Upcoming events

    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • AvidXchange, Inc. 1210 AvidXchange Lane, Charlotte, NC 28206
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    The Night of the Round Tables are a fun and highly energetic ISPI tradition that features round table talks given by our local practitioners. The speakers have 20-minutes to lead a table discussion on a topic of their choice. After the first talk, the speakers will remain at their table and the attendees will select a new speaker’s table. This format is repeated for three rounds so that you can hear three speakers in one event!



    5:30 - 6:30 p.m: Registration, Networking, and Food

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m: Presentation


    About Your Speakers

    We'll continue to add more information as the event approaches.



    Applying 3 Lessons from Current Research to Onboarding
    Don Kirkey, Ed.D.
    Principal Consultant
    Trinity Creek Group


    Using Micro Learning as a Strategy to Help Strike the Balance between Transformation and Infrastructure
    Rich Lima

    Vice President
    American Tire Distributors

     

    Executive Rotation Programs for the Evolving Workplace
     Kathy Ferguson
    Sr. Learning and OD Consultant


    Positive Direction ESP: Getting Everybody on the Same Page with Excellence 
    J. Bert Freeman, CPDP, DTM
    Owner and CEO
    T.A.L.K. Associates 
     


    Productivity Through Empowerment
    David Koster
    Owner and Consultant
    Team Learning Services, LLC

    Tips on Being Agile When Designing Systems Training
    Renika Gibson, SA
    Sr Technical Training Specialist
    Duke Energy


    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • AvidXchange, Inc. 1210 AvidXchange Lane, Charlotte, NC 28206

    Author and former eLearning specialist Jane Bozarth now serves as the eLearning Guild's Director of Research. Join her for a review of the Guild's 2018 research initiatives, focused on both current realities and future probabilities. Special emphasis will be placed on emerging technologies like augmented and virtual realities and artificial intelligence. What are the opportunities and challenges for L&D as industries move into these new frontiers?

    Jane Bozarth, - Director of Research, eLearning Guild

    Jane Bozarth spent the bulk of her L&D career in North Carolina state government as a classroom facilitator, training manager, and eLearning designer. Along the way she completed a Master's degree in technology in training and a doctorate in Training and Development; her dissertation focused on social learning in communities of practice. She is the author of a number of books including, most recently, Social Media for Trainers and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. In January 2018 Dr. Bozarth moved into the role of Director of Research for the eLearning Guild, she specializes in crafting reports meant to enhance understanding and help L&D practitioners better understand and utilize research, expand their roles, and enact more skillful work. Jane lives in Durham, NC with her husband and Thomas the corgi.


    5:30 - 6:30 p.m: Registration, Networking, and Food

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m: Presentation

    The meeting will be held in the "School of Rock" meeting room at AvidXchange, Inc.

    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • AvidXchange, Inc. 1210 AvidXchange Lane, Charlotte, NC 28206

    Typical organizational learning content too often makes it more difficult to learn, remember, and apply. Here’s the (very) good news. Learning, writing, information design, usability, and other research offers clear tactics for making it easier to learn and gain better learning and performance outcomes.

    Patti Shank, PhD , author of Write and Organize for Deeper Learning, Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, and Manage Memory for Deeper Learning makes these tactics clear and actionable.

    In this session, participants will apply these actionable tactics from research that help us:

    • Quickly estimate and then fix the readability of instructional content
    • Make content clearer and easier to understand
    • Support remembering

    Patti Shank, PhD - Instructional Designer, Researcher, Author

    Patti Shank, PhD has been recognized internationally for her contributions to the L&D field. She is known for evidence-based analysis for improving outcomes from training and performance initiatives.

    Patti speaks regularly at training and learning technology conferences and is the author of Write and Organize for Deeper Learning, Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, and Manage Memory for Deeper Learning. These books offer practical tactics for improving outcomes based on training and other research.

    Patti was an award-winning contributing editor for Online Learning Magazine, and her articles are found in the ATD Science of Learning and Senior Leaders Blogs, eLearning Industry, and elsewhere. Website: .

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m: Registration, Networking, and Food

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m: Presentation

    The meeting will be held in the "School of Rock" meeting room at AvidXchange, Inc.

    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • AvidXchange, Inc. 1210 AvidXchange Lane, Charlotte, NC 28206

    The writing's on the wall; Learning & Development has to change. More importantly, there’s a vibrant opportunity for L&D! In this session, we’ll talk about a deeper perspective on how people think, work, and learn, and the implications (and potential) for L&D to become a critical success factor for organizations. We’ll help you assess your own organization, and plan a path forward. Come explore the future of L&D!

    Clark Quinn, Ph.D. - Executive Director, Quinnovation

    Clark Quinn, Ph.D. provides strategic solutions to Fortune 500, government, not-for-profit, and education organizations. An internationally known consultant, speaker, and author of five books as well as numerous articles and chapters, he integrates a deep understanding of thinking & learning with broad experience in technology to improve organizational execution, innovation, and ultimately performance. He thinks ‘out loud’ at learnlets.com, tweets as @quinnovator, and works on behalf of clients through Quinnovation.

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m: Registration, Networking, and Food

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m: Presentation

    The meeting will be held in the "School of Rock" meeting room at AvidXchange, Inc.

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • AvidXchange, Inc. 1210 AvidXchange Lane, Charlotte, NC 28206

    The virtual environment is rapidly changing and participant expectations are high. Are you keeping up with new ways to communicate and connect with your audience? Are you showing yourself as a virtual professional when facilitating virtual programs, joining video conference calls, or presenting online?

    There are 5 things that master virtual presenters do when facilitating in the live online environment. They prepare relentlessly, engage an unseen audience, multitask effectively, make the most of their voice, and seamlessly handle unexpected technical challenges.

    This highly interactive session with expert Cindy Huggett will cover each technique, and will help you immediately apply the them to your own virtual sessions.

    Whether you are brand new to live online delivery or have been facilitating virtual events for years, and regardless of which software platform you use, you will be sure to leave this session with new ideas, new tips, and new techniques for improving your virtual presentation skills.

    Cindy Huggett, CPLP 

    Cindy Huggett, CPLP, is a consultant, speaker, designer, facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. She’s written four books on virtual training: Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide for Live Online Learning (2017), The Virtual Training Guidebook: How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning (2014) and Virtual Training Basics (1st ed. 2010, 2nd ed. 2018). She helps organizations and training professionals move to the virtual classroom. Find out more about Cindy on her website:

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m: Registration, Networking, and Food

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m: Presentation

    The meeting will be held in the "School of Rock" meeting room at AvidXchange, Inc.

    • 09 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • AvidXchange, Inc. 1210 AvidXchange Lane, Charlotte, NC 28206
     50+ years of research on people and performance seems to show we have made occasional inroads into changing how organizations really work, but those tended to be temporary and ephemeral.

    I really liked Excellence as an anchor point and I named my company Performance Management Company in those Tom Gilbert / Human Competence days.

    Our focus will be on experiential learning, active involvement and using metaphor as a way of dis-un-engaging people for workplace improvement. We will anchor to issues of change, but we will play with team building, innovation and facilitating ownership as tools for impact.

    Our goal for this highly interactive session is to use active play and “disruptive engagement” to share some concepts around leaving lasting impacts and to generate collaborative-based organizational improvement. You will not forget this session and you will leave with tools you can use!

    Presented by Scott J. Simmerman, Ph.D. CPF CPT (Managing Partner) and Jeffrey Simmerman (Operations Manager) of Performance Management Company of Greenville, SC.

    Since 1978, Scott has been working around issues of people and performance, presenting his works in over 40 countries and at dozens of international conferences. His team building exercises like The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine and his Square Wheels® engagement tools are distributed worldwide since 1993. Jeff Simmerman is a budding presenter and experienced manager.

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m: Registration, Networking, and Food

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m: Presentation

    The meeting will be held in the "School of Rock" meeting room at AvidXchange, Inc.

    • 12 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • AvidXchange, Inc. 1210 AvidXchange Lane, Charlotte, NC 28206

    It seems that everywhere you turn these days, you hear about coaching. In fact, some might say it is one of the most overused terms in business today. Yet coaching can be a valuable intervention when used appropriately. This session will explore how different types of coaching in organizations can be used to gain strategic alignment with business goals:

    • Executive coaching
    • Leadership coaching
    • Performance coaching
    • Onboarding coaching
    • Career coaching
    • Group coaching

    Rebecca Schmale, PhD - VP and Chief Learning Officer

    Rebecca Schmale, PhD, is Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at Atrium Health. Her responsibilities include talent management, succession planning, organizational development, operational excellence and learning technologies. Dr. Schmale previously held executive HR positions at global corporations such as Panasonic, Eaton Corp. and Limited Brands. She has presented at numerous national conferences and taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at several colleges and universities.

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m: Registration, Networking, and Food

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m: Presentation

    The meeting will be held in the "School of Rock" meeting room at AvidXchange, Inc.

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • AvidXchange, Inc. 1210 AvidXchange Lane, Charlotte, NC 28206

    The Night of the Round Tables are a fun and highly energetic ISPI tradition that features round table talks given by our local practitioners. The speakers have 20-minutes to lead a table discussion on a topic of their choice. After the first talk, the speakers will remain at their table and the attendees will select a new speaker’s table. This format is repeated for three rounds so that you can hear three speakers in one event!

    At the event, we will have the annual drawing for three prizes valued around $150 each! To be eligible, you’ll need to turn in your signing sheet, which has three signatures from four 2019 events: the speaker, an attendee that you know, and another attendee that you didn’t know previously.



    Speakers and Topics/Working Titles

     

    Peter Popovich

    How to Make Difficult People Disappear - The Magic of EQ

     

    Felix Nater

    Starting a Consulting Practice: Lessons learned and where to go for support

     

    Dave Barton

    Internal performance consulting: Strategy & Practice


    5:30 - 6:30 p.m: Registration, Networking, and Food

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m: Presentation

Past events

11 Oct 2018 October Event: Stopping the Jump-to-Solution Approach: From Tactical Request to Strategic Opportunity: Ask Powerful Questions
12 Jul 2018 Applying AGILE to Human Performance Improvement: The Spiral HPI Framework
10 May 2018 70:20:10: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity?
08 Mar 2018 Skills For Performance Improvement Professionals
11 Jan 2018 Critical Mindshifts for Transforming the Learning Experience
09 Nov 2017 Parking Pass UNCC City Center (5.00pm - 9.30pm)
09 Nov 2017 November 2017 Evening Program: Cracker Barrel
06 Oct 2017 ISPI 2017 Innovation Symposium
15 Sep 2017 Performance Improvement at the Speed of Change (Half-day workshop)
14 Sep 2017 Performance Improvement at the Speed of Change: The Basics
13 Jul 2017 Getting Better Answers Through Asking Better Questions
20 May 2017 ISPI Charlotte Strategy Meeting May 2017
12 May 2017 Designing and Developing Instruction on a Shoestring
11 May 2017 Informal Learning Basics
28 Apr 2017 The 2017 Performance Improvement Conference Montreal
09 Mar 2017 Pushing Management’s Buttons to Improve Performance
28 Jan 2017 ISPI Charlotte Strategy Meeting 2017
12 Jan 2017 Expertise Management: Measuring Outputs Instead of Inputs with Dr. Frank Nguyen, Sears
10 Nov 2016 November 2016 Evening Program: Cracker Barrel
13 Oct 2016 October 2016 Networking Event
08 Sep 2016 September 2016 Evening Program: Learning Strategy: Preparing Your Organization for Effective Learning
11 Aug 2016 August 2016 Networking Event
09 Jun 2016 June 2016 Networking Event
12 May 2016 May 2016 Evening Program
14 Apr 2016 April Networking Event
10 Mar 2016 March 2016 Evening Program: A Radical Rethinking of the Smile Sheet – New Design Enables Valuable Feedback (Really!)
11 Feb 2016 February Networking Event
14 Jan 2016 January 2016 Evening Program: How Leadership and Leadership Development Are Radically Changing
03 Dec 2015 Lunch and Learn Free Webinar - The Fundamentals of Performance Improvement: A Path to Strategic Success
12 Nov 2015 November 2015 Evening Program Cracker Barrel
11 Sep 2015 September 2015 Workshop: Smart Evaluation: Proving What You Do Works.
10 Sep 2015 September 2015 Evening Program: Politics & Influence: Key Skills for Internal & External Consultants.
09 Jul 2015 July 2015 Evening Program: Get Going Faster: next generation communication strategies that shorten organizational time to performance during change
14 May 2015 May 2015 Evening Program: Got Game? The Seven Essential Gamification Elements for Learning, Engagement, and Proven Results
13 Mar 2015 March 2015 Workshop: Training for Expertise
12 Mar 2015 March 2015 Evening Program: The Public and Personal Promise of Certification
08 Jan 2015 January 2015 Evening Program: Panel Discussion: How Does a Cost Center Add Value to an Organization?
13 Nov 2014 November 2014 Evening Program Cracker Barrel
12 Sep 2014 September 2014 Workshop with Dick Handshaw
11 Sep 2014 September 2014 Evening Program with Dick Handshaw
10 Jul 2014 July 2014 Evening Program with Pierre Mourier
08 May 2014 May 2014 Evening Program: Jim Hill, CEO of Silicon Valley Proofpoint Systems, Inc.
14 Mar 2014 March Workshop: Thiagi! Increase Trust. Improve Results.
13 Mar 2014 March 2014 Evening Program: Thiagi! It’s in the Cards: Design Powerful Training Games Using Three Templates
09 Jan 2014 January 2014 Evening Program: Performance Management - GRRRR! or YEAAA! A Roundtable Discussion
14 Nov 2013 November 2013 Evening Program: Cracker Barrel Presentations
13 Sep 2013 One-Day Workshop: The Bottomline on ROI; How to Measure the ROI of Learning and Development, Performance Improvement, and Human Resources
12 Sep 2013 September Evening Program – Presented by Dr. Jack Phillips
11 Jul 2013 July Evening Program –Mobile Learning Panel
09 May 2013 May Evening Program – Presented by Bob Petruska
15 Mar 2013 One-Day Workshop: Performance Architecture: The Worker, Work, Workplace and the World
14 Mar 2013 March Evening Program – Presented by Dr. Roger Addison
17 Jan 2013 January Evening Program – Presented by Dr. Jane Bozarth
08 Nov 2012 November 2012 Evening Program: Cracker Barrel Presentations
14 Sep 2012 One-Day Workshop: What Managers and Supervisors Need to Know About Improving Workplace Performance
13 Sep 2012 September Evening Program – Presented by Miki Lane
12 Jul 2012 July Evening Program – Presented by Carol Panza
11 May 2012 One-Day Workshop: Performance Thinking
10 May 2012 May Evening Program – Presented by Rick Rummler
08 Mar 2012 March Evening Program: Panel Discussion from Lowe’s
12 Jan 2012 January Evening Program: Learning Transfer Guaranteed to Improve Performance
01 Dec 2011 December Evening Program: 99 Second and Cracker Barrel Presentations
14 Oct 2011 One-Day Workshop: All Crossed-Up in Cross-Functional Relationships: Learning Matrix Management Skills
13 Oct 2011 October Evening Meeting: Matrix Management: More Complicated and Wonderful Than We Thought
11 Aug 2011 August Evening Meeting: Myths and Misconceptions about HPT
10 Jun 2011 One-Day Workshop: Managing Mentoring Processes for Measured Results
09 Jun 2011 June Evening Meeting: Engage Before the Exodus
21 Apr 2011 April Evening Meeting: Performing at Your Best When it Matters Most
11 Feb 2011 One-Day Workshop: Introduction to Performance Thinking: A Fast On-ramp to HPT
10 Feb 2011 February Evening Meeting: Addressing the Challenges of Fragmented Performance Management in 21st Century Organizations
09 Dec 2010 December Evening Program: Instructional & Performance Support Development Tools, Tricks and Tips
14 Oct 2010 October Evening Program: HPT Evaluation Challenges
12 Aug 2010 August Evening Program: Using Social Media for Learning & Performance Improvement
30 Jul 2010 Webinar: Certified Performance Technologist (CPT): Setting the Standard
11 Jun 2010 June Workshop: Instructional Design: Reinforcing Fundamentals and Providing Advanced Skills
10 Jun 2010 June Evening Program: ISD: Faster/Better/Easier
08 Apr 2010 New Design Models for New Media: Why ADDIE Doesn’t Work for e-learning
11 Feb 2010 First Things Fast: Analysis as the Basis for Performance Improvement
10 Dec 2009 The Politics of Performance: How to work with clients and other stakeholders
02 Oct 2009 All-Day Workshop with Thiagi: Interactive Strategies for Improving Performance
01 Oct 2009 Kick-off Program - Thiagi!

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