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MCHRA December Meeting

  • December 05, 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Cacharel Restaurant & Grand Ballroom, Arlington, TX


**Registration Update**

All online reservation are due Monday prior to the meeting.  Online registration will be closed at that time.  Attendees  not registered online will be considered walk-in registrations and will be charged the guest rate of $35.

Please bring a teddy bear to the luncheon.  We are collecting bears to be given to children on Christmas Day.  In return, we will give you a copy of Dr. Bob's book 1501 Ways to Reward Employees.

Cancellations -Members and guests who do not cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event day, will be charged for the cost of the event. 


How to Increase Employee Engagement in Challenging Recessionary Times

Most employees today feel overworked and under appreciated and the Great Recession has added to this burden. During times of change when we are asking them to do more with less, they report feeling less valued and more stressed for their efforts than ever before. Based on his award-winning book (named as the #1 Business Book of 2009): Keeping Up in a Down Economy: What the Best Companies do to Get Results in Tough Times, Bob Nelson, Ph.D., will expand your thinking of how best to leverage the potential of your staff -- even with little time, resources or budget. This session will focus on core researched-based elements found in strong cultures of engagement that inspire employees to new levels of performance and help to create an exciting, positive work environment and competitive people advantage for the organization even in tough, challenging and recessionary times. Based on recent engagement research, six dimensions will be presented with examples that any manager/organization can implement to create a more motivating work environment for their employees today:


  • Create a Clear and Compelling Direction
  • Direct, Open and Honest Communication
  • Involve Employees and Encourage Initiative
  • Increase Employee Autonomy, Flexibility and Support
  • Continued Focus on Career Growth and Development
  • Recognize and Reward High Performance


This program is approved for 1.25 recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Institute (HRCI).  For more infor mat ion about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at .


About the Speaker

Dr. Bob Nelson

Few people have had the influence on the field of management and motivation as Dr. Bob Nelson. He is president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting company located in San Diego, California that specializes in helping organizations improve their management practices, programs and systems. He is a co-founder of the National Association for Employee Recognition and previously worked closely with Dr. Ken Blanchard (The One Minute Manager) as his principal writer, co-author, chief of staff and vice president of The Ken Blanchard Companies for ten years.  Dr. Nelson appears frequently in the national media including recently on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money magazine, NPR and BusinessWeek. He has also appeared numerous times on CNN, MSNBC, and PBS and has been featured in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Fortune and INC. magazines and numerous other publications to discuss how to best motivate today’s employees.  He holds an MBA in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley and received his Ph.D. in management from The Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management School at Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles, where he worked closely with the late Dr.  Peter Drucker on his doctoral studies.

Cancellations -Members and guests who do not cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event day, will be charged for the cost of the event. 


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