“All big things are made of little things. Every part counts!”
I've been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status for three years now for my work in Yammer, which houses the CPI Instructor Community. It's both humbling and awesome at the same time, and I couldn't have achieved this without CPI.
I still remember when we officially launched Yammer in our company. It was in August, 2014; not quite 9 o'clock in the morning. Sunlight filtered in through great glass windows to our cozy meeting area, where an array of enticing breakfast eats waited on long tables (launch parties are better with food).
As everyone gathered around, the air filled with the sound of: "It's Yammer time!"
I am happy to say that an open, collaborative community—online and off—is a solid part of our company culture from the inside out.