RRC 2017 Teaching Excellence Award

I was honoured to receive the Red River College (RRC) Continuing Education 2017 Teaching Excellence Award.  Amanda Simpson (RRC) was kind enough to make the following remarks:

” Steve Thompson has been a Project Management instructor (in IT and Professional Studies) for the last 12 years, and has been instrumental in the development of the Project Management Fundamentals course content.

He’s also developed a reputation for always putting his students first — finding ways to adapt his teaching methods to best reach them, and regularly updating content to ensure it’s relevant and easy to follow.

Steve further enriches the learning for students by drawing on his vast experience leading and working in project teams, according to his nominators.

Mr. Thompson holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute, and has served on the board for PMI’s Manitoba chapter of which he is still a member. He graduated from ConEd’s Digital A/V Production program in 2010.

And this year, … [he is] a very worthy recipient of ConEd’s Teaching Excellence Award, presented annually to those who demonstrate innovative and effective teaching practices, a willingness to assist and mentor students, and an appreciation for (and response to) diversity among students.

(Here is a link to the full blog post that described the presentation event).