Awards Presented At International Conference
SILVER SPRING, Md., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Society for Performance Improvement today announced the recipients of its 2011 Awards of Excellence program at THE Performance Improvement Conference in Orlando, Fla. The awards recognize outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations in the field of Performance Improvement.
Mariano Bernardez, CPT, Ph.D., of Chicago, Ill. received the prestigious Honorary Life Member Award for his contribution to the field of Performance Improvement and ISPI during the course of his career. The Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award was bestowed upon longtime ISPI members Allison Rossett, CPT, EdD, of San Diego University and Ken Silber, CPT, Ph.D., of Chicago, Ill..
Charline Wells, CPT, of Albuquerque, N.M. received the Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of ISPI. Established this year in honor of a lifetime ISPI member and valued contributor to the profession, the Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement was awarded to Klaus Wittkuhn, CPT, of Germany.
The awards in the category of Outstanding Human Performance Intervention recognize performance improvement interventions. Recipients of this award include the following organizations which submitted the top 13 award-winning interventions: University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Ark.), U.S. Coast Guard (Washington, D.C.), L-3 Communications (New York, N.Y.), Lowe's Home Improvement (Mooresville, N.C.), Imperial Oil Ltd. (Canada), DataLink Consulting, Inc. (Canada), Ideas Interactive, Inc. (Canada), SBK Advies & Training (Netherlands), Abbott Biologicals B.V. (Netherlands), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (Washington, D.C.), Proofpoint Systems (Los Altos, Calif.); Amway Corporation (Ada, Mich.), Innovative Learning Group (Detroit, Mich.), Ford Motor Company (Detroit, Mich.), and Carlson Marketing Worldwide (Minneapolis, Minn.).
Recipients of the Outstanding Human Performance Communication were recognized for their efforts to enable individuals or organizations to achieve excellence in Performance Improvement. Ryan Watkins, Ph.D., of George Washington University, and Doug Leigh, Ph.D., from Pepperdine University were recognized for their book, The Handbook of Selecting and Implementing Performance Interventions. Gary DePaul, CPT, Ph.D., of Stanley, N.C., and principal of Gary DePaul Virtual Workshops, was recognized for his Performance Improvement tool "The Performance Maturity Model: A Practical Technique and Tools for Conducting Performance Analysis and Establishing Partnerships." Greg Nell of Workforce Readiness within Lowe's Home Improvement was recognized for his special educational session "Applying Human Performance Technology at the Lowe's Store and at a NASCAR Performance Instruction & Training."
The Chapters of Excellence award celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of local ISPI chapters. This year's recipients are the Charlotte Chapter, Armed Forces Chapter, and the Capella University Virtual Chapter. Capella University's Virtual Chapter also received the Outstanding Chapter Educational Program or Product Award.
The 2011 Distinguished Dissertation Award honors excellence in student research. Holly J. Burkett, CPT, Ph.D., SPHR, from University of Southern Mississippi, received first place honors for her dissertation, "Change Capacity as a Determinant of Sustainable ROI Implementation in Human Resource Development Practice." Second place honors went to Robert W. Lion, Ph.D., of Capella University and third place honors were given to Michael L. Patterson, EdD, of Pepperdine University for their outstanding dissertations.
Founded in 1962, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and performance in the workplace. ISPI represents Performance Improvement professionals throughout the United States, Canada, and 40 other countries.
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