Events

Upcoming events

    • 23 Mar 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    Every field is evolving and ours is no exception. While the instructional design and performance improvement skills we’ve gained have been invaluable, they only take us so far. If we’re going to add more value to our organizations, we need to offer strong project management and consulting skills.

    This webinar will help us to set our own baselines for these two skills, then focus on how we can move from what Peter Block called a “pair-of-hands” approach to becoming a trusted advisor. At the same time, we’ll see how strong project management skills make us more credible by delivering what we said we’d deliver as efficiently and effectively as possible.

    The webinar will give you a chance to assess your own skills, to share your own experiences and to ask questions that will help you become a well-rounded ID professional.

    Spearker: Bud Benscoter, PhD

    Bud has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Design from Penn State, where he taught for 20 years in both the Instructional Systems and M.B.A. programs. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Smeal College of Management in 1997 and 2005. Bud also taught for three years at the Wharton School of Management at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently he taught Management Communications in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University from 2006-2010. Bud also taught graduate education courses in Singapore for George Washington University in 2011 and has taught online courses for Wilmington (DE) University, Boise State University, George Mason University and Purdue University. He was the co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management published in 2012 by Pfeiffer. He co-authored a graduate textbook called Performance Consulting published by Pfeiffer in December, 2013 and is the co-author of the 5th edition of the industry classic Managing the Instructional Design Process published in 2015.

    Bud is the owner of GMB Performance Group, a company specializing in organizational development, human performance improvement and training. Bud has nearly 30 years of experience in training design, performance consulting, leadership communication, marketing, sales and organization development. He has managed departments in the computer and financial services industries

    He is Past President of the Great Valley (PA) and the Carolinas Chapters of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). He has published numerous articles, and is a frequent speaker at regional and international conferences.

    Note: Registered attendees will receive an email with a link to the webinar. If the link is not included in the initial registration confirmation, it will be sent a few days in advance of the event.

    • 25 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    Transitioning into a new career is never easy, but it’s helpful to understand what you’re getting into and to have a game plan. This program is for people considering getting into the field of learning and development (L&D) – also known as training and development (T&D), talent development (TD), workforce performance improvement, and other names. If you are a new graduate, a professional considering a career change, or simply exploring possibilities, come join us for this informative and engaging, live-virtual program.

    Russ Powell of Peregrine Performance Group, a 20-year learning industry veteran, has been collecting advice and recommendations for new graduates from many of his colleagues in the field and shares them in this program. He has teamed up with Brandon Carson, Director of Learning at The Home Depot, and they will be co-presenting.

    You can expect to learn the following:

    • Common motivations for working in the field of training and development
    • Advice from current practitioners for getting into the field
    • Advice for making career transitions

    You can use any or all of these to help you learn about the field and further your preparations for entering it.

    You will of course also have an opportunity to ask questions. If we can’t answer the questions during the meeting, we’ll do our best to get answers to you as soon as possible following the meeting. 

    About the presenters: Russ Powell and Brandon Carson

    Russ Powell, Principal Consultant at Peregrine Performance Group, is a 20-year learning-industry veteran who helps mid-sized and large businesses create effective and affordable professional training programs. His programs help business leaders reduce high rates of turnover, increase customer satisfaction, maintain quality and profitability, and increase employee productivity.

    Russ’ specialties include performance-based instructional design, eLearning project management, design and development of instructional videos, sales training, and training program evaluation.

    Over the course of his career, Russ has worked a variety of companies across many industries including Roche, Genentech, GoDaddy, Sun Microsystems, Hilton Worldwide, the United States Coast Guard, Pixar and NASA Space Flight Center. He and his firm have received many outstanding achievement awards for their corporate learning programs.

    Russ holds degrees in the behavioral sciences from Georgia State University and Loyola University. He’s also an avid juggler and photographer.

    Brandon Carson, Director of Learning at The Home Depot, will be joining us as a guest co-presenter. Brandon is an award-winning, innovative training leader with an exemplary track record in learning strategy and execution. He is a past board-member of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA), a current committee member of ATD, and he frequently writes and presents about learning-related topics.

    Brandon holds an M.Ed. in eLearning Technology and Design and a B.A. in Business Communications as well as advanced ISPI certification in analysis. For The Home Depot, Brandon and his team design and develop learning experiences across the enterprise, including all U.S. store associates.

    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Check back soon for details!

    (Exact timing may change).


    Paul Harmon, will present.


    Note: Registered attendees will receive an email with a link to the webinar. If the link is not included in the initial registration confirmation, it will be sent a few days in advance of the event.

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Check back soon for details!

    (Exact timing may change).


    Rick Rummler, will present.

    Richard A. Rummler is a partner of the Performance Design Lab (PDL). He brings over 20 years of consulting experience in the analysis, design, and implementation of organization performance systems with The Rummler Group, The Rummler-Brache Group and now PDL. He has worked with client organizations in Asia, Europe, and North America to achieve improvements in organization performance.

    Rick’s consulting experience spans a wide range of interventions, including process improvement and reengineering, organization redesign, and measurement and management system design. These projects have addressed various business subsystems, such as customer acquisition, manufacturing, product development, and customer service. An experienced presenter of the concepts and tools espoused by the PDL, Rick has delivered training programs to manufacturing and service organizations as well as government agencies and the military.

    Note: Registered attendees will receive an email with a link to the webinar. If the link is not included in the initial registration confirmation, it will be sent a few days in advance of the event.

Past events

23 Feb 2017 What’s Big Data Got to Do with HPI?
26 Jan 2017 Radically Improved Training Evaluations: Finally—Valid Feedback to Support Improvement
17 Nov 2016 Making Mentoring Work - Front to Back (Readiness Assessment to Evaluation)
22 Oct 2016 Oyster Barrel Event!
22 Sep 2016 Practical Advice for Pursuing a Career in Learning & Development
25 Aug 2016 Performance-based eLearning Case Studies (Tools in Action: Storyline 2)
21 Jul 2016 Adopting a "Sustainability Lens" in Your Work
23 Jun 2016 Understanding Compassion in the Workplace: Leadership and Organizational Applications
26 May 2016 Roger Addison Presents: Performance Improvement Basics 2016
30 Mar 2016 Stealth Engagement: The Hidden Motivators that Drive Performance
02 Mar 2016 Training and Performance Improvement in iNGOs: Giving our gift at a global scale
12 Nov 2015 Personas: Breathing Life into Abstract Performance Data
24 Oct 2015 Oyster Barrel Event!
24 Sep 2015 Crafting Your Breakthrough Leadership Path
30 Jul 2015 Learning to Act with Greater Wisdom: What Recent Neuroscience Tells Us
27 Jun 2015 Making Culture Concrete: Inspiring Output & Accountability
28 May 2015 What Does Leadership Have to Do with Performance Improvement?
26 Mar 2015 Question and Answer Hour with Roger Kaufman
26 Feb 2015 Roger Addison Presents: Performance Improvement Basics 2015
07 Feb 2015 Join ISPI LA Chapter on Saturday, February 7
22 Jan 2015 ISPI Bay Presents: Innovative Approaches to Enterprise Learning in Health Care Reform
15 Jan 2015 ISPI Bay Chapter Board Meeting
18 Dec 2014 Shaping Future Success Today: Moving Performance Consulting to the Cloud
20 Nov 2014 Speaking Up! Presenting to Executives!
23 Oct 2014 Implementing Design 2.0-Collaborative Instructional Design that Works
20 Sep 2014 Oyster Barrel Event!
21 Aug 2014 Understanding Resistance to Asynchronous Discussions for Training
30 Jul 2014 Business Meeting- All are Welcome to Attend
17 Jul 2014 A Systematic Approach to Coaching That Sticks!
14 Jun 2014 Bay Area ISPI Chapter Meeting
10 May 2014 Save the Date -June 15 Chapter Meeting
12 Feb 2014 Sivasailam Thiagarajan
11 Jan 2014 Strategic Planning Session
08 Jan 2014 Guy Wallace: Curriculum Architecture Design
11 Dec 2013 CANCELED - Carl Binder: Accelerating Business Results Through Leadership and Management
23 Oct 2013 October 2013 - Roger Chevalier: Ideas, Models, and Tools for Performance Analysis
07 Sep 2013 Chapter Kick-Off Oyster Barrel 2013 - Meet & Greet


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