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THE Performance Improvement Conference 2011

Orlando 2011

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Orlando, Florida
April 8 - 13, 2011

Conference:         April 10 - 13
Workshops:         April  9
CPT Workshop:  April  8 - 9
P&P Institute:      April  8 - 9

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend 

  1. Pick and choose from more than 165 hours worth of educational sessions of the highest caliber and 7 learning tracks specific to your interests, field, and specialty.
  2. Gain unparalleled access to the world's top trailblazers and thinkers in performance improvement.
  3. Experienced, seasoned presenters share what's new, explain what works and make learning fun, interactive and hands-on.
  4. Find out about the latest research and how you can apply it in your organization today.
  5. Learn practical strategies, techniques, and job aids proven to get measurable results.
  6. Connect with other research-minded practitioners and academics to grow your professional network and extend your thinking about performance improvement.
  7. Share your knowledge and experience with others by participating in facilitator-led small group discussions throughout the conference.
  8. Delve into the systems-approach to workplace interventions with case studies and real-world applications to improve your organization's bottom line.
  9. Celebrate performance improvement excellence and receive recognition for your own successes at ISPI's awards program.
  10. Join an inclusive, progressive group of global business professionals who are committed to the advancement of organizational results through the thoughtful deployment of Human Performance Technology.

Our theme is simple yet very profound: THE Performance Improvement Conference! Plus, this year ISPI is launching a new Research-to-Practice Day!

With our focus on performance technology, the International Society for Performance Improvement is in a position to be a powerful force for helping organizations successfully adapt to the ever-changing business environment. Join us at THE Performance Improvement Conference, April 8-13, 2011, in Orlando, Florida, and learn from our many expert presenters sharing their thoughts on adapting to the current external environmental forces and applying and implementing innovations. Come find answers to some of the most significant problems many organizations are facing, share best practices, and network with the smartest minds in the industry from around the globe.

We will continue to shape the future of performance improvement through learning, sharing, working together, and networking. We will gather great minds and practices from the environments where human performance technology (HPT), with all its potential, has so much to offer, including business, government, military, health care, academia, and other organizations. You will want to hear what they say, share your insights, help move our profession forward, and improve your performance. The knowledge available in our field is dynamic and growing. Our thought leaders are constantly adding to the foundations of that knowledge. Every year our practitioners discover new ways to implement what we have learned so far.

During our conference, we will come together to learn and share. We will build on what we know already, improve our skills at applying that knowledge, and facilitate the creation of valued results for ourselves, our clients, our organizations, and society in general.

What's on the Program?

Get the most educational bang for your buck! Not only does ISPI offer the best speakers in the field of performance improvement, but in comparison to other professional development opportunities, THE Performance Improvement Conference exposes you to nearly 50% more time for learning and networking with colleagues.

Expand your ROI with a premier lineup of pre-conference learning opportunities: two-day Institute, CPT program, or one-day workshops.

The conference begins early Sunday, April 10, with ISPI's new Research-to-Practice program and continues April 11-13, with three full days of nearly 150 educational and networking sessions. Attendees enjoy many opportunities to learn from current and future leaders in the field of HPT, from around the world, at events such as:

  • New! Research-to-Practice Day, focused on supporting human performance improvement professionals in their work
  • 3rd Annual Speed Mentoring, very popular for our emerging professionals
  • Newcomer's orientation
  • 3rd Annual University Case Study Competition
  • New! Mini Workshop Symposia
  • Community Center featuring sponsors and exhibits
  • Awards of Excellence Recognition Lunch, open to all attendees
  • Bookstore and keynote book signings
  • Chat ‘n Chew, roundtable discussions and lunch for all attendees
  • Opportunities to enjoy Orlando's many attractions

Who Attends?

HPT practitioners include internal and external consultants, instructional designers, executives, academics, and line managers, to name just a few, who:

  • Range from novices to experienced professionals interested in the diverse practices of HPT
  • Improve performance in large and small companies, nonprofit organizations, government, and academic institutions
  • Work their magic in many functional areas, including but not limited to learning and training, human resources, organizational development, and process improvement departments

The conference will emphasize the worldwide application of HPT reflected by participants from every part of the world who attend the conference. 

We encourage local ISPI Chapter leaders to attend and take advantage of the many opportunities for learning best practices for Chapter development, for networking with other Chapter leaders, and for learning how the Society can help any Chapter thrive and grow.

Recognizing the importance of developing new HPT practitioners through formal academic programs, instructors and their students will find programming specifically geared to their needs. Presenting at THE Performance Improvement Conference affords instructors and students a rare opportunity to share their latest thinking with an engaged and informed audience of their peers.

Look Back for a Glimpse Ahead

THE Performance Improvement Conference 2011 web site will be updated as new information becomes available; please visit again! For an idea of all the activities ahead, visit ISPI's 2010 conference web site for a look back at the vast array of educational and networking opportunities that takes place in the span of just one week.

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