In this December 2013 Issue . . .
The IMA has been approached by PPAI to offer several 30 minute educational sessions on the Brand Stage of the PPAI Expo. Four sessions have been confirmed with a possible fifth session to be added. Try to stop by and gain from your colleagues’ knowledge. The confirmed sessions are as follows:
New Resources You Can Usewww.thepicnow.org. Here's a sneak peek:
BUSINESS IS INHERENTLY SOCIAL. Companies create value not just from the goods and services they provide, but also from the networks and the social interactions they facilitate.
Just as businesses create goods, services and financial capital, they also create value in the form of "social capital” from their networks. A recent article in Performance Improvement suggests that "the power of social capital is the condition that social ecosystems – family, organization, market, town, country – provide their members for creating wealth and well-being by combining resources.” Read more.
The IRF recently produced an online 30-minute recording that attacks the issue of choosing and funding the right awards from multiple angles. The program owner’s view takes into consideration limited budgets, expected business results and the decision criteria to help walk the tightrope between the two. The participant’s view explores the psychological aspects of participation in a reward or incentive program and what it takes to motivate. Listen to speakers Fran Schuster and Melissa Van Dyke compelling session by clicking here.
IMA’s association management company, Ewald Consulting, will be moving their office currently located in Naperville, Illinois to Rosemont, Illinois. The move is scheduled for December 12-20, 2013 during which time there may be intermittent response delays to inquiries. Thank you in advance for your patience.
It is anticipated that organization phone numbers may change, but the information is still pending. In the meantime, members may continue to use the current numbers which will be transferred during transition. The IMA office will provide further information when it becomes available. Email will be the best communication option during the transition:
Beginning December 20, IMA’s new office address will be:
PPAI Expo is right around the corner and the IMA and SIGs will be well represented. IMA, IMRA and IGCC will be sponsoring booths at this year’s brand. Expo. In addition, IMRA will once again be offering the IMRA Café on the brand. show floor for attendees’ convenience. Be sure to visit each of the booths as follows:
IMA congratulates Kara Hoover, IP and Kimberly Russelle, IP, both of Spear One, in passing the Principles examination and achieving the Incentive Professional (IP) designation. Well done!
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