International Society for Performance Improvement
Founded in 1962, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and competence in the workplace. ISPI represents more than 1,700 performance improvement professionals throughout 46 countries. ISPI and its members use evidence-based performance improvement research and practices to effect sustainable, measurable results, and add value to stakeholders in the private, public, and social sectors.

Being Better Matters
The performance improvement approach helps people and organizations make a difference. To their co-workers and clients. Their communities. Their world. By providing tools and strategies for effective and universal organizational and personal improvement, ISPI is helping people create bigger impact, make greater contributions, and, ultimately, make our world a better place to be.


Organization Support
ISPI provides ongoing support to organizations and is continually working to increase the resources allowing organizations to deliver more valuable solutions.

People Support
ISPI drives awareness, understanding, and perceived value of human and organization performance improvement among a diverse and growing audience. We support people by improving their expertise and their ability to create results.

ISPI provides research-based information, strategies, tools, and guidance to help people and organizations create more meaningful results through our systemic and universally applicable 10 Standards of Performance Improvement. ISPI develops, collects, integrates, shares, and recognizes know-how, tools, and approaches to drive human and organizational performance.

ISPI provides continuing education opportunities for organizational leaders, performance practitioners, and all other people interested in driving human and organizational performance. ISPI offers a wide variety of courses, workshops, and conferences, all designed to increase one’s ability to deliver valuable results to one’s organizations and customers, and inspire new and innovative ideas.

ISPI provides an open and inclusive forum in which thought leaders, practitioners, and clients can work together and share knowledge. We encourage collaboration and engagement and strive to help people to build networks to be more successful.


Evidence Driven
ISPI was founded upon scientific research principles and the idea that when something is measured, it can be improved.

This evidence-driven approach drives ISPI to support and execute pragmatic research efforts and empirical data collection, using both traditional and cutting-edge techniques. It allows ISPI to accurately assess performance gaps, determine the best available solution, and effectively measure the impact of the solution once implemented.

ISPI’s commitment to evidence ensures people have the insight they need to create the performance results they require.

Performance Focused
While interventions to improve performance are important, they are only part of a truly effective improvement strategy. The real value of performance improvement lies not in an intervention or a specific solution, but in the resulting performance itself—the accomplishments, achievements, and outcomes that the right solution can deliver, and in the improved capacity of people and organizations to continuously improve themselves.

ISPI’s approach is truly focused on performance—on creating it, improving it, and sustaining it—all in support of organizations’ unique goals.

ISPI is not tied to any one solution or model. Our approach and our 10 Standards of Performance Improvement are universal. They can be applied to any individual, group, organization, industry, or sector and can be used to create meaningful results for any performance challenge or opportunity.

We are continually working to expand the reach of our organization and to increase professional diversity throughout our member base, leadership, and resources. As our organization grows and our approach is adopted by a wider variety of industries, organizations, and professionals, we are able to gather more information, share more experiences, and increase our collective knowledge for even greater advantage.

ISPI encourages a higher level of personal engagement, open sharing, and accessibility throughout all levels of its Society, and enables people to create valuable connections with thought leaders, mentors, peers, and colleagues. ISPI fosters ongoing opportunities for interaction, collaboration, discussion, and feedback, and puts people face-to-face with a wide variety of influential and forward-thinking practitioners, academics, and decision makers.