Conference Program

Save the Date for the ISPI Annual Conference 2017 in Montreal, Canada on April 30 - May 2, 2017

Pre-Conference Session

April 28th - 30th, 2017 

Conference Session 

Opening Keynote starts at 5:30 pm on April 30th, 2017
Ending Keynote starts at 5:30 pm on May 2nd, 2017 

Education Sessions

60-minute presentations are the backbone of the ISPI Conference. This format gives the presenter time to explore a case study, a set of tools, or a methodology, and allows attendees time to apply and try out what they have learned.

New Developments in Technology FutureLab

FutureLab is a new two-part format that emphasizes innovation and prepares participants for upcoming changes in their work.

Roundtables

These 20-minute sessions are an excellent way for participants to invest just 20 minutes and come away with a functional understanding of a model, approach, concept or tool that they can really use tomorrow. For the 2016 ISPI Conference, 20-Minute Roundtables will be offered as a General Session, also fondly known as the Cracker Barrel session.

HPT Case Study Competition

More information to come.

ThIS YEAR'S conference FEATURES:  

  1. DEVELOPING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT (PI): INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
    1. FutureLab (area emphasizes innovation and prepares members for upcoming changes in their work, presentations are only 20 min.)
    2. Innovative Research (contemporary, futuristic topics, new approaches, creative solutions, tentative results)
    3. Innovative Developments in Performance Management (PM) and PI (new approaches in practice, (partly) not research based, might trigger new research)
    4. New Technologies that support PM and PI (technology-based solutions, technical challenges facing practitioners and showcase innovative technologies, advanced research and development in emerging technology)
    5. PI in Learning and Instructional Design
      1. Research to Practice (proven approaches, research informs practice)
      2. Applied PI (practical case studies of rigorous application of PI principles in instructional design)
      3. PI in Challenging Contexts (PI principles in instructional design beyond Western Europe and North America)
      4. Skill Builder (tools, models, software, games, Apps, hands-on application, exercises, or demonstrations – do they all work in the developing countries?)
    6. PI in Specialist Functions (like Personnel Development, Finance, Procurement, Asset Management, IT, etc)
      1. Research to Practice (proven approaches, research informs practice)
      2. Applied PM and PI (practical case studies of rigorous application of PI models, systems, tools in managing different types and sizes of organizations)
      3. PM and PI in Challenging Contexts (small or large scale, high complexity, developing countries, or specific organizations like schools, administration, government, etc.)
      4. Skill Builder (tools, models, software, games, Apps, hands-on application, exercises, or demonstrations: do they work the same for different sizes and types of organizations)
  2. APPLYING PI
    1. PI in Management
      1. Research to Practice (proven approaches, research informs practice)
      2. Applied PM (practical case studies of rigorous application of PI models, systems, tools in organizational management)
      3. Performance Management in Challenging Contexts (small or large scale, high complexity, developing countries, or specific organizations like schools, administration, government, etc.)
      4. Skill Builder (tools, models, software, games, Apps, hands-on application, exercises, or demonstrations)
  3. MAVERICK  Presentations that feature out-of-the-box, forward-thinking approaches to PI or do not come out of the field but contribute new ideas and approaches that can inspire developments in PM and PI