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

New addition: Training Masters Series Videos

George Limin Gu (顾立民), Co-founder, Improvement Consulting (改进咨询), and his team have put together the Training Masters Videos. George Gu interviews talent development and HPT professionals to share insights into our field. We added the first five interviews, and periodically, we will add more. First five videos Elaine Biech 伊莱恩·碧柯Dr. Roger Kaufman 罗杰·考夫曼Bob Pike 鲍勃·派克Dr. … Continue reading New addition: Training Masters Series Videos

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

March 2021: Most Popular Downloads and Pages

HPT Treasures is becoming a “go-to” resource to learn about Human Performance Technology. With a catalog of more than six hundred resources that are either stored on the site or linked to another source (such as the videos due to size), you could spend a long time searching for the resources that could have the … Continue reading March 2021: Most Popular Downloads and Pages

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