The Difference Between Subject Matter Driven Training and Performance Based Training

According to Rummler 1981 RIP - Geary A. Rummler - April 16, 1937 - October 29, 2008 performance-based Training is a is a data-driven system and where I think it's most significant difference from traditional training is that the training group doesn’t sit on its butt, waiting for someone to tell them what to train … Continue reading The Difference Between Subject Matter Driven Training and Performance Based Training

A New Book Just Came Out by HPT Treasures Blogger – Clark Quinn

I have just started reading this as it came out this morning on my Kindle app. I hope to do a review soon, and also do "A Chat with Authors" video interview with Clark soon. Clark's book is available as a Kindle and Paperback at Amazon - here. It is also available through other sources. … Continue reading A New Book Just Came Out by HPT Treasures Blogger – Clark Quinn

Soft Skills or Hard Skills?

I’ve never gotten hung up in whether Skills were Soft Skills or Hard Skills. They’re only Soft when you don’t know the On-the-Job Applications of your Target Audiences & you can’t make your Instruction Job Relevant. A lack of Performance Analysis is typically the cause. Back-in-the-Day - which was 1979 for me - I was … Continue reading Soft Skills or Hard Skills?

Reflections of an Old Guy

2021 is my 42nd year in ISD – Instructional Systems Design and PI – Performance Improvement, including but beyond Instruction. I think I’ve learned a lot over these past 4 decades, so much so, that I know that there is so much more that I don’t really know. In reflecting on all of this, I … Continue reading Reflections of an Old Guy

Human Performance Improvement via Human Performance Technology

BPTrends on Human Performance Improvement - July 2009 The organization that has consistently promoted a systematic approach to human performance improvement is ISPI. They define Human Performance Technology (HPT) as follows: Human Performance Technology (HPT) uses a wide range of interventions that are drawn from many other disciplines including, behavioral psychology, instructional systems design, organizational … Continue reading Human Performance Improvement via Human Performance Technology

Spring Blooms Eternal

Note: I served on the ISPI Board of Directors with Brenda back in 2000-2001. I had seen her original presentation on Bloom's Taxonomy at ISPI, leading to a series of articles - the first back in ISPI's News & Notes - a copy of which I have over on my website - here. I was … Continue reading Spring Blooms Eternal

Reflections of an Old Guy

2021 is my 42nd year in ISD – Instructional Systems Design and PI – Performance Improvement, including but beyond Instruction. I think I’ve learned a lot over these past 4 decades, so much so, that I know that there is so much more that I don’t really know. In reflecting on all of this, I … Continue reading Reflections of an Old Guy