Welcome to the ISPI Bay Area/Boise State Chapter


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Here at ISPI we've made BIG changes to make 2017's conference the best one yet! Wth many new speakers, 100% new content, a new format and approach to our sessions, we've got a lot to be excited about.

Believe it or not it's just over TWO MONTHS until we meet in Montreal for THE Performance Improvement Conference 2017.

Have you checked out this year's Keynote Speakers yet? How about the amazing lineup in the 2017 Master's Series? We're adding new Speakers and Sessions constantly, and there are still seats left in our 4 Pre-Conference Workshops.  We're gearing up to tell you all about exciting changes to FutureLabs and Executive Buzz very soon.

If you're not registered for Conference yet, you can call ISPI directly at (301) 587-8570, or log in on the website: Click To Register Online Now.

ISPI needs 30 volunteers each year to help make THE Performance Improvement Conference a success. Volunteering is a great way to network while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the conference and earning a conference discount. Volunteering is open to all conference attendees.
Volunteers are eligible for the special discount rate of $450! In exchange, volunteers are expected to work 8-10 hours for one day of Conference. Volunteers must sign the volunteer agreement and must be a Silver or Gold Level member of ISPI (Note: Speakers are not eligible for the conference volunteer program.)

Save $525.00 by Becoming a 2017 ISPI Conference Volunteer.

Volunteer now. We only need 30 volunteers and spots fill fast!
Click here to log in & register as a volunteer.

Volunteers assist and support the below key areas of the conference:

Registration: 4 hours

Registration volunteers are responsible for welcoming attendees and distributing registration materials. Attendees will expect you to have the answer to everything, so familiarize yourself with the conference schedules, the Conference Onsite Guide, the conference mobile app, room locations, etc.

Room Monitors: 3 hours

As a session monitor, you will liaise with the speakers to ensure they have all necessary equipment, welcome attendees as they enter the session room, provide a session headcount, and provide evaluation information to attendees. Room monitors are assigned to one room for one day, and may request a certain theme or track to liaise; while ISPI will try to honor all requests, requests are not guaranteed.

Hospitality: 4 hours

Hospitality volunteers need to be very familiar with the conference schedule; special events, restaurants, and other items that you believe will contribute to an overall positive conference experience including information about the conference for first-time attendees. Hospitality volunteers will assist with special events and setup throughout the Conference.

Tabling Volunteer: 4 hours

Exhibit Hall volunteers are responsible for checking in and assisting exhibitors and encouraging participants to visit the Hall.

Traffic Direction Volunteer

Traffic Direction volunteers are responsible for giving directions to conference attendees at posts throughout the conference facility. Attendees will expect you to have the answer to everything, so familiarize yourself with the conference schedules, the Conference venue, the conference mobile app, room locations, etc.

Ready to Volunteer for Conference?

Click here to log in and select "Volunteer @ Conference" when you register.

ISPI BABS Business Meeting for Yearly Plannning is on Mar 9th, 2017, 6:00PM PST to 7:00PM PST.

Please confirm your attendance, and provide your topic(s) by sending email to ISPIbay@gmail.com. For those of you who have not provided Powerpoint yet for the meeting, please send them to ISPIbay@gmail.com.

Everyone is welcome to attend!!  We encourage you to be with us!

Feel free to join the meeting by clicking this link: https://join.me/Ispibay.org 
On a computer, use any browser. Nothing to download. 
On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: Ispibay.org 
Or, join the audio conference by dial a phone number and enter access code: 
By phone: 
United States - Atlanta, GA   +1.404.801.3225 
United States - Camden, DE   +1.302.202.5900 
United States - Detroit, MI   +1.734.746.0035 
United States - Hartford, CT   +1.860.970.0010 
United States - Los Angeles, CA   + 
United States - New York, NY   +1.646.307.1990 
United States - San Francisco, CA   +1.415.655.0381 
United States - Tampa, FL   +1.813.769.0500 
United States - Washington, DC   +1.202.602.1295 
Access Code   751-834-830# 

ISPI Bay Area / Boise State (BABS) Chapter is a chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)

What is it that you want from a professional organization? Would you like to:

  • Build enriching, rewarding relationships?
  • Develop your leadership skills?
  • Partner with professional peers?
  • Keep up-to-date on proven practices and industry trends?
Then you are looking for ISPI Bay Area/Boise State (ISPI BABS) chapter!

ISPI BABS is a young and rapidly expanding professional association. The Boise State Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) department and student body has joined forces with what was the ISPI Bay Area chapter in Northern California to form a new, organizational chapter that operates virtually. It is called the ISPI Bay Area/Boise State (BABS) chapter. Although the group has strong roots in Northern California and the Boise OPWL community, we welcome new members in Northern California and other educational institutions.

We follow and support the ISPI standards and RSVP Plus:

Standard 1: Focus on results, while remaining impartial.
Standard 2: Take a systemic view, combined with our expert consulting and communication skills.
Standard 3: Add value to the organization by facilitating better decision making.
Standard 4: Establish partnerships.

Plus: Remain solution neutral.

Please click here or visit http://www.ispi.org to learn more information about our parent organization-International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

Join us?

Please click here to join the ISPI Bay Area/Boise State Chapter! There are many benefits of membership, including:

  • Discount prices on ISPI events and certification programs
  • Free webinars – we sponsor an average of 1 per month
  • Recorded webinar library
  • Member discussion board
  • Opportunities to develop your leadership style

Membership Fee

  • Regular chapter member -- $50.00 (USD) annually
  • Student chapter member -- $30.00(USD) annually
  • Affiliate member -- Free

If you want to dip your toes in the water first, we highly recommend you to attend some of our monthly webinars and start to get a feel for it (webinars are free to all BSU OPWL students). Click here for Upcoming Events!

Opportunities for professional networking and learning

One of the most important steps toward advancing careers in the exciting field of human performance improvement is to join a professional association. Currently, we have members from all over North America. Here are some great reasons for joining the ISPI BABS Chapter.


ISPI organizes both international and national annual conferences. Thanks to technology, the ISPI Bay Area/Boise State Chapter gives you an opportunity to connect more frequently with members and other professionals who share your interest. We offer webinars most months, and occasional face-to-face events. These are opportunities for you to mix and mingle with others in your field in both professional and relaxing settings.

Personal & Professional Growth

If your career aspirations include the desire to present your work, publish, and/or keep up-to-date on proven practices or industry trends and how to manage them, the ISPI Bay Area/Boise State Chapter can help you find opportunities.


Mentoring is the cornerstone of many professional organizations, and is a valuable part of ISPI as a whole, and of our chapter. Both emerging professionals and more experienced practitioners can find value in mentoring and being mentored. A number of the seasoned professionals in our chapter are well known in the performance improvement field and generously lend their expertise.

Career Development

Networking builds relationships with people who hire, even though they may not be hiring at the moment, and with people who may be able to point you to job listings that other avenues may not. In addition, active participation in a professional organization like this chapter can be an impressive entry on your résumé.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have lots of opportunities for members who want to be involved and help shape it. What is it that you want from a professional organization? Bring your voice to the mix, and help us build something that meets the needs of our community. Volunteers help in the following types of activities:

  • Programs
  • Technology
  • Membership
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Finance

If you are interested in learning more about the Chapter or in volunteering, please visit here for more information.


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