Upcoming events



Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • World Learning, 1015 15th Street NW, 7th Floor

    Shelley A. Kirkpatrick, PhD

    Sarah Miller

    Dan Pisano, PhD

    The MITRE Corporation

        A new paradigm - organizational agility - is taking us by storm.  Even government agencies are now calling for organizational agility in their mission statements.  Organizations must sense changes in the environment, make sense of those changes in light of their mission, and respond in a timely and effective manner. Drawing on a wide-range of research, we developed a framework of organizational agility in government  We will lead a discussion on what organizational agility is and describe the framework.   

         We also developed a feedback tool based on this framework to help organizations understand their current state of agility and begin to find new ways to carry out their work.  The Government Organizational Agility Assessment (GOAA) has been piloted with several agency units thus far.  We will share GOAA results from these units and discuss actions these units identified as important for them to take to become even more agile.  We also will discuss a wide range of actions that organizations can take to become more agile, including using design thinking, experimentation, and rapid prototyping. 


    Dr. Shelley Kirkpatrick is a Principal at The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers for the federal government.  She is also an adjunct professor of management at George Mason University and founder of Visiontelligence.  A former professor at Carnegie Mellon University and The American University.  Shelley has authored more than 35 articles on leadership, motivation, and workforce assessment in academic journals as well as practitioner-based publications.  She recently published Build a Better Vision Statement (2016, Lexington Books).  Shelley is a former President of the International Society for Performance Improvements' Potomac Chapter.  She also holds certifications as a Human Capital Strategist, in Kirkpatrick Four Levels and in Human Synergistics' Impact and Organizational Culture Inventory Assessments. 

    Sarah Miller is an Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management Senior Consultant at The MITRE Corporation.  She has worked with individuals and groups in the corporate, education, government, and non-profit sectors through coaching, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness initiatives.  Sarah holds an MA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She earned a certificate in Organizational Development from Columbia University and holds certifications in many assessments, including the CCl 360 Assessment Suite, Myers-Briggs Type Indicators, FIRO-B, Change Style Indicator, and Workplace Big Five Personality Assessment.  She completed the Presence Based Coaching series in 2017, as well at the CCL new Coach Orientation program, and is pursuing her ICF coaching credential.  She has also served as treasurer and program committee co-char for the Triangle Organization Development Network.  

    Dr. Daniel J. Pisano, Jr. is a Principle in Business Strategy at The MITRE Corporation.  He has been a senior leader in several high technology companies for over 40 years, where partnering with academia he implemented cutting-edge management principles.  Dan has been a member of industry advisory boards and helped shape America Competes legislation, providing increased funding for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds certificates from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and Columbia Business School.  Dan has over 30 publications and invited presentations.  His PhD is in physics from Yale University and BA in physics from Columbia University.   
    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • World Learning, 1015 15th Street NW, 7th Floor

        Imagine what it would be like if you worked in a place that was designed so that employees thrived, the organization consistently exceeded expectations and its customers/clients couldn't stop raving about it.  Is this a utopian dream or an achievable reality?  This discussion will center on taking some of our "basics" to design a high-performance work environment. 

        Paul H. Elliott is the President of Exemplary Performance, LLC based in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Elliott’s expertise is in the analysis of human performance, the design of interventions that optimize human performance in support of business goals, and strategies for transitioning from training to performance models. Dr. Elliott assists organizations in performance analysis, instructional design, product and process launch support, design of advanced training systems, and the design and implementation of integrated performance interventions.

        Dr. Elliott received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois. He received his M.S. in Instructional Technology from Syracuse University and a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University. He is the Co-author of Exemplary Performance: Driving Business Results by Benchmarking Your Star Performers. Dr. Elliott frequently presents at various national and international conferences. 

    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Webinar

        Understanding the organizational and environmental factors that affect organizations and employees is vital in analyzing performance gaps.  In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of conducting performance, organizational and environmental analysis in the HPT process and how to conduct a customer-focused performance analysis.  We will also look at several analysis techniques along with Rummler's Anatomy of Performance (AOP).  Finally, we will review how to conduct an environmental analysis.  

    Dave Rudd is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) and the Program Chair and President-Elect of the Potomac Chapter.  He has earned an MEd in Adult Education and Development; a MEd in Training and Performance Improvement and is currently working towards an EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership at Capella University.  Dave is the Director, Training & Development for the Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General. 

Past Programs

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Introduction to Human Performance Technology (HPT) - Presentation & Recorded Webinar Now Available
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Disrupting Ignorance - What is Our Role?
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Creating Project Alignment through Team Symbols and Visual Metaphors with Deep Insight Visualization
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 ISPI International Conference Magic Moments and the promise of Credentialing
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Exploring the Learning Experience Canvas™ (Limited Seating)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 1M Data Points - Using Behavioral Analytics to Improve Learning Outcomes (Members-Only Webinar)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Creating Momentum Matters: Intervention Design with Practice-based Solutions
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Applying a Network Lens to Performance Improvement
Monday, December 05, 2016 2016 Chapter Holiday Mingle
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Mobile − Advances That Support Human Performance
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 The Hint of Leadership: Advice for the Change Weary Leader
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 The vision statement: The single most overlooked factor in the HPT Model
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Government Transformation: Treading Water or Riding the Wave
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 From Average to Awesome Team Centered Performance Improvement
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Performance at the US Coast Guard
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 2016 ISPI Conference Debrief
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 ISPI CPT Certification
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 What are Needs?
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 ISPI Potomac Mingle 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Learning through Electronic Performance Support (EPS)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 The Metrics of Any Kind of Performance
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 The Resilient Leader
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Talent, Performance and a Costly Assumption
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Accelerating your Career with the ISPI CPT Certification
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Mindful Innovation: Using the HPT Model to Facilitate Sustainable Transformation
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Let's Talk About Employee Development
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Your Performance Improvement Questions Answered
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 ISPI Potomac Mingle
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Strange Bedfellows: Data and Behavior in the Change Diagnostic Index
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Best Places to Work and Employee Engagement
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Organizational Analysis: What is it...and why should I care?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Coaching and feedback: Research and practices that you can actually use
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Managing and Motivating Millennials: The secrets to engaging the next generation
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Using LinkedIn to Learn From and Grow Your Professional Network
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2014 ISPI Conference Debrief
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Exposition: Keynote Presentation by Rick Rummler plus mini sessions
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Rick Rummler presents Rediscovering Value

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