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    • Thursday, March 23, 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 38

     ISPI SoCal Presents – Radical Performance Improvement

    Leader as Coach – Part 3: Leader Action

    Holly Benner

    Join us for a series on how to radically enhance your leadership skills through coaching. This three-part series leverages a unique Action-oriented Learning approach to deeply explore a given topic of interest per quarter through the process of Education (theory/framework) + Insight (self-reflection and peer coaching) + Action (application and practice), to facilitate a real-life application of the concept.

    You will walk away with knowledge of a new topic and a plan on how to implement it into action.

      Session Description

      Part 3: Leader Action; DEI and Coaching in Organizations 

      The elements for this meeting will be lead by our guest speaker, Eric Polite. We will be learning from his facilitation which will include the following items:

      • Observe: An expert sharing best practices and guidance
      • Practice: Engage in small-group solutioning
      • Act: Share a commitment for application and accountability

      About the Guest Speaker

      Eric is a skilled learning facilitator, leadership coach, and inclusion architect with over 20 years of experience working to uncover and unleash the inherent potential in all people, teams, and organizations. His deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion fuels his unique approach to helping organizations grow their conscious leadership capabilities and create the conditions required for people to – individually and collectively – do their best work.

      Transformational coaching is at the heart of what Eric does. He is a trusted advisor to aspiring, emerging, and experienced leaders, most notably those working in today’s complex, dynamic environments, to build high-performing diverse teams, design inclusive cultures, and create a tomorrow with thriving people and outrageous results. 

      Eric received his Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University and pursued graduate studies at the University of Maryland at College Park and Case Western Reserve University. He is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), accredited Six Seconds EQ Consultant, Predictive Index Certified Partner, High Performance Learning Journey® (HPLJ) designer, John Mattone Intelligent Leadership Coach, and ORSC™ and Leadership Circle Certified Practitioner. 

      #PerformanceImprovement #learning #performance #Coaching #ISPI #ISPISoCal

      • Tuesday, April 04, 2023
      • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
      • Zoom
      • 36

       ISPI SoCal Presents

      Interview with an AI... and You: An Exploration

      ISPI SoCal Chapter (image by Craiyon)

      Awareness of publicly available AI tools has exploded recently. What does this mean in world of human performance and L&D?  We need to consider how these tools are involved in our own work, and also in the workforce overall. 

      Join us in conversation so we all get smarter together.

      Facilitated by Kathleen O'Donnell, PhD of ISPI SoCal.

        Session Description

        In this session, together we will explore:

        • What are some common AI tools available to try?  What have you tried or seen used?
        • Live interaction with AI tools (if you are using one and can share or demonstrate a little, please consider doing so)
        • Use cases now and in the future (by industry or job role). What workers will be using AI tools now and in the near future?  What changes and how?
        • What does ChatGPT say about its role in training?
        • Opportunities and caveats
        • What more would you like to explore as a chapter?
        • Resources (come with your favorites to share)

        Note: The image used was generated by Craiyon from a text prompt. We will show more and discuss!

        #improvement #learning #performance #instructionalDesign #ISPI #ISPISoCal #AI

        • Friday, April 07, 2023
        • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
        • Virtual on Zoom

         ISPI SoCal Presents 

        Virtual GEMS RoundTable

        Join us to discuss this month's article: 

        U.S. Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being 

        Pages 12-15 (continuation of March RoundTable)

        Facilitated by: Damilare Olumeko

        Our Session Format

        The RoundTable is an exciting approach that stimulates incredible conversation and insight around the topics and trends impacting our discipline.

        We read aloud the RoundTable Guidelines and this session's article for about 15 minutes. Then for the next 45 minutes, we offer everyone in attendance equal time to share their thoughts and experiences on or around the topic. Come explore with us!

        NOTE!  Please download and print the article, or view in browser, for your use during the session (link above).

        The GEMS RoundTable format is provided by Sue Gabriele, President and Owner, Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems.Website:  Email:

        To facilitate and/or propose an article for a future RoundTable, contact Laura Braeunig

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