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ERIC Number: EJ771632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1090-8811
Improving Individual and Organizational Performance: The Case for International Standards
Klein, James D.; Richey, Rita C.
Performance Improvement, v44 n10 p9-14 Nov-Dec 2005
Competency is defined as a set of related knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enables an individual to effectively perform the activities of a given occupation or job function to the standards expected in employment. Competencies for professionals in the performance improvement field have received considerable attention in recent years. For example, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) has identified ten standards that are used as a basis for certifying performance technologists. In addition, the competencies for other job roles in the Human Performance Technology (HPT) and training fields have been identified. In this article, the authors discuss the competencies for instructional designers, training managers, and instructors identified by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi). They begin by providing a brief explanation of ibstpi's history, background, and mission, followed by a discussion of how the organization identifies and validates competencies. The authors also provide a list of standards for instructional designers, training managers, and instructors that have been validated by practitioners in all regions of the world. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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