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2017 Annual RPI Conference was a Success!

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  • Kevin Cronin, CRP, O.C. Tanner
  • Steve Richardson, CRP, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Scott Russell, CRP, C.A. Short Company
  • Beth Schelske, Maritz Motivation
  • Kathy Stark, CRP

Schedule at a Glance

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Sunday, April 30

8:00am - 5:00pm
Registration Desk Open

8:00am - 5:00pm
RPI Board Strategic Planning Meeting (invitation only)

3:45 - 5:45pm
Recognition Fundamentals ($75 separate fee)
Dee Hansford, CRP, Dee Hansford Consulting

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Welcome Reception

Monday, May 1

7:30am - 5:15pm
Registration Desk Open

8:15 - 9:15am
Continental Breakfast

9:15 - 10:00am
Plenary Presentation by Dondra Ritzenthaler
Senior Vice President of Sales at Celebrity Cruises

10:00 - 10:45am
Plenary Presentation by Charlotte Blank
Chief Behavioral Officer of Maritz 

10:45 - 11:15am

11:15am - 12:15pm

Breakout Session A-Series

A1. The Science of Happiness (RPI Education Committee Sponsored Session)
With Vicki Hargrove, CRP, Hargrove Business Consulting

A2. 35 Ways to Influence Corporate Culture and Increase Your Bottom Line
With Jeff Ross, CRP, C.A. Short Company; R Scott Russell, C.A. Short Company - Special Guest: Amy Hurley, OSU Wexner Medical Center

A3. Rebooting Your Service Anniversary Program
With Rhonda Sunnarborg, MotivActionJuliana Weyand,T-Mobile

A4. How Recognition Programs can encourage a Growth-Minded Culture at an Organization
With Charlotte Blank, Maritz, Inc. 

12:15 - 12:30pm

12:30 - 1:45pm
RPI Awards Luncheon

1:45 - 2:00pm

2:00 - 3:00pm

Breakout Session B-Series

B1. Highlights from Blueprint (RPI Education Committee Sponsored
With Dee Hansford, CRP, Dee Hansford Consulting

B2. JumpStart the Joy!
With Cheri Lucas, Lucas Consulting & Development

B3. Connecting with Virtual Workers Through Recognition & Rewards
With Paula Ambrozic, CRP, Inspirus, a Sodexo Company

B4. Using Recognition Programs to Drive Company Culture During an Organizational Rebrand
With Jeffrey Fina, Michael C. Fina Recognition; Carol Battaglia, Northwell Health

3:00 - 3:15pm

3:15 - 5:30pm
Spotlight Awards Reception

Tuesday, May 2

7:30am - 4:15pm
Registration Desk Open

8:15 - 9:15am

9:15 - 10:15am

Plenary Presentation by Rodd Wagner
New York Times Bestselling Author, Forbes Columnist, and Vice President of Employee Engagement Strategy at BI Worldwide

10:15 - 10:30am

10:30 - 11:30am

Breakout Session C-Series

C1. How To Make Positive Changes to Your Recognition Programs
With Roy Saunderson, CRP, Rideau's Vistance Institute (RPI Education Sponsored Session)

C2. Engaging Employees in a Virtual World
With Ashlee Green, CRP, Verizon Wireless and Rebecca Smith, Verizon Wireless

C3. Honoring Performance-Strategic Programs to Recognize the Best of the Best
With Michael Kelleher, Kelleher Terryberry

C4. Refreshing, Revitalizing, Upgrading – the Next Generation of Employee Engagement at KeyBank
With Camie Miller, KeyBank and Kimberly Abel-Lanier, CultureNext

11:30 - 11:45am

11:15am - 1:30pm
RPI Awards Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting

1:30 - 1:45pm

1:45 - 2:45pm

Breakout Session D-Series

D1. Would You Work for You? Would I Work for Me?
With Brian Dodds, CRP, WorkStride

D2. Kicking Tail and Taking Names: How Southwest Airlines Uses a Dual Recognition and Incentive Program to Align Company Values with Annual Goals and Rewards 
With Tonda Ferguson, CRP, Joanna Matthews, CRP and Monica Van Slate, CRP Southwest Airlines

D3. Going Beyond Recognition to True Employee Engagement and ROI
With Cindy Donnelly, Consultant

D4. Less is More: 5 Things to Get Rid of for Stronger Results
With Erika Crocker-Moises, O.C. Tanner

2:45 - 3:00pm

3:00 - 4:00pm

Breakout Session E-Series

E1. RFP Panel - From the Practitioner/Provider Standpoint
Lori Irvin, C.A. Short Company, Rachel Niebeling, MBA, CRP, E Group, Inc., Donna St. Louis, Boeing, and and Gail Rawlinson, CRP, Alberta Health Services 

E2. What Motivates Me?
With Ira Ozer, Engagement Partners

E3. Linking Learning and Recognition for Improved Employee Engagement
With Wendi Walker-Schmidt, Inspirus, Michelle Figurski, Pilot Thomas Logistics

4:00 - 4:15pm

4:15 - 6:15pm

Closing Reception & Special Performance By Mark Collie  
Entertainment Sponsored by C.A. Short Company

Thank You, Business Partners

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