February 19, 2013 by Jeff James, Vice President & General Manager, Disney Institute
At The Walt Disney Company, there is no more prestigious honor than the Walt Disney Legacy award. Recipients “are individuals who consistently Dream, Create and Inspire each day by supporting the business objectives and goals of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.”
This month, Disney leadership has traveled to multiple locations to inform recipients that they have been selected for this distinct honor, and Disney Institute
was among those stops.
The entire Disney Institute
team is happy to congratulate Jeff Noel on this momentous achievement!
His career with The Walt Disney Company began in 1982 as a Skipper at the Jungle Cruise attraction at The Walt Disney World® Resort, and by 1999, Jeff had accepted an invitation to join the facilitation team at Disney Institute
Since then, he has not only taught the best practices of The Walt Disney Company, he has personified them. True to the title of the award, Jeff has left a lasting Legacy that inspires not only his fellow Cast Members, but also the participants that he coaches during programs.
Jeff is pictured above with Jeff James (left), Disney Institute
vice president and general manager, and Rick Continelli (right), senior vice president of resort park sales and services.
At Disney Institute
, we aim to teach many of the important values that Walt embodied. Of them, Cast recognition is a primary element discussed during Disney’s Approach to Selection, Training & Engagement. It demonstrates to other Cast Members the type of attitude that is most valued at the company, and recognizes people like Jeff for continuing to reinforce the time-honored values that our founder has instilled.
Join us in congratulating Jeff, and leave your thoughts below. How have you or your leadership team recognized an outstanding employee lately?