I’ve known Eileen Mager since 1980 – when I attended my first NSPI (now ISPI conference). She is an Independent Professional Training & Coaching Professional.
Many know her as the wife of the late Bob (Robert F.) Mager. And a few know her as a singer and actress. I happen to have a CD of her Christmas music.
The American soprano and actress, Eileen Mager, studied voice with Marie S. Kraft at the Cleveland Institute of Music, with Julia LeVine in Chicago, and with John Merwin in Scottsdale.
Eileen Mager began singing professionally in Chicago, moved with her husband to California, and then to Arizona in 1982. She has been performing solo recitals in Arizona for the past sixteen years. She is one of that rare breed: a recitalist. She is a leading performer for the Arizona Vivaldi Festivals, and a frequent solo performer in Arizona churches and concert venues. She also has appeared as featured soloist with the Arizona chamber choir Cantemus, the Desert Foothills Choral Foundation, and in many Phoenix venues; and is the soloist for Christ Episcopal Church in Carefree.
Eileen Mager was the Artistic Director of the 2000-2001 Arizona Vivaldi Festival, the director of the Festival’s American Premiere performance of La Fida Ninfa, and a featured soloist at the original Arizona Vivaldi Festival in 1998. In the fall and winter of 2001-2002 she performed in a series of solo concerts, plus the world premiere of Balkis, with music by James DeMars, libretto by Michel Sarda.
Her repertoire is very broad – ranging from opera to jazz, Broadway to folk, classical religious works to spirituals and gospel. Her performances have included works of more than 80 composers, and she has sung in 15 languages.
Eileen Mager has recorded three solo CD’s, all on Eroica Classical: “Christmas Treasures” (1999), a collection of little-known Christmas carols from around the world; “Classic French Songs” (2001) featuring classical and classic pop French songs; and ”Broadway: Love and Laughter” (2003), a collection of great Broadway songs, both serious and comic, dealing with various aspects of love. Her other CD albums: “Vivaldi a Due Voce” (2001), “Operatic Vivaldi: Passion, Intrigue, Revenge & Joy” (2003), “Jazzin’ Around” (2007), “Songs of Life” (2010).
The HPT Video
This video is 21:34 minutes in length.
To see the collection of books and workshops available from Bob and Eileen Mager – check out The Mager Consortium – here.
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 150 – 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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