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Upcoming Events

Register  to  Attend  Our SPECIAL PROGRAM: Saturday Seminar on February 15,2020

Strategic Leadership Competency Assessment:

Development, Application and Use

Kevin S. Groves, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and President of Groves Consulting Group, LLC.

This session will introduce participants to the Strategic Leadership Assessment, a multi-source and multi-level leadership assessment and development tool that targets the strategic leadership competencies of mid- to senior-level leaders (managers, directors, and newly placed VP’s). This innovative talent assessment process provides leaders with multi-source feedback across twenty validated strategic leadership competencies, as well as feedback on the strategic alignment of their respective business unit.


The session speaker, Kevin S. Groves, Ph.D., will describe the development and validation of this assessment and development tool, and how his clients use this tool for succession planning, talent development practices, and career development applications.Kevin S. Groves, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and President of Groves Consulting Group, LLC.

To register for this event or for additonal infomation, please click here.


Los Angeles Chapter

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.

Come Hungry, Leave Smarter. We offer a wide range of learning and networking opportunities for our members. This includes:

Saturday Seminars -

At least four times a year, our Come Hungry, Leave Smarter Saturday Seminars includes two different presentations, facilitated by some of the most respected practitioners within our profession. The Saturday Seminars are held at Antioch University in Culver City. Previous presenters have included Harold Stolovitch, Carl Binder, Ruth Clark and Thiagi (Sivasailam Thiagarajan, Ph.D.). Breakfast and lunch are included.

Lunch-and-Learn -

Lunch and Learns are a new, every other month offering, co-sponsored with our member company CraneMorley at their Long Beach office. These meetings will feature lunch, networking and a presentation on new innovations in learning and performance.

SouthBay Training Professionals Breakfast Series -

The Breakfast Series meets the first Friday of every month, from 7:30 to 9:00 AM. Our format is the Text Study RoundTable. The cost is free for ATD-LA and ISPI-LA members. First time attendees or first-time guests are also free! There is a $10 charge for non-members. Our host, American Honda, graciously provides coffee for the RoundTable session. The on-site Starbucks conveniently opens at 7 AM for your breakfast needs!


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.

ISPI International Website

Who belongs to IPSI?

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

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-LA (formerly ASTD-LA).

How to join

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

ISPI - Los Angeles Chapter