HPT Video 2020: David James

I have not known David for very long, and really have only interacted with him when he invited me to speak with him for his firm’s, Looop’s podcast series: Learning & Development Podcast. See #37 – but do that after watching this video below.

David James

Adapted from LinkedIn

David has worked in People Development for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa.


He now specialises in contemporary L&D practices and work with clients to develop and implement their digital learning strategies – which encompasses face-to-face as well as online – whilst equipping L&D teams with trusted methodologies and practical digital skills.

As well as being the Chief Learning Strategist at Looop, he write articles and speaks about L&D at conferences and events; He’s a member of the CIPD L&D Advisory Board; and teaches on the CIPD Level 5 Digital & Blended Learning programme.

The HPT Video

This video is 62:15 minutes in length. We spoke over Skype – David in London England and Guy in the mountains of western North Carolina, USA.

Connect with David

David’s LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin
Website: davidinlearning.com
Phone: 07545 324400 (Mobile)
Email: david@looop.co
Twitter: DavidInLearning

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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