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Ginger Hardage
Senior VP of Corporate Communications

Still Crazy After All These Years
Sunday, April 29, 2007                         6:00 – 7:00 pm

Southwest Airlines has been consistently recognized as one of the Americas most admired companies by Fortune Magazine. Thru storytelling, Ginger Hardage will take you behind the scenes to see the role that a unique--some say, zany-- corporate culture has played in making Southwest the largest and most successful airline in America.


Chester Elton

The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their Employees, Retain Talent, and Drive Performance
Monday, April 30, 2007                       9:00 – 10:15 am

In the Carrot Principle presentation Chester Elton will share the finding of one of the most comprehensive studies ever done on employee engagement and recognitions impact on the workplace. Based on ten years worth of data and research from the Jackson Organization and supplemented with their own focus groups and research Gostick and Elton share not only the impact of recognition on an organizations bottom line, but lay out the road map on how to achieve similar results. Authors of 5 book on recognition that have made the New York Times best sellers list as well as BusinessWeek and Wall Street Journal lists, Chester Elton will engage and challenge the audience use the power of the Carrot to ACCELERATE business results. Their books have sold over half a million copies and have been translated into 20 different languages. Don't miss it!

Dr. Bob Nelson, PH.D.

Teaching Recognition
Monday April 30, 2007                     3:00 – 4:15pm

Ultimately, for recognition to be successful in any organization it must be actively practiced by managers. What is the best way to train managers for this task? Dr. Bob Nelson, co-author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees and The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook will share his experience and perspectives on this topic from having trained managers, supervisors and employees in over 1000 organizations. He will discuss teaching strategies, class activities, the use of videos, handling questions, etc. for maximizing increased conceptual awareness, the transfer of skills and the motivation for trainees to grasp, learn and use recognition back on the job. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Nelson’s booklet Motivating Today’s Employees and article on “Teaching Recognition.”


Jacqueline Coulter                   &                        Nancy Kaiser
Manager, Boeing Employee Recognition             Company Administrator, Pride@Boeing 
                                                                          Recognition Program

Engaging Employees Through Employee Recognition
Tuesday, May 1, 2007                           8:15 – 9:30 am

This session will be covering The Boeing Company's journey in developing a world-class recognition program.  We will be discussing the importance of recognition in the corporate world; it's impact on the bottom line and lessons learned.

Mike Convery
Vice President, Claim Department

Using Recognition to Engage Employees and Get Real Results
Tuesday, May 1, 2007                               12:45 – 1:45 pm

MetLife Auto & Home's Chief Claim Officer and Vice President, Mike Convery will share his secret of success to engaging employees and getting real, measurable results. Learn how Mike and his team identified opportunity areas and used recognition to increase employee satisfaction, increase customer satisfaction and decrease turnover. Mike will share how he tied recognition to corporate objectives and made managers accountable for generating meaningful recognition at all levels. If you are looking for an example of how one company used recognition as a business tool to get results, this is the seminar for you.

George Delta, Esq.

What’s taxable? What’s not?
Tuesday, May 1, 2007                     2:00 – 3:00 pm

During this presentation Mr. Delta will address some common misconceptions, describe the types of awards that merit exemption and discuss the tax implications of tangible versus intangible awards. George is a published authority on various issues involving the taxation of employee recognition awards and incentives, including gift cards and merchandise, and on federal and state taxation, including the constitutional limits on the scope of a state’s power to impose its sales and income taxes.

Mac Anderson


The Keys to Creating a 212 degree Culture
Wednesday, May 2, 2007                     8:45 – 9:45 am

This presentation is built around Mac’s new book, 212 …. The Extra Degree.

At 211 degrees water is hot, but at 212 degrees it boils, and turns to steam.   
And steam can power a locomotive. It is the extra degree that makes all the difference.
He presents how 212 service, 212 teamwork and 212 attitude can change a company from good to Great. 

Thank You, Business Partners

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