Don't miss Dr. Roger Kaufman's webinar January 31, 2019!
In 2019, the Bay Area/Boise State Chapter (BABS) of ISPI, continues its award-winning webinar series by bringing to you Dr. Roger Kaufman on January 30, 2019. Often referred to as the "father of needs assessment", Dr. Kaufman needs no introduction. Throughout his career, he has published 41 books and over 300 articles on strategic planning, performance improvement, quality management, continuous improvement, needs assessment and evaluation. He has consulted for over 200 organizations world-wide including public, private and NGOs.
Join us as Dr. Kaufman presents Needs Assessment: Ensuring alignment with planned change & performance improvement. As a special 'advance organizer' for this session, we are offering you a free downloadable article authored and donated by Dr. Kaufman himself.
Make sure you get yours here: www.ispibabs.org/event-3167818
This year, ISPI will embark on twelve months of storytelling…The Story of ISPI. The art of understanding, listening, and telling to compelling and driving change.
ISPI recognizes that leveraging different technologies allows us to tell our story in different ways. Our 2019 Annual Conference will explore the art of storytelling and how it complements and strengthens any consultant’s tool box. We will also use those opportunities as well as our publications to tell the “story” of performance improvement: who we are, what we do, where we have been, and where we are going. We will explore storytelling as a science, as a means to change behaviors, engage clients, promote change, and lead organizations through evidence and also an experience. Click for more details here.
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:
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 out 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).
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:
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.