Chapter Leaders' Workshop (CLW)
Elevate Your Chapter to New Heights
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Year after year, chapter leaders have expressed to the Chapters Partnership Committee (CPC) that the annual Chapter Leaders Workshop is the premier event for learning from other chapter boards. This year the CPC continues this tradition by providing opportunities to learn from chapter leaders on how to grow a prosperous chapter. The intent of these dialogues, exercises, and presentations is to help you elevate your chapter to new heights. At the workshop, we have several rich events planned including table interactions, a panel event, a complimentary lunch with the ISPI Board, and some presentations.
Workshop topics and presentations include:
- Structured table discussions about chapter board successes and challenges -- Jim Craumer, CLW Master of Ceremonies
- The 2011-12 ISPI President’s address: What to expect for 2011-12 -- Judy Hale 2011-12 ISPI President
- Panel discussion about growing and strengthening a chapter -- Dick Handshaw, 2011-12 CPC Chair, panel facilitator
- Complimentary lunch with the ISPI Board (including questions and answers) --Gary DePaul, 2010-11 CPC Chair
- Surviving complexity the systems way (working more hours isn’t the answer) --Ed Muzio, CEO, Group Harmonics, Inc.
- A working dialogue to identify better ways for chapter boards to leverage the CPC -- Dick Handshaw, 2011-12 CPC Chair
On Friday evening, we invite chapter leaders to attend a social at the ISPI Lounge (details to follow).
At the end of the workshop attendees will be able to:
- Present to their chapter boards best practices and lessons learned (identified by other board members)
- Leverage free resources for the enriching chapter members' experience
- Use a systematic way to address chapter complexity
- Access free resources available to chapter boards
Pre-registration required, use the conference registration form (paper or online) to register for the Chapter Leaders Workshop. Note: This is a complimentary workshop for all chapter leaders, attendance at THE Performance Improvement Conference 2011 is not required.
3rd Annual Emerging Professionals Speed Mentoring Session
Sunday, April 10, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
If you are interested in participating in ISPI's Emerging Professionals Speed Mentoring Session, you must RSVP in advance to email@example.com.
Dedicated ISPI professionals will be available as mentors during this fun and fast-paced pre-conference session. Consider your goals, and determine the best fit of available mentors. You will participate in multiple, mini-introductory sessions and get to connect with different mentors. Our mentors will answer your questions, introduce you to other experts in the field, and help orient you through the conference as much as their schedule allows. This event is limited to emerging talent and young professionals who are registered for the conference. Pre-registration is required.
Sunday, April 10, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
The Community Center
ISPI kicks off THE Performance Improvement Conference and welcomes attendees with an informal evening reception. This is your first opportunity to meet with conference sponsors and mingle with colleagues, while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and previewing all the exciting conference events. One ticket is included with each registration. Guest tickets for the Opening Reception are available at $35 each.
Introduction to PI and the Conference
Roger Addison, CPT, EdD, Margo Murray, CPT, Carol Haig, CPT, Lynn Kearny, CPT, & Maurie Coleman, CPT, PhD
Monday, April 11, 7:00-8:00 am
This special session is geared toward newcomers and emerging professionals to the field of performance improvement and ISPI's conference. In our hour together, we'll explore:
- What is performance improvement?
- What is performance consulting?
- What is human performance technology (HPT)?
- Where do we work?
- How do we think?
- What tools do we use?
- How do you build an HPT network?
- What educational sessions should you attend to build and enhance your skills?
- What is certification?
- How do you start building your professional network?
Monday, April 11, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Attendee Lunch and Awards of Excellence Presentations -- Open to all conference attendees. Guest tickets for the Awards Luncheon are available at $75 each.
Tuesday, April 12, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Chat n' Chew Roundtable Discussion
3rd Annual University Case Study Competition
General Physics Corporation
-- Part 1: Monday, April 11, 10:15 am - 11:45 pm
-- Part 2: Tuesday, April 12, 10:15 am - 11:15 pm
Last year, the University of West Florida was victorious as ISPI's Case Study Competition winner. Are our new schools up to the challenge? We think so!
Twelve graduate students from three American universities have started ISPI's 3rd Annual HPT Case Study Competition. During last year's conference in San Francisco, the competition provided a valuable connection between ISPI and future HPT practitioners, as well as valuable real-world experience for the students. The universities participating in this year's competition are: UNC Charlotte, Purdue University, and Wayne State University.
This year's competition began in January 2011 and concludes at THE Performance Improvement Conference. Each student team will have the opportunity to showcase their findings at the conference and receive feedback from the distinguished panel of judges. Past teams have included students from Boise State University, Capella University, Indiana University, Florida State University, San Diego State University, and University of West Florida.
Mr. Matt Donovan, Executive Director, Option Six, A Division of General Physics Corporation, led the team who created the concept for the inaugural ISPI HPT case competition and currently serves as the case competition facilitator.
Continuing the Chapter Leadership Workshop Conversation: A World Café Discussion
Lisa Lange, Senior Instructional Designer at i3Logic, VP Communications ISPI-Michigan, 2011 Conference Chapter Relations Committee Chair
Wednesday, April 13, 12:25 - 1:25 pm
This World Café conversation continues the discussion started during the Chapter Leader Workshop on April 9. The conversation will start with a question generated in the workshop, and then use the World Café methodology to discover new insights into answers and possibilities related to the question. The World Café process is a fun and engaging way to host conversations that link and build on each other as people move among groups, exchanging thoughts and ideas. The result is the recording of collective intelligence that provides a springboard for impactful actions.
Under the Hood: Writing Worthy Conference Proposals
Cathy Brown, 2011 Conference Chair
Wednesday, April 13, 12:25 - 1:25 pm
Do you have a proposal idea, but need a jump start? Do you want to write a stronger proposal? If so, join us for this informal discussion session on the nuts and bolts of writing worthy conference proposals. In this session, members of the 2011 and 2012 conference planning teams will explain what drives the proposal review engine and provide practical suggestions for writing strong proposals.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify the attributes of a strong proposal.
- Identify the most common mistakes proposal writers make.
- Interpret the Request For Proposal (RFP) requirements document.
- Explain (at a high level) the proposal review process and scoring.