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May 8, 2013
CSTD Training Ain't Performance Workshop, Toronto, Canada
July 9-10, 2013
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference, Denver, CO
September 16-17, 2013
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference,Chicago, IL
October 8-10, 2013
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference and Training Ain't
Performance, Arlington, VA
December 4-5, 2013
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference, Atlanta, GA
For details about these events, click HERE
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Harold Stolovitch and Erica Keeps are Certified Performance
Technologists (CPT). The CPT designation is awarded by the
International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) to
experienced practitioners in the field of organizational performance
improvement, whose work meets both the performance-based Standards
of Performance Technology and application requirements. For
more information, visit www.CertifiedPT.org.
While there are no licenses in the fields of training delivery,
instructional design or performance consulting, there are wonderful
opportunities for professional development and certification.
Concerned about career advancement? Changing industries? Looking
for ways to upgrade your skills? Interested in making yourself a
more desirable job candidate? All these and more are reasons to
look into certification programs.
Three professional societies offer certification programs that
are both credible and doable. They provide workshops and on the
job applications. We highly recommend exploring their requirements
and benefits. Below are the organizations and links to the certification
programs on their websites.
- International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI): Certified
Performance Technologist (CPT) - ispi.org
- American Society for Training and Development (ASTD): Certified
Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) - astd.org
- Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD): Certified
Training Practitioner (CTP) and Certified Training and Development
Professional (CTDP) - cstd.ca
All the best,
Erica and Harold
Tools, Techniques and Other Tantalizing Tidbits
Becoming an effective instructional designer (ID) requires
solid training in the skills needed to analyze, design, develop,
evaluate and revise courses, programs and learning events
or activities. As ID's, we practice and hone these skills
with each project we undertake. However, as with any craft
or profession, we also pick up tips, tools, techniques and
other useful "stuff" from fellow seasoned, successful
professionals. Often, we do the "picking-up" informally
through observation, participation in professional get-togethers
or from casual conversations. These gems, together with our
training and practice, build our successes. From capable journeymen,
we transform into talented master ID performers.
This article and two more which will follow in future issues
offer you some of the things I've picked up or stumbled upon
over the years as a practicing ID and teacher of instructional
design. There are, of course, three objectives for this article
series. (Would an ID dare to not state objectives?) You should
come away from reading them able to...
to continue reading this article.
Back by Popular Demand!
Due to it's popularity, ASTD has added a one-day Training
Ain't Performance event to it's October 2013 Telling
Ain't Training Conference in Arlington, VA. Based on the award-winning
book of the same name, this event takes its content and turns
it into a highly interactive learning experience that provides
the key concepts, principles and tools that can help transform
you into an effective Performance Consultant.
More and more 21st century organizations are transforming
their training/learning and development entities into workplace
learning and performance (WLP) support groups. This very involving
one-day event introduces you to the basic concepts of performance
consulting - a systematic process that allows training professionals,
OD or HRD specialists and even managers to analyze requests
for training or any other type of intervention and determine
whether or not it is necessary/sufficient. This even includes
materials and exercises that deal with human capital and performance
engineering. The full-day session guides you through a thinking
and decision-making process that sets the foundation for becoming
a true workplace learning and performance professional. You
leave with a set of skills and tools that are highly valued
in today's competitive environment.
Information on this
event will be on ASTD's website (www.astd.org)
At HSA Learning & Performance
Solutions LLC, we've seen a lot over the years.
We know the business of learning. We know the role human
performance plays in business success. We know how to
uncover and address needs, then create appropriate solutions.
We pride ourselves on helping organizations achieve
high levels of performance - and success. HSA
is a leader in workplace learning and performance improvement.
Our proven learning and performance solutions have helped
maximize employee performance at hundreds of organizations
throughout the world. Our principals, Harold D. Stolovitch
and Erica J. Keeps, share a common passion - developing people.
Together they have devoted a combined total of over 80 years
to make workplace learning and performance both enjoyable
and effective. Their dedication to improving workplace learning
and performance is reflected in the workshops they run internationally
on training delivery, instructional design and performance
consulting. Together, they are co-editors of the first two
editions of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology
and co-authors of the best-selling, award-winning series of
books Telling Ain't Training - Updated, Expanded and Enhanced,
Training Ain't Performance, Beyond Telling Ain't
Training Fieldbook and Beyond Training Ain't Performance
Fieldbook published by ASTD Press. They are also co-authors
of the Wiley/Pfeiffer Learning & Performance Toolkit
Series. To learn more, click HERE.
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