Come hungry; leave smarter.

Saturday Seminar – February 10, 2018.

Accelerating Performance Consulting & e-Learning - What Works, What Doesn't Work, and Some Secrets!

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Presentation 1: Accelerating Performance Consulting via the Cloud


Presentation 2: e-Learning - What Works, What Doesn't Work, and Some Secrets!

Presentation 1: Accelerating Performance Consulting via the Cloud

Dr. Jim Hill, founder and CEO of Organizational Performance Systems ( has extensive experience in applying cloud-based solutions to performance challenges in government, the military, several industries, and in healthcare. His team applies cloud applications to conduct gap and root cause analysis, plan and execute change, manage talent, and achieve new levels of productivity, alignment, and integration.

During this session, we’ll explore the use of cloud applications and techniques to increase productivity, support evidence - based decision making, and expand the influence of performance improvement leaders and their teams.


  • Discuss industry-wide adoption of cloud technologies.

  • Play with tools that are currently available on the internet.

  • Discuss ways to make the migration—which is inevitable—work for performance improvement experts inside and outside client organizations.

  • Discuss using the cloud to accelerate transformation and change.

Your Presenter: Dr. Jim Hill, CPT

Dr. Jim Hill is the founder and CEO of Organizational Performance Systems ( He is a past president of ISPI and the 2016 recipient of ISPI’s Distinguished Service Award.

Jim is a graduate of The Ohio State University and, after earning his MBA, received his doctorate from the University of Southern California.

As a Marine Corps officer, he led that service's Distance Learning Division (at the time, the worlds largest by total enrollments). He also led training for the 23,000-person 1st Marine Division. After his military career, Jim was an executive with Sun Microsystems where he led their executive development and global sales development programs. Later, in an industry first, he established a successful sales partnership with Ebay to auction million-dollar servers.

In February 2017, he was one of two private sector executives to testify before the Congressional Committee on Evidence-based Policymaking.

He and his wife, Aiko, reside in Los Altos, California where they are active in their community.

Presentation 2: e-Learning - What Works, What Doesn't Work, and Some Secrets!

If you are a designer, developer, or commissioner of eLearning, please join us for an informative presentation where we will take a look at current eLearning best practices and case studies.

Kirsten Giles - the principal of Pale Blue Design - has special permission to showcase her projects and discuss the learning challenge, the choice of eLearning as the solution, and what it took to make each project come together.

During this presentation, we will:

  • View different "looks and feels."

  • Explore current eLearning tools in action.

  • See how others:

    • Use "gamification."

    • Incorporate storytelling in their designs.

    • Make "boring stuff look interesting."

    • And much more!

Your Presenter: Kirsten Giles

Kirsten Giles is the principal of Pale Blue Design - a custom training development firm that offers a full range of training, development, and instructional design services. The firm produces effective learning solutions for both technical and non-technical audiences. Kirsten has worked with large corporate clients in the communications, hospitality and the automotive industries. Her projects include classroom, eLearning, self-study, video scripting, and print and electronic job aids for a variety of companies including: Countrywide Home Loans, DirecTV, Hilton Hotels, Hyundai, Nextel, Nissan, Toyota Motor Sales, Toyota Financial Services, and Urban Science.

Event Details

Complimentary breakfast and lunch are included.

At ISPI-LA, “Come Hungry…Leave Smarter.”


  • Check-in begins at 8:30am, coffee and breakfast served

  • Opening Announcements from 9:00 – 9:15am

  •  First session from 9:15 – 10:30am

  • Short break from 10:30 – 10:45am

  • Second session from 10:45 – 11:45am

  • Closing announcements 11:45 – 12:00pm

  • Lunch 12:00 pm-1:00pm (included with program)


Antioch University Campus
400 Corporate Pointe, Room A1006
Culver City, CA 90230

  • Antioch University Campus is located at 400 Corporate Pointe, off of Slauson Blvd, a few blocks from the 405 Freeway. The meeting will be held in Room A1006 on the main level. Enter the Lobby and make a right at the first hallway.


  • Park in the parking garage for 400 Corporate Pointe, on level 6 or 7. The entrance to the campus is from the 4th floor of the parking garage, across the courtyard and through the glass doors the Lobby.

  • Bring your ticket to the Campus Security Office, near the meeting room, to obtain discounted parking for $7. The office accepts cash and checks only.

Campus Map

Map and directions are available here.

We look forward to seeing you “Come Hungry…Leave Smarter”!

For your convenience, you can pay with a credit card or bring a check to the meeting.

Event Location

Antioch University
Antioch University
400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City 90230

Event Fees:

REG | REG | ATD LA/OC Member Reduced Rate $ 25.00

REG | REG | Non-Member Rate $ 35.00

REG | ISPI-LA Member (Be sure to register) FREE

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please email:
ISPI - Los Angeles Chapter