Dorner Honored with eXtension Individual Achievement Award

John Dorner
John Dorner

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – John Dorner, IT Director for the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program and formerly with North Carolina State University was recognized by eXtension with a 2014 eXtension Community of Practice (CoP) Individual Achievement Award The award was presented here at the National eXtension Conference/National Extension Directors & Administrators joint meeting, March 26.

“eXtension’s Individual Achievement Award recognizes an individual member of a Community of Practice for exceptional performance and leadership in meeting the needs of Communities of Interest and demonstrated long-term dedication, leadership and contribution toward meeting the needs of Communities of Interest; and their leadership role in fostering the development and growth of the Community of Practice,” said Elbert Dickey, eXtension Executive Director.

John was the co¬-chair for the Network Literacy Community of Practice since its beginning. He has greatly influenced establishing Network Literacy’s structure, processes, and direction. He developed processes for welcoming new Network Literacy members and finding ways to involve others. He developed a quick online survey for newcomers for them to indicate their interests in participation ¬¬would they be interested in conducting webinars, write or edit blog posts, update Twitter statuses, and posting on Facebook or Google Plus pages.

“John, working with other Network Literacy members, found ways to broaden Network Literacy efforts. He encouraged Cooperative Extension IT staff in various institutions to share their work so Cooperative Extension professionals could benefit from training and the discovery of new tools,” said Anne Adrian, eXtension Associate Director and Network Literacy Community of Practice leader.