The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has announced the creation of a Professional Development Series that will debut at the 2013 Rewards & Recognition Expo in conjunction with the Recognition Professionals International Annual Conference, April 28-30, 2013 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, and continue through the spring and summer of 2013. The program, “Building Better Business Results through Incentives and Recognition,” will consist of on-site education in New Orleans, five webinars throughout 2013 and online discussion boards.

Session 4: Tuesday April 30 8:00AM – 9:00AM

A Tale of Two Cities: Balancing Program Owner and Participant Needs in Award Funding and Selection

In this session we’ll attack the issue of choosing and funding the right awards from multiple angles.  The practitioner’s view takes into consideration limited budgets, expected business results and the decision criteria to help walk the tightrope between those two things.  The participant’s view explores the psychological aspects of participation in a reward or incentive program and what it takes to motivate specific behaviors.  The program owner' view will walk through the multiple levels of requirements and decision points that lead to the best outcome for your unique organization. 

Primary Learning Objectives

1.    Understanding your specific corporate and individual audience is key (for both budgeting and selection)

2.    Delivering recognition that isn’t a “thing” and emotional connection and how to meet fundamental human drives

3.    The four standards that all non cash awards must meet to be effective

4.    Industry benchmarks for award usage

Speakers:  Melissa Van DykeFran Schuster

What To Expect as an Attendee:

  • A primer on the latest research
  • Decision Criteria/Practical Considerations (Tangible or Not, How big, Potential Budget Ramifications)