Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 14 sessions
    • Zoom | Pacific Time (PDT)
    • 0
    Registration is closed
     ISPI SoCal Presents: Diversity Chats
    Part of ISPI SoCal's Self-As-Instrument Series

    *Registration for this cohort (set of sessions) is closed. Please join the Waitlist for notification of future cohorts.

    Session Description:

    Organization Development practitioners often speak about honing self-as-instrument as a key factor in recognizing the effects of a consultants implicit bias on their client.

    In this 14-week  Diversity & Inclusion offering, you will have the opportunity to hone your self-as-instrument using an audio documentary and quarterly Diversity Chats with professional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practitioners. This program is open to full-time Organization Development practitioners and Human Resource Executives. It is a deep dive into facilitating racial dialog. Participants should plan to attend all sessions in the series as each meeting builds on the content of the last. Study is required between meetings. Seats are limited to eight in order to maintain an atmosphere where participants may lean into brave conversation. 

    This program uses a learning group format. As a learning group, you will have the opportunity to explore the construction of race in America using a Peabody-nominated fourteen-part audio documentary series.

    While this program has limited registration, a waiting list is enabled. Adding additional sessions is under consideration. 

    This program uses a learning group format. As a learning group you will have the opportunity to explore the construction of race in America using a Peabody-nominated fourteen-part audio documentary series.

    While this program has limited registration, a waiting list is enabled Adding additional  sessions is under consideration.


    • Gain a systems-thinking understanding of race.
    • Understand what ‘race is a social construct' means.
    • Sharpen self-as-instrument principles.
    • Practice racial dialogic methodologies. 

    Diversity Chats is hosted by Jen Todd, CEO of Breakthrough Partners Inc. Website:  www.breakthroughpartner.com

    This program is offered on Thursday afternoons 1-2:30 PM EST (10 AM PST) March 25th- September 30th.

    About the Facilitator:

    Jen Todd, MSOD is a self-as-instrument coach, consultant, and the CEO of Breakthrough Partners Inc. Her Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work centers on dialogic work with schools and with C-suite executives. Among her specialties are teaching metropolitan systems to engage interracial families and the modern family unit in culturally competent ways. 

    #diversity, #inclusion, #equity, #improvement, #learning, #performance, #instructionalDesign #ISPI #ISPISoCal

    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 39

     ISPI SoCal Presents
    Tips for Surviving Major Social, Market, and Economic Disruptions,
    with Judith Hale, Ph.D.

    Judith Hale

     We live in a time of enormous change in our professional and personal lives. A highly regarded expert in performance improvement who has thrived during periods of disruption, Judy will offer her practical take on:

    • Assessing your own resiliency
    • Actions you can take to build resilience during times of unprecedented change
    Bring your notepad and thinking cap and find new ways to flourish!

      This session is for internal and external consultants who work in the fields of performance improvement, learning & development, process improvement, organizational development, change management, or related disciplines.

      About the Speaker

      Judith Hale, PhD, CPT, CDT, and ibstpi Fellow is one of the more prolific writers and well-known consultants in the field of performance improvement. She is the author of the popular Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook, 2nd ed. and the award-winning Performance-Based Certification, 2nd ed. She has been a consultant to the public and private sectors across all industries for more than 40 years. Judy has developed credentials for dozens of professional and trade disciplines in addition to suppliers, after-market partners, and customers that are recognized in over 90 countries. What distinguishes her work is developing universal standards that transcend borders, applying Plain Language and Global English Standards, and having a clear line of sight between the goals of the organization and the promise and features of the credential. Judith offers workshops on consulting, credentialing, psychometrics, and performance improvement. Visit www.HaleCenter.org or contact her at Judy@HaleCenter.org

      #improvement, #learning, #performance, #instructionalDesign #ISPI #ISPISoCal

      • Friday, May 07, 2021
      • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
      • Virtual on Zoom

       ISPI SoCal Presents

      Virtual GEMS RoundTable: an ISPI SoCal Community of Practice:  Igniting the Soul - Learning about and from self-taught people

      Igniting the Soul - Learning about and from self-taught people

      NOTE OUR NEW TIME! Join your colleagues as we meet virtually to read and discuss cutting-edge articles of interest to our discipline. Today's discussion will be inspired by an article entitled Igniting the Soul - Learning about and from self-taught people.  

      Kathleen O'Donnell will be our RoundTable facilitator.

      To benefit most, download and copy the article (in the red link) for your use during the session. 

      Our Session Format:

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

      We will read the selected piece aloud together 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!

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

      Website:  www.gemslearning.net  Email:  sgabriele@gemslearning.net

      • Thursday, May 13, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom | Pacific Time (PDT)
       ISPI SoCal Presents: DE&I Webinar Series

      Wireside Chat on Unconscious Bias

      On the heels of our April 8th Fireside Chat with author Stacey A. Gordon, join the word on the wire with an ISPI SoCal Wireside Chat. This performance improvement dialogic forum offers you a safer container for braver conversations on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

      You are invited to reflect on the content from Stacey A. Gordon's presentation on inclusive leadership. Inclusive leadership techniques help leaders manage performance, influence behaviors, and lead others, so team members know they are valued, respected, and belong.

      The Wireside Chat is an opportunity to share webinar learnings for improving organization-wide performance by understanding inclusive leadership and unconscious bias.

      Missed the live session with the author? Watch the recording at ISPI SoCal's YouTube channel. Look for the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion playlist.

      Stacey A. Gordon's recently released book Unbias: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work is available on Amazon.

      • Tuesday, June 01, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom
      • 47

       ISPI SoCal Presents
      Learning on Video: Barriers and Boosters
      with Tom Henschel

       Tom Henschel

      More than ever, we rely on video for learning and performance support.  Video can be engaging and effective, or it can be miserable and counterproductive.  This highly interactive session will immerse you in a video learning experience. Come learn about:

      • Engagement techniques for live sessions
      • Handling live video groups
      • Delivering content into a lens
      • Making your frame sparkle

      About the Speaker

      Tom has been coaching senior leaders in Fortune 500 companies since before it was called “coaching.” He hosts The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast, ranked in the top 1% of all 2M global podcasts. Online he’s been leading virtual learning for years. Helping people be perceived the way they want to be perceived is his passion.

      If you attended our February RoundTable, you might recall we discussed one of Tom's articles: Connecting Over Video.  You can reach Tom at Essential Communications and email him at thenschel@essentialcomm.com

      #improvement, #learning, #performance, #instructionalDesign #ISPI #ISPISoCal

    Past events

    Thursday, April 08, 2021 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Stacey A. Gordon
    Tuesday, April 06, 2021 Learner-Ability PLUS Learnability: Time for Learners to Update Their Learning Capability, with Patricia McLagan
    Friday, April 02, 2021 When We Have to Learn By Unlearning
    Monday, March 15, 2021 Q&A on Diversity Self-As-Instrument Series with Jen Todd
    Thursday, March 11, 2021 DE&I Webinar | 2021 Wireside Chat Series Kick-off
    Friday, March 05, 2021 How to Tackle Unconscious Incompetence in the Workforce Through Training Solutions
    Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Performance-Based Lesson Mapping: Leveraging Master Performers and SMEs to Design Authentic Instruction for Transfer and Impact, with Guy W. Wallace
    Tuesday, February 02, 2021 The Measurement Map: Getting Aligned to the Business with Bonnie Beresford, Ph.D.
    Saturday, January 09, 2021 Coming 2021 | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Discussion Group Series II Kick-off
    Saturday, January 09, 2021 Coming 2021 | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Discussion Group Series I Kick-off
    Friday, January 08, 2021 RoundTable: Measuring Training Impact for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Tuesday, January 05, 2021 Mixed Reality Adoption@WARPspeed During COVID with Thom Pratt, President, CraneMorley
    Sunday, December 06, 2020 Debrief Session: Racial Equity Institute Workshop
    Friday, December 04, 2020 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Patty Beach on Practical Inclusion
    Friday, December 04, 2020 RoundTable: Four Experts on Why Performance Reviews May Be a Thing of the Past
    Tuesday, December 01, 2020 Interview with Lisa M. D. Owens on Challenges for Learning and Performance Professionals
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Interview with Dr. Kenneth E. Roberts, CEO/Strategist & Founder, The Perpejulant Institute™ on The Future of Work and the Impact on L&D Practitioners
    Friday, November 06, 2020 High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It
    Saturday, October 24, 2020 Racial Equity Workshop Phase 1
    Friday, October 23, 2020 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Dr. Tameka Ellington on Museum Inclusivity & Accessibility
    Saturday, October 17, 2020 Open House Q&A: about Racial Equity Workshop Phase 1
    Monday, October 12, 2020 Open House Q&A: about Racial Equity Workshop Phase 1
    Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Interview with Suresh Radhakrishnan a Covid-19 Odyssey
    Friday, October 02, 2020 Four Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Shape the Future of Learning Technology
    Friday, September 25, 2020 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Crystal Kadakia on Learning & Inclusivity
    Friday, September 04, 2020 Data Science: How It Makes L&D Integral to Business Success
    Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Interview with Elizabeth Nachman, Global Learning Leader & Consultant
    Friday, August 28, 2020 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Dr. Angela Clark Louque on Cultural Proficiency Leadership
    Friday, August 07, 2020 RoundTable: The Remarkable Reach of Growth Mind-Sets
    Tuesday, August 04, 2020 Covid-19 Challenges Interview with Marty Rosenheck, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Learning Strategist at Cognitive Advisors
    Tuesday, July 07, 2020 Jim Hill Ed.D., CEO and Founder, Organizational Performance Systems
    Friday, July 03, 2020 RoundTable: Productivity Culture Has an Empathy Problem
    Friday, June 05, 2020 RoundTable: Throw Your Life a Curve
    Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Interview with Maricel Perez-Lovisolo, Vice President | Global Learning Excellence TELUS International
    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Interview with Kirsten Giles, Creative Director, Pale Blue Design, Inc.
    Friday, May 01, 2020 RoundTable: Working from Home in These Uncertain Times: Pitfalls and Possibilities
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Interview with Kathleen P. O'Donnell, Ph.D., Learning Innovation Architect

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