Come hungry; leave smarter.

Seminars + Events.

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Saturday Seminar: Strategic Leadership Competency Assessment: Development, Application and Use

We have a upcoming Special Saturday Seminar event on February 15.

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.

Click Here for Details and to Register.


Come Hungry, Leave Smarter Saturday Seminars

ISPI-LA Lunch-and-Learn Meetings

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.

Past Recorded Lunch and Learn :

  • A Working Guide to Virtual Reality 
  • A Working Guide to Mixed Reality 
  • Demystifying XR
  • Rex Conner will facilitate our next meeting. Rex will be discussing, Establish a Common Performance Language. All of your training, recruiting, evaluating, and quality efforts will be so much easier when everyone involved speaks the same performance language!
  • Kevin M. Yates, presented on the subject matter, "Did Training Work?" he answers the questions with facts, evidence, and data. To view the recorded presentation, click here.

South Bay Training Professionals Breakfast Series

Our existing South Bay Training Professionals Breakfast Series monthly Friday Morning Training Manager meeting at American Honda in Torrance - on the first Friday of every month.

Upcoming dates for 2019 calendar year:

  • 11/01/2019
  • 12/06/2019

Past Topics:

Topic:Learn to Ride a Motorcycle:  Become a Better Car Driver - September 14, 2019

Topic:How Google Introduces a Culture of Innovation to New Hires - May 11,2019 

Topic: Learning in the Flow of Work - February 23, 2019

Photography by Douglas Sietsema; Dr. Ray Jimenez at the 7/18/15 Saturday seminar.

Event Descriptions

Come Hungry, Leave Smarter Saturday Seminars

At least four times a year, our Come Hungry, Leave Smarter Saturday Seminars include 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, PhD). Breakfast and lunch are included.

Come hungry; Leave smarter.

What does "Learning in the Flow of Work" really mean?
Why are professionals considering moving from "Knowledge-Based to Performance-Based" Learning Systems?
Are you Interested?

If so, so you just might want to participate in an upcoming ISPI-LA Lunch-and-Learn meeting.

"Learning in the Flow of Work" as well as "Moving from Knowledge-based learning to Performance-Based learning" are the two themes of our new ISPI-LA Lunch-and-Learn meetings.

Every other month on a Tuesday, in the Long Beach office of CraneMorley, we'll interact with a presentation from a practicing expert in the field that illustrates real-world examples of these themes. We'll also meet with other peers in our field, enjoy a complimentary lunch, and get a chance to professionally grow.

To register: Just go to ISPI-LA and register.

We have limited space, so our Lunch-and-Learn meetings fill-up quickly. What are you waiting for?

Questions? Contact our chapter president at Email: or our chapter webmaster at

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. Enjoy a continental breakfast of bagels and coffee/tea.

Text Study RoundTable

This format is an exciting new practice in real-time participatory democracy. A few minutes are spent reading a selected article from a leading publication on cutting-edge ideas in our field. Participants then express their thoughts and experiences on the topic, time divided equally among all present. Come explore with us!

To register or for more information,  please contact Anthony Markovich .


The GEMS Text Study RoundTable format is provided by Sue Gabriele, President, and Owner, Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems.


Breakfast Series Location

Our Breakfast series is present by ATD-LA and ISPI-LA. Our meetings would also not be possible without the continued support of the American Honda! We are fortunate to have them as our hosts. Attendees are free to browse the museum's collection before and after our breakfast, free of charge.  American Honda Campus is located at 1919 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90501 Centrally located, off the 405 Freeway near the Western Exit.

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