My Most Meaningful Awards & Recognition Have Come from Outside the Profession

Two of the awards my work received were from outside the T&D/L&D Profession. I’ve received awards and recognition from professional affinity groups and from individuals starting back in 1989 when my work for AT&T Network Systems’ Product Managers was recognized by NSPI (now ISPI).

But the two that have meant the most to me came from sources who weren’t focused exclusively on T&D/L&D.

From General Motors 1998

General Motors Corporation’s MFD (Metal Fabrication Division) Tool and Die Supervisors College was awarded the 1998 Chairman’s Award Given by  General Motors Corporation CEO Jack Smith, recognizes one of the “best of the best” global business initiatives in 1998 that has helped to move the business forward. Each division within General Motors, whether in North America or in other countries, has an opportunity to win the award. The College received the honor for the structured recruiting process and the rigorous training and development 18 months long program designed by Guy W. Wallace, that prepares new supervisors for a very skillful and challenging job.

From Siemens Building Technologies 1999

Our client’s “Time to Performance” effort in the late 1990s for critical field positions included certifying job holders for certain critical job performance capabilities. Using the adapted PACT Processes that I had created back in 1987 we conducted analysis and design and then developed both classroom and on-the-job support tools, a battery of certification/qualification tests that were all performance tests (no written tests), and the administrative systems to support both the roll-out and the ongoing management by both the field and headquarters. Our client won an Internal President’s Quality Award.

You can review most all (as I may have missed some) of my Professional Awards & Recognition here.


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