THE Performance Improvement Conference 2012 Offers Learning Opportunities for Performance Improvement Professionals

April 18-23, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Celebrate 50 years of leadership and innovation at the International Society for Performance Improvement's THE Performance Improvement Conference, April 18-23, 2012, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. THE Performance Improvement Conference 2012 offers 100+ hours of unparalleled learning opportunities featuring the latest research, innovations, tools, and interventions shared by the best and brightest minds in the performance improvement field. Pre-conference programs begin April 18-20, and the conference runs April 20-23.

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The conference is designed to equip performance improvement practitioners with the results-focused interventions and tools they require to enhance their professional effectiveness and success. Conference highlights include three powerful keynotes, the return of the popular Research-to-Practice Symposium, an internationally-focused Masters Series, 45 peer-vetted educational sessions, pre-conference workshops offering instruction on a range of industry-related topics, and the opportunity to connect with industry peers from around the world. The conference also honors ISPI's 50th anniversary with a variety of events celebrating the history of ISPI and its contributions to the Performance Improvement industry.

THE Performance Improvement Conference features three keynote presentations by industry experts:

  • Back to our Future: Evidence-Based Practice for ISPI with Dick Clark, EdD, director, Center for Cognitive Technology, University of Southern California
  • Toxic Workplace!: Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power with Mitchell Kusy, PhD, and Elizabeth Holloway, PhD, professors, Doctoral Program in Leadership and Change, Antioch University
  • The Business of Nature–Appreciating Nature's Value with Eric Landen, president & CEO, Landen Consulting

The much heralded Research-to-Practice Symposium returns this year, to discuss Myth Busting: Separating Evidence-Based Findings from Unsupported Beliefs. The symposium will provide practical instruction and hands-on experience separating fact from fiction regarding the latest research and strategies arising in the performance improvement field.

This year's Masters Series has a global focus, highlighting what ISPI members are doing to build capacity in other countries and organizations. International speakers representing Macedonia, Chile, Ghana, China, Germany, and Canada will discuss successful applications of performance improvement in a global environment.

The conference will include 45 peer-reviewed educational sessions grouped along seven tracks: Analysis; Business of HPT; Instructional Interventions; Measurement & Evaluation; Organizational Design Interventions; Process of Tool Interventions; and Research-to-Practice.

In addition to conference programs, ISPI is offering a dozen pre-conference workshops leading up to THE Performance Improvement Conference. Single and multi-day workshops are available in specific performance improvement topic areas, including the Principles and Practices of Performance Improvement Institute, Certified Performance Technologist Certification Workshop, and more. Workshops are available for beginners, intermediate, and advanced-level professionals.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit ISPI | THE Performance Improvement Conference 2012.

About ISPI

Based in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, The International Society for Performance Improvement is dedicated to the multi-disciplinary pursuit of excellence in the workplace by advocating for the advancement of Performance Improvement. For more information, visit

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