Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Human Performance Technology (HPT) has emerged in recent years as a methodology in the field of behavioral safety. This workshop traces its origins to thought leaders Thomas F. Gilbert, Geary Rummler, and others who contributed to the evolution of HPT from instructional technology. It presents an overview of a current-day HPT methodology known as Performance Thinking, designed with simple visual models and plain English terminology to facilitate adoption and communication by people in all functions and at all levels in an organization. At the heart of HPT is a focus on accomplishments, the valuable products of behavior, which Gilbert insisted should be our focus in organizational performance improvement because it is accomplishments that are valuable, while behavior is costly. This workshop, distilled from a multi-day program for performance constants, provides an overview of the Performance Thinking approach and engages participants in identifying valuable accomplishments in interviews with one another. Following an introduction to accomplishment based HPT, we will explore how behavioral safety interventions can work together with HPT’s focus on productivity and employee engagement to optimize employee productivity and safety or error reduction.
- Distinguish between behavior and the valuable accomplishments of behavior
- Describe the overall “logic” of accomplishment based Human Performance Technology
- Identify and describe accomplishments through interviews with performers
- Discuss how HPT and Behavioral Safety methodologies can work together
Dr. Carl Binder