Saturday HPT Video Matinee

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In 2017 I started using Skype to enable me to broaden my reach beyond F2F recordings. Then in 2020 I started using Zoom.

Again, I have posted each of these videos on YouTube. They, unfortunately, are on multiple YouTube sites. Please use this link to the Index – 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 125 – 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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Bowling for Strawmen in L&D

ADDIE has been a part of my professional life since Day 1, August 6, 1979.

And I’ve understood it to be controversial since Day 1 as well. It was explained to me that most – including a sister organization at Wickes Lumber – focused on Topics while we would focus on Accomplishments – Rummler & Gilbert’s word for Outputs and Tasks (based on their Praxis Workshop materials from 1972/1973/1974 that I was given soon after starting) – but that we would use the word: Results – and phrase: Performance Objective – as the word Accomplishment – wouldn’t likely resonate with any of our clients and stakeholders.

I was told on that first day that it was not a set of Instructional Development methods, but simply a Planning framework that housed the methods, reflected in Tasks, to produce Outputs, Phase by Phase – where the Phases that we were to use were similar, but different, than ADDIE.

I had a graphic/photo of our ADDIE-like framework at Wickes’ Training Services – a framed poster – but lost it due to a failed hard drive that I hadn’t backed up soon enough. But I do have this document – our internal brochure, if you will…

Stop the Strawmen


In the late 1980s we at Svenson & Wallace Inc. (SWI) were thinking about more formally offering training to our clients on our ISD Methods.

I had been training clients in our Analysis and Curriculum Architecture Design methods since 1983, but we were thinking about packaging and offering in-house workshops. We did those formal workshops at HP, General Motors, Amoco, and Eli Lilly (among other clients) beginning in the early 1990s.

My framework – MCD – soon took on this configuration of 6 Phases:

I, my business partners at 2 firms, my staff consultants and literarily hundreds of client ISD staff members, used this configuration to start – and I’m sure that many probably adapted it – both imagery and language – to meet their needs.


The EPPI Fishbone Diagnostic & Design Tool – Another Short Video on pb-ISD & PI-BBII

pb-ISD & PI = performance-based Instructional Systems Design & Performance Improvement Beyond But Including Instruction

This video is 1:45 minutes in length.

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Focus on the Performance Requirements – and Enable Them!


APPOs in Lesson Mapping – Another Short Video on pb-ISD & PI-BBII

pb-ISD & PI = performance-based Instructional Systems Design & Performance Improvement Beyond But Including Instruction

This video is 1 minute in length.

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See my books on my Amazon Author’s Page – here.

Focus on the Performance Requirements – and Enable Them!


Bueller’s Day Off – Driving the Linn Cove Viaduct

Yesterday – on Bueller’s Day Off – my wife and I did our annual mountain drive to see the fall colors. We were probably a week early. But our Westie (West Highland Terrier) had leg surgery six days ago, and needed to get out of the house.

The Linn Cove Viaduct, located in western North Carolina, hugs the face of Grandfather Mountain and is recognized internationally as an engineering marvel. This was the last section of the Blue Ridge Parkway to be completed … in 1987.

This video is less than 2 minutes in length.

We’ll be back out on another portion of the Blue Ridge next week.


Video: ISD/LXD Analysis Data Informs Lesson Mapping

My 3 Newest Books

Published in 2020 and 2021 – my last 3 books address the Development of performance-based Instruction – or Learning Experiences. In my view, something I was taught back in 1979, is that Learning/Training/Instruction must positively impact people’s Performance Competence.

These three books address the “approach” with a slightly different focus.

Book Review from The Learning Guild’s Learning Solution’s Bill Brandon – here.

You can see all 17 of my books on Amazon – here.

But first – check out the videos, from 2019 and 2021, that follows.

Two of Several Videos on Analysis & Design

ISD Analysis Data and Lesson Mapping – ISPI BABS Webinar (2019)

This video is 64:16 minutes in length.

performance-based Lesson Mapping – ISPI SoCal Webinar (2021)

This video is 40:38 minutes in length.