FGDLA Honors 16 Federal Government Distance Learning Leaders & Organizations --20th Anniversary Award Luncheon Hosted at the Government Learning Technology Symposium

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“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.”

The Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) announced the 20th Annual FGDLA Award honorees. The awards recognize excellence in federal government distance learning and selected 16 organizations and professionals. The FGDLA Awards are co-located at the Government Learning Technology Symposium, December 7-8, 2016 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.

“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 is honored to name the following Federal Government employees and organizations for demonstrating excellence in distance learning. The FGDLA Award Luncheon is hosted on December 8th, at 11:50 AM in Room 151A at the Washington D.C. Convention Center.

Individual Awards:
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
Organizational Awards:

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 who 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

“Elearning! Media Group is honored to win the FGDLA Pillar Award for contributions to the FGDLA,” says Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group. “It’s an honor to be recognized and to support the FGDLA in honoring the contributions of our friends within the federal government.”

About GLTS
Government Learning Technology Symposium 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 FGDLA Award Luncheon is a ticketed invitation only event hosted on December 8th, at 11:50 AM in Room 151A at the Washington D.C. Convention Center.
The GLTS is co-located with Government Video Expo (GV Expo), held at the Washington D.C. Convention Center, Dec. 7-8, 2016. The GV EXPO is the East Coast’s largest technology event designed for video, broadcast, and AV professionals. The GLTS is produced by the FGDLA and includes two days of consecutive sessions featuring presentations on instructional design, video and animation design for distance learning, LMS integration, 508 Accessibility Compliance, Learning Record Stores, and much more.

The FGDLA is also hosting its annual awards, recognizing Federal Government agencies and organizations for their excellence in distance learning. For a full list of sessions, visit http://glts.fgdlaevents.us/

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About Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA)
The Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) is a nonprofit, professional association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning in the Federal Government, in accordance with Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code for Business Leagues and charted by the State of Ohio. Additionally, the Association actively fosters collaboration and understanding among those involved in leveraging technology and instructional media in support of the education and training needs of the Federal Government.

Focused on supporting Federal Government agencies involved in distance learning, the FGDLA encourages the application of all forms of distance learning media, as well as embracing innovative methods in integrating instructional technologies to meet the training and education needs of the Federal Government. Our membership is derived primarily from individuals from individuals employed by the various agencies within the Federal Government. The FGDLA is a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association. employed by the various agencies within the Federal Government. The FGDLA is a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association.

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