rewards & recognition:
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Innovative Employer Roundtable Meeting
May 8-9, 2013
Hilary J. Boone Center
Lexington, KY

Registration ends May 2nd!

ROUNDTABLE PARTNERS: Access the full meeting website with attendee materials HERE.
agenda at a glance*


Wednesday, May 8th
10-11 New Partner Orientation
11-12 Registration/Lunch/Networking
12-4:30 Sessions
(Sustainable Performance & Ernst & Young)
4:30-6:00 Reception

*times are subject to change

Thursday, May 9th
8:00-9:00 Registration/Breakfast/Networking
9:00-12:15 Sessions
(Neuroscience & Speedgeeking)
12:15-1:45 Lunch & Guest Speaker
1:45-2:15 Wrap-Up

about the keynote speaker


christine porath, phd
associate professor, mcdonough school of business, georgetown university

Christine Porath is an associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Her research focuses on leadership, organizational culture, and change. She focuses not only on the effects of bad behavior, but aslso how organizations can create a more positive environment where people can thrive. She shows how individuals and organizations benefit in terms of performance, creativity, well-being, and health. Christine is co-author of the book, The Cost of Bad Behavior. Her research has appeared in many journals and books including Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology.

about the keynote session

Creating Sustainable Performance: How the Benefit of Learning and Growing Can Help Employees & the Organization Thrive
Dr. Christine Porath believes that if you give your employees a chance to learn and grow, they'll thrive - and so will your organization. It is popular to believe that employees are primarily motivated by money; however, in study after study, money, although important, is rarely the most important motivator. Dr. Porath will uncover key mechanisms that enhance thriving.

featured presentations


Rewarding Work and Reward at Work: Emerging Insights from Neuroscience
john randolph, ph.d.
john randolph consulting, llc.

An emerging field, Neuroleadership, serves to capitalize on social cognitive and affective neuroscience research to maximize brain and interpersonal functioning in the workplace. It is critical to consider not only how to reward employees but how to make work rewarding. John Randolph, Ph.D. will help us learn more about how various brain regions play a role in perceptions of reward, fairness, and social cohesion in the workplace, and how implications extend to leadership and organizational development.

Recognizing the Benefits of Motivation and Retention through Flexibility
ritu furlan
audit partner, ernst & young

“Every night, our assets walk out the door and go home. And we need to be the kind of place that they want to come back to the next day,” says James S. Turley, Ernst & Young’s chairman. “We listen to our people and they tell us very consistently that flexibility is incredibly important to them and their families.” These bean counters have done the math and found that flexibility enhances the bottom line. Ritu Furlan, a partner at Ernst & Young in Louisville will share Ernst & Young’s practice of rewarding performance, not face time, and the integration of this practice within the corporate culture.


Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson
Special Guest Speaker, Lunch on May 9th
Jerry Abramson was elected Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor in November 2011. Before running for statewide office, Abramson was the longest-serving mayor in the city of Louisville’s history, having won election to five terms, two of them during a merged city and county government. Throughout his 21 year as mayor, Abramson oversaw a dramatic transformation of Louisville and was known for creating public/private partnerships to further policy goals. In 2008, the U.S. Conference of Mayors acknowledged Abramson’s impact when it named Louisville – “America’s Most Livable Large City.”


Speed Geeking!
Rewards and Recognition Partner Showcase
Back by popular demand, Speed Geeking returns and this time Partners will be sharing information about rewards and recognition programs they have implemented in their organizations. Presentations from Brown-Forman, KEMI, CVS/Caremark, Papa Johns and Toyota will share successes, problems and outcomes from their rewards and recognition programs.


Award Presentation
Dr. Lee T. Todd, Jr. Honors Recipient of the 2013 Dr. Todd Award
Former University of Kentucky President and founder of iwin, Dr. Lee T. Todd, Jr. will be present at the meeting to honor the second recipient of the Dr. Lee T. Todd, Jr. Bridging the Gap Between Workplace Research & Practice Award. The Todd Award allows one Kentucky employer committed to innovative workplace practices to participate in the Innovative Employer Roundtable for one year without a membership fee. To learn more about the award, click below.


A big thanks to Central Bank for sponsoring the Networking Reception!