Saturday HPT Video Matinee

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In 2017 I started using Skype to enable me to broaden my reach beyond F2F recordings. Then in 2020 I started using Zoom.

Again, I have posted each of these videos on YouTube. They, unfortunately, are on multiple YouTube sites. Please use this link to the Index – here.

Guy’s HPT Video Series

The HPT Video Series … formerly known as the HPT Practitioner and HPT Legacy Video Series … was started by Guy W. Wallace in 2008 as a means of sharing the diversity of HPT Practitioners, and the diversity of HPT Practices in the workplace and in academia.

The full set of videos – over 125 – may be found and linked to – here.

HPT – Human Performance Technology – is the application of science – the “technology” part – for Performance Improvement.

As the late Don Tosti noted, “All performance is a human endeavor.”

Whether your label for HPT is that, or Performance Improvement, or Human Performance Improvement, it is all about Evidence Based Practices for Performance Improvement at the Individual level, the Team level, the Process level, the Department level, the Functional level, the Enterprise level, and at the level of Society/World.

HPT Practitioners might operate at any of these levels, as this Video Series clearly demonstrates.

Although ISPI – the International Society for Performance Improvement is the professional home of many HPT Practitioners – the concepts, models, methods, tools and techniques are not limited to any one professional affinity group or professional label.

ISPI just happens to be where I learned about HPT – and has been my professional home since 1979.

This Series Has Evolved Since 2008

These videos were first posted on Google Video, then they were moved to Blink, and now they may all be found on YouTube. And my name for them has changed as well…

HPT Practitioner Video Podcasts and HPT Legacy Video Podcasts

– Practitioner Series – short 2-10 minutes, following a script. Intended to show the diversity of HPT and HPT Practitioners. (2008-2018)

– Legacy Series – longer 15-40+ minutes, also scripted, with added stories of other NSPI/ ISPI’ers from the earlier days of the Society or others who were of great influence. Intended to capture the stories of the people who influenced us. (2008-2018)

– HPT Video Series (2019+) – is a continuation of the first two types of videos in this series, but with less focus on capturing NSPI/ISPI members – and expanding out to any and all who use Evidence Based Practices in Performance Improvement regardless of any affiliation with ISPI or not.

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ISD: Learn the Language of Business

Several weeks ago I asked some in my network for a favorite Resource for helping those in ISD/LXD learn the “Language of Business” – and I was especially looking for a Finance perspective.

I think this hardback book does it nicely.

The book is available at Amazon here: amzn.to/34Hltp4

My network offered the following as well:

From Dan Topf…

A good starter list here:

Business Learning by Dan. Dan’s Awesome Blog  https://bit.ly/3kJeqmI

EdX.  https://www.edx.org/ edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. It’s a portal to MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Course).

Investopediahttps://www.investopedia.com/  A wiki of investor and business terminology, concepts, and more.

The Personal MBA.  www.personalmba.com  The Personal MBA, Master the Art of Business. A book and online resource by Josh Kaufman.  Scroll to read book chapters for free.

MBA Bull.  https://mbabull.com/bull/  Mission : TO LEVEL the PLAYING FIELD between NERDY GEEKS and LAZY MORONS like me who prefer to sleep, play, or goof off all day while studying business subjects for COLLEGE, MBA or BBA.

Napkin Finance.  https://napkinfinance.com/  At Napkin Finance, our content harnesses the power of visual learning to make complex financial concepts accessible and to empower readers to take their financial decisions into their own hands.

Planet Money Podcast.  https://www.npr.org/sections/money/  Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. That’s what we’re going for at Planet Money.

From Joe Durzo…

In the late 2000s Lynn Kearny and Ken Silber wrote a book on Business Intelligence that might be useful.

Organizational Intelligence: A Guide to Understanding the Business of Your Organization for HR, Training, and Performance Consulting — Kenneth H. Silber and Lynn Kearny

Joe also offered this from his 2007 ISPI presentation with Ken Silber:

Others Suggested

That people go to work in a business and learn it from the ground up

Thanks everyone!

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Overhear: My Conversation with Max Cropper, PhD

From this last Tuesday…

This video is 31:44 minutes in length.

We were discussing this … and some slides from a recent webinar (ISD Analysis Performance Improvement Beyond Instruction – But Including Instruction – From Mar 25, 2021 – 55:30 minutes in length – here).

PowerPointShow

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A Well-Informed Instructional Experience Design

What Informs Instructional Design?

This short video is 1:33 minutes in length.

8 Key Influences

  • Target Audience Data
  • Performance Data
  • Enabling Knowledge/Skills Data
  • Existing Content Data
  • Learning Environments Data
  • Available Digital Technology Data
  • Management Support Availability
  • Peer/ Coaching Availability

Target Audience Data

Being clear about the specific target audience(s) enables your focus on their terminal Performance Objectives, back on the job, and enables you to determine their probable prior knowledge from education and/or experience.

Performance Data

Being clear about the specific Tasks and Outputs of the Target Audience enables you to focus on what practice with feedback will be needed.

Enabling Knowledge/Skills Data

Being clear about the specific Knowledge and Skills required to enable Performance back-on-the-job allows you to minimize it and organized it for your learners in preparation for them applying it in authentic manners.

Existing Content Data

Being clear about the specific enables you to reuse content to save time and effort.

Learning Environments Data

Being clear about the specific Learning Environments available to the learners will enable you to design for that, and its affordances and constraints.

Available Digital Technology Data

Being clear about the specific technology available will enable you to better use that for the Instruction’s Pre-Events, Main Events, and Post-Events.

Management Support Availability

Being clear about Management’s willingness and availability to support the learner, before, during and after the learning, will help you take advantage of that by supporting it appropriately.

Peer/ Coaching Availability

Being clear about the availability and willingness of peers and coaches to support the learner, before, during and after the learning, will help you take advantage of that by supporting it appropriately.

The Potential Chain of Pre-Main-Post Events

When I facilitate Design efforts – with Master Performers – using the Analysis Data they helped generate – we discuss a possible chain of Instructional Events/Experiences – and then sort the Analysis Data into them.

Then we discuss and detail out the support we should provide for the Supervisors (or Peers and Coaches).

Pre and Post Events typically happen on the Job – as the Main Event might as well. Sometimes the Main Event happens in the WorkFlow, and sometimes it happens as a separate activity.

Of course what needs to be accounted for is what happens before and after this one Chain-of-Events.

I dislike Instructional One-Offs as they assume too much or too little about where the Learners typically are in their Formal and Informal journey on the road to Performance Competence.

What and How do you inform your Instructional Designs?

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Wednesday HPT Video Matinee

***** ***** ***** ***** *****

In 2017 I started using Skype to enable me to broaden my reach beyond F2F recordings. Then in 2020 I started using Zoom.

Again, I have posted each of these videos on YouTube. They, unfortunately, are on multiple YouTube sites. Please use this link to the Index – here.

Guy’s HPT Video Series

The HPT Video Series … formerly known as the HPT Practitioner and HPT Legacy Video Series … was started by Guy W. Wallace in 2008 as a means of sharing the diversity of HPT Practitioners, and the diversity of HPT Practices in the workplace and in academia.

The full set of videos – over 125 – may be found and linked to – here.

HPT – Human Performance Technology – is the application of science – the “technology” part – for Performance Improvement.

As the late Don Tosti noted, “All performance is a human endeavor.”

Whether your label for HPT is that, or Performance Improvement, or Human Performance Improvement, it is all about Evidence Based Practices for Performance Improvement at the Individual level, the Team level, the Process level, the Department level, the Functional level, the Enterprise level, and at the level of Society/World.

HPT Practitioners might operate at any of these levels, as this Video Series clearly demonstrates.

Although ISPI – the International Society for Performance Improvement is the professional home of many HPT Practitioners – the concepts, models, methods, tools and techniques are not limited to any one professional affinity group or professional label.

ISPI just happens to be where I learned about HPT – and has been my professional home since 1979.

This Series Has Evolved Since 2008

These videos were first posted on Google Video, then they were moved to Blink, and now they may all be found on YouTube. And my name for them has changed as well…

HPT Practitioner Video Podcasts and HPT Legacy Video Podcasts

– Practitioner Series – short 2-10 minutes, following a script. Intended to show the diversity of HPT and HPT Practitioners. (2008-2018)

– Legacy Series – longer 15-40+ minutes, also scripted, with added stories of other NSPI/ ISPI’ers from the earlier days of the Society or others who were of great influence. Intended to capture the stories of the people who influenced us. (2008-2018)

– HPT Video Series (2019+) – is a continuation of the first two types of videos in this series, but with less focus on capturing NSPI/ISPI members – and expanding out to any and all who use Evidence Based Practices in Performance Improvement regardless of any affiliation with ISPI or not.

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The Rhino Has Arrived!

Many thanks to Paul Hanly and the crew at New Leaf Technologies in South Africa for my Speaker’s Gift, which arrived last week. It sat on my bookshelf for just a moment (it seemed) before Nancy absconded with it and put it in our living room.

It was a gift for participating in the South African eLearning Indaba, last April.

Here it sits on my desk…

The Card that came with it…

Here it sits in front of my computer screen with the first slide of my webinar presentation.

Here is a PowerPointShow of that presentation. You may download it now for viewing at your leisure.

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