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Human Performance and Training, also known as Performance Technology, is a field whose purpose is to enhance employees' performances to optimal levels. Human Performance specialists enhance employees' performances through training and non-training interventions. They complete detailed front end assessments, including needs and task analyses, to determine performance gaps and behavioral objectives. They then determine the most appropriate intervention to solve the performance gaps.

If the intervention is a training solution, then the human performance specialist will utilize their instructional design backgrounds to create the appropriate training workshop. Evaluation techniques are applied during the creation of the workshop and after to determine if the instruction has raised employees' performances to optimal levels in order to return the workers back to their jobs at high success rate.

If the intervention is a non-training solution, then the human performance specialist will utilize change management strategies. Change management strategies typically focus on environmental changes such as work processes, resources or management systems of incentives and consequences. Sometimes an intervention calls for both training and non-training solutions.

 

Where can I find more information about this field?

Click here to gather more information about the International Society for Performance Improvement

Click here to gather more information about the American Society for Training and Development

 

Where can I obtain a graduate degree in this field?

Click here to gather more information about the Governors State University - Human Performance and Training program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 

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