Planning and Implementing Employee Events and Recognition Programs


Employee events and recognition programs can enhance workplace culture while boosting employee morale and reducing turnover. Participants will explore the benefits and risks of holding company sponsored social functions and recognition and suggestion programs. Participants will also examine a 10-step model for creating and implementing employee events and recognition programs, identify the keys to an effective event and program, learn about the importance of using checklists in program planning, and review employer best practices in this area.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Develop strategies for holding effective employee events and recognition programs
  • Examine a 10-step model for successfully creating and implementing an employee event or recognition program
  • Gain the tools to analyze and implement various planning options

This course may be taken independently or applied toward a 10-course certificate in Human Resources Management or Supervisory Management offered through Extended Studies.

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Course: CX 212-00
Term: 2188
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 2188CX212
Instructor(s): Kim McNamara
Location: Redfield Campus, Redfield Campus RM 221
Dates: Nov. 6, 2018 (Tue., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 6.0 Contact Hours

Registration fee includes lunch and parking.

This course has been approved for 6 HR (General) through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and 6 PDCs through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For more information about certification and recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at or the SHRM homepage at

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