Events

Upcoming events

    • 30 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online(PT time)

    Presenters: 

    Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung, Ed.D., is a professor of the Department of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning in the College of Engineering at Boise State University (http://opwl.boisestate.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/yonnie-chyung/). She teaches graduate courses on Program Evaluation and Quantitative Research in Organizations. She runs a Workplace-Oriented Research Central (WORC) lab where teams of practitioners and researchers conduct research on various topics in the HPI context. A series of articles on 'Evidence-Based Survey Design' written by her WORC teams are scheduled to be published in Performance Improvement Journal. 
    Chyung, S. Y., Roberts, K., Swanson, I., & Hankinson, A. (2017). Evidence-based survey design: The use of a midpoint on the Likert scale. Performance Improvement Journal, 56(10).
    Chyung, S. Y., Barkin, J., & Shamsy, J. (2018). Evidence-based survey design: The use of negatively-worded items in surveys. Performance Improvement Journal, 57(2).


    Ieva Swanson, MS, is an Instructional Designer for Scottrade in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 2007, her professional and volunteer experience has included multimedia course design and development, instruction, facilitation, and learning management system administration. She volunteers as Technology Chair for ISPI Bay Area/Boise State Chapter (BABS). She earned her MS in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University in 2016, and participates in Dr. Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung’s Workplace-Oriented Research Central (WORC) lab.

    Chyung, S. Y., Roberts, K., Swanson, I., & Hankinson, A. (2017). Evidence-based survey design: The use of a midpoint on the Likert scale. Performance Improvement Journal, 56(10).


    Jennifer Shamsy MS, is a commercial airline pilot and adjunct online instructor. She graduated in Spring 2017 with a Master of Science degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning and a Workplace Instructional Design Graduate Certificate from Boise State University. Since graduation, Jennifer has participated in Dr. Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung’s Workplace-Oriented Research Central (WORC) lab. Most notably, she contributed to Dr. Chyung’s research in the area of ‘Evidence-Based Survey Design’ and more specifically in the use of negatively-worded items in surveys. The resulting article is scheduled for publication in the Performance Improvement Journal in 2018.

    Chyung, S. Y., Barkin, J., & Shamsy, J. (2018). Evidence-based survey design: The use of negatively-worded items in surveys. Performance Improvement Journal, 57(2).

    Description:

    Struggling with designing meaningful surveys? Not getting the data you need? Perplexed about how to write ‘good’ surveys?

    During our webinar, we’ll look at measuring responses. One of the most popular response scales used in survey design is the Likert scale. Some people use a five-point Likert scale consisting of Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, and Strongly Agree. Some people use a four-point Likert scale excluding the midpoint while others use a five point.

    • Do you include or exclude the midpoint, and why? 
    • If you include a midpoint, how do you think respondents interpret and use a midpoint?
    • If you exclude a midpoint, how do you analyze the ordinal data and how does it affect the reliability of the data?

    We’ll also look at writing statements (survey items).

    • Do you design all statements to be worded positively, or do you use a mix of positively and negatively worded statements? Why?
    • If you use a mixed format, which wording (e.g., not clear or unclear) should you use to design negatively worded statements? How does it affect the reliability of the data?

    If you have designed a survey based on your preferences without knowing exactly why it should be done that way, this webinar will help you find some answers to the why questions.

    We took a deep dive into the literature to see what the research could tell us about designing valid and reliable surveys. We reviewed over 40 research articles to find research-supported answers to the questions about Likert scale midpoints and positively/negatively stated survey items.

    Join us to find out what we learned about these design factors! This webinar will provide evidence-based considerations and recommendations for stronger survey design that you’ll be able to put in practice immediately.

    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.

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online(PT time)

    Description:

    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. Russ will team up with fellow learning industry veteran, Tina Bjorkthe Global Learning Lead at The Coca-Cola Company, to deliver this webinar.

    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.

    What are your questions?

    If you have questions about getting into the field of L&D that you’d like us to try and answer during the program, leave them for us at this link:bit.ly/ISPI_Careers2017Sep. We’ll do our best to answer them during the program.

    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. 

    Presenters: 


    Russ Powell, Principal Consultant at Peregrine Performance Group, is a 20-year learning-industry veteran. His specialties include performance-based instructional design and the design and development of performance support systems and tools. He is a job-aid evangelist and a gamification advocate.

    Russ’ company, Peregrine Performance Group, co-founded with Joe Halpin in 2012, helps business leaders in mid-sized and large businesses create training programs and tools that support training. Business leaders use Peregrine to help them increase sales, reduce turnover, increase customer loyalty, maintain quality and profitability, and reduce exposure to hazards (increase safety).

    Peregrine Performance Group is known for world-class expertise in performance-based instructional design, eLearning design and development, performance support tools (think job-aids, instructional videos, info-graphics, etc.) and game design. Peregrine works with many global organizations including Roche, Genentech, Marriott, SAP, GoDaddy, and Hilton Worldwide. Their projects and consultants have received numerous outstanding achievement awards.

    For more about Peregrine, follow us on LinkedIn.

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


    Tina Bjork is the Global Learning Lead at The Coca-Cola Company. She is responsible for setting the overall learning development and deployment strategy for their Integrated Services organization, supporting associates who reside across the globe.

    Tina is passionate about creating a culture within the organization where the learning strategy and company's growth mission are directly linked, every individual feels empowered to be a "teacher," and where failure is recognized as an opportunity for development. 

    Previously, Tina was a Director of Learning with Coca-Cola Refreshments in Tampa, Florida. In this role, she led a team of learning professionals who created multi-media, e-learning and classroom training solutions for the contact center, equipment services and supply chain organizations. Tina began her learning and development career in 2006 as an Interactive Learning Developer and her passion for learning began with leveraging technology in creative ways to support both formal and informal learning. 

    Tina earned her Masters of Education with an emphasis in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. A former college musical theater performer, she now lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and children, ages two and four.


    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.

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Face-to-Face Chapter Meeting

    Back by popular demand - the Oyster Barrel! We are inviting many other performance improvement professionals in Northern California (and beyond!). Join us to connect, catch up, network and exchange ideas, build community, and - of course- eat, and have fun. We'll even have a give-away, with books donated by local authors in the performance improvement field. Bring your business cards for a drawing. (We'll have some blanks if you don't have a business card.)

    Family and friends welcome! We will not just "talk shop." :) Note that registration is by individual, so to include another person, just register them. 

    Time and Date: TBD

    Place: TBD 

    This will be a fun way to get to know others and share your work and other interests! 


    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online(PT time)
    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.

    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online (PT time)

    Speaker:Jack Welch

    (Please come back for more details)

    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

20 Jul 2017 Organization Mapping
25 May 2017 Practical Advice for Pursuing a Career in Learning & Development
23 Mar 2017 Raising the Bar: Consulting and Project Management Skills for Instructional Designers
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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