My First Friday Favorite Guru: Miki Lane

This month we start the First Friday of February 2014 with another of my favorite gurus… Miki Lane.

MFFFG 2014

Miki Lane

I met Miki a very long time ago – at an ISPI conference – the International Society for Performance Improvement – and it must have been at back in the late 1980s when I believe he says he first joined. We served together on various committees over the years and then together again on the ISPI Board of Directors in 2000-2001 when John Swinney was President. Miki and I are also both Past Presidents of ISPI.

I am a big fan and admirer of his work. More on that later.

Miki served as President of ISPI in 2010-2011.

From Harold Stolovitch & Associates site:

Miki Lane

holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a full-time consultant, Dr. Lane was Director of the Educational Media Center at McGill University, Montreal. He is the author of several technical papers on the effective use of media for facilitating learning as well as articles on improving human performance in the workplace.

Since 1979, Dr. Lane has developed numerous customized training systems for organizations ranging from smaller companies to multi-national corporations and government agencies. Over the past several years, Miki has organized a number of company wide conferences aimed at improving business, marketing and sales skills for both internal personnel and franchise owners.

Dr. Lane is also highly skilled in managing complex multimedia projects. At HSA, Miki is often the major client interface, particularly in the area of analyzing performance problems and defining project scope. He has also been designated a Certified Performance Technologist by ISPI.

Miki is also a member of the HSA professional development seminar team. He is a past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), Montreal Chapter, has served as a senior regional consultant for ISPI and has served as a director on its Executive Board.

His consulting work takes him all over the world.

Some Videos

Here is Miki doing one of my HPT Practitioner Series videos – below – from 2008…

And again in 2009…

Miki is a long time contributor to many at NSPI/ISPI via his presentations and writings.

Here he is wrapping up the 2000 ISPI Conference – along with others…

One of the Many Things I Learned From Miki Lane

Concept Analysis – which he shared with me and others in this article he allowed me to publish in my quarterly newsletter, back in the Winter of 2000miki-lane-concept-analysis

What I Also Learned From Miki Lane

Is his belief that HPT – Human Performance Technology – is something that should be taught directly to Supervisors.
I agree. Several others however have taken that on in the past and not gotten much traction I am afraid.
But check out his collaboration efforts in the book below. Perhaps this is something that can take hold, empowering the people who supervise in Human Performance Technology.

Some Great Resources From Miki For You

Books – Miki and others have this excellent book series out:

Stepping Up: A Road Map for New Supervisors, Participant Workbook (0787987158) cover image
by Miki Lane, Marilynne Malkin, Wendy Shanken, Dennis Cavendish
December 2007, Paperback
US $42.00 BUY
Stepping Up: A Road Map for New Supervisors, Facilitator's Guide, CD-ROM Included (078798714X) cover image
by Miki Lane, Marilynne Malkin, Wendy Shanken, Dennis Cavendish
December 2007, Loose-leaf
US $149.00 BUY
Or… check – here.

Miki and ISPI

Here he is on video talking about his and my professional home: ISPI.

2 minutes

Connecting and Networking via the Web & Social Media

Miki’s LinkedIn page is – here.

Phone (514) 932-0619

Share Your Stories

If Miki Lane has been a valuable influence and/or resource for you – please share your stories about that in the comments section below.

Or simply share a URL there that is relevant.

And – thank you – for sharing!

The My First Friday Favorite Guru Series

We each have many influencers, mentors, both active and passive, knowingly and unknowingly in their respective roles in our development.

This series is my attempt to acknowledge all of them… one by one… in no particular order… as I attempt to consciously reflect on what I have have learned and who I have learned it from, regarding all things “Performance Improvement” – my focus.

I have a long list.

Lucky me.

Next month –  John Carlisle.

Links to All of the Past Posts in the MFFF Guru Series

Here is a page with links to all of the Past Posts below – here.

  • Miki Lane – February 2014
  • Harold Stolovitch – January 2014
  • Bill Wiggenhorn – December 2013
  • Will Thalheimer – November 2013
  • Roger Kaufman – October 2013
  • Roger Addison – September 2013
  • Ray Svenson – August 2013
  • Dick (Richard E.) Clark – July 2013
  • Allison Rossett – June 2013
  • Carol Panza – May 2013
  • Jane Bozarth – April 2013
  • Judy Hale – March 2013
  • Margo Murray – February 2013
  • Neil Rackham – January 2013
  • Robert (Bob) Mager – December 2012
  • Joe H. Harless – November 2012
  • Thomas F. Gilbert – October 2012
  • Sivasailam Thiagarajan – September 2012
  • Geary A. Rummler – August 2012
  • Dale Brethower – July 2012

Here is a page with links to all of the above Past Posts – here.

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3 comments on “My First Friday Favorite Guru: Miki Lane

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