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What Is ISPI?

Founded in 1962, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and performance in the workplace. Serving Metropolitan Washington D.C., the Potomac Chapter is one of the oldest chapters of the International Society.


ISPI and its members use evidence-based performance improvement research and practices to effect sustainable, measurable results and add value to stakeholders in the private, public, and social sectors.


Performance improvement practices are recognized globally as an essential part of every organization’s competitive strategy.

Guiding Principles
  • Maintain a global mindset.
  • Facilitate networking among practitioners.
  • Leverage opportunities.
  • Foster diversity and inclusion.
  • Value stakeholders.
  • Operate under the Standards of Performance Technology and the Code of Ethics of our profession.

Value Proposition

ISPI Potomac Chapter is large enough to help you expand your performance improvement expertise, and small enough to allow you to build genuine professional friendships. We:

  • Provide outstanding professional development opportunities
  • Give you a forum for the discussion of professional issues
  • Serve as models of professional excellence in leadership, advocacy, and practice
  • Reflect the diversity of our community
  • Use proven methods of improving performance as a foundation for our work

Who Belongs in ISPI?

Performance technologists, training directors, human resources managers, instructional systems designers, adult learning specialists, learning technologists, human factors practitioners, and organizational consultants are all members of ISPI. They work in a variety of settings including business, academia, government, health services, banking, non-profits, and the armed forces. Join or renew today.

     ISPI Potomac Awards.  

ISPI Potomac is the current recipient of the 2016 Chapter of Excellence and Chapter of Merit.


ISPI Potomac Sponsors.

The Chapter greatly appreciates the support of our fine sponsors.


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