Perf Improvement LO14598

Vana Prewitt (
Sun, 03 Aug 1997 16:51:13 -0700

Replying to LO14564 --

uswaltv wrote:
> " What types of knowledge should someone have if they want to
> specialize in performance improvement moving away just from training?

Well, IMHO, the biggest difference is understanding some basics about
cognitive psychology, learning theory, organizational communications &
effectiveness, and instructional design. Although none of these
disciplines, in particular, help a person function as a performance
technologist, they help build a foundation for doing so.

Training is, for me, about "the show."
Performance improvement is, for me, "the result."

If I stand up and yak at you for 4 hours, you are trained.

If you demonstrate the ability to perform as intended, following a
performance-based intervention (which may or may not have anything to do
with training) we have engaged in performance improvement.

My 2 cents.

Vana Prewitt


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