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To Portal or Not to Portal?

To Portal or Not to Portal?

To have a learning portal–or not–is the latest quandary facing many companies. Today’s technology makes it possible for employees to access an abundance of learning resources to help them do their jobs. However, with more resources comes the potential for chaos.

<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.

Are You Testing What You Are Teaching?

Are You Testing What You Are Teaching?

The learners in your test writing program just completed a lesson, the objective of which is to choose the appropriate test item type given a testing scenario. You want to be assured that before continuing in the program these learners have mastered this learning objective, so you give them an essay test requiring them to describe best practices for writing multiple choice tests.

January Member Benefit: Accelerated Speed to Proficiency with Cognitive Learning Strategies

January Member Benefit: Accelerated Speed to Proficiency with Cognitive Learning Strategies

The goal of training is to produce highly proficient performers in as short a time as possible, resulting in substantial benefits and savings to the organization. Although organizations invest substantial resources in training, many learners find that they cannot perform without substantial help and support following the training events.

Performance Improvement Technology: Recommended Sites and Tools

Performance Improvement Technology: Recommended Sites and Tools

In this month’s column on performance improvement technology, or PI tech as I have been calling it, I have a few great resources for you. I am stepping away from the norm of apps and recommending a few sites that I use not just in my work adventures, but in my personal life as well. Some I am sure you have heard of and some maybe not, but, nonetheless, all are great resources that I use all the time.

SkillCast: Learning Unleashed: Less Training, More Learning

SkillCast: Learning Unleashed: Less Training, More Learning

People have an innate ability to learn. We learn from the moment we are born to the day we die, and most learning actually takes place outside of the classroom. Research shows that very frequently, when learners enter a classroom, they turn off their innate ability to learn in order to be taught. This webinar shares successful, proven methodologies–with hands-on exercises for trainers to use to assist learners to take control of their learning.

Designing Motivating Learning

Designing Motivating Learning

Many believe that what truly and deeply motivates the workforce is money. Although part of the equation, money is not enough to engage employees and create a desire to improve on productivity. It is not enough to create an agile and transformative workplace with the ability for product innovation, market expansion and improved customer service.

Performance Improving Technology</br>Khan Academy

Performance Improving Technology
Khan Academy

After having sifted through one useless link after another, I found a useful resource–the Khan Academy at www.KhanAcademy.org. The Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the goal of changing education by providing a free education for anyone anywhere. The site’s resources are available in an open platform for everyone.

Bringing Everyday Innovation to ISPI’s 2014 International Conference

Bringing Everyday Innovation to ISPI’s 2014 International Conference

Recently, Terry Farmer and I had the pleasure of participating in the 2014 International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Conference. I will share, up front, that I have a strong appreciation for ISPI, and I’ve presented at various ISPI conferences over the years. The first time I presented at an ISPI Conference was in San Francisco all the way back in 2001, and the day after my presentation, while walking across the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge, I proposed to my best friend, now wife of 12 years.

Performance Improving Technology: PodCast

Performance Improving Technology: PodCast

Technology keeps improving our performance; it gives us the tool set to advance and succeed. However, before you can improve your performance, you must build upon your foundation of education. Through education you can advance all facets of your being, as a person and professional. There are always new technologies or old technologies being repurposed to enhance the ease and ability of learning.

Register for a Workshop & Take Advantage of Your Time In Indy

Register for a Workshop & Take Advantage of Your Time In Indy

ISPI has a stellar line up of workshops being offered April 11-13, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at THE Performance Improvement Conference. As you know, our circle of performance improvement professionals have a lot to offer to those in the field. This is your opportunity to enhance your knowledge and enjoy a day or two of learning and networking with some of the best and brightest in the profession.

Learning + Marketing + Engagement = Business Impact

Learning + Marketing + Engagement = Business Impact

: In the course of our work as performance consultants and learning professionals, we are always looking to show business impact, either return on investment or return on expectations. Engagement surveys provide a great source of data to understand where to focus. A 2012 engagement survey provided the Enterprise Learning Team at the Hershey Company with the opportunity to scrutinize such data. The survey revealed that only a slight majority of employees thought they were offered the training and development opportunities they needed. The leadership team wanted to push that number higher. A 5% point favorability increase on two questions was the goal, and thus the Growing Careers@Hershey project was launched.

Lights, Camera, Action! TV Learning Produces Results

Lights, Camera, Action! TV Learning Produces Results

With the widespread adoption of social media engagement and blended learning strategies, organizations are incorporating video into their training and strategic communication initiatives. When produced with foresight and thoughtful consideration, videos are highly effective in supporting and shifting organizational culture, creating deep and nuanced learning opportunities, and increasing employee engagement.

New SkillCast Season Announced!

New SkillCast Season Announced!

Are you finding it a challenge to keep up, professionally? Looking for recertification points for your CPT? Need a brown bag educational opportunity for your team? Got a stack of books and articles you keep meaning to get to? Let ISPI provide that vital professional boost though our webinar programs. A SkillCast is a 60-minute webinar designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of the performance improvement professional. Each month, ISPI will feature the latest thinking from the experts you rely on for your continued professional development. In just an hour, you’ll come away with new ideas, perspectives, and tools that you can put to work immediately.

Scrapping Your Performance Management System?

Scrapping Your Performance Management System?

How do you manage people and teams to achieve their best performance? Well, more than likely, you use a performance management system established to produce a good quality product and service while achieving a strong profit margin. However, these types of systems usually refer to people in a numeric manner: “That’s Jane Smith, she ranked ninth in all her areas of performance last year.” I am not sure what these kinds of performance metrics say about Jane’s performance or what she is truly capable of achieving, but far too often we go through this process twice a year in our organizations and that is what we call our performance management system.

Real-Time Performance Decisions

Real-Time Performance Decisions

How often have you found yourself attending a course, learning new skills and knowledge that you were very excited about sharing with your organization? You had great intentions to start applying these new skills to help improve your performance and the performance of your team. You share your new knowledge with your team, and people start applying the new skills. You feel what you have just learned is translating into value for your organization.

This Is What the Conference Is All About

This Is What the Conference Is All About

The annual conference has always been an amazing week-long adventure that blurs into one day of constant motion. The running around from one place to the next, jumping through fiery hoops, scaling stairs in a single pounce, delivering printed materials to the next room, making sure all the rooms are set up correctly, tweeting, “Facebooking,” posting on LinkedIn, and helping attendees find the correct course is, for a lesser use of the word, awesome! It is always worth it to me to see something that has taken so long in planning finally come together.

SkillCast: Designing Effective Multi-Generational Learning Experiences

SkillCast: Designing Effective Multi-Generational Learning Experiences

This session focuses on those critical instructional design considerations that must be addressed when designing and developing programs for the four generations that now work and learn together.