American University produces a quarterly series centered on proven results-focused principles, practices and processes for the training and performance improvement professional. Each FREE workshop aligns with OPM’s Executive Core Qualifications and the 10 Standard of Performance Improvement.
The next session:
Title: Optimizing Performance in Times of Uncertainty
Presented by: Dr. Jim Hill, Founder & CEO, Organizational Performance Systems
ECQ Alignment: ECQs 1-4
Date: April 9, 2020
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST
Location: via Webinar
Register at: This LINK
About the Session: The world is increasingly interconnected and digital yet, performance improvement approaches are typically flat and analog. In normal environments, this creates inefficiencies and vulnerabilities and tears at consultant-client relationships. When organizations shift to a virtual model, the challenges are magnified. As we consider the future of work, impending changes to the federal budget, and the addition of virtual work requirements, having effective methods and tools is crucial to empowering teams, saving time, reducing risk, and showing value. Dr. Hill will discuss:
- Three factors that lead to poor change results in normal times
- Why traditional business tools are insufficient for virtual performance improvement actions
- The business case for using the cloud to establish and sustain a performance-oriented culture
- Examples – from local, state, and federal – of virtual support tools for planning, analysis, project management, reporting, and employee engagement
- Four “must haves” for improving adoption
About the Speaker: Dr. Jim Hill is the founder and CEO of Organizational Performance Systems, a provider of cloud applications that advance evidence based organizational performance. Prior to founding OPS, Jim was a career officer in the United States Marine Corps and an executive with Sun Microsystems. He is also a past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement. Jim’s extensive writings include many articles and book chapters including the Handbook of Human Performance Technology (3d Ed., 2006) and Performance Interventions (1999). His book, Giving Away Power, was published in 2013. Jim has been featured in Training, Sales and Marketing Management, Japanese Management Journal, and BP Trends for his visionary approach to organizational performance. Jim is a graduate of The Ohio State University and received his doctorate (human and organizational performance) from the University of Southern California. He and his wife, Aiko, have four children and reside in Los Altos, California where they are active in their community.
Mark your calendar for these future sessions:
September 16, 2020: Leading and Evaluating High Performing Organizations with Jack Phillips (ECQs 1-5)
November 18, 2020: Enhancing Performance in the Federal Sector – A Panel of Federal Performance Technologists (ECQs 1-4)
A certificate will be given upon completion of the full (4-session) series.