HPT Video 2022 – Zsolt Olah

Zsolt Olah is a Senior Learning Technologist at Amazon.

Adapted from LinkedIn and His Website

Zsolt is an innovative business problem solver using the powers of modern learning and performance tools, technologies, and best practices.  

Zsolt has 20+ years of innovation in the intersection of technology, learning science, and motivation. He is a pioneer in working experience design (WXD): LXD with a focus on empowering the workforce to get the job done, and a Champion of less content, more impact.

I am passionate about people and their ability to grow and develop. The best I can do is help them achieve their goals. If you have a business problem that requires learning as part of the solution, and you are open to creative, innovative solutions, let’s connect. I’m passionate about spreading the word in all shapes of forms.

He writes: Three things have been always determined my career: curiosity about the human-centered design, passion about technology, and life-long learning (about everything). I have an engineering degree and a teaching degree. My thesis was on an artificial neural network (machine learning) I built in C++ (for geeks, using the backpropagation algorithm). However, no technologies, tools, or processes are more important than the humans who operate them. Without human-centered design, we don’t solve problems, we just treat symptoms.

I am passionate about workplace learning engagement, but it does not start with gamification. 

The Video

This video is 37:06 minutes in length.

Connect with Zsolt

LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/zsoltolah1
Website: rabbitoreg.com
Email: olahzsolt@hotmail.com
Twitter: rabbitoreg

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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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