, you may feel a little awkward and slightly out of place. However, the format, size, and genuinely welcoming atmosphere of the conference made it a lot less intimidating to make connections.

CRTD, Content Experts, and Mind Mapping: Templates for Software Learning Success

CRTD, Content Experts, and Mind Mapping: Templates for Software Learning Success

How do you help subject matter experts (SMEs) develop the design skills needed to write clear objectives and objectives-based tests to measure learning success at the end of training? This is a challenge faced by a team of Siemens instructional designers focused on enhancing the quality of education delivered by trainers.

<em>Performance Improvement Journal:</em> February Issue

Performance Improvement Journal: February Issue

Welcome to the February issue of the Performance Improvement journal (PIJ). This issue of the journal, edited by James Pershing, CPT, PhD, is an introduction to the make-or-break month of New Year’s resolutions. He gives a nod to the Welsh, calling February the “little month.”

Let’s Put “Design” Back into Instructional Design!

Let’s Put “Design” Back into Instructional Design!

Memorable. Insightful. Impactful. Wouldn’t it be great if these were the adjectives that your learners used to describe their instructional experiences? Well, they can be. Training does not need to be painful and boring, and it does not have to turn into “ed-u-tainment” to grab and keep the attention of our learners.

Tales from the Field</br> Rounding the Bases: A Story of Full-Cycle Instructional Design for The Sports Bar

Tales from the Field
Rounding the Bases: A Story of Full-Cycle Instructional Design for The Sports Bar

The Sports Bar (pseudonym) is a publicly traded, international company with over 800 restaurant locations. It specializes in chicken wings, beer, and televising sporting events. The Sports Bar has approximately 20,000 employees and is headquartered in the Midwest region of the United States.

Requesting Your Support of Student Research

Requesting Your Support of Student Research

Participate in research surveys in performance improvement.

Strategies for Developing a Contemporary Training Curriculum

Strategies for Developing a Contemporary Training Curriculum

How does the challenge to traditional ISD models and our need to meet performance requirements–with fewer resources–translate into best practices for creating contemporary curricula?

Great Training–Then What? Tips for Training Transfer

Great Training–Then What? Tips for Training Transfer

Although we can’t be sure how much training transfers in general, we do know there is a lot of room for improvement.

Invitation to Participate in Research Studies

Invitation to Participate in Research Studies

Participate in three research studies: a study on the relationship of HPT factors to performance, perceptions of corporate instructional design practices, and instructional design practices in variety of organizations.