ITGULFCOAST Oct Meeting - UWF Human Performance Technology Certificate Program

PENSACOLA, FL – ITGulfCoast, an Information Technology Association for the Gulf Coast, will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday October 24, 2007. The guest speaker will be Dr. Christine Cavanaugh, Director of Human Performance Technology at the University of West Florida. Dr. Cavanaugh will discuss the university’s innovative Certificate in Human Performance Technology (HPT) which develops skills in identifying and solving performance problems in organizations. The 12-hour, online HPT certificate program aligns to performance standards and competencies developed by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

Dr. Cavanaugh will also provide an update about LambdaRail and other initiatives focused on providing programs and services to technology companies and IT professionals in Northwest Florida. In addition, she will discuss the latest UWF initiatives with the development of the downtown Pensacola campus and how our members can get involved in upcoming focus groups.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Chris Cavanaugh is the Director of Human Performance Technology at the University of West Florida. Her teaching and research areas includes human performance technology, collaborative learning environments, strategic planning and survey research, workforce and economic development, national issues in higher education, and leadership.

Dr. Cavanaugh is a former American Council on Education Fellow 2004-2005. She has served previously as the Interim Director of Research and Sponsored Programs and as Director of Extended Learning, supporting educational services on all joint-use military facilities and with academic partners across Northwest Florida. She started her career at IBM in Marketing and Systems Engineering. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in business and earned an MBA and Ed.D. from the University of West Florida. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses at UWF in Human Performance Technology, Leadership, Business Communication, Program Evaluation, and Marketing Research and has published numerous articles including Leading a Diverse Workforce. 

She has been active on numerous professional and civic boards including board membership with SHRM, ASTD, Phi Delta Kappa, Pensacola Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf Coast Kids House and currently as Vice Chair of a for-profit hospital.

Meeting Details

This meeting will be held at the PJC Downtown Center The meeting starts at 11:30am and ends at 1:00pm.   The cost for lunch is $12 per person.  Cold lunches will be provided by Aegean Breeze.

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The meeting is open to all ITGULFCOAST members, guests and to the public. For more information call 850-932-4713 or visit the organization’s website at

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