Lotus announces the Lotus Certified Lotus Instructor Awards for 2010 at Lotusphere
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Outstanding Customer Satisfaction award recognizes instructors who are constantly sought after and requested for by name from their students.
Our first recipient is the quintessential combination of a technical person and a people person. His 16+ years of technical experience with Lotus is enhanced by his talents with personal interaction. He is described as inquisitive, interested, motivated, empathetic and understanding. The winner of the 2010 Outstanding Customer Satisfaction Award in North America is Robert Schwentker.
The next recipient of this award has been working as a Lotus Instructor since version 4 and was one of the first certified instructors in his entire geography. He teaches Notes, Portal, Sametime and Quickr. Students and training providers rate his teaching skills and technical knowledge as near perfect in evaluations. The winner of the 2010 Outstanding Customer Satisfaction Award in Latin America is Ivan Moraes.
Our final recipient of this award has obtained the highest level of training qualifications in Lotus Notes Domino and is always one of the first instructors to re certify on new releases. He is asked for by name from students due to his high level of subject knowledge, superior interpersonal skills and ability to integrate job relevant examples into his classes. His evaluations are consistently excellent. The winner of the 2010 Outstanding Customer Satisfaction Award in Northeast IOT is Denny Sternberg.
The Best Mastery of Product Courseware Award recognizes instructors who know their curriculum and product technology inside out.
Our first recipient has been dual certified in Notes & Domino for over ten years. His dedication to IBM technologies includes Portal and other brands. He is known for bringing education and solutions together by applying business challenges in combination with his technical prowess. The winner of the 2010 Best Mastery of Product Courseware Award in North America is Daniel Jans.
Our other recipient is a very flexible and qualified instructor. He has been a trainer in Lotus Notes and Domino since release 4 and was also one of the first instructors in his region to become certified to teach Portal courses. This instructor achieves near perfect evaluations in both product areas. He is well-liked among his students for his warm professionalism and expertise. The winner of the 2010 Best Mastery of Product Courseware Award in NE IOT is Daniel Baber.
The final award presented is the Dr. Jim H Adair Award for Instructor Excellence.
Only one instructor worldwide can win this annual award and the recipient must embody the unique qualities exemplified by Dr. Adair. The legacy of his expertise, optimism and humanity live on in this award. Among many other criteria the recipient must demonstrate personal and technical integrity in his or her instruction, seek out opportunities to meet individual student learning needs and receive consistently high instructor evaluations. Someone who has always been positive, upbeat and motivated to achieve success – not just personally, but for IBM, for Lotus and for the many colleagues and students who benefit from an expansive knowledge augmented by integrity and humor. Here is an excerpt from what the nominator had to say about this year’s recipient:
“This person is constantly trying to figure out new ways to engage students and to make their experience the best it can be. Regardless of whom you talk to - people within Lotus, within IBM, external training partners, students or other instructors - they all convey the same message: This person is an exceptional instructor who consistently performs at a high level. This instructor cares passionately about the students, the product, the offerings, fellow instructors and IBM.”
The winner of the 2010 Dr. Jim H Adair Award for Instructor Excellence: Virginia Fitz