Welcome to the ISPI Bay Area/BoiseState Chapter! 

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Dear ISPI Conference attendee,

You're invited to participate in our all-day academic Unconference on Sunday, April 8 (9:45am to 5:15pm; lunch from 12pm-1:30pm); Stealth Room, 6th floor.

What is an Unconference?  Unconference Attendees' Job Aid 

--- It's your opportunity to engage in deeper conversation about academia with other academics. Bring to the table and discuss our field for what it is, what it can be, and the role of researchers and academics in the Society. It's really up to you! 

Who is presenting? Unconference Presenter's Job Aid 

--- You, we hope! Be a discussion leader and lead a 30-minute session! Everyone is invited and encouraged to be a presenter. Please email ispiunconference2018@gmail.com indicating your interest OR just show up on the day of with some session topics in mind.

--- The Unconference will conclude (3:45pm-5:15pm) in a (lecture-style) "research and trends" session hosted by five experts in the field.

What do I do?

--- Unconference Topic Ideas Survey The Unconference hosts sessions based on your topic suggestions. We need YOU and your ideas to shape the event. Suggest some interesting topics that you'd be interested in exploring. 

--- Arrive at 9:45am or 1:30pm on the day of the event and we'll show you how it works.

--- Sessions begin every half hour- be sure to swing by throughout the day!

Please email ispiunconference2018@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you,

Sharon Lee  Boise State University

Anthony Marker Boise State University 

Brett Christensen

Congratulations to all the ISPI 2018 Award Winners and Congratulations to all the members of the ISPI BABS Chapter!!

We are proud to be among 2018 Outstanding Human Performance Communication recipients! 

Click here for full details of awards.

Outstanding Human Performance Communication

  • ISPI Bay Area/Boise State Chapter
  • Institute for Needs Assessment and Evaluation (IFNAE)
  • The Boeing Company
  • State Grid Corporation of China
  • Sanofi China
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Asset Management Talent Development
  • China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd , 
  • Industrial Bank Co., Ltd., 
  • University of North Texas 

Outstanding Human Performance Intervention

  • U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown
  • U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection

    Meet In-Gu Kang our latest new member!

    In-Gu Kang is an Assistant Professor in the department of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning at Boise State University from 2017. He received a Ph.D. degree in the department of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University Bloomington in 2015 and worked as a Learning Analytic associate at the SUNY at Buffalo from 2015 to 2017. His research interests include the HPT model testing and development, performance improvement and intervention, learning analytics, and big data analysis. 

    He can be reached at ingukang@boisestate.edu.

    Click below pictures to check out our ISPI 2018 Annual Conference Speakers!

    ISPI Bay Area / Boise State (BABS) Chapter is a chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)

    What is it that you want from a professional organization? Would you like to:

    • Build enriching, rewarding relationships?
    • Develop your leadership skills?
    • Partner with professional peers?
    • Keep up-to-date on proven practices and industry trends?
    Then you are looking for ISPI Bay Area/Boise State (ISPI BABS) chapter!

    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, we welcome new members in Northern California and other educational institutions.

    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.

    Please click here or visit http://www.ispi.org to learn more information about our parent organization-International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

    Join us?

    Please click here to join the ISPI Bay Area/Boise State Chapter! There are many benefits of membership, including:

    • Discount prices on ISPI events and certification programs
    • Free webinars – we sponsor an average of 1 per month
    • Recorded webinar library
    • Member discussion board
    • Opportunities to develop your leadership style

    Membership Fee

    • Regular chapter member -- $50.00 (USD) annually
    • Student chapter member -- $30.00(USD) annually

    If you want to dip your toes in the water first, we highly recommend you to attend some of our monthly webinars and start to get a feel for it (webinars are free to all BSU OPWL students). Click here for Upcoming Events!

    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.

    Career Development

    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.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We have lots of opportunities for members who want to be involved and help shape it. What is it that you want from a professional organization? Bring your voice to the mix, and help us build something that meets the needs of our community. Volunteers help in the following types of activities:

    • Programs
    • Technology
    • Membership
    • Marketing and Communications
    • Finance
    If you are interested in learning more about the Chapter or in volunteering, please visit here for more information.

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    Upcoming events

    19 Apr 2018 11:00 AM • Online(PT time)
    27 Sep 2018 11:00 AM • Online(PT time)

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