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Save the Date!
2019 RPI Experience

RPI Experience Conference

Save the Date and Plan on Joining Us in Atlanta!

April 9 – April 11, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Delta Air Museum

The Recognition Professionals International Annual Experience Conference is the premier conference for professionals leading or starting an employee recognition strategy to drive employee engagement in their organizations. Our entire program is focused on research, case studies, practical tools and the RPI 7 Best Practices® that companies like Southwest Airlines, MIT and Microsoft® have been using to drive engagement and organizational performance for years. Our attendees come from all sectors – health care, higher education, financial/insurance, technology, transportation, travel and nonprofits.

It’s all about ROI. You will be challenged, engaged, inspired and equipped to return to your organization to implement a sustainable, research-based recognition strategy that the C-Suite will buy into! Bring your team for awesome team-building too!

Meet, network, and get insights from thought leaders and experienced practitioners and business partners.

Be ready for many “Ah ha” moments in our sessions, networking and one-on-one conversations!

Check out this two-minute video to learn more about what our attendees say about the RPI Conference:


Featured Keynotes (so far!)

Dr. Brad Shuck

Dr. Brad Shuck

Brad Shuck is an internationally recognized thought-leader in the areas of employee engagement, leadership, and employee health and wellbeing. His evidenced-based, story-driven, and visually inspiring presentations detail how leaders at all levels can build positive and inspiring places of work that drive performance, increase employee wellbeing, and influence peak motivation.

Participants have called his talks “tremendous”, “moving”, and “motivating.” “Brad's presentation and material were fabulous. He presents in a way that makes you want to go back to your workplace and empower your employees.”

Shuck has worked with leaders in virtually every industry throughout the public and private sectors across four continents. His insights are widely applied in both the world’s largest Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies, as well as small and medium-sized organizations seeking to grow and empower employees. 

Learn more about Dr. Shuck

RPI Blog Posts:
EVP explores the optimal way to recognize employee
Don’t Get Skunked: The Health Risks of a Dysfunctional Workplace

Dr. Charles Scherbaum

Dr. Charles Scherbaum

Dr. Charles Scherbaum received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio University. He is currently an associate professor of psychology at Baruch College and on the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Dr. Scherbaum’s research focuses on issues of diversity and equal opportunity in the context of employee selection, measuring individual differences, and assessing employee attitudes. Recent research has focused on sources of construct-irrelevant variance on standardized cognitive tests, non-cognitive predictors of job performance, detecting lying and dishonest responding, attitudes toward stigmatized employees, alternative validation strategies, attitude measurement, linking employee attitudes to organizational outcomes, employee survey methods, and employee selection. This research draws heavily on recent advances in analytical and methodological techniques.

Watch a video about Dr. Scherbaum 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel

8:00-11:00 am
 RPI Board meeting

8:30-11:30 am
 Recognition Fundamentals 

11:00 am-12:30 pm 
 Conference Registration Open

12:30-1:30 pm
 Welcome Lunch and Peer Connection

1:45-2:45 pm
 Keynote Speaker Brad Shuck

3:00-4:00 pm
 3 Breakout Sessions

4:15-5:15 pm
 3 Breakout Sessions

5:15-7:00 pm
 Reception & Business Partner Connection

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Delta Air Museum

7:30-9:00 am
 Buses pick up to Delta Air Museum

9:00 am-5:00 pm
 Vendor Tables & Silent Auction

8:45-10:00 am
 Breakfast & Keynote Speaker

10:15 am -12:15 pm
 Plenary Sessions

12:15-1:45 pm
 Lunch, Awards Program & Table Discussion

2:00-2:45 pm 
 Plenary Session

3:00-4:00 pm
 Ted -style Talks

4:00-6:00 pm

5:00-6:30 pm
 Buses pick up back to Renaissance

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel

8:00 am-10:30 am
 Wrap Up Breakfast and ROI Workshop

10:30 am-6:00 pm
 CRP III course*


*Certified Recognition Professional Courses will be offered Monday, April 8 and Thursday, April 11. Recognition Fundamentals and CRP II will be held Monday, April 8.

Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

Registration opens soon.