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    Getting the Most Out of Your Rewards and Recognition Programs

    Date: February 4, 2016, 7:30am
    2551 Dulles View Dr.
    Herndon, VA

    Look for the all glass conference room on the first floor as you enter the building. If you park in the garage, it will be on the right hand side. If you park in the lot, it will be on the left hand side.

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    It is important for HR professionals to invest their time in creating strategic reward and recognition programs because of the potential these programs have to increase engagement, increase retention, and boost revenue. Seventy-eight percent of employees say that recognition is a major motivator for them. In addition, seventy-six per cent of employees who are recognized regularly say they love their jobs.

    In this presentation, attendees will learn:

    • The distinction between reward and recognition
    • What behaviors to recognize
    • Recognition from
      • Managers
      • Peers
      • Customers
    • Public vs. Private Recognition
    • Types of Rewards
      • Monetary Rewards
      • Low-cost Rewards
      • Non-monetary Rewards
      • Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Rewards
    • The importance of timeliness, transparency, fairness, and creativity

    Our facilitator for this discussion is Susan Knöbl, CEBS

    Ms. Knöbl is an innovative Human Resources leader with a proven record of accomplishment designing, developing and executing effective HR initiatives for public, private and not-for-profit organizations such as Ford Aerospace, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Madeira School, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), SET, an SAIC company, Data Tactics, and Brillient Corporation. Serving in a variety of leadership roles, she has more than twenty-five years of in-depth experience in workforce planning, change management, leadership development, staff training, reward and recognition programs, mergers and acquisitions, and employee communications.

    In addition, Susan has worked as a Human Capital Consultant to the Washington Post, the Leap Group, LaserLock Technologies and Berto Consulting. She is the published author of an HR textbook, “An Employer’s Guide to Preventing Discrimination (While Improving the Bottom Line)” , which she co-authored with four lawyers, and she has worked as a Financial Advisor/Retirement Planning Specialist for Morgan Stanley and Syndicated Capital.  As an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, she taught courses in Human Resource Management.

    Ms. Knöbl, graduated with a B.S. from Boston University, an M.S. from National Louis University and she received her Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She is an active member of SHRM, NOVA SHRM, the Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF), and she serves as a Presidential appointment to the Community Advisory Board of Northern Virginia Community College.

    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Gus Lawson at 571.425.2115 or Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.