Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck
Maximizing the Return on Your Training and Exercise Investment

Judith Hale, Ph.D., CPT
Hale Associates

Dean R. Larson, PhD, CEM®, CSP, CPT
Larson Performance Consulting

December 9, 2009

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17 Ratings Submitted
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"The sound was very low on this, even with my computer on high."

"Always good to know one is not alone with the issues/impediments and that the work goes on and enlightenment does grow."

"I enjoyed the delivery and found a lot of the material to be useful in my career. I hope to visit again. Thanks!"
Jim Jaracz
Hobart, IN Fire Dept.

"Once again good topic and took away some good information."

"I thought there would be more presentation and more concrete examples."

Interesting to learn academic backgrounds of performance improvemment. Will look at those concepts for implementation. Recommend that you forward some of the questions and concerns regarding exercises to the FEMA HSEEP inbox ([email protected]), where they develop and manage government standards for exercise policy. Some of these issues may be good ones that they can take for action to serve their stakeholders, such as the attendees on this call. Have a good holiday!"

"I am now retired after over thirty years in some form of emergency response and management but am still interested in keeping up. I find the programs interesting and wonder how you can get the younger EMs to participate. As stated today - us old guys are leaving the field and taking experience with us."
Ken Knipper
Retired EM

"Thank you very much Amy for hosting all of the Virtual Forums this year. Although today's session was very beneficial, all of your forums have been outstanding and informative. I received much more information on the DM Framework and Virtual USA from your Forum than our own state Emergency Management agency. Thanks again and Happy Holidays."
Rob Littrell
Ada City-County Emergency Management

"A good systematic, proactive approach is what I heard. If only it was like this across the whole playing field. I thank you all for your time. Very informative."
John Siwka

"Audio portion of program was interrupted and it was difficult to follow after that point."

"Great session for less experienced people but still fine for more experienced people."

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Judith Hale has been a consultant to management in the public and private sectors for over 25 years. She specializes in needs assessments, certification programs, evaluation protocols, and the implementation of major interventions.

Dr. Hale is a past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI). She currently serves as Director of Certification for ISPI. Her firm, Hale Associates, is an affiliate member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA).

Dr. Hale speaks regularly at international and national conferences on subjects related to implementation, evaluation, needs assessment, certification, and performance improvement. She is the author of several books including: The Performance Consultant's Fieldbook 2nd ED, Performance-Based Certification, Performance-Based Evaluation, and Performance-Based Management, and Outsourcing Training and Development.

Judith was awarded a B.A. from Ohio State University, a M.A. from Miami University, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.

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Dean Larson served as Department Manager, Safety and Industrial Hygiene, U.S. Steel Gary Works until his retirement in 2003. Currently, Dr. Larson is President of Larson Performance Consulting, and teaches as visiting faculty at Purdue University Calumet where he initiated the Emergency Management Certificate Program.

Dr. Larson holds certifications as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), and Certified Professional Technologist (CPT), with additional qualifications in hazardous materials and explosive safety. He received a M.S. in Communications Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He has also been awarded a Ph.D. in Instructional Research and Design and M.A. in History by Purdue University.

Dr. Larson serves as a Commissioner on the Indiana Emergency Response Commission and on the National Fire Protection (NFPA) Technical Committee on Emergency Management and Business Continuity. He is Head of the U.S. Delegation for the ISO Technical Committee 223 on Societal Security, and has extensive experience with implementation of NFPA 1600 in Latin America.

After receiving his B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue, Dean was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Captain in 1992 after thirty years of active and reserve service as a Special Operations and Surface Warfare Officer.