Awards of Excellence Recipients

ISPI's Awards of Excellence program, which was founded in 1963, is designed to showcase the people, products, innovations, and organizations that represent excellence in the field of human performance technology (HPT) on an annual basis.

Outstanding Human Performance Intervention
2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011

Outstanding Human Performance Communication
2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011

Outstanding Research/Student Research
2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011


Outstanding Student Research

The Road Taken: A Between and Within Subjects Study of Intervention Selection Decisions by Performance Improvement Professionals
Hillary N. Leigh, PhD

Using Teacher-Participatory Action Research to Improve the Performance of High School Teachers of Students with Limited English
Vera Leykina


Performance Communication

Exemplary Performance: Driving Business Results by Benchmarking Your Stars
Paul Elliott, PhD, and Al Folsom, PhD

Performance-based Certification: How to Design a Valid, Defensible, Cost-Effective Program, 2nd edition
Judith A. Hale, CPT, PhD

The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide
Deb Page, CPT, and Judith A. Hale, CPT, PhD

Photo Jolts! Image-based Activities that Increase Clarity, Creativity, and Conversation
Glenn Hughes & Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan; Brian Remer, Contributor; Nancy Duarte, Foreword

Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology, 3rd edition
Robert A. Reiser, PhD, and John V. Dempsey, PhD

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Outstanding Intervention

U.S. Coast Guard Independent Duty Health Services Technician Course
USCG Training Center Petaluma, USCG Force Readiness Command, Lockheed Martin

Global EV Supply Equipment Training
Underwriters Laboratory and UL University

2013 Vertex Pharmaceuticals High School Intern Program
Zachary Doyle, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

U.S. Coast Guard AN/SPS-50 Radar Course
U.S. Coast Guard, Harkcon, Inc., Goldbelt Falcon LLC

China Merchants
Mr. Jian-Chun Liu, Ms. Tao Hu, Ms. Jing Wang, Ms. Jun Liu, Mr. Qing-kai Meng, Ms. Yon-xue Peng, and Mr. Yao-xiang Huang

JetBlue Airways’ Refresh the Reservations New Hire Experience
JetBlue University and JetBlue Airways

USCG Training Center Petaluma Orientation Program

Midgrade Officer Career Transition Course
U.S. Coast Guard

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Human Performance Program --Call Center Performance Intervention
Kathryn Adams, CPT, Sprint

Amgen Risk-Based Approach to On-the-Job Training
Bill Blunt, Operations Learning & Performance, Amgen

U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Boarding Officer Counter Drug Operations Course
LCDR Randall Chong, U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy

U.S. Coast Guard Performance Analysis Project Improvement
LCDR Randall Chong, U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma

Just-in-time Appliance Associate Training: Improving the Customers’ Shopping Experience
Gary DePaul, CPT, PhD, Lowe’s and Creative Channel Services

Passport: A New Point-of-Sale System
Louise Leone, Imperial Oil and DataLink Consulting team

Using the D6 Model to Achieve Consistency in Performance Improvement Initiatives
Phyllis Horton, Lowe's Home Improvement

Retailing Excellence 2011--Retail is Detail
Louise Leone, Imperial Oil and Ideas Interactive Inc

Collateral Duty Environmental Coordinator Electronic Performance Support Solution
Cynthia Pryke, Lockheed Martin & U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Management Office

Secure Desktop Environment (SDE) Human Performance Instructional Intervention
Wayne Tallman, Arise Virtual Solutions

U.S. Coast Guard Suicide Prevention Mandated Training Online Course
Shyla Volk, U.S. Coast Guard

Kobalt Mechanics Hand Tools via Lowe’s Connections
Martin L. Wood, Brian S. Gardner, and Samuel D. Mink, Lowe’s Home Improvement