T&D/PI: Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom From the Past

Lest We Forget the Lessons They Taught Us


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Back in 2001

In 2001 I was working on finishing up my approach to Performance Improvement (PI). Those methods are known as EPPI – Enterprise Performance Improvement.

In 2001 I recorded a video of me talking about EPPI – but all but one of the video files disappeared when a hard drive crashed back in 2006 and attempts to  recover the many files on it was unsuccessful. All that I have from that video is the image of me in my CADDI Inc. offices in 2001, in the graphic below.


I’d been working on the EPPI methods since the late 1980s – as my ISD Analysis methods (in PACT) attempted to uncover Performance Issues that sometimes could and sometimes could not be resolved by addressing Knowledge and Skills. My clients were not always in a position to tackle and resolve those issues – so they and their people needed to learn how to live with them – and minimize them as best they could.

In any event, my attitude has always been that it is a GOOD THING to give all learners/Performers a “heads up” about the barriers to performance that they will face, and how Master Performers avoid them in the first place, and what they do if they were unavoidable in the second place. Whether or not the Enterprise addressed the Performance Issue or not.

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My PACT Processes are a sub-set of my EPPI Processes. EPPI might take over an ISD effort after the Analysis phases of PACT – by design.


In 2011 I updated several of my earlier books to address both ISD and PI.


See my books on Amazon – here.

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HPT Video Matinee with Roger Kaufman

HPT Video Practitioner: Roger Kaufman

This video was shot in 2008. It is 5:30 minutes in length.


This Video Matinee Series will be published on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of 2019.

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 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 operate at all of these levels, as this Video Series clearly demonstrates.

Although ISPI – the International Society for Performance Improvement is the 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.


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5 Day PACT Analysis & Design Workshop

I recently combined and updated my former PACT Analysis & Design Workshops – each 5 days – into one 5 Day Session. I’ve been training – and sometimes certifying – others in my ISD methods since 1983.


This Workshop addresses my MCD level of Instructional Design.


Here is what is covered.


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PowerPoint Show Presentation

Announcing – 5 Day PACT Analysis & Design Workshop 2019

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T&D: Donald Clark on Wildfire

In this video, Donald talks about ground-breaking new tool WIQI (now renamed Wildfire).

Imagine making Wikipedia or any text document you want into an active learning experience? From a chapter in a text book to your compliance documents, with this cloud based tool, you simply submit your content to Wildfire, and it creates e-learning for you.

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