Professional Development Seminar - DAY 2
Dr. Bob Nelson is considered one of the leading authorities on employee recognition, motivation and engagement. He is president of Nelson Motivation Inc., a management training and consulting company that specializes in helping organizations improve their management practices, programs and systems and has worked with 3/4s of the Fortune 500. He is co-founder of Recognition Professionals International and worked closely with Dr. Ken Blanchard, “The One Minute Manager” for ten years.
Dr. Bob has sold 4 million books on management and employee motivation, including 1001 Ways to Reward Employees now in a new edition entitled 1501 Ways to Reward Employees. He also authored 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook, The Management Bible, Keeping Up in a Down Economy, and Ubuntu! An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Cooperation.
|8:00 - 9:00
|Registration and Continental Breakfast
|9:00 - 11:30
||Harnessing High Engagement from High Potentials – Learn how best to identify, develop and retain your High Potential talent undefined before you lose them as the economy improves.
|11:30 - 1:30
||Dr. Nelson will be the keynote speaker at lunch
|1:30 - 3:30
||Creating a Culture of Recognition - Build Recognition into the Strategies and Behaviors of the Organization, Transform Your Workplace into an Employer of Choice
All of Dr. Bob’s presentations have been pre-approved for Strategic CEU Credit by HRCI, an affiliate organization of the national Society for Human Resource Management.
Dr. Bob will discuss in the morning session:
Harnessing High Engagement from High Potentials – Learn how best to identify, develop and retain your High Potential talent undefined before you lose them as the economy improves.
Each participant will receive a copy of Dr. Nelson’s newest book, 1501 Ways to Reward Employees
This session will cover the following topics:
- The Need to Better Focus on High Potentials
- How to Identify Your High Potentials
- The Current Challenges with this Group of Top Performers
- Six Strategies to Increase High Potential Engagement
- A Case Study in Developing High Potentials
Discover the best practices of leading organizations as they seek to motivate and empower their High Potential population. Learn skills you can apply to your own workforce, from how best to identify High Potentials to keeping them engaged and invested in their work so that they can continue to perform at top levels.
The time to get focused on this special performers is before they are leaving your organization!
And the afternoon session will focus on:
Creating a Culture of Recognition - Build Recognition into the Strategies and Behaviors of the Organization, Transform Your Workplace into an Employer of Choice (
Recognition for performance represents the single most validated principle for driving desired behavior and performance in today’s challenging economic times.
The primary reason why managers don’t use recognition is because they report “they aren’t sure how to do it well,” according to doctoral research by Bob Nelson. Compared to the average company, employees in a recognition-focused company are 5 times more likely to feel valued, 7 times more likely to stay, and 11 times more likely to feel completely committed to their jobs and mission of the organization. This presentation will expand your thinking of what recognition really means and what you can do to build it into your culture. Far from being a “fuzzy feel-good notion,”
Dr. Nelson will show you practical ways as to how you can get your managers to treat employees in a way that maximizes their willingness to use their best efforts on a daily basis to create an exciting, positive work environment that produces more focused, competitive employees that better serve the strategies of the firm.
Attendees will learn:
- The business case for recognition; why it’s the smart business thing to do, not just the nice thing
- Recent research about what most motivates today’s workers in tight, recessionary times
- How to leverage and maximize the effectiveness of recognition – even with little time or resources
- How to get managers on board in both supporting and doing more recognition
- How to harness the power of best practices from other organizations, as well as your own
- How to build and sustain progress, keeping your recognition efforts fresh and relevant
- The researched-based seven core elements found in strong cultures of recognition
Your investment includes seminar, materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon dessert:
- $100 for ASTD Members (Current Active Membership in National ASTD or any chapter)
$90 Early Bird pricing until Aug. 31!
- $130 for Non-members
$120 Early Bird pricing until Aug. 31!
- $40 for full-time students
Register for both day's programs with the 2 Day Combo option and save even more!
Early Bird discounts available through Aug. 31.
A 10% corporate group discount is available for companies with 5 or more attending. Contact Marcie Van Note for more details or to register as a group.
You can register online using PayPal or send a check to:
ASTD Hawkeye Chapter
PO Box 10847
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-0847
We are unable to provide a refund in the event you are not able to attend the event.
Questions? Contact Marcie Van Note, VP Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-270-2004.
Hawkeye ASTD would like to thank our event sponsor, Stratus Four.