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Upcoming events

    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online(PT time)
    • 70


    Come join us for a conversation with Practitioners from the industries of: Human Resources, Performance Improvement, and Communication Skills Training. We will discuss the process and best practices utilized to implement DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) as well as considerations for performance improvement. 


    Kristin Morris, EdD, is a transformational leader, an award winning licensed adult educator, and a performance improvement professional with over 14 years of experience in diverse Adult Learning Facilitation, Instructional Design, Curriculum Customization as well as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. She specializes in learning and development as well as organizational development utilizing a system’s learning approach. Kristin stands out for her unique ability to establish trust and build strong foundational working relationships with her clients. She is skilled in effectively identifying growth & learning opportunities as well as building a customized learning program that works best for each client to improve employee performance/development.

    Her versatility has afforded her a well-rounded experience working with private, corporate, and nonprofit companies throughout her career. During her time with the St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium, she worked to identify learning opportunities for 11 non-profit member agencies that were culturally and linguistically diverse. She was also given the “Provider of the Year” award by Ramsey County for her exemplary work and contributions to adult learners pursuing their GED and new job skills. 

    Kristin brings her multitude of business experience working with organizations such as: Minnesota Department of Education- Adult Basic Education Office, St. Paul Pubic Schools, Minnesota Workforce Centers, Ramsey County, US Department of Education- Great Lakes Educational Co., UnitedHealth Group, Mortenson, Sequel Consulting Group, and the Minneapolis Foundation. Kristin has researched and created an ROI (return on investment) impact study for the largest global healthcare organization and is working towards ROI certification from the ROI Institute. She has a passion for service with experience working with several St. Paul Public School Superintendents focusing on equitable education as well as currently serving a Chair of D.E.L.O.R.E.S Works, Inc., a non-profit organization aimed at ensuring equitable education for children in St. Paul Public Schools. Kristin also holds the Director of Programs board position for the International Society for Performance Improvement Boise State/Bay Area chapter. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. 

    Dr. Morris holds a bachelor’s and Master’s in Education in Human Resource Development and Adult Education from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and an EdD from Capella University with a specialization in Performance Improvement Leadership along with a certificate in Leadership and Accountability. Her passion is working to develop others as well as making them feel valued for who they are and understanding what they need to achieve their goals.

    Lydia G. Mallett, Ph.D. is a Global Human Resources Leader and Consultant. Dr. Mallett has experience in consumer foods, safety and security and manufacturing industries. Her leadership roles have included Chief Diversity Officer and Leader of Global Talent Acquisition at Dupont. She led the development and execution of aggressive strategies for, Inclusion and Diversity, Employee Engagement and Talent Acquisition. Her dynamic, thoughtful and inclusive approach garnered leadership commitment, to support the implementation of business aligned programs and initiatives resulting in strong outcomes.  

    Prior to DuPont, Dr. Mallett was Vice President, Global Staffing and Diversity with Tyco International where she led the design and implementation of a global Inclusion and Diversity Center of Excellence and Global Talent Acquisition. Additional career moves included Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Business Partner for the Snacks business unit, for General Mills. Dr. Mallett started her career as a Management Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand and James H. Lowry & Associates where she gained expertise in the areas of leadership development, inclusion and diversity, performance management, succession planning and facilitation.

    Dr. Mallett holds a Ph.D. and MA in Social Psychology (Michigan State University); a MA in Labor and Industrial Relations (Michigan State University) and a BA in Psychology (Michigan State University). Harvard Business SchoolWomen on Boards: Succeeding as a Corporate Director.

    Board service includes: Executive Leadership Council (ELC) – Past co-chair governance committee, Past President – Minnesota Women’s Campaign Fund, National Women’s Business Council – White House appointment, Former Conference Board Chair – Council on Global Diversity.


    Shawn loves people and is dedicated to helping her clients “enjoy the spotlight.”

    Her unique approach to communication comes from her classical theater training and 25+ years as a professional theater, voice-over, and on-camera actor.

    Shawn’s 20 years’ experience as a communications coach with CEOs, executives, and attorneys of major corporations and law firms has proven invaluable in helping these clients focus their thinking, direct how their message is perceived, and transform the way they view being in the “spotlight.”

    Shawn is a certified qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), an assessment tool used to build intercultural competency for individuals and groups within organizations. The primary focus of her work in diversity inclusion is helping organizations create environments that are aware and respectful of cultural differences through her workshop How to Have Difficult Conversations in the Workplace. She is also a certified conflict resolution trainer (Creating a Drama-Free Workplace), as well as, a brainskills@work: neuroscience of positive change trainer. 

    In 2020 Shawn was selected by Governor Tim Walz to serve on the Fourth District (Hennepin County) Judicial Selection Commission.

    In 2014, Shawn was appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to serve on the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board. She is a member of MN Film and TV board, as well as a board member of the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. Shawn is a former board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners-Minnesota chapter and has served as a member of the Guthrie Theater’s Community Advisory Committee.

    Her clients include Mayo Clinic, General Mills, Boston Scientific, Target, Lockheed Martin, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Medtronic. Shawn is the go-to communication resource for the Dorsey & Whitney, and Robins Kaplan law firms.

    Shawn is also the founder of artists2artists, a mentorship program designed to support the next generation of Twin Cities-based theater artists.

Past events

20 May 2021 Jane Bozarth Presents: The Human Side of Emerging Technologies
06 May 2021 Chris Adams presents: Seeking Root Causes for Performance Gaps
28 Apr 2021 ISPI BABS Chapter Virtual Meetup at 2021 ISPI Conference
25 Mar 2021 Guy Wallace Presents:Performance Improvement Beyond Instruction - But Including Instruction
18 Feb 2021 Sarah Jackson: Maximizing Multiple Intelligences in Learning Situations
28 Jan 2021 Roger Addison:Introduction To Performance Improvement in the time of a Pandemic 2021
22 Oct 2020 Proving the Value of Soft Skills
17 Sep 2020 Universal Design for Performance Improvement
20 Aug 2020 Self-Leadership and Human Performance Improvement: Hand in Glove
16 Jul 2020 Leadership and Employee Engagement
09 Jun 2020 Evaluating the Impact and ROI of Performance Improvement Solutions
21 May 2020 Survey Design 101: Crafting Effective Response Scales
09 Apr 2020 5-Star Course Design:Applying M. David Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction
20 Feb 2020 Bonnie Beresford presents: The Measurement Map™: Getting Aligned to the Business
23 Jan 2020 The Case for Automating Performance Improvement
19 Dec 2019 Dr.Lisa Giacumo and D'Jeane T. Peters present:Cross-cultural interviews and surveys: 7 Guidelines for ethically collecting valid data across unfamiliar cultures
14 Nov 2019 Dr. Sarah Spradlin and Dr. Fritz Lebowsky present: Curious about combining human emotional intelligence (EI) with artificial intelligence (AI)? - Learn about our ‘synergistic EI-AI Integration Model!’
24 Oct 2019 Roger Addison presents:Basic Performance Improvement 2019
19 Sep 2019 Brett Christensen presents: Performance Improvement Process Model(PIPM)
18 Jul 2019 Phil Seyer presents:Enhancing E-Learning with Interactivity, Avatars, and Chat Boxes
30 May 2019 Crystal Han and Alisha Bumgarner present:Ready, Set, Grow! Steps on Building a Dynamic Team with a Growth Mindset
11 Apr 2019 Guy Wallace presents: ISD Analysis Data and Lesson Mapping
28 Mar 2019 CDR Scott Casad presents: Sea Stories from an Unexpecting Performance Technologist
28 Feb 2019 Peregrine Performance Group presents: What You Need to Know About the Future of Training Using Data and Analytics
31 Jan 2019 Roger Kaufman presents: Needs Assessment: Ensuring alignment with planned change & performance improvement
06 Dec 2018 Chatbots - Can they really support learning retention?
15 Nov 2018 The Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model (LTEM): A Research-Inspired Alternative to the Four Levels
27 Sep 2018 Research-driven Tactics That Improve Training Outcomes
20 Sep 2018 ISPI EMEA Main Conference Registration 2018
20 Sep 2018 ISPI EMEA Post Conference Fee Collection process
19 Sep 2018 ISPI EMEA Pre-Conference Workshop Registration for SWEDISH PROFESSIONALS ONLY
19 Sep 2018 ISPI EMEA Pre-Conference Workshop Registration ONLY
23 Aug 2018 Transformative HPT
02 Jul 2018 How to Write a Successful Book
24 May 2018 Performance Improvement at the Speed of Change
19 Apr 2018 How to Recognize and Create Damn Good Job Aids
08 Mar 2018 Conducting Evaluations with a 10-Step Procedure
22 Feb 2018 Multiple Generations: Do they need special treatment?
25 Jan 2018 Emotional Intelligence: Foundations for Performance Excellence
26 Oct 2017 The Key to Performance: Understanding Value Creation
21 Sep 2017 Practical Advice for Pursuing a Career in Learning & Development
30 Aug 2017 Write a strong survey instrument using evidence-based practices
20 Jul 2017 Organization Mapping
25 May 2017 Practical Advice for Pursuing a Career in Learning & Development
23 Mar 2017 Raising the Bar: Consulting and Project Management Skills for Instructional Designers
23 Feb 2017 What’s Big Data Got to Do with HPI?
26 Jan 2017 Radically Improved Training Evaluations: Finally—Valid Feedback to Support Improvement
17 Nov 2016 Making Mentoring Work - Front to Back (Readiness Assessment to Evaluation)
22 Oct 2016 Oyster Barrel Event!
22 Sep 2016 Practical Advice for Pursuing a Career in Learning & Development
25 Aug 2016 Performance-based eLearning Case Studies (Tools in Action: Storyline 2)
21 Jul 2016 Adopting a "Sustainability Lens" in Your Work
23 Jun 2016 Understanding Compassion in the Workplace: Leadership and Organizational Applications
26 May 2016 Roger Addison Presents: Performance Improvement Basics 2016
30 Mar 2016 Stealth Engagement: The Hidden Motivators that Drive Performance
02 Mar 2016 Training and Performance Improvement in iNGOs: Giving our gift at a global scale
12 Nov 2015 Personas: Breathing Life into Abstract Performance Data
24 Oct 2015 Oyster Barrel Event!
24 Sep 2015 Crafting Your Breakthrough Leadership Path
30 Jul 2015 Learning to Act with Greater Wisdom: What Recent Neuroscience Tells Us
27 Jun 2015 Making Culture Concrete: Inspiring Output & Accountability
28 May 2015 What Does Leadership Have to Do with Performance Improvement?
26 Mar 2015 Question and Answer Hour with Roger Kaufman
26 Feb 2015 Roger Addison Presents: Performance Improvement Basics 2015
07 Feb 2015 Join ISPI LA Chapter on Saturday, February 7
22 Jan 2015 ISPI Bay Presents: Innovative Approaches to Enterprise Learning in Health Care Reform
15 Jan 2015 ISPI Bay Chapter Board Meeting
18 Dec 2014 Shaping Future Success Today: Moving Performance Consulting to the Cloud
20 Nov 2014 Speaking Up! Presenting to Executives!
23 Oct 2014 Implementing Design 2.0-Collaborative Instructional Design that Works
20 Sep 2014 Oyster Barrel Event!
21 Aug 2014 Understanding Resistance to Asynchronous Discussions for Training
30 Jul 2014 Business Meeting- All are Welcome to Attend
17 Jul 2014 A Systematic Approach to Coaching That Sticks!
14 Jun 2014 Bay Area ISPI Chapter Meeting
10 May 2014 Save the Date -June 15 Chapter Meeting
12 Feb 2014 Sivasailam Thiagarajan
11 Jan 2014 Strategic Planning Session
08 Jan 2014 Guy Wallace: Curriculum Architecture Design
11 Dec 2013 CANCELED - Carl Binder: Accelerating Business Results Through Leadership and Management
23 Oct 2013 October 2013 - Roger Chevalier: Ideas, Models, and Tools for Performance Analysis
07 Sep 2013 Chapter Kick-Off Oyster Barrel 2013 - Meet & Greet
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