Sunday 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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In Memory of Ray Svenson on the Anniversary of his Birth

RIP. July 24,1939 – September 17,2015

Ray was a former Bell Labs engineer. That might tell you a lot. Especially about his intelligence. He was my business partner for 15 years (1982-1997) and was a co-author on a couple of articles (1984) about our methods, and was a co-author with me on 2 books (1994 and 2007).

I met Ray Svenson my 2nd month on the job at MTEC – Motorola’s Training & Education Center (that a few years later became Motorola University – where Six Sigma evolved from a training course) back on July 13th, 1981.

Ray was 3rd in a series of ISD gurus brought to MTEC, a new organization, by Bill Wiggenhorn, our director. The first two gurus were Geary Rummler and Neil Rackham. Ray was doing Strategic Planning for Bill and MTEC – and oriented the new MTEC staff to that – and his concept of Curriculum Architecture.

I adapted his ideas in a project initially titled: The ABCs of Supervision for manufacturing, materials and purchasing audiences (my foci at MTEC). That project evolved into the first Quality Training for those audiences (1981) – and was the project that brought the reading skills deficit of those audiences to Motorola’s management’s attention – leading to a cooperative effort with many local community colleges to address that and other basic, incoming skills deficits needs of the company and its workforce.

18 months later I left MTEC and joined Ray’s 3-person consulting organization – and began an expansion in our product offerings: ISD services. Especially CAD – Curriculum Architecture Design – which became my specialty at R. A. Svenson & Associates. A few years later I became his formal business partner as we expanded the organization and grew to 15-25 staff members.

Here is Ray along with my Motorola – MTEC colleagues, Darlene Gerster and Andrea Moore, at my surprise 30th birthday party at Barbara Warbritton’s way back in August 1982, a couple of months before I left MTEC to join Ray’s firm.

I wrote about him in “My First Friday Favorite Guru Series” – thanking my direct and indirect mentors – Ray Svenson – August 2013 – here.

And when he passed away in September 2015 I wrote about that – here.

My HPT Video with Ray in 2008. This video is 5:56 minutes in length.

My HPT Video with Ray in 2009. This video is 16:42 minutes in length.

I still think about many of the lessons I learned from him – from his approach to Project Plans & Proposals – to how to transport the double-wide flip chart easels and paper rolls through an airport to the airline counter while carrying one’s personal luggage.

RIP Ray. RIP.

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Backward Chaining in ISD Isn’t New

Backward Chaining is very much WOINA – What’s Old Is New Again

I started in ISD in August 1979. I was exposed to the work and teaching of Robert F. Mager starting on Day 1.

I was given 3 items to read on my first day, including 1 book from the Mager 6 Pack.

One of the other books in that 6 Pack, Making Instruction Work (1988), addressed design and development in a backward manner (as it was known in the NSPI (now ISPI) circles I ran with back in the day.

From Analysis – to Design where one would start with Tests, then to Practice, and then to Content, and finally to the selection of Mode/Media – to Development following the same pattern in Design.

That’s the approach I learned to take.

I wrote about that in my firm’s newsletter Spring of 1991 about a 1990 project with Illinois Bell. The Design Document for that can be reviewed – here.

That was my first use of what became my Lesson Map (format) – as I was attempting to employ a Group Process in both Analysis and Design at the MCD – Modular Curriculum Development level (ADDIE) versus the CAD – Curriculum Architecture level of ISD.

In Understanding by Design, the authors, Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, acknowledge the long history of Backward Design – by Tyler (1949) on page 20 – so by 1998 when their book first came out it was almost 50 years old.

Transfer was always emphasized in some quarters (including Mager 1988), if the focus was Performance Impact and Measured Results.

I was also taught in 1979 to use Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation “backward” too – from 4 to 3 to 2 to 1. See this post from 2010: https://eppic.biz/2010/10/24/4th-things-1st-or-5th-things-1st-flip-your-evaluation-taxonomies/

Although few seemed to really practice a performance orientation in Instructional Experience Design & Development, in my experience.

The focus on Topics versus Tasks & Outputs in WOINA too. Sadly.

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Saturday 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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88 Minute Video Discussing Performance Modeling with Harijanto Tjahjono

Harijanto Tjahjono – Director, Center of Curriculum and Learning Development at University of Surabaya – Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.

We chatted via Zoom about his questions after he went through both of my Just-In-Time Courses – at the LDC – and we addressed both Performance Modeling and then Systematically Deriving the Knowledge & Skill Enablers.

This video is 88 minutes in length.

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Examples from Performance-Based ISD Efforts

I have 2 Just-In-Time Courses over at The LDC – The Learning & Development Conference – a 6 week long affair – sponsored by The LDA – The Learning & Development Accelerator – which I also serve as a member of the Executive Board of Advisors.

Here is a GIF about both of my Just-In-Time Courses.

1 Day Ago

Thiagi just dropped some feedback on me in one of those courses, so I made some “Late Adds” to both of my Just-In-Time Courses…

A 2011 Blog Post About Performance Modeling:
https://eppic.biz/2011/11/03/performance-models-for-jobs-broader-teams-and-narrower-tasks-sets/

A set of examples of both Performance Model Charts and Knowledge/Skill Matrices from 1986
https://eppic.biz/2018/01/26/ld-sales-rep-performance-k-s-data-examples/

A set of examples of both Performance Model Charts and Knowledge/Skill Matrices from 1993
https://eppic.biz/2018/01/29/ld-sales-rep-and-sales-management-analysis-data-examples-from-1993/

A set of project outputs from a 2003 Curriculum Architecture Design for 2 levels of management at the Norfolk naval Shipyard including an Analysis Report with Performance Model Charts and Knowledge/Skill Matrices
https://eppic.biz/2016/09/22/ld-example-outputs-from-a-curriculum-architecture-design-from-2003/

I thought I’d share them with you here on this Blog Post too.

3 Days Ago

I did a 90-minute Zoom Meeting with Harijanto Tjahjono – Director, Center of Curriculum and Learning Development at University of Surabaya – Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, about his questions after he went through both Just-In-Time Courses.

He tried out Performance Modeling – and we talked through some of the nuances related to this Performance Model chart output of his – and how that is used to systematically derive the Enabling Knowledge/Skills. I video recorded our session, and may post that someday (soon).

This methodology was covered in my 2020 book.

See more about it here – as well as my 14 prior books.

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