HPT Video 2020 – Rick Jacobs

I’ve been connected with Rick on LinkedIn for a while but just recently got to know him a little better. He, like me, is an Accidental Instructional Designer, and he is very “performance-focused” – so I asked him to share his story via one of my HPT Videos.

From LinkedIn

I may not be the unicorn of all things learning, but I am definitely Secretariat. Instructor, adjunct faculty, instructional designer, learning strategist and analyst – I cover from the trenches to the board room of learning.

I am exceptionally capable in Adobe creative software, Storyline, Rise, and can pick up any tool that is placed in front of me. I don’t just know the software, I have trained others in using all of these, as well.

Developing training and education is my favorite riddle to solve. The next favorite is analyzing why current training programs aren’t producing desired results, then creating new and more robust solutions.

You learn more by teaching others, so I take every opportunity to learn and then mentor or coach others in training and developing successful products and programs.

The best way to improve your business success is to develop your people. 

The HPT Video

This video is 36:42 minutes in length.

Rick is Available for Work

Rick’s LinkedIn is at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickjacobsapc
His work portfolio may be viewed at: https://rickjacobs.com/your-training-developed

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 130 – 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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