Yesterday Cara North and I sat down – face-to-face – over Skype – for an interview about her background in EBP in L&D – Evidence Based Practices and who her influences were, etc.
We had only met 11 days earlier – via Skype – but I’ve been following her for a few years on Social Media and I wanted to get to know her better and capture part of her story.
I found that we share some common background – she has a degree in Broadcast Journalism, while mine was labeled back in 1979 as Radio/TV/Film. She was greatly influenced initially by Harold Stolovitch & Erica Keeps’ book: “Telling Ain’t Training” while mine was a Bob Mager book. All three of those authors were very influential in my early professional development – and I first met Eric Keeps in September 1979 at what is now ISPI Michigan.
Enjoy this video – which is 40:19 minutes in length.
My HPT Video Series
The HPT Practitioner and HPT Legacy Video Series was started by me 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 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, the Value Chain level, and at the level of Society/World.
HPT Practitioners operate at all of these levels, as this Video Series clearly demonstrates.
Although ISPI – the International Society for Performance Improvement is the 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.
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