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    • October 01, 2022
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    What does it mean to be Accomplishment-Based?

    Thomas F. Gilbert and other pioneers in the field of performance improvement introduced a major paradigm shift in the analysis of human performance and methods for improving it, from a focus on behavior to an emphasis on its valuable products, what Gilbert called accomplishments.

    In the more than 40 years since Gilbert’s groundbreaking book, Human Competence, the word accomplishment has been used by many thought leaders and practitioners, and has come to be associated with an important segment of the performance improvement community.

    However, publications and presentations over the years have revealed a wide diversity in how that term is used, how people identify and describe accomplishments, and how they pursue performance improvement with a focus on accomplishments.

    Carl Binder and his colleagues have for decades been refining and applying an accomplishment-based approach that has been called, and trademarked as, the Performance Thinking® methodology.  It’s unique definition of accomplishments as “countable nouns” has helped to clarify how best to apply Gilbert’s concept.

    And the plain English models that have arisen as part of this work continue to help both performance specialists and non-specialist leaders, managers, and stakeholders apply the essentials of accomplishment-based performance improvement.

    This session provides an overview of the origins and elements of Performance Thinking, and highlights some of the applications and advantages of an accomplishment-based approach. 

    Dr. Carl Binder, CEO of The Performance Thinking Network

    Carl began his career as a behavior scientist, one of the last graduate students of B.F. Skinner at Harvard University.

    He spent the 1970s conducting research, training teachers, and consulting to a wide variety of educational and human service organizations with a focus on what has been called fluency-based instruction. Shifting to corporate training and development in 1982, he joined ISPI and met Tom Gilbert, Geary Rummler, Joe Harless, Donald Tosti, Roger Kaufman, and other pioneers in the field of performance improvement, who were generous in their mentorship and support for his development.

    Founder of 4 consulting firms, he and his colleagues have continued to refine their methods and models for conducting performance improvement projects, partnering with clients and stakeholders, developing others as performance consultants, and teaching leaders and managers to contribute to continuous performance improvement.

    Over more than four decades, he has developed what is now known (and first named by his clients) as Performance Thinking®, a flexible but powerful accomplishment-based performance improvement methodology that he and his colleagues train and certify others to apply. It has been adopted by colleagues in the UK, Nigeria, Italy, Sweden, Dubai, Qatar, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and across North America.

    Carl has published several dozen articles and chapters, presented workshops and presentations every year at ISPI’s conferences since 1987, and been given ISPI’s Thomas F. Gilbert and Honorary Life Member awards, along with the Fred S. Keller Award from the American Psychological Association for his work in education, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organizational Behavior Management Network.

    You can learn more about his work, and download publications and unpublished white papers at www.PerformanceThinking.com and www.Fluency.org, and contact him directly by email at carlbinder@sixboxes.com  


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Past events

September 24, 2022 ISPI Live with Jane Bozarth: Evidence-based practices: current thinking, recent trends
September 22, 2022 Social Hour – Come meet fellow ISPI members around our virtual water cooler!
September 17, 2022 ISPI Live with Will Thalheimer: Evidence-based Performance Improvement Research & Practices
September 10, 2022 ISPI Live with Innovative Learning Group CEO Lisa Toenniges
August 27, 2022 ISPI Live with Dr. Clark Quinn: A 21st Century L&D-From Industrial to Information Age Approaches
August 20, 2022 ISPI Live with Mirjam Neelen, Head of Global Learning Design & Learning Sciences at Novartis
August 06, 2022 ISPI Live with Ruth Clark
July 28, 2022 Hawaii Shirt Contest & Virtual Networking Event
July 15, 2022 Student Sponsorship for the 2022 ISPI EMEA Conference
May 19, 2022 Bryan Jones Presents: Create Engaging E-learning? Yes, You Can!
April 27, 2022 In-person Networking Event at 2022 ISPI Conference
April 07, 2022 Myra Roldan Presents: Into the Metaverse
February 17, 2022 Gary A. DePaul presents: What Experts Say about Leadership Develop (and More)
November 18, 2021 Clark Quinn presents: The New Cognitive Revolution: L&D Implications
September 30, 2021 EJ LeBlanc- CALDO presents: Embracing DevOps to Thrive in the Automation Era
July 15, 2021 Dr. Carl Binder presents:How Competency Modeling Undermines Performance Improvement and What We Can Do to Help
June 17, 2021 Conversations w/ Kristin: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and its relationship to Performance Improvement
May 20, 2021 Jane Bozarth Presents: The Human Side of Emerging Technologies
May 06, 2021 Chris Adams presents: Seeking Root Causes for Performance Gaps
April 28, 2021 ISPI BABS Chapter Virtual Meetup at 2021 ISPI Conference
March 25, 2021 Guy Wallace Presents:Performance Improvement Beyond Instruction - But Including Instruction
February 18, 2021 Sarah Jackson: Maximizing Multiple Intelligences in Learning Situations
January 28, 2021 Roger Addison:Introduction To Performance Improvement in the time of a Pandemic 2021
October 22, 2020 Proving the Value of Soft Skills
September 17, 2020 Universal Design for Performance Improvement
August 20, 2020 Self-Leadership and Human Performance Improvement: Hand in Glove
July 16, 2020 Leadership and Employee Engagement
June 09, 2020 Evaluating the Impact and ROI of Performance Improvement Solutions
May 21, 2020 Survey Design 101: Crafting Effective Response Scales
April 09, 2020 5-Star Course Design:Applying M. David Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction
February 20, 2020 Bonnie Beresford presents: The Measurement Map™: Getting Aligned to the Business
January 23, 2020 The Case for Automating Performance Improvement
December 19, 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
November 14, 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!’
October 24, 2019 Roger Addison presents:Basic Performance Improvement 2019
September 19, 2019 Brett Christensen presents: Performance Improvement Process Model(PIPM)
July 18, 2019 Phil Seyer presents:Enhancing E-Learning with Interactivity, Avatars, and Chat Boxes
May 30, 2019 Crystal Han and Alisha Bumgarner present:Ready, Set, Grow! Steps on Building a Dynamic Team with a Growth Mindset
April 11, 2019 Guy Wallace presents: ISD Analysis Data and Lesson Mapping
March 28, 2019 CDR Scott Casad presents: Sea Stories from an Unexpecting Performance Technologist
February 28, 2019 Peregrine Performance Group presents: What You Need to Know About the Future of Training Using Data and Analytics
January 31, 2019 Roger Kaufman presents: Needs Assessment: Ensuring alignment with planned change & performance improvement
December 06, 2018 Chatbots - Can they really support learning retention?
November 15, 2018 The Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model (LTEM): A Research-Inspired Alternative to the Four Levels
September 27, 2018 Research-driven Tactics That Improve Training Outcomes
September 20, 2018 ISPI EMEA Main Conference Registration 2018
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September 19, 2018 ISPI EMEA Pre-Conference Workshop Registration for SWEDISH PROFESSIONALS ONLY
September 19, 2018 ISPI EMEA Pre-Conference Workshop Registration ONLY
August 23, 2018 Transformative HPT
July 02, 2018 How to Write a Successful Book
May 24, 2018 Performance Improvement at the Speed of Change
April 19, 2018 How to Recognize and Create Damn Good Job Aids
March 08, 2018 Conducting Evaluations with a 10-Step Procedure
February 22, 2018 Multiple Generations: Do they need special treatment?
January 25, 2018 Emotional Intelligence: Foundations for Performance Excellence
October 26, 2017 The Key to Performance: Understanding Value Creation
September 21, 2017 Practical Advice for Pursuing a Career in Learning & Development
August 30, 2017 Write a strong survey instrument using evidence-based practices
July 20, 2017 Organization Mapping
May 25, 2017 Practical Advice for Pursuing a Career in Learning & Development
March 23, 2017 Raising the Bar: Consulting and Project Management Skills for Instructional Designers
February 23, 2017 What’s Big Data Got to Do with HPI?
January 26, 2017 Radically Improved Training Evaluations: Finally—Valid Feedback to Support Improvement
November 17, 2016 Making Mentoring Work - Front to Back (Readiness Assessment to Evaluation)
October 22, 2016 Oyster Barrel Event!
September 22, 2016 Practical Advice for Pursuing a Career in Learning & Development
August 25, 2016 Performance-based eLearning Case Studies (Tools in Action: Storyline 2)
July 21, 2016 Adopting a "Sustainability Lens" in Your Work
June 23, 2016 Understanding Compassion in the Workplace: Leadership and Organizational Applications
May 26, 2016 Roger Addison Presents: Performance Improvement Basics 2016
March 30, 2016 Stealth Engagement: The Hidden Motivators that Drive Performance
March 02, 2016 Training and Performance Improvement in iNGOs: Giving our gift at a global scale
November 12, 2015 Personas: Breathing Life into Abstract Performance Data
October 24, 2015 Oyster Barrel Event!
September 24, 2015 Crafting Your Breakthrough Leadership Path
July 30, 2015 Learning to Act with Greater Wisdom: What Recent Neuroscience Tells Us
June 27, 2015 Making Culture Concrete: Inspiring Output & Accountability
May 28, 2015 What Does Leadership Have to Do with Performance Improvement?
March 26, 2015 Question and Answer Hour with Roger Kaufman
February 26, 2015 Roger Addison Presents: Performance Improvement Basics 2015
February 07, 2015 Join ISPI LA Chapter on Saturday, February 7
January 22, 2015 ISPI Bay Presents: Innovative Approaches to Enterprise Learning in Health Care Reform
January 15, 2015 ISPI Bay Chapter Board Meeting
December 18, 2014 Shaping Future Success Today: Moving Performance Consulting to the Cloud
November 20, 2014 Speaking Up! Presenting to Executives!
October 23, 2014 Implementing Design 2.0-Collaborative Instructional Design that Works
September 20, 2014 Oyster Barrel Event!
August 21, 2014 Understanding Resistance to Asynchronous Discussions for Training
July 30, 2014 Business Meeting- All are Welcome to Attend
July 17, 2014 A Systematic Approach to Coaching That Sticks!
June 14, 2014 Bay Area ISPI Chapter Meeting
May 10, 2014 Save the Date -June 15 Chapter Meeting
February 12, 2014 Sivasailam Thiagarajan
January 11, 2014 Strategic Planning Session
January 08, 2014 Guy Wallace: Curriculum Architecture Design
December 11, 2013 CANCELED - Carl Binder: Accelerating Business Results Through Leadership and Management
October 23, 2013 October 2013 - Roger Chevalier: Ideas, Models, and Tools for Performance Analysis
September 07, 2013 Chapter Kick-Off Oyster Barrel 2013 - Meet & Greet
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