HPT Video 2020: LeRoy Dennison

I met LeRoy back in May of 2010 at the ISPI Tampa Bay Area chapter where I delivered a one-day workshop on Performance Analysis. We chatted about our military service. I thought we might do so again for this video interview over Skype.

LeRoy Dennison

Adapted from his LinkedIn Profile:

LeRoy is a retired MCPO U.S. Coast Guard.


He is also a former Senior Technical Learning and Development Manager / Consulting Engineer.

LeRoy holds a BS degree in Information Science from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. He retired as an E-9 from the U. S. Coast Guard after 22 years of service. A good bit of his Coast Guard career was spent doing Instructional Systems Design—including job task analysis, training needs analysis, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating curricula—and running a school that conducted training on Meteorology and Computer Operations and Management. His service experience also included being a Total Quality Management Facilitator.

As an Apple employee, LeRoy worked as a Senior Systems Engineer supporting K-12 education in the Tampa, Florida area while also serving as an Apple Certified Trainer teaching Training and Certification courses on-site to education customers throughout the southeast U.S. From the spring of 2004 until Jan 2010, LeRoy served as the Senior Manager, Technical Training for Apple Global Training where he was responsible for all technical aspects of assets produced by Apple Global Training as well as the IT Training and Certification courses and examinations.

After leaving Apple in 2010, LeRoy held a variety of positions in learning and development and technical management, including Director-level positions with a variety of companies. He also did some independent consulting.

LeRoy has been on the Board of Directors of Friends of Alafia since 2012 and became the president of the organization in 2016.

LeRoy and his wife Michele Ann reside in Riverview, Florida, just outside of Tampa.

The HPT Video

This video is 37:11 minutes in length.

Connect with LeRoy

LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/ldennison
Website:  dennison.com  (Personal Website)
Email: leroy@dennison.com
Twitter: @ldennison

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 100 – 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.

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