LUNCH & LEARN SESSIONS

Saturday, 22 September 2018

12:15 – 13:45

Lunch & Learn sessions are informal lunchtime dialogue sessions offered to participants about a single topic of interest on Saturday 16th . Each session is very interactive and allows the presenter to share her ideas and insights with others people around the table on a particular topic and lead a profitable discussion about it. Attendees are invited to interact and offer their comments and thoughts.

2018 Smorgasbord Session Facilitators

Program Evaluation Case Studies

Program Evaluation Case Studies

Description: This session will present an overview of case studies used to have students practice program evaluation. Practicing skills such as developing a logic model, focusing on the problem or need to be evaluated, identifying and managing stakeholders, minimizing bias, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting while using case studies has been more rewarding for the students. Completing a personal project has led to too many variables and complex problems to truly reinforce the goals and objectives. Case study based education allows for a more controlled learning experience yet permits expansion beyond the case description. During the session, participants will review cases, discuss the positives and negatives for using the cases, suggest future use of cases, and recommend situations to evaluate.

Facilitator Bio: 

Rose Baker, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, teaches a 3-credit course, Evaluation and Accountability in applied technology and performance improvement. She has developed these case studies after several years of teaching evaluation using individual student projects as the basis for the course. Student frustration with missing information, overly complex situations, and no time for data gathering, analysis and interpretation, have been alleviated by using case studies. The controlled environment reinforces targeted evaluation skills.

Working Appreciatively Across Cultures

Working Appreciatively Across Cultures

Description:

This discussion will focus on how managers and leaders can be more open-minded and less judgmental when:

  • coming in from the “home office/head office” to local offices,
  • working on an assignment, or a consulting project, in another country, or
  • the culture of the local people/workforce, may be “foreign” to those coming in. 

How can we help others or ourselves to prepare a mindset of appreciative enquiry, listening skills, open questioning and willingness to understand a local/new culture and the local talent that makes up the workforce?  How can this benefit the engagement and motivation of local teams and add value to the experience of the ex-pat leader or manager (person coming in from outside the local culture)?

Facilitator Bio: 

Sharne Van der Burgh has been a business coach for 16 years, working independently and as an Associate within businesses in different industry sectors – mostly with top teams and Boards, but also with mid-level managers.  She has experience developing mentoring programs and supporting businesses to design and implement their own mentoring programs.  She has designed many learning events and programs for a wide range of businesses.  Sharne is British – but has lived and worked in the US and now lives and works in Poland.

HICD in Georgia: 12 years of successful performance improvement

HICD in Georgia: 12 years of successful performance improvement

Description:

HICD in Georgia: 12 years of successful performance improvement. During the interactive presentation at the Smorgasbord session, Eka and Roman will provide a quick overlook of 12 years history of the Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) in Georgia. The presenters will discuss major milestones of performance improvement in Georgia, cover several successful projects and activities, and share their own institutional experience of what are and how to deal with the main challenges of this process.

Facilitators Bio:

Roman Tsutskiridze, CPT, Chief of Party/Country Director, HICD 2020, ME&A, Tbilisi, Georgia

Roman  is an organizational development specialist with almost 20 years of experience in international development and capacity-building interventions for USAID projects in Georgia. He currently leads the HICD 2020 project implemented by ME&A. He has extensive experience coordinating with governments, donor agencies, and international and local organizations to manage projects and develop new activities. Roman is experienced in facilitating sessions to different audiences, including presentations at the ISPI and ISPI EMEA conferences in Lisbon, Portugal (2012), Warsaw, Poland (2014), Bonn, Germany (2016), and Montreal, Canada (2017).

Eka Leonidze, Deputy Chief of Party, HICD 2020, ME&A/Chemonics, Tbilisi, Georgia

Eka is the HICD 2020 lead organizational development specialist with eight years of professional experience working on complex, integrated, USAID-funded development projects focused on human and institutional capacity building. She has worked with a number of key public, private, and civic Georgian counterparts and is experienced in managing multi-component projects comprised of multifunctional teams and international consultants. Eka leads performance improvement activities of the HICD 2020 project. She is also experienced in facilitating sessions to different audiences, including presentations at the ISPI EMEA conferences in Lisbon, Portugal (2012), Warsaw, Poland (2014), and Bonn, Germany (2016).

Performance Architect: A Performance Map “Is it Training or What?”

Performance Architect: A Performance Map “Is it Training or What?”

Description: Join Roger in this chat to answer the question “Is it Training or What?” Through a case study and application of a Performance Analysis Job Aid you will discover the three parts of the Quick Check framework, Competence, Confidence and Culture.

Facilitator Bio:

Roger Addison, Performance Architect, Chief Performance Officier – Addison Consulting

Roger is an internationally respected practitioner of Performance Improvement (PI) and performance consulting. He was the manager of Performance Improvement for Wells Fargo Bank. Roger is Certified in Performance Technology.

Roger is a past president of ISPI and past Chair of the Board and President of the International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO). He received ISPI’s highest award, Member for Life. He also received The Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, the Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance improvement and the Distinguished Service Award. Roger has worked and presented in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

WHAT THEY SAY
To be honest, I first thought “How different could a conference be?” However, from the beginning of the conference I started to realize that it was no ordinary event and there was so much to learn, participate in and enjoy. ISPI EMEA 2015 has been one of the greatest events that I have attended.Sibel Ergün Elverici - Yildis Technical University

Lunch & Learn Presenter - First time participant, Istanbul, 2015