Human Performance Improvement: Building Practitioner Competence

  • 4h 57m
  • Carolyn K. Hohne, Stephen B. King, William J. Rothwell
  • Taylor and Francis
  • 2000

This book provides the tools and techniques that are fundamental to the practice of HPI. 'Human Performance Improvement' is all you need to understand and carry out your own HPI plan and is invaluable for trainers, HR practitioners, line managers, workers, college students who are being introduced to Human Performance Improvement principles, and anyone who is interested in improving how well and how much people perform in organizational settings.

Human Performance Improvement shows you how to:

  • discover and analyze important human performance gaps
  • plan for the future improvements in human performance
  • design and develop cost-effective and ethically-justifiable interventions to close performance gaps
  • analyze trends and their implications for HPI

About the Authors

William J. Rothwell, Ph.D. is Professor of Human Resource Development in the Department of Adult Education, Instructional Systems and Workforce Education and Development on the University Park Campus of Pennsylvania State University and also serves as Director of Penn State's Institute for Research in Training and Development. He was previously Assistant Vice President and Management Development Director for The Franklin Life Insurance Company in Springfield, Illinois, and Training Director for the Illinois Office of Auditor General. He has worked full time in Human Performance Improvement from 1979 to the present, thus combining real-world experience with academic and consulting experience. As president of Rothwell & Associates, a private consulting firm, he numbers over 32 multinational corporations on his client list.

Carolyn K. Hohne is a performance improvement consultant with over 13 years experience in the field of human performance improvement. As president of Hohne Consulting, Inc., she collaboratively works with clients to improve business results through people.

Hohne helps her clients identify the workforce implications of their business strategies. In addition, she has expertise in the deisgn and development of structured learning events for audiences ranging from technical and manufacturing employees to business executives. She has helped many clients integrate training evaluation into their training curriculum. Hohne has also assisted organizations with the implementation of performance management systems, design and analysis of surveys, game simulations, and the implementation of team-based multisource feedback systems.

Stephen B. King, Ph.D. is executive director of the Leadership & Management Development division of Management Concepts, Inc., a consulting and training firm based in Vienna, Virginia. He is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University in the graduate program in Human Resources and Organization Development. King has worked as a consultant to the Research and Enterprise Solutions Department of the American Society for Training and Development in Alexandria, Virginia. He is also a certified Performance Partner in Front-End Analysis (FEA) with Human Performance Technologies of Anapolis, Maryland.

In this Book

  • Laying the Foundation
  • The Role of Analyst
  • The Role of Intervention Specialist
  • The Role of Change Manager
  • The Role of Evaluator
  • Trends and Their Implications for HPI
  • Transforming the Training Department into an HPI Function
  • Building Your Competence as an HPI Practitioner