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 L-R: Grayley McWatters (Chapter President), Dr. Tim Brock (Award Chair for 2018 ISPI, Director of Consulting Services for Capella University), Sue Czeropski, Miki Turtsanyi, and Ieva Swanson


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

Let's give a round of applause to our own chapter of ISPI for winning 2018 Chapter of Merit and 2018 Chapter of Excellence in Programming and Society Relations.

Also, we are proud to be among the 2018 Outstanding Human Performance Communication recipients.

ISPI BABS, you rock!

Click here for full details of awards and here for a video at the 2018 ISPI Conference award ceremony. 




Meet our latest new members! 

Heather Lofquist

After an 11-year active duty career in the United States Air Force, Heather served in a variety of instructional design and performance improvement roles, mostly for government clients including the FBI, CIA, and the Department of energy (and for a stint as a program manager with the FBI as an employee). Heather took a few years off work to be home with her daughter Bella, who is now five, and her son Logan, who is now three. She completed her certificate in Workplace Performance Improvement with Boise State University in December 2017 and currently designs SAFe® courses at Scaled Agile in Boulder, CO. She can be reached at heather.lofquist@gmail.com.

Josh Orr

Josh Orr is a performance and leadership coach who works as a contractor for the US Army. After earning his masters in Sport Psychology from San Diego State University, he has spent the last 10 years working with military and professional and amateur athletes. In December, Josh earned his graduate certificate in instructional design from Boise State and hopes to build off his experiences and education to transition to working within the performance improvement industry. He can be reached at performancecoachorr@gmail.com.


CHEVALIER, Roger D. With regrets, we must announce that Roger D. Chevalier passed away April 30th, 2018 at 11:00 p.m. Growing up in Belmore, New York, Roger entered the Coast Guard after earning his Bachelor's degree. Over the course of his service he earned thee Masters and a Doctorate degree that served him in his 40 year career both in the Coast Guard and during his later roll as the Director of Information and Certification for the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). Roger retired from the Coast Guard as a Commander after 20 years, settling with his family in Sonoma County where he went on to serve on the local Hospice advisory board for 20 years, coach over 50 youth sports teams for his two sons and grandchildren, and become an avid cyclist. Roger D. is survived by his sons Roger C. and Michael, grandchildren Roger M. and Hailee, and sister Celeste. For inquires in regards to his service please contact rdc@sonic.net.

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 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).

Join us 

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.


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. 

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. 


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