Events

Upcoming events

    • 25 May 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online(PT time)

    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 Powell will team up with fellow learning industry veteranKelly Rider of SAP, 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: http://bit.ly/PrAdvMay2017.  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. 

    About the presenters: Russ Powell and Kelly Rider


    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.


    Kelly Rider is the VP of Learning Content Strategy and Experience in the SAP Learning organization. She is responsible for setting the overall learning content strategy and experience for SAP’s 80,000 employees.

    Kelly is passionate about finding ways to make learning something that is done for people rather than something that is done to them. In her current role, she oversees the three key areas in the central learning organization: content governance (how items are designed, developed, and retired), curriculum and instructional design standards and process, and learner experience.

    Previously, Kelly led the curriculum and instructional design for the Learning Center for Excellence and Sales University at SuccessFactors including pre-sales and sales enablement. Prior to SuccessFactors, Kelly was a curriculum manager at HP and senior instructional designer at Intellinex.

    Kelly earned her Masters of Education with an emphasis in instructional Design and adult learning from the University of Colorado at Denver. A retired collegiate soccer player, Kelly lives in the Denver area with her husband and two active boys.

    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online (PT time)
    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.

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

    We would like to present the current trends found in research evidence of mentoring programs for workplace learning and how to facilitate mentoring relationships in organizations, which achieve individual performance gains and organizational performance improvement. 

    (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.

    • 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

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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