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Session Descriptions - CRP Courses

CRP II: Strategic Planning & Measurement (SPM)

CRP III: Recognition Management & Maintenance (RMM)

CRP IV: Applying Recognition Systems (ARS)

Recognition Fundamentals


Breakout Sessions and Speaker Bios


CRP II: Strategic Planning & Measurement (SPM)

This course will cover targeted skills and tools needed by Certified Recognition Professionals® (CRP) to set strategy, develop budgets, and create meaningful measurements. Participants in this course will be able to align recognition directly to corporate strategic initiatives. In addition, they will learn the importance of ensuring that realistic budget measurements are in place to support their plans. Participants will learn techniques to perform baseline measurements and interim measurements. They will also learn how to use tools that track potential return on investment. In addition, this course covers program budgeting and goal setting. This course includes pre-work: reading materials.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess their organization's current recognition initiatives.
  • Align recognition strategies to business objectives and culture.
  • Identify goals to support a strategic recognition plan.
  • Create baseline measurements.
  • Link Best Practice Standards to their own plans.
  • Establish key recognition criteria.
  • Define the desired state of recognition.

Course Fees:

  • RPI Professional/Business Partner Member: $545
  • RPI Practitioner Basic: $795
  • Non-Member Practitioner: $795
  • Non-Member Business Partner: $895

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CRP III: Recognition Management & Maintenance (RMM)

This course covers the fundamentals of the RPI Best Practice Standard: Measurement, and Program Change and Flexibility. Using actual case studies and member survey input, participants will gain exposure to actual recognition-related job responsibilities, the challenges of multi-site recognition implementation, outsourcing considerations, and change strategies and how to apply them. They will also learn tax implications and how to consider them in their budgeting decisions. Once sound measurement systems are in place, recognition programs need to be analyzed to determine the likely outcomes and next course of action. Participants will become familiar with the natural lifecycle stages of recognition programs and logical outcome considerations. This course includes pre-work: survey in advance.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define management components based on current needs.
  • Identify key roles and responsibilities.
  • Define a framework for a formal nomination and selection process.
  • Link industry budgeting standards to current organizational practices.
  • Implement the three key aspects of a successful recognition budget.
  • Assemble current tax data.
  • Identify current and desired tracking/reporting capabilities based on successes.
  • Determine program maintenance, change, or exit strategies.

Course Fees:

  • RPI Professional/Business Partner Member: $545
  • RPI Practitioner Basic: $795
  • Non-Member Practitioner: $795
  • Non-Member Business Partner: $895

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CRP IV: Applying Recognition Systems (ARS)

This course outlines the cultural and motivational aspects of behavioral theory. Using real world examples, participants in this program will learn how organizational culture defines recognition and how recognition supports culture; the impact of values and behaviors on recognition design; the components of a recognition system; and how motivational theories can be used to diagnose current recognition offerings and enhance recognition design. Generational considerations are also presented as a way to further customize and personalize recognition in accordance with RPI's Best Practice Standards. This course includes pre-work: reading materials.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess their organization's current recognition systems.
  • Identify potential alignment system gaps.
  • Define key recognition system components.
  • Incorporate additional tactics for leader involvement and skill-building.
  • Name at least four motivational theories.
  • Identify the components of the ABC model.
  • Link RPI's Best Practice Standards to their future plans.

Course Fees:

  • RPI Professional/Business Partner Member: $545
  • RPI Practitioner Basic: $795
  • Non-Member Practitioner: $795
  • Non-Member Business Partner: $895

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Recognition Fundamentals

Recognition Fundamentals, an introduction to recognition strategy and best practices, was designed by Recognition Professionals International (RPI) to provide a roadmap to organizations so that they can design, implement and evaluate an effective and measurable employee recognition strategy. The course objectives include:

  • Understanding the science behind recognition
  • Reviewing the FOUR critical planning phases to ensure success:
    • Assess current issues within the organization, establishing the important areas of measurement.
    • Align the recognition strategy to support the business vision, objectives and goals. Exploring recognition options, opportunities and the benefits of a 3 Dimensional Model.
    • Implement the recognition with Training, Communications and Event Planning.
    • Review recognition initiatives to ensure alignment, using measurement tools and indicators.

Everyone who works in the field of employee recognition will benefit from attending this session. It is a great refresher course for CRP Graduates and experienced recognition professionals and provides tremendous help for people who have just been assigned the task of designing a recognition strategy. This course is very interactive. At the conclusion of the class, each attendee will have actual work documents that can be used to proceed with implementation within his or her own organization. Please note: This special Preconference Session is not included in the conference fees.

Course Fee: $150

Recognition Fundamentals is an individual course and is not a pre-requisite for CRP II, III, and IV.

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2014 Annual Conference

Each conference breakout and keynote address is approved for .1 CEUs as approved by IACET. Recognition Professionals International (RPI) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102.

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