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The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and its members use evidence-based performance improvement research and practices to effect sustainable, measurable results, and add value to stakeholders in the private, public, and social sectors. Founded in 1962, ISPI is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and competence in the workplace.

ISPI represents performance improvement professionals throughout the United States, Canada, and 44 other countries.

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Guiding Principles

  • * Maintain a global mindset.
  • * Facilitate networking among practitioners.
  • * Leverage opportunities.
  • * Foster diversity and inclusion.
  • * Value stakeholders.
  • * Operate under the Standards of Performance Technology and the Code of Ethics of our profession.

CPT - Certified Performance Technologist
The International Society for Performance Improvement established the Certified Performance Technologist credential to help performance improvement professionals set themselves apart within their field. Those who have earned their certification have shared that documenting their work as part of the certification process helped them.

Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics is intended to promote ethical practice in the profession. In order to be certified or re-certified, you must sign a statement that you agree to conduct yourself in ways that are in keeping with the principles on which the Code is based. The code of ethics is based on six principles.
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ISPI Standards
  • Standard 1: Focus on Results or Outcomes
  • Standard 2: Take a Systemic View
  • Standard 3: Add Value
  • Standard 4: Work in Partnership with Clients and Stakeholders
  • Standard 5: Determine Need or Opportunity
  • Standard 6: Determine Cause
  • Standard 7: Design Solutions including Implementation and Evaluation
  • Standard 8: Ensure Solutions’ Conformity and Feasibility
  • Standard 9: Implement Solutions
  • Standard 10: Evaluate Results and Impact

More information on the CPT credential and the ten standards that competent practitioners follow in the practice of human performance technology.


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