Workforce performance takes on new significance in our economic future. Performance Improvement (PI), initially called Human Performance Technology (HPT), is the systematic approach to improving productivity and competence – the key to global competitiveness. Although training and education are critical to increasing competitiveness, meeting the educational challenge is only part of the answer. An effective human resource system requires a focus on performance aligned with an outstanding learning system. To improve performance, we must manage the human performance improvement system. That system must be the core of an organization's human resource efforts if it is to maintain its competitiveness in the long run.
The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and its members use evidence-based performance improvement research and practices to effect sustainable, measurable results, and add value to stakeholders in the private, public, and social sectors. Founded in 1962, ISPI is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and competence in the workplace. ISPI represents performance improvement professionals throughout the United States, Canada, and 44 other countries.
ISPI is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization, directed by an elected-volunteer Board responsible for the value-add proposition and sustainability of our organization. Our Society thrives on strong partnerships with an extensive network of local and regional chapters throughout the world. The strategic efforts of the Board and Chapter network are supported by standing committees; when needed, point-in-time taskforces; and, a paid professional staff operating out of the Washington, DC area.