Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) faculty and graduate students as well as OPWL alumni presented at the International Society for Performance Improvement’s annual performance improvement conference April 5-10 in Seattle.
Professor Yonnie Chyung, with graduate students Theresa Brittain, Mark Morgan, and Tammy Wheeler, and an alum Jie Chen presented “Conducting Evaluations with a 10-step Procedure.” Chyung also presented “Evidence-based Survey Design with Likert Scales” with graduate student Megan Kennedy and alums Katherine Roberts and Leva Swanson.
Assistant professor Lisa Giacumo presented “Working Together: Performance Improvement, Employers, Academics and Students, and Designing E-Learning for Cross-Cultural Global Workplace Needs,” as well as facilitated a round-table discussion regarding performance improvement and HR relevance in the data age.
Giacumo also presented “Manage Cognitive Load to Increase Training Transfer” with a graduate student Sabrina Johnson and “Transfer to Performance: Deliver Valued Results!” with a graduate student Kristen Goff.
In addition, assistant professor Crystal Han presented “How Can We Accelerate the Formation of Creative Project Teams?”
OPWL alums who also presented at the conference were:
- Dan Hardin, “EPSS Solution Saves Thousands of Man Hours”
- Chris McQueen, “How Google Introduces New Hires to a Culture of Innovation”
- William Piersol, “Synergy by Design”
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