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Conference Agenda

Schedule is subject to change.

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Monday, April 8

9:00 am - 5:30 pm


1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Board Meeting

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Tuesday, April 9

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Board Meeting

8:00 am - Noon

Recognition Fundamentals

11:00 am - 12:30 pm


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

RPI Business Partner and Sponsor Session (invite only)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Welcome

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Kick Off Keynote Speaker - Dr. Brad Shuck

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions 1

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Breakout Session 2

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception & Business Partner Connection

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Wednesday, April 10

7:30 am - 9:00am

Buses pick up for Delta Air Museum

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast and Keynote - Delta

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Vendor Tables & Silent Auction

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Plenary Speaker - Rhonda A. Scott, Grady Health

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Plenary Speaker - Dr. Scherbaum

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch, Awards, and Vertical Facilitation Table Discussion

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Plenary Speaker - Jake Herway, Gallup

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Buses pick up for hotel

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Thursday, April 11

8:00 am - 10:30 am

Wrap-Up Breakfast and ROI Workshop

How to Determine The ROI of Your Program
Hosted by CA Short/Jeff Ross, Rideau/Peter Hart, Peerless Performance/Tina Weede and other supporting staff TBA

Join industry leaders as they share with you their methods for determining ROI. Each of these leaders will bring their many years of experience to the table for an active workshop in which participants will be encouraged to bring along their data for real time ROI review.

You’ll receive the methodologies to measure your program and walk away with real templates and information to help you succeed.

This is a hands on workshop where examples will be shared. Here are some of the program types that will be covered:

  • Total Recognition
  • Years of Service
  • Safety
  • Wellness
  • Engagement

Enjoy a sponsored working breakfast as we dive into one of the most important pieces of your program and utilize all the time we have to help you find the best way to measure that works for YOU!

If you plan to stay and attend this workshop, on the last day, please be sure to select “Yes, I will attend” so that we may plan for the correct number of participants for both breakfast and the workshop.

10:30 am - 6:30 pm