Thoughts on Teaching HPI at a University

I recently enrolled in a Masters program for Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning at Boise State University and just completed my first semester. One class was on Adult Learning Principles and the second was an Introduction to Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning. That second class was essentially an introduction to human performance improvement (HPI), also known as human performance technology (HPT). 

The primary textbook for the class was Human Performance Improvement: Building Practitioner Performance, Third Edition, by William J. Rothwell, Carolyn K. Hohne, and Stephen B. King; the instructor was Dr. Vicki Stieha. 

I thought it might be interesting to learn more about the experience of teaching HPI to university students and so interviewed Dr. Stieha about her experiences teaching HPI. Enjoy the interview, and know we’ve included below the video a few links to things that came up in the discussion in the hopes you’ll find some of them helpful as well.

Thanks to Dr. Stieha for her time and knowledge.

Additional Links: 

The Boise State University Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) Website

HPI Model by the Association of Talent Development (ATD)

Gilbert’s BEM Model

The Rummler-Brache Nine Variables Model 

Mager/Pipe Problem Analysis Flowchart

Lean manufacturing, including 5S, visual management, and kanban

An introduction to human and organizational performance (HOP), an HPI-influenced way to practice occupational safety management in a recorded discussion with HOP practitioner Dr. Todd Conklin

International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)

Performance Improvement Journal (PIJ)

Boise State University OPWL YouTube Channel

An interview with Arun Pradhan on Facilitating Change

An interview with Julie Dirksen on Behavior Change

An interview with Guy Wallace about his own experiences in HPI/HPT

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