Let Me Tell You Why - by Edith E. Bell, CPT, PhD and Member of ISPI
While doing course work for my doctorate in training and performance improvement at Capella University, I came upon this organization known as the International Society for Performance Improvement, and decided it might be a good idea to find out more about it and its mission. I joined ISPI in 2004 to gain access to its resources and to learn more about the human performance technology( HPT) discipline. As a result of joining and my course work, I learned I had been involved in HPT much of my work life.
During the first half of 2007, the last year of my doctoral program, I realized that although the PhD behind my name would be prestigious, it would not always carry weight in the corporate arena. I decided to apply for the Certified Performance Technologist designation, which I earned that same year.
My association with ISPI has been rewarding for a variety of reasons. I have met many friendly and helpful individuals, both members and employees of the organization. Amazing opportunities have come my way that might not have occurred otherwise. I look forward to more of the same in the coming years.
Edith E. Bell, CPT, PhD
Edith E. Bell, CPT, PhD, is principal consultant for Bell Design Technologies, Inc. She provides more than 20 years of knowledge and expertise in performance improvement, particularly focusing on documenting processes, policies and procedures, and designing associated, support tools and systems for small businesses. She also teaches graduate business administration courses as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College (MO) and Benedictine University (IL). She earned an MBA from Aurora University (IL) and a PhD from Capella University (MN) in education with the specialization of training and performance improvement. She may be reached at email@example.com.