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February 2015
In this issue:
2015 Program
Why Join
SIG Meetings
ISPI Annual
February Events
Jane Hart
Minnesota Chapter
Up-front Analysis How’s That Working
Out For You?
A virtual presentation by
Jinnie Lee Schmid,
Change Navigators, LLC
Dr. James D. Grady,
Pivot Point Business Solutions
Tuesday, February 17
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Light
refreshments (dinner is available
at Byerly’s (Big Bowl, deli),
Networking, MNISPI business
6:30 – 8:00 pm – Program
Place Byerly’s Community Room
3777 Park Center Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 map
Or register for the webcast
Members – free
Guests - $15 (first-time guests
free) great membership rates
The presentation will be virtual. Attendees can watch from the Byerly’s Community Room or online.
Email Sherry at [email protected] to join the online presentation.
How many times have your stakeholders tried to shortchange the analysis phase of a
newly assigned project? (How many times have YOU been tempted to do so?) Sometimes
we get pushback from our supervisors, clients or peers such as “It costs too much…it takes
too long…this is an easy project, we don’t need it.”
As performance improvement professionals, we know that analysis done at the front end
of a project is KEY to getting the best results; it helps ensure that we create realistic plans,
set accurate targets and milestones, engage the right people – and focus on solving the
right problems.
This program will explore:
- The importance, benefits, challenges, and types of up-front analysis
-The fact that analytics (aka “big data”) is now available to support performance
improvement projects
-How analytics contribute to the analysis phase
Participants will gain hands-on experience with the Change Diagnostic Index , a unique
“human data” analytics tool that yields in-depth, highly reliable information for use in
analysis and planning (and beyond). Dr. James Grady will be onsite to contribute to our
lively discussion about successful (and not so successful) analysis experiences.
Jinnie Lee Schmid founded Change Navigators, LLC to fulfill her purpose of equipping
individuals and organizations to navigate changef and improve performance. She
has over 20 years experience in organizational consulting (internal and external) and
is a Certified Partner for The Change Diagnostic Index , a Certified Consultant with
Harrison Assessments , and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist . She presented on
Up-Front Analysis at the 2014 national ISPI conference.
Dr. James D. Grady is the CEO of Pivot Point Business Solutions
2015 MNISPI Program Schedule
January 20, 2015 Design Thinking in Training
Laura Nedved,
Chooser Apps, LLC
Golden Valley
February 17, 2015 Up-front Analysis - How’s That Working Jinnie Lee Schmid, St. Louis Park
Out For You?
Change Navigators,
March 17, 2015
ISPI Conference Presentation Preview
Maureen Conway,
Gopher Resource
April 21, 2015
The E-learning Tool Talent Show
Multiple Presenters TBA
May 19, 2015
National Conference Recap and 99Second Presentations
MNISPI Members
Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony MNISPI Members
2014-2015 MNISPI Program Schedule online
June 2015
St. Paul
St. Paul
*Meeting Locations:
Saint Paul
TIES Building
1667 Snelling Avenue N.
St. Paul, MN 55108 map
St. Louis Park (February)
Byerly’s Community Room
3777 Park Center Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 map
Thank you for your patience as we are in the process of finding an
alternate meeting location on the West side of the Twin Cities.
Why Join MNISPI?
Fabulous Educational Programs * Networking and Job Leads * Low Membership Rates
Dinner After Work! * Small Group Setting Ideal for Discussion * 4 Special Interest Groups
Great people  and more!
Join or renew online, or bring a check payable to MNISPI to our next meeting.
$50/year for non-students, $25/year for students (join at any time of the year)
Contact Sherry Stern at [email protected] for more info.
WELCOME to new MNISPI members!
Melkamu Gobosho
THANK YOU to renewing members!
Sherry Stern, Steve Sorenson
Invite a Colleague During our Jan-March Membership Drive!
Sherry Stern, Membership Chair
We enjoyed seeing several new faces at our January meeting! Thank you for
inviting fellow professionals to MNISPI.
Your membership in MNISPI helps provide you with opportunities to enhance
your skills. So please, during our membership drive from now through March,
invite at least one Instructional Design or Learning Development colleague to join
you at a MNISPI meeting and discover the benefits of participating. Those who
bring a guest will have theirs and their guests’ name added to the hat for a prize
February Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings
Book Banter
Meets 1 Monday evening of every month.
Free and open to members and non-members.
Check out Book Banter or contact Rob at
[email protected] to learn more.
NEW E-Learning SIG
Meets 1 Thursday evening of every month. Free
and open to members. Please RSVP to Anne by
February 3rd at [email protected] , to
learn more and/or be on the e-mail list.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
6:30pm – 8pm
Brookdale Library, Study Room I
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 map
Learning Articulate Storyline 2
Monday, February 2, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 pm (new start time)
Rockford Road Library
6401 42nd Avenue N
Crystal, MN 55427 map
Book/ Topic
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will
Rule the Future” by Daniel H. Pink. We will also
move into a theme discussion on “Intrinsic
Next meeting Thursday, March 5th
Next meeting Monday, March 2nd
Consultants’ SIG
Meets 2nd Monday morning of every month.
Open to members and non-members, $10 a
year. Check out Consultants’ SIG or contact
Steve Sorenson to learn more at
[email protected]
Monday, February 9, 2015
8:30 – 10:30 am
Highland Café and Bakery
2012 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116
Next meeting Monday, March 9th
Digital Learning Forum
Meets 2nd Monday evening of every month. Free
and open to members and non-members. Check
out or contact
Judy at [email protected]
Monday, February 9, 2015
6:00 – 6:30 pm Networking
6:30 – 8:00 pm Meeting
Place University of St. Thomas
McNeely Hall, Room 117
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN map
Topic “Agile Project Management for eLearning”
Next meeting Monday, March 9 - “Designing
for Mobile Learning”
ISPI Performance Improvement Conference – April 26-29, 2015
Our parent organization, ISPI, holds an annual conference titled THE Performance Improvement
Conference. This year it is taking place April 26-29 in San Antonio, Texas. See for more
information, or email Sue at [email protected] to learn more.
Additional February Events
Jane Hart Workshop (see next page flyer), Feb 12 , “Moving Beyond e-Learning”, MOA, register
PACT Meeting, February 13th: “Social Learning in the Workplace”, Jane Hart.
ATD-GTC Meeting, Feb 20th: “State of the Talent Development Industry in MN”.
Moving Beyond E-Learning: A Workshop with Jane Hart
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9 AM – 4 PM
Executive Center - Boundary Waters Suite, Mall of America
PACT invites you to join us for an amazing opportunity to take a professional development workshop from a wellrespected, global learning and development leader.
The way we learn in the workplace is changing; in large part influenced by the way we learn on the Web.
Organizations at the leading edge are now modernizing their approach to workplace learning, and moving beyond
creating and managing e-learning, towards addressing performance problems in more relevant ways as well as
promoting, developing and supporting continuous learning. In this workshop Jane will take you on a tour of the new
initiatives that are taking place in organizations in order to enable and support learning in new ways. Increase your
professional marketability by attending this transformational and interactive workshop.
Workshop Objectives
Review the need for moving beyond classroom training and 1st generation e-learning
Consider the new opportunities it offers to enable and support learning in new ways
Compare the two roles of (traditional) learning manager and (new) learning consultant
Build a plan for broadening the scope of the work in your own L&D team or that of your client
About Jane
Jane Hart is an independent workplace learning advisor, international speaker,
writer, and the founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies - one of the world’s most visited learning sites on the Web – over 2
million views! Her blog is the most socially shared Learning & Development blog on
the web. Jane is an Honorary Fellow of the British Institute for Learning &
Development, and Visiting Lecturer on the Masters of Science in Learning &
Technology at Oxford University. In February 2013, the United Kingdom’s Learning &
Performance Institute (LPI) presented Jane with the Colin Corder Award for
Outstanding Contribution to Learning.
Jane Hart, Centre for Learning &
Performance Technologies,
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“You were extraordinary! Your content was perfectly tailored to our membership and you
delivered exactly what we had hoped for. Thank you so much for the thought you put into
this, and the charm with which you delivered your presentation.” - Testimonial
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