ISPI Bay Area/Boise State (BABS) Chapter is a virtual chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)
ISPI BABS is a young and rapidly expanding professional association. The Boise State Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) department and student body has joined forces with what was the ISPI Bay Area chapter in Northern California to form a new, organizational chapter that operates virtually. It is called the ISPI Bay Area/Boise State (BABS) chapter.
Although the group has strong roots in Northern California and the Boise OPWL community, as a virtual chapter we welcome new members from all over the world!
ISPI BABS CHAPTER RECEIVED MULTIPLE AWARDS AT 2020 ISPI CONFERENCE
These three awards belong to all of our volunteers! We are wholeheartedly grateful for your commitment to our organization. This is an amazing recognition to have received three awards again. We couldn't do it without every one of you! The time and effort you've given ensure that our community can have access to amazing educational and networking opportunities. Our leadership and hard work was also recognized at the ISPI conference in 2018 with multiple awards: Chapter of Merit Award and Chapter of Excellence Award. A big congratulation also goes to this year’s other recipients of Chapter of Merit!
ISPI recognizes one Chapter per year for the Distinguished Chapter Award. Recognized as the highest award level a Chapter can achieve, this award recognizes the one Chapter each year that is committed to their partnership with ISPI through their support of ISPI’s long-range plans and objectives.
The Chapter of Excellence recognizes those chapters that demonstrate innovative efforts and/or achieve outstanding results in the categories of Programming, Communications, or Chapter to Society Relations.
The Chapter of Merit is determined by examination of each Chapter’s annual report per required by the Chapter Affiliation Agreement.
What is it that you want from a professional organization? Would you like to:
Then you are looking for ISPI Bay Area/Boise State (ISPI BABS) chapter!
We follow and support the ISPI standards and RSVP Plus:
Standard 1: Focus on results while remaining impartial.
Standard 2: Take a systemic view combined with our expert consulting and communication skills.
Standard 3: Add value to the organization by facilitating better decision making.
Standard 4: Establish partnerships.
Plus: Remain solution neutral.
Click here to learn more about our parent organization, International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).
Opportunities for professional networking and learning
One of the most important steps toward advancing careers in the exciting field of human performance improvement is to join a professional association. Currently, we have members from all over North America. Here are some great reasons for joining the ISPI BABS Chapter.
ISPI organizes both international and national annual conferences. Thanks to technology, the ISPI Bay Area/Boise State Chapter gives you an opportunity to connect more frequently with members and other professionals who share your interest. We offer webinars most months, and occasional face-to-face events. These are opportunities for you to mix and mingle with others in your field in both professional and relaxing settings.
Personal & Professional Growth
If your career aspirations include the desire to present your work, publish, and/or keep up-to-date on proven practices or industry trends and how to manage them, the ISPI Bay Area/Boise State Chapter can help you find opportunities.
Mentoring is the cornerstone of many professional organizations, and is a valuable part of ISPI as a whole, and of our chapter. Both emerging professionals and more experienced practitioners can find value in mentoring and being mentored. A number of the seasoned professionals in our chapter are well known in the performance improvement field and generously lend their expertise.
Networking builds relationships with people who hire, even though they may not be hiring at the moment, and with people who may be able to point you to job listings that other avenues may not. In addition, active participation in a professional organization like this chapter can be an impressive entry on your résumé.