—Recognizes Contributions to Federal Distance Learning
Elearning! Media Group, publishers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, announced today the Federal Government Distance Learning Association selected Elearning! Media Group for the Pillar Award for contributions to the Federal Government Distance Learning Industry. The 2016 FGDLA Awards honor excellence in federal government distance learning to 16 organizations and professionals.
“We are honored to earn the Pillar Award from FGDLA and congratulation the Association for delivering important industry practices and information to more than 350 federal agencies,” says Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group. “The organizations selected for the FGDLA Awards are an inspiring group and it is with deep respect that we accept this award.”
FGDLA is has named the following Federal Government employees and organizations as 2016 FGDLA Award recipients for demonstrating excellence in distance learning:
Hall of Fame: In recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions in promoting and developing distance learning in the Federal Government.
Honoree: Dr. Kenneth P. Pisel, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University
Pioneer: In recognition of an individual demonstrating initiative and leadership in the development and implementation of distance learning in the Federal Government.
Five Honorees: Dale Carpenter, Distance Learning Group, National Park Service
Andrea Simonelli, Information Technology Department, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
Naval Air Systems Command
Dr. Damon Regan, Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative
JoAnne Green, iCollege, National Defense University
Paul Thurkettle, NATO E-Learning, Allied Command Transformation
Five-Star: In recognition of an organization demonstrating excellence in providing enterprise-wide distance learning solutions for the Federal Government.
Three Honorees: Acquisition Career Management Group Acquisition Policy and Oversight Federal Aviation Administration Digital Learning Network, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Information Technology Department, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Naval Air Systems Command
Innovation: In recognition of an organization demonstrating leadership in the development of emerging distance learning technologies providing enterprise-wide solutions for the Federal Government.
Three Honorees: Distance Learning Group National Park Service (NPS), Advanced Distribute Learning Initiative Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness), NATO E-Learning Allied Command Transformation
Eagle: In recognition of an individual that has served the Federal Government distance learning community by providing exceptional leadership, vision, and advocacy.
Honoree: College of Distance Education and Training Marine Corps University
Pillar: In recognition for outstanding service or significant contribution to the Association by an organization not affiliated with the Federal Government
Honoree: Elearning! Media Group, Publishers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! Magazines
“This is FGDLA 20th year for proudly recognizing individuals and organizations who have made major contributions to enhancing distance learning within the Federal Government,” says Alex Autry, President, Federal Government Distance Learning Association. Not only have these recipients’ improved the knowledge and skill levels of our number one resources- people- but have ensured our Nation is second to none.”
FGDLA Award Luncheon
The 20th Annual FGDLA Awards Luncheon will be hosted on December 8th at 11:50 AM in Room 151A at the Washington D.C. Convention Center. The Award Luncheon is a ticketed invitation only event conducted during FGDLA’s Government Learning Technology Symposium (GLTS). GLTS is a free two-day conference for government personnel. Uniquely focused on the needs of Federal Government distance learning professionals, GLTS provides a venue for professionals to make connections, discuss the latest developments, and identify new regulations and trends that affect our industry. If you are involved in learning, talent development, mission execution, HR services, project management, team training and leadership, you should attend GLTS.
The GLTS is held at the Washington D.C. Convention Center, Dec. 7-8, 2016. For the complete GLTS program, visit http://glts.fgdlaevents.us/