Let Me Tell You Why - by Steve Villachica, CPT, PhD, Sustaining Member of ISPI
I'm a member of ISPI because it’s the home organization of my community of practice. My professional roots run deep here. I've been a member of ISPI, ISPI Front Range Chapter, and the Armed Forces Chapter for some 20 years.
I’ve learned the science of HPT from fellow ISPI members, their publications, and continued conversations. ISPI members are my mentors, colleagues, and friends. They teach me about performance improvement and consulting, help me manage people and projects, share their best teaching strategies, and encourage me throughout the twists and turns of my career. I turn to ISPI members when I need guidance in the field, and they willingly share their hard-won expertise and their good work with me and my students.
ISPI also provides a venue where I can give back to the discipline. I’ve volunteered in different capacities throughout my long association and always receive more than I give. ISPI supports my research and gives me numerous opportunities to collaborate with great minds and gracious personalities in our field to publish and present.
Why I am I an ISPI member? After all I’ve received over the years, how could I be anything else?
Steven Villachica, CPT, PhD
Steve is an Associate Professor of Instructional and Performance Technology (IPT) at BSU. His research interests include leveraging expertise in the workplace. He is also a member of DLS Group, Inc’s, strategic advisory board, where he provides research-based advice. A frequent conference presenter and member of ISPI and its chapters for over 20 years, Steve co-authored PSS chapters in two editions of the HPT Handbook and a chapter on cognitive task analysis that appears in ISPI’s Handbook of Training and Improving Workplace Performance: Volume 1. Instructional Design and Training Delivery. He completed his doctorate in educational technology at the University of Northern Colorado. Steve can be reached at SteveVillachica@boisestate.edu.