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 Annual Practitioners' Forum

Join us on Thursday, May 19 for dinner and a meeting at:
The Management Education Center
811 West Square Lake Road Troy, MI 48098

 Network & Learn from local Performance Improvement Experts!


The world around us is constantly changing. Performance improvement and training professionals have to stay in touch with these changes. That's what the Practitioners' Forum is all about - what's changing, new tools, and new skills, all presented by senior practitioners in our field.


Just a few of the topics:


  • Online collaborative tools to impact performance
  • New benefits for ISPI - Global members
  • Excel tricks every HPT'er should know
  • How to use ISPI's new Knowledge Center
  • Avoiding pitfalls when someone asks for training


Join us for these creative, fast-paced presentations!

There are three formats for presentations: 

99 Second 

That's all the time the presenter, or a group of presenters, has to communicate that one little nugget of information to enlighten us all. It's a fast race to the finish line for the presenters-but you'll be amazed at how much can be packed into 99 seconds. This format is highly entertaining for attendees and a lot of fun for the presenters. No handouts are associated with format. 


The old-timers shared information around a cracker barrel, why not us? In this format, attendees circulate from table to table, hear a 10-minute presentation from the table host, and then participate in a 10-minute discussion. This format is great for presenters who need more than 99 seconds to share a project, a model, an emerging trend, a tool, or anything else of interest to colleagues. If you're a host, here's your chance to share and to pick your colleagues' brains! If you're an attendee, you'll have a chance to learn from some of the best practitioners in ISPI. Typically presenters provide a handout of 1-3 pages - 8x11" which will distribute electronically prior to the event. 


PechaKucha (Japanese for "chit-chat") is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, traditionally uses graphics with no (or very few) "projected" words. Presenters provide a voice-over as needed.  The slides must be set to automatically proceed every 20 seconds – no on-site control for the presenter! 

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