NSPI/ISPI Officers 1962-2005

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Past Presidents – 1962 Through 2012


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ISPI Presidential Initiative Task Force

Stage 1 – 2004 Report to the Board

When Guy W. Wallace was elected and became President-Elect of ISPI in early 2002 he immediately reached out to his mentor and friend, Geary A. Rummler, and asked for his support in a Presidential Initiative that eventually became known as “Clarifying HPT” and attempted to do what Geary had suggested in his 1983 article in PIJ (Performance & Instruction Journal) article.

Guy felt as Geary did, that HPT was ill-defined, most often simply as “Instruction and non-Instruction” – hardly a compelling vision to lead marketing efforts. What was “in the box, outside the box, and on the edges of the box” of HPT was not clear – and needed to be addressed.

It, unfortunately, as of this date (2018), remains pretty much the same.

This Presidential Initiative effort was supported by dozens and dozens of Society members – over a multi-year period – and not without several disagreements.

It’s implementation was where it failed, as the leadership of the Society was not on the same page about the need, the solution-set, and how to go about addressing the key issues/opportunities.



Here are 2 forewords by Wallace and Rummler – and Geary Rummler’s original 1983 article that was revived and republished in the July 2002 issue of ISPI’s PIJ – Performance Improvement Journal – to kick-off what later would be labeled the “Clarifying HPT” effort versus the “Defining the HPT Value Proposition” tag:


Here is an issue of PIJ dedicated to this effort, where Roger Kaufman and Guy Wallace were the guest editors:

PIJ vol42_02_03

Here is an initial “brochure” describing the ProComms resulting from the effort:


Here is a Presentation by Ray Svenson, the facilitator for the group process efforts employed in the project, as the Stage I portion of the project came to an end:


Task Force Final Report


Here is a large PDF of everything related to this effort: Stage 1 – Document

Stage 1 Doc – Clarifying HPT VP

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