Get over it! Writing your organization’s nomination for the RPI Best Practice Award.
Dan Stern, BAE Systems, Iryna Leonova, University of Calgary, and Cori Champagne, MIT
Your organization does a great job of recognizing employees and stands a chance of winning the RPI Best Practices Award – if you could just write it! If this sounds familiar, join three recent RPI Best Practice Standards winners as they share their recommendations for writing a nomination and winning recognition for their organizations. The RPI Best Practice award is divided into 7 Standards. Dan, Iryna, and Cori will focus on the two most challenging standards: Management Responsibility and Recognition Program Measurement. They will share their strategies for gathering and documenting their organizations’ work – and why you should get over it and start writing.
Free for RPI members/$25 for nonmembers
About the Presenters
Iryna Leonova, Advisor for recognition at the University of Calgary, is passionate about utilizing scientific methods in HR work to identify reliable metrics, measure progress, and predict future trends. Iryna holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in genetics and cytology and a Ph.D. in biochemistry. After switching her career focus from Science to Human Resources several years ago, Iryna has worked in both private and public sector. She graduated from the HR Management Certificate program offered by the University of Calgary and earned the Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) designation from Recognition Professionals International. As a testament to her work on developing and implementing recognition metrics for the University of Calgary’s recognition strategy implementation, Iryna was awarded the university’s “U Make a Difference” employee award in the category of Innovation and Curiosity in 2017. In 2018, she co-presented at the HR Undefined Conference (CPHR, Alberta) and Annual RPI Conference (Nashville, USA).
Cori Champagne is the Recognition Program Administrator for MIT’s employee Recognition program. Started in 2001 as a way to recognize staff contributions, the program has become a model for other higher education institutions and for-profit companies. MIT's program is the 2016 recipient of Best Overall Recognition Program Award from Recognition Professionals International. As the Program Administrator, Cori serves as the point-person for the 24 RR Key Contacts that administer the program across MIT, promoting best practices, initiating changes, and providing oversight. The Recognition Program Administrator also oversees and implements every aspect of the MIT Excellence Awards + Collier Medal program, from nomination outreach, to planning and managing the annual ceremony.