THE Performance Improvement Conference 2017
 April 30 - May 2
Le Centre Sheraton Hotel
Montreal, Canada
 
Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2016

Conference Theme:
Joie de Vivre at Work: Beyond Conventional Performance Thinking


Deadline:
The deadline for submitting proposals is August 1, 2016

Conference Areas
Your session topic must align with one of these areas. Areas will be put together by the conference committee based on submissions in these areas. Choose the area you think BEST fits your proposal. Please select only ONE area.
 
  1. DEVELOPING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT (PI): INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
    1. FutureLab (area emphasizes innovation and prepares members for upcoming changes in their work, presentations are only 20 min.)
    2. Innovative Research (contemporary, futuristic topics, new approaches, creative solutions, tentative results)
    3. Innovative Developments in Performance Management (PM) and PI (new approaches in practice, (partly) not research based, might trigger new research)
    4. New Technologies that support PM and PI (technology-based solutions, technical challenges facing practitioners and showcase innovative technologies, advanced research and development in emerging technology)
  2. APPLYING PI
    1. PI in Management
      1. Research to Practice (proven approaches, research informs practice)
      2. Applied PM (practical case studies of rigorous application of PI models, systems, tools in organizational management)
      3. Performance Management in Challenging Contexts (small or large scale, high complexity, developing countries, or specific organizations like schools, administration, government, etc.)
      4. Skill Builder (tools, models, software, games, Apps, hands-on application, exercises, or demonstrations)
    2. PI in Learning and Instructional Design
      1. Research to Practice (proven approaches, research informs practice)
      2. Applied PI (practical case studies of rigorous application of PI principles in instructional design)
      3. PI in Challenging Contexts (PI principles in instructional design beyond Western Europe and North America)
      4. Skill Builder (tools, models, software, games, Apps, hands-on application, exercises, or demonstrations – do they all work in the developing countries?)
    3. PI in Specialist Functions (like Personnel Development, Finance, Procurement, Asset Management, IT, etc)
      1. Research to Practice (proven approaches, research informs practice)
      2. Applied PM and PI (practical case studies of rigorous application of PI models, systems, tools in managing different types and sizes of organizations)
      3. PM and PI in Challenging Contexts (small or large scale, high complexity, developing countries, or specific organizations like schools, administration, government, etc.)
      4. Skill Builder (tools, models, software, games, Apps, hands-on application, exercises, or demonstrations: do they work the same for different sizes and types of organizations)
  3. MAVERICK  Presentations that feature out-of-the-box, forward-thinking approaches to PI or do not come out of the field but contribute new ideas and approaches that can inspire developments in PM and PI
Types of Sessions
Education Sessions
The 75-minute presentations are still the backbone of the ISPI Conference. This format gives the presenter time to fully explore a case study, a set of tools, or a methodology, and allows attendees time to apply and try out what they have learned.

To view criteria for the 75 minute sessions prior to filling out the online submission form, you may, download this PDF or this Word doc.  Please note you will still need to submit your proposal online for consideration.

Roundtables
These 20-minute sessions are an excellent way for participants to invest just 20 minutes and come away with a functional understanding of a model, approach, concept or tool that they can really use tomorrow. For the 2016 ISPI Conference, 20-Minute Roundtables will be offered as a General Session, also fondly known as the Cracker Barrel session.

To view criteria for the 20 Minute Rountables prior to filling out the online submission form, you may, download this PDF or this Word doc.  Please note you will still need to submit your proposal online for consideration.

Pecha Kucha
“What is PechaKucha?” PechaKucha is Japanese for “chatter” or “chit-chat.” It’s a simple set of rules where presentations consist of 20 slides auto-timed at 20 seconds each. Virtually any idea or concept can be explored using this innovative format. Typically PechaKucha (pronounced pe-CHAK-cha) 20x20 presentations are almost completely graphical in nature with the presenter providing the textual narrative. We challenge you to try this relatively new session format for ISPI and join us on the creative presentation cutting-edge. These presentations will be offered as a General Session.

To view criteria for Pecha Kucha prior to filling out the online submission form, you may, download this PDF or this Word doc.  Please note you will still need to submit your proposal online for consideration.

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For questions about submitting an application, please email: [email protected]