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Awards & Recognition

Impact Instruction Group has been awarded the 2012 APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of One-of-a-Kind Education & Training Publications. This award recognizes the work of Amy Franko, Founder & CEO of Impact Instruction Group, for her workbook, Elevate Your Leadership Profile: 8 Exercises for Emerging Women Leaders. This extensive workbook provides practical exercises for women to develop their leadership presence, along with key strategic and tactical skills for elevating their careers.

Impact Instruction Group also won an APEX award in 2010 for training design and materials created for client Melissa Giovagnoli, best-selling author of Networlding.

The APEX Awards competition recognizes outstanding publications – from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures, web sites, training materials, and special publications. According to the APEX 2012 judges, APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence.

“With close to 3,400 entries, competition was exceptionally intense,” says John De Lellis, Editor & Publisher of Communications Concepts, Inc. “Each year, the quality of entries increases. Overall, this year’s entries displayed an extraordinary level of quality.”

“We are at a unique juncture in business and in history,” said Amy Franko, CEO of Impact Instruction Group. “Women in leadership are poised for takeoff to impact our companies and our communities. This award is a testament to Impact Instruction Group’s passion and commitment to advance women in leadership across the nation. We are proud to have received this award of excellence for publication design.”

About Impact Instruction Group

Founded in 2007, Impact Instruction Group is a leading corporate training and development firm. The firm’s multi-faceted business units include:

Impact Instruction Group works with large enterprises on blended learning solutions as well as development initiatives for emerging women leaders.  The firm has won the APEX Award of Excellence in the categories of training design and one-of-a-kind education & training publications. In addition, Amy Franko is one of a select few authorized by author Lois Frankel (of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office fame) to create and deliver programs specific to her best-selling books. She is a nationally-recognized speaker on the topic of women in leadership. Impact Instruction Group is based inColumbus,Ohio. (

About the APEX Awards
The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for writers, editors, publications staff and business and nonprofit communicators. It is sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., publishers of business communication reports, including Writing That Works, a subscription bimonthly for professional communicators, and special reports on topics such as writing feature articles and Web publishing.

2010 APEX Award of Excellence

Amy Franko, Founder & CEO of Impact Instruction Group, received an Award of Excellence for her training design and materials created for client Melissa Giovagnoli, best-selling author of Networlding. Giovagnoli is also the Founder & CEO of Networlding, a social media marketing and publishing firm based in Chicago.

Giovagnoli’s book was adapted into a facilitator and participant guide for use within organizations and by independent facilitators. According to Giovagnoli,

“The finished product, a set of facilitator and participant guides, exceeded all of my expectations. The activities alone make a big difference in teaching the concepts of Networlding. My facilitators and clients have benefitted greatly from the overall design, organization, and instructional strategies.”

Each year the competition becomes more and more refined; to be selected for Award of Excellence from over 4,000 entries is a prestigious honor for Impact Instruction Group.

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