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Who are we?

For more than 55 years, the Potomac Chapter of International Society for Performance Improvement has been on the leading edge of evidence-based professional development in the fields of Human Performance Innovation and Organizational Health & Effectiveness in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  We focus on performance innovation that accelerates organizational health and agility, cultivates high performing teams, and liberates the superpowers of our members.

About you:

You believe that being better matters. As consultants, educators, and leaders in Federal, State, and Local Government, Education, Non-Government Organizations, Non-Profits, and Commercial Businesses you want to make our world of work a better place. You want to make a bigger impact in your world of work and want to learn, practice, and share evidence-based, "best-of-the-best" tools and mindset shaping performance innovation practices.

2019-2021 Chapter Leadership


Peter Baverso   


Program Chair:    Open
Vice President of Community Gabe Hambda
Vice President of Finance: James K. Govoni 
ISPI/RSPI Liaison:  Molly Wankel  
Archivist and visionary: Jeffrey Jorney   

ISPI Potomac Awards

ISPI Potomac is a multi-year recipient of both the ISPI Chapter of Excellence and Chapter of Merit Awards.


Please contact us with any questions!

ISPI Potomac Sponsors

ISPI Potomac appreciates the support of our partners. 

We encourage you to get involved, develop your network, build new skills, and have fun! Please email us to share your ideas and learn more about our needs! Board terms are from July-June, with elections in May, but we welcome your involvement at any point during the year. Below are key responsibilities for our board roles.


  • Set annual chapter goals based on five-year strategic plan
  • Assist other board members in carrying out their roles and meeting annual goals
  • Maintain relationships with other professional associations to support marketing and programs

Past President

  • Support President and Program Chair in planning monthly events
  • Advise board on strategy and goals

Program Chair

  • Secure speakers for monthly events
  • Market events and write monthly newsletter, using
  • Administer events with speaker and facility representative, and arrange for dinner

Vice President of Administration

  • Participate in and takes the minutes for all monthly virtual Board meetings
  • Monitor the functioning of the ISPI repository (Wiki)
  • Assist Program Chair in the planning and implementation of monthly events 

Vice President of Finance

  • Maintain and report on chapter accounts and records
  • Collect and deposit payments
  • Reimburse members and others as needed

Membership Chair

  • Welcome new members
  • Track membership numbers
  • Identify and coordinate volunteers

Marketing & Communications Chair

  • Market chapters events on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Help chapter maintain social media presence
  • Educate board members on social media marketing

Archivist and Visionary

  • Maintain chapter history and records
  • Participate in strategic planning

International / Rwandan Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI/RSPI) Liaison

  • Represent chapter to International Society
  • Represent chapter to Rwandan Society mentorship
  • Complete documents submitted to International Society


  • Maintain annual domain registration and related accounts
  • Advise Board on website
  • Perform website maintenance when needed

Other Ways to Get Involved

  • Registrar: Check in attendees at events, take payments, and update website with attendee information
  • Greeter: Attend in-person events, greet attendees, and identify new attendees
  • Marketing Outreach: Assist with identifying and contacting university programs and local groups/associations to market chapter events
  • Marketing Presenter: Attend university class or event to give a short presentation on ISPI and the Potomac chapter
  • Water Bringer: Bring a case of water to in-person events.
  • Evaluations: Schedule, analyze, and produce report for evaluations of chapter events
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