The next few months will be a bit busy and I thought you all might like to know where you can interact with I2I either online or in person.
First off...HR.com Rewards and Recognition Virtual Workshops - March 30/31, 2011
This week on March 30 and March 31, HR.com is offering a two-day virtual workshop on rewards, incentives, and recognition. The two days are sponsored by a couple of friends of I2I (meaning companies that are doing interesting things in the incentive/recognition industry) Globoforce and i love rewards as well as Terryberry. We (meaning me) are doing a session on March 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm EDT – 1:30 pm EDT entitled: "Recognition and Incentives - Do You Know the Difference?" Surprisingly – most don’t.
A teaser for our session:
Designing programs to influence behavior in an organization are not as simple as “do x get y”, or installing a Peer-2-Peer program. Incentives and Recognition are two different animals. While recognition and incentives may be of the same family but they are as different as horses and zebras.
Strategic intent, program design, earning structure, communication and measurement, differ widely between a well-constructed incentive program and a great recognition program.
Check out all the sessions and if you want (and you know you do) listen in on our session on March 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm EDT.
#HRevolution - April 29, 2011
I’ve written about my experiences with #HRevolution before(here, here) – and I can’t say enough good things about it. The next one is set for April 29, 2011 and it is SOLD OUT. And this time it really is sold out. Initially it sold out but they had so many more requests they added a few more spaces –and they sold out as well.
It’s going to be a great experience for all attendees (including me.)
If you’re attending – I’d love to see you in the room when we host the session entitled: Designing for Influence. I’ll be talking about all the ways HR can influence behavior in an organization and how to help others in the company drive behaviors that support the company – and – support the employee.
My session runs concurrently with sessions from luminaries such as @ChinaGorman, @williamtincup and @Pasmuz (Paul Smith) - so I need all the support I can get...I know the last two #HRevolution meetings were great! This will be too.
EEA Networking Event - June 1, 2011
Scheduled for June 1, 2011 the EEA Networking event is a new type of conference focused on engagement as a top-level, holistic effort that includes customers, employees, vendors and partners. The premise is that you can be more successful as an enterprise if you look at engagement as something you need in all your business dealings – not just customer facing or just employee facing. Success will come from driving engagement with everyone who affects your business.
There will be some things I’ll be helping with from a social media standpoint but I'll also participating in a few discussions and sessions (not sure what exactly but I’ll let you know when I know.)
The EEA will also be launching their Engagement Curriculum and Certification program this year, which we helped with development and curriculum design.
I really enjoyed the event last year and would expect the same in 2011. Check it out if you think engagement as an overall strategy is something you think would be helpful for your business. Stay tuned for more on this in the coming months.
I know I’m missing a few other stops over the next few months – but those are the biggies. I hope I run into some of you at one or two of these events and please – wish me luck!