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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The 1994 Quality RoadMap

A Combination of TQM & HPT

Total Quality Management & Human Performance Technology. In 1993 my two business partners at SWI (Svenson & Wallace Inc.) embarked on a book writing exercise to present our approach to Performance Improvement.

As we were all full-time consultants we hired a ghost writer to meet with us and draft our book. In the end we decided to credit Bruce Wexler – as – honesty is the best policy. It did take 2 attempts with Bruce3 – the 2nd being a total rewrite – as we were not happy that the 1st version of the book wouldn’t provide enough detail for guidance of readers in trying some of it/ all of it themselves. It was more of a marketing tease – and that’s not how we rolled.

I had been attempting to merge HPT with TQM since discovering TQM while an employee at Motorola in 1981. I wrote a White Paper about my thoughts in 1982 about 6 months before I left to join Ray Svenson and his 3-person consulting firm – which included my former wife – as Bill Wiggenhorn had recommended to Ray that he hire her.

By 1993 we had a staff numbering between 15 and 25. Ray and my former wife Karen did the Strategic Planning for T&D work and the HPT (Improvement beyond Instruction) while I ran the ISD Practice area. Back in 1982 as I took over and grew the ISD Practice area of R. A. Svenson & Associates, I standardized our ISD methods so that I and my staff, and my subcontractors, could divide-and-conquer large projects and work in parallel instead of in series.

And as I developed those methods beginning in the early 1980s I was cognizant of my desire to eventually have an integrated set of models, methods, tools, and techniques of both ISD and HPT (and TQM). For example I started using the Ishikawa Diagram in the early 1980s to tease out Instructional Content from Subject Matter Experts/ Master Performers to share more than just the obvious, observable Tasks – but to include what to think about and look for in other aspects of the Performance Context.

By 1993 I had adapted that model/tool to this version:

Now it looks like this:

And that fits in a 3 Tier View of EPPI – Enterprise Process Performance Improvement that I have been using in my consulting engagements for decades now. And writing about in the Quarterly Newsletters and in Conference Presentations since the mid 1980s as well.

Here is a short video about this:

Currently I have my 16th book out for review with a team of volunteers. Before I had started on that book, I had started another, which I will pick-up again soon, and it become book #17:

Meanwhile, of the two prior books, the one from 1994 is out of print and available in the used book marketplace, and the version from 2011 is available as a Kindle and Paperback – here.

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performance-based Lesson Mapping

ISPI SoCal Webinar – March 2021

Performance-Based Lesson Mapping: Leveraging Master Performers and SMEs to Design Authentic Instruction for Transfer and Impact, with Guy W. Wallace. This video is 40:39 minutes in length.

I created the Lesson Map format (and what later became the Instructional Activity Specification) for a project with Illinois Bell back in 1990.

I had wanted to expand my CAD – Curriculum Architecture Design methods – specifically the use of my Facilitated Group Process with an Analysis and Design Team of Master Performers and Other Subject Matter Experts – to conduct Analysis and to conduct Design efforts as a Team.

Here’s are two Past Posts, from 2007 and 2017, about that initial Team Design effort – here and here.

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A Grade School Teacher Looks Back

From one of my distant cousins…

The last day of school is always a very emotionally draining day for me. This year, although we were online, was no different. I remember 3/13/2020 so well. That feeling of fear, loneliness, and helplessness. I remember people saying that kids wouldn’t be able to wear masks. Kids couldn’t learn online. They would never connect with others.

It was always talk about what kids couldn’t do. I always knew they were wrong.

This last year and three months….kids have been the real heroes. The kids I’m around wear masks without any problems. They adapt and have made online learning, although not normal, something they put their all into. Their problem solving skills grew more than ever.

I’ve also been blown away at the connections we all made in the online world. I not only made connections with the kids, but also with their families. It’s quite personal being “in” their homes and having them in mine.

As I said goodbye today, tears flowing as usual, I reminded them that even in dark times, there will always be silver linings to find. They had tears too. They kept saying they didn’t want to hang up and end our online meeting. It was so hard to close the tab for the last time and let my little DooleyBirds go.

The last 15 months have been the hardest ever for every teacher I know. My last month has been a dark one filled with so much uncertainty. But just like I told my kids…I had to find those silver linings. And I have.

Change is always scary, but it’s needed to grow. So although I’m sad to say goodbye to my kiddos, I’m ready to embrace what’s coming ahead. But first…we relax and only think about swimming and sunshine for the next few days.

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Sometime this week, hoist one, and silently toast all teachers.

This third cousin filled me with gratitude.

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Wednesday HPT Video Matinee

***** ***** ***** ***** *****

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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Can Your Micro-Learning Include Practice, Feedback, and Reflection?

Is Micro-Learning on it’s own got enough stuff to lead to Learning?

Or should it always be part of the mix with other approaches?

Is it too limited, by definition, and for what “use-cases?”?

This short video is 1:30 minutes in length.

Can it serve as an Advance Organizer?

Can it deploy Information that’s not extraneous leading to Awareness, Knowledge and/or Skill?

Can it share a Demonstration of the application of that Information that’s authentic to what the learner needs to learn to do back-on-the-job?

Can it share Application Exercises for Practice with Feedback?

Can it provide guidance for Reflection and Post-Learning Applications Planning once back-on-the-job?

Can it provide reminders of the key and/or trickier Awareness, Knowledge and/or Skills to fend off the Forgetting Curve?

Can it do all of the above for Complex and/or High Stakes Performance? Or is it limited in its potential contributions to learning Complex and/or High Stakes Performance?

Is Micro-Learning the Right Stuff All-of-the-Time, or the Just Sometimes Right Stuff?

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