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August Evening Meeting: Myths and Misconceptions about HPT

  • 11 Aug 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UNC Charlotte COED 065

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August Evening Program – Presented by Jeanne Farrington, Clare Carey & Mary Norris-Thomas


Myths and Misconceptions about HPT

Session Description:

If you want results that matter, then it matters how you get them!  Do you grab-n-go with the latest best-seller’s technique du jour?  Are blogs and online discussions your go-to sources for best practices?  Or are your practices evidence-based?  Whether you are a novice or veteran, practitioner or researcher, student or teacher, regardless of specialty, each of us has an obligation to make evidence-based decisions and to engage in valid and reliable practices.  This is a mighty tall order!  But armed with a few basic rules and some simple tools, you too can distinguish fact from folklore, science from serendipity, evidence from anecdote, and be an HPT MythBuster.

This MythBusters session provides tools that HPT practitioners can use to further the credibility and reliability of their performance improvement strategies and to put our foundational and fundamental principles of HPT into practice.  By identifying and avoiding flawed interventions, or folklore, HPT practitioners can better influence decisions and shape outcomes that achieve results in the workplace.  Through the application and dissemination of evidence-based strategies, we strengthen the reliability, validity, respect, and trust of our HPT profession at-large.

About Our Speakers: 

Lead Presenter: Jeanne Farrington, CPT, EdD.  Dr. Farrington works with a wide variety of organizations, providing performance improvement, change management, and training solutions to help them achieve their desired results.  Before starting her own company, she worked as a manager and internal consultant at high-tech, Fortune 500 companies in

Silicon Valley.  She won research awards from San Jose Stateand the Universityof Southern California .  Jeanne is a former Director and Past President of ISPI, and a contributor to ISPI’s publications.

Co-Presenter: Mary Norris Thomas, CPT, PhD.  As CEO of The Fleming Group, LLC, Dr. Thomas’ commercial, nonprofit, and US Armed Forces organizational-wide performance programs have received Outstanding HPT Intervention and Top Woman-owned Business recognitions.  Mary enjoys her graduate adjunct faculty appointments teaching research methods, quantitative analysis, and mentoring dissertation students.  ISPI has long been Mary’s professional home, where she actively contributes as an author, volunteer, and former Director and Treasurer.

Co-Presenter: Clare Elizabeth Carey, CPT, EdD.  Dr. Carey serves as E&T Director for a Department of Defense organization.  As a civil servant and performance technologist, Clare has served in leadership positions around the globe.  Achieving a results-focused reputation for transforming challenged organizations, Clare practices HPT with inspiration, inclusion and integrity.  Clare knows firsthand how to apply theory to the real world – while maintaining her sense of humor.  A lifetime member, Clare is a former Director and Past President of ISPI.

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