hpt versus addie

20 09 2005

in my masters program’s reading list for one course, we were asked to read alison rossett’s concise chapter,analysis for human performance technology in the handbook for performance technology which covers the basic principles of the human performance technology (hpt) model. i believe hpt – or something like it – is a part of our profession’s future. there are a number of reasons i like hpt and think it will be influential in the coming years.

1) from the first steps, hpt is focused on solving performance problems. not on making training cooler, better, flashier,…..

2) hpt seeks to follow a cosistent, rigorous and scientific approach to content creation which will serve to set expectations of learners and their managers.

3) hpt easily sits along side of or works in conjunction with other major corporate initiatives like six sigma and tqm.

4) human performance technicians are provided with guidelines that work as a workflow roadmap.

when i’ll be able to squeeze it into my schedule and have the revenue in order to pay for it aside, i’ve set it as a personal goal to earn hpt certification.  what are your opinions?  am i on the mark? or am i a few slices short of a loaf?  hit the comments button and speak up!