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Paul Butler: Newleaf Training and Development

Presentation 1: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Paul Butler is a Client Partner with Newleaf Training and Development, based in Valencia. Paul is a very engaging speaker, able to take the complexity of a subject and distill it into simple, memorable concepts that can be immediately applied.

In his presentation, Paul will facilitate a dialogue around the good, the bad and the ugly encouraging participants to share their examples too, for common themes and corrective action moving forward.

Jacqueline Chauser

Presentation 2: Transforming a Script Into a Visual Learning Experience

Jacqueline Chauser, M.P.A, M.S.E.I.T has over 20 years of experience educating. She started her career teaching English at an afterschool program while she was finishing her Bachelor of Arts in History. She’s taught in every possible setting!

In her presentation, Jacqueline will explain exactly how she creates multimedia using Vyond (formerly known as GoAnimate). Jacqueline will take us through her process of breaking down a script, pulling out key concepts, and developing an animated video.

Los Angeles Chapter

Come hungry; leave smarter. ISPI-LA Saturday Seminars include both a breakfast and a lunch. Each Saturday Seminar is held at Antioch University in Culver City.

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of ISPI is a community of practice for performance improvement professionals in corporate, industrial, and non-profit settings. ISPI advocates the application of the principles and practices of human performance technology (HPT) to organizational issues.


The International Society for Performance Improvement (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. Founded in 1962, ISPI is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and competence in the workplace. ISPI represents performance improvement professionals throughout the United States, Canada, and 44 other countries.

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Who belongs to IPSI?

Performance technologists, training directors, human resources managers, instructional designers, human factors practitioners, and organizational consultants are members of ISPI.

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What we do

Membership in the Los Angeles chapter of ISPI includes admission – at no additional cost – to our Saturday Seminars and to the Friday Breakfast Series that is co-hosted with ATD (formerly ASTD).

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How to join

Submit an application online or by mail. Annual membership is available for both individiuals and students.

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Discounts to UCI Extension Program for ISPI-LA Members

UC Irvine Extension offers ISPI-LA members a 10% discount on courses in the E-Learning Instructional Design certificate program.

Staying up-to-date with changes in how training is designed, produced, and delivered is more critical than ever. UC Irvine Extension’s fully online E-Learning Instructional Design certificate program provides the foundation for today’s instructional development that focuses on aligning skills and knowledge for achieving organizational strategic goals and objectives. The courses also provide knowledge and skills in planning and designing e-learning instruction in training areas to match today’s varied company business needs based on identifiable learning objectives, rapid authoring tools, content requirements, and outcomes. All six courses in the E-Learning Instructional Design certificate program are eligible for the 10% discount.