HPT Video 2020 – The #100 Video – With Allison Rossett

Dr. Allison Rossett

I’ve known Allison since the early 1980s, through our association with ISPI. We’ve served on various ISPI committees together, and also separately on a work project for Eli Lilly – where we both focused on Analysis – way back in the mid 1990s. I’ve been a fan of Allison’s for a long time!

Adapted from Her Website

Allison … retired after many years as Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, but continues to be a consultant in learning and technology.

Allison Rossett works on needs analysis, technology-based learning, and engagement in a world with increasing contributions from technology-based learning and performance support.


Allison says that she is fortunate because she gets to do things she never expected to do. For example, she, Nancy Lewis and Jay Cross debated in the ancient Oxford Union, the place where Mohammad Ali, John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and Winston Churchill – did the very same.

Her books include: A Handbook of Job AIDS (1991); First Things Fast (1998) – which won awards; Job Aids and Performance Support (2006) – co-authored with Lisa Schafer; Beyond the Podium (2002) written with K Sheldon.

And there was the ASTD eLearning Handbook (2001) – with contributions from Marc Rosenberg, Gloria Gery, Brandon Hall, Wayne Hodgins, Thiagi, Bob Hoffman, Elliot Masie, and many, many other authors. That’s 45 chapters chock full of strategy, tactics and case studies!

Allison is a member of Training Magazine’s HRD Hall of Fame, and currently now serves on the Boards of the Elearning Guild and Chief Learning Officer.

A few years back she served on ASTD’s (now ATD’s) international board. Allison was also honored when ISPI selected her in 2001 as an Honorary Life Member, requiring the unanimous approval by two successive Boards, and again in 2011 when they bestowed the wonderful Thomas F. Gilbert Award on her.

Allison was also honored by ASTD for lifelong contributions to workplace learning and performance. Stunned when ASTD recognized her as a LEGEND, she wondered how that happened.

The 100th HPT Video

This video is 39:48 minutes in length.

Thank you Allison!

Check Out Allison’s Website

At: www.allisonrossett.com and find any of her books there!

Guy’s HPT Video Series

The HPT Practitioner and HPT Legacy Video Series … now the HPT 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 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 operate at all 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.

Celebrating the 100th HPT Video

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