HPT Video 2020 – Sam Allen

I’ve known Sam for a couple/few years only via Social Media and liked his “performance orientation” and wanted to include him in this video series. So we sat down – me in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and he in England and recorded our interview via zoom. When we started he was experiencing thunderstorms outside, which affected the lighting of our recording, but only after the clouds went away and the sun came back out.

We both decided to leave the video as it was and to not attempt to re-do it. Here before the sun takes over…


From LinkedIn…

In today’s noisy and complicated world of work, strategic and targeted learning and performance support has never been more necessary. The problem is, so many L&D teams are still caught in a cycle of taking orders from stakeholders, relying on long and expensive courses and programmes to create behaviour change and reporting on unimportant statistics like completion rates and happy sheets.

I am a prolific learner and sharer of knowledge and I am determined to continue the dialogue that is moving the L&D industry forward.

Having grown frustrated by working in large L&D teams like this, I set up Insightful L&D to try and do things differently. I support mainly small and medium businesses by developing L&D strategies, infrastructures and solutions that focus on tackling real performance issues and delivering real impact.

I’m lucky to have worked on some great projects:

– A blended performance management improvement solution for SimplyHealth, (health insurance firm). This led to reported improvements in manager feedback, 1-2-1s and performance conversations.
– A management development programme for LPP (pensions provider). This incorporated a detailed competency assessment to help learners establish their learning needs upfront.
– L&D strategy and infrastructure design and development for St Modwen (property development firm)

To find out more about Insightful L&D visit http://www.welcometoinsightful.com

The Video

This video is 41:18 minutes in length. And note that the lighting of the “set” in England changes and washes out Sam and his home office not too far into our session.

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 120 – 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.

This Series Has Evolved Since 2008

These videos were first posted on Google Video, then they were moved to Blink, and now they may all be found on YouTube. And my name for them has changed as well…

HPT Practitioner Video Podcasts and HPT Legacy Video Podcasts

– Practitioner Series – short 2-10 minutes, following a script. Intended to show the diversity of HPT and HPT Practitioners. (2008-2018)

– Legacy Series – longer 15-40+ minutes, also scripted, with added stories of other NSPI/ ISPI’ers from the earlier days of the Society or others who were of great influence. Intended to capture the stories of the people who influenced us. (2008-2018)

– HPT Video Series (2019+) – is a continuation of the first two types of videos in this series, but with less focus on capturing NSPI/ISPI members – and expanding out to any and all who use Evidence-Based Practices in Performance Improvement regardless of any affiliation with ISPI or not.

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