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A Time for Thanks and Thanksgiving

A Time for Thanks and Thanksgiving

It may not be hard to believe that that holiday season has arrived…a quick trip to the grocery store serves as a quick reminder that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner as one attempts to navigate through entire grocery aisles devoted to holiday foods and goods.

Advocate Members Meet to Share Performance Improvement Best Practices

Advocate Members Meet to Share Performance Improvement Best Practices

Late last month, I had the privilege to serve as the ISPI Board liaison at the fall Advocate Symposium, which was held at the Kellogg Company’s corporate headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan.

The Value of ISPI Chapters by ISPI Future, Current, and Past Presidents

The Value of ISPI Chapters by ISPI Future, Current, and Past Presidents

Since 2011, I have asked chapter leaders to share their stories, techniques, and experiences in the “Chapter Corner.” To end the year, I wanted to give voice to a different group: ISPI presidents. I asked several to explain in their own words the value of ISPI chapters. Here are their responses listed in no particular order. However, I do note that Mary Ellen, our current ISPI President, has the concluding words.

ISPI Approves First Non-North American to Serve as ISPI President-elect

ISPI Approves First Non-North American to Serve as ISPI President-elect

Last month, ISPI members approved the slate of candidates, which included our first Non-North American to serve as ISPI president-elect, as recommended by the Nominations Committee for the 2014-2016 Board of Directors. On April 16, at THE Performance Improvement Conference in Indianapolis, IN, we will officially welcome our four newly elected officials.

The New CPT Designation Standard Updates

The New CPT Designation Standard Updates

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.

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.

Chapter Leader Workshop Focuses on Administrative Best Practices

Chapter Leader Workshop Focuses on Administrative Best Practices

ISPI chapter leaders–make your plans now to attend the Chapter Leader Workshop on Sunday, April 14, from 7:30 am– 5:00 pm at THE Performance Improvement Conference in Reno, Nevada. This workshop will provide chapter leaders with valuable resources and information they need to improve both their effectiveness as a leader and the success of their chapter.

Interview with Lisa Toenniges

Interview with Lisa Toenniges

In one example, three hours of training was required to learn how to complete a form because of its complexity and poor design. Once the form was redesigned, no training was required. This example illustrates the importance of exploring the instruments cell of Gilbert’s model rather than defaulting to training to improve performance.

From The Board: Advocates

From The Board: Advocates

Advocate members represent international, national, and regional organizations that are committed to improving performance and support ISPI at the highest level. In addition to two individual memberships, an annual conference registration, special recognition, and other benefits, this “think tank” of visionaries meets twice a year at exclusive symposiums.

Learning@Lowe’s: From Transactional to Transformational

Learning@Lowe’s: From Transactional to Transformational

Creating a holistic, business-focused learning strategy is one of the critical milestones in the five-year strategic journey of Lowe’s Learning & Organizational Effectiveness group as they transition from transactional T&D order takers to strategic HPT business partners.