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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, December 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PST)
    • Zoom
                 ISPI SoCal Presents: Lisa M. D. Owens. Coauthor of 
    Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM

    Part of our ISPI SoCal Challenges for Learning and Performance Professionals Webinar Series

    Lisa M. D. Owens, Coauthor of 

    Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM

    In this ISPI SoCal Challenges interview, Lisa M. D. Owens will discuss a model to design transformative learning that intentionally seeks differences and creates inclusivity. She will also discuss tips from her new book: Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM.

    Session Description:

    There’s no question - the Learning & Development industry has struggled to evolve for modern learning needs and change performance. We see it everywhere – in turnover numbers that link back to lack of learning opportunities, all the way to poor perception of L&D opportunities on engagement surveys. We analyzed the shifts that have taken place from the Industrial Age to what is emerging in the Digital Age. What we found is that L&D’s traditional design models are based on outdated assumptions. Learning is no longer limited to one time, one place, and one target audience. The ‘Learning Cluster Design Model’ is based on our new call for L&D: to shift our job towards providing a variety of learning assets across the flow of work for a specific desired behavior change back on the job, while acknowledging more than one target audience. This model is gaining exponential momentum in light of remote working environments and a need for greater inclusion. 


    • Understand the simple problems that have held L&D back from being effective in a Digital Age.
    • Support performance by learning a rigorous way to design a ‘learning cluster’ of multiple assets across the workflow.
    • Learn how it’s about more than e-learning as you convert to remote learning experiences.

    About Lisa M. D. Owens:

    Lisa is a learning expert who applies learning sciences to create training programs and strategies that move businesses forward. She founded Training Design Strategies LLC (TDS, 2012), following her retirement from Procter & Gamble. She is an author, consultant, and speaker and works with clients with national and international footprints.

    AT PROCTER & GAMBLE, Lisa's decade of experience in Engineer ('77-93) gave her a unique perspective as she lead P&G global training programs (1994-2011). She was a sought-after internal training consultant, and a coach for executive trainers. She created a wide range of programs (GM Colleges for two CEOs, corporate universities, new hire onboarding), and training that covered a wide range of technical and soft skills topics (statistics, project management, quality assurance, time management, trainer training, and more.) She was an early adopter of e-learning, virtual classrooms, blended learning and performance support. She even used "remote presence robots" to "beamed in" experts from around the globe to interact with her course participants.

    As a P&G manager, she implemented training governance and LMS software; she led programs impacting 60,000 employees, such as the 2001 open job posting software system and the annual employee survey questionnaire and data analysis.

    HER PUBLICATIONS include "Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM" (2020, ATD Press) "Leaders as Teachers Action Guide" (2014, ASTD), "Lo start-up di una Corporate University" (2012, Italian), and "Your Career: How to make it Happen" (9th edition 2016, 10th edition 2021, Cengage Learning). She was a contributing author for "Active Training: A Handbook of Techniques", "Designs, Case Examples, and Tips" (2015) and "101 More Ways to Make Training Active" (2015).

    LISA'S EDUCATION includes a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (1977 Georgia Tech), and Masters in Education (1996 UC). She gained invaluable experience through work at the Savannah River nuclear facility ('72-76), and at P&G as an engineer ('77-92). She shifted to full-time training in 1992. She was an online instructor for Ohio University for instructional design, and was on the Executive Advisory Board for GC-ATD for multiple years.

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

    • Friday, December 04, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (PST)
    • Virtual on Zoom

     ISPI SoCal Presents

    Virtual GEMS RoundTable: an ISPI SoCal Community of Practice This Month: Four Experts on Why Performance Reviews May Be a Thing of the Past 

    Four Experts on Why Performance Reviews May Be a Thing of the Past.

    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 

    Four Experts on Why Performance Reviews May Be a Thing of the Past.  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

    • Friday, December 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (PST)
    • Zoom | Pacific Time (PDT)
     ISPI SoCal Presents: Patty Beach, author of The Art of Alignment
    Connecting Performance Improvement to Diversity Series

    Patty Beach, author of The Art of Alignment A Practical Guide to Inclusive Leadership

    In this ISPI SoCal Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion interview, Patty Beach will discuss a practical approach to including more stakeholders in organizational planning and decision making. 

    Session Description:

    "If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together"—African proverb. We all know that diversity enhances the quality of business decisions; however, the reality is, it also increases the complexity of decision making.


    • What alignment is and why it matters in business
    • A 4 step process that improves deliberation and results in a higher level of agreement
    • A practical approach to decision making that allows for more people to be engaged in the process

    About the Author:

    Patty Beach, is the author of The Art of Alignment: A Practical Guide for Inclusive Leadership and the Versatility Factor Profile, an assessment for gender intelligence and inclusive leadership. As the founder of LeadershipSmarts, she is known as an inclusive leadership evangelist who combines leadership best practices and coaching to transform managers into the best boss ever and executives into inspirational role models that can scale and grow the company.

    #diversity, #inclusion, #equity, #improvement, #learning, #performance, #instructionalDesign #ISPI #ISPISoCal
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
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    An ISPI SoCal Special Partnership

    Part of our Connecting Performance Improvement to Diversity Series

    Racial Equity Institute Workshop Debrief Session

    This special ISPI SoCal REI debrief is open to attendees of our Racial Equity Institute Workshop Phase 1 visit October 24th and 25th.

    If you have attended Racial Equity Institute's Phase 1  Workshop in the past, please contact us for additional information.

Past events

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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