Awards to be Presented at International Conference in Toronto
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The International Society for Performance Improvement announced the recipients of its 2012 Awards of Excellence. Since 1963, the Awards of Excellence program has recognized outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations in the field of performance improvement. Nominations undergo a rigorous criterion-based, peer review process before being selected. Recipients will receive their awards at THE Performance Improvement Conference Awards of Excellence Luncheon on April 21 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The awards in the category of Outstanding Human Performance Intervention recognize performance improvement interventions in the workplace. Recipients of this award represent 12 award-winning interventions:
- Human Performance Program - Call Center Performance Intervention, awarded to Sprint Nextel (Overland Park, Kan.)
- Risk-Based Approach to On-the-Job Training, awarded to Amgen Puerto Rico (Juncos, Puerto Rico) and Amgen Corporate Operations Learning & Performance (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
- U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Boarding Officer Counter Drug Operations Course, awarded to U.S. Coast Guard Training Center (Petaluma, Calif.)
- U.S. Coast Guard Performance Analysis Project Improvement, awarded to U.S. Coast Guard Training Center (Petaluma, Calif.)
- Just-in-time Appliance Associate Training: Improving the Customer Shopping Experience, awarded to Lowe's Home Improvement (Mooresville, N.C.) and Creative Channel Services (Los Angeles, Calif.)
- Passport: A New Point of Sale System, awarded Imperial Oil, Ltd (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and DataLink Consulting Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
- Using the D6 Model to Achieve Consistency in Performance Improvement Initiatives, awarded to Lowe's Home Improvement (Mooresville, N.C.)
- Retailing Excellence 2011--Retail is Detail, awarded to Imperial Oil Ltd (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and Ideas Interactive Inc. (Woodstock, Ontario, Canada)
- Collateral Duty Environmental Coordinator Electronic Performance Support Solution, awarded to U.S. Coast Guard FORCECOM Performance Technology Center (Yorktown, Va.) and Lockheed Martin (Baltimore, Md.)
- Secure Desktop Environment (SDE) Human Performance Instructional Intervention, awarded to Arise Virtual Solutions (Miramar, Fla.)
- U.S. Coast Guard Suicide Prevention Mandated Training Online Course, awarded to U.S. Coast Guard (Petaluma, Calif.)
- Kobalt Mechanics Hand Tools via Lowe's Connections, awarded to Lowe's Home Improvement (Mooresville, N.C.)
William Solomonson, PhD, of Oakland University received the Outstanding Student Research Award for his dissertation completed at Wayne State University, "Developing Trust in the Client-Consultant Relationship."
The Chapters of Excellence Award celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of local ISPI chapters. This year's recipients are the Armed Forces Chapter, Capella University Virtual Chapter, Charlotte Chapter, New Mexico Chapter, San Diego Chapter, and Potomac Chapter. The Charlotte Chapter also received the Outstanding Chapter Communication Product Award for its e-newsletter and annual journal.
THE Performance Improvement Conference, sponsored by ISPI, will be held April 18-23, 2012 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Pre-conference programs begin April 18-20, and the conference runs April 20-23. The conference offers 100+ hours of professional development on performance improvement, e-learning, business processes, sustainability, instructional design, organizational development, training, and more. This year's conference will feature special events celebrating the Society's 50th Anniversary.
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. For more information, visit www.ispi.org.
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SOURCE International Society for Performance Improvement
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