June 21, 2022


CPE Compliance Disclosure:


In this discussion led by Jeff Joseph, CEO of SIIA, learn how associations use recognition events to promote membership engagement. The most successful award programs are tied to driving the strategic initiatives of the association.  The least successful awards programs are those that are poorly promoted, lack lustre, and are organized at the last minute, typically not tied to any larger strategic goal of the association.
What are some of the best strategies for small vs. large associations.  How can recognition events be used to encourage engagement among younger demographic age groups. Gain insight into different recognition types such as alumni awards, employee awards, Lifetime achievement awards, Hall of Fame awards, Innovation or special ability awards.   For associations build on Chapter model, learn about how recognition events are used to promote greater engagement and innovation among the Chapters.  In this course, we will also learn about issues around lack of a sufficient number of nominees or candidates and what to do in those circumstances.   What “gottchas” could potentially cause a PR nightmare for your association when it comes to awards events?
Finally, this course will cover some of the latest software technologies that are used by associations to support the awards event program (e.g., nomination process, selection process, etc.


  • Learn different types of awards and recognition events that associations conduct to advance their strategic objectives.
  • Learn how you structure and plan your award events to have the most successful outcomes and member engagement. 
  • Learn how to avoid pitfalls with awards events which may cause PR nightmares for your association.
  • Learn the latest technologies (software) that are used by associations to help support your awards programs.

INSTRUCTOR: Moderated Roundtable discussion lead by Jeff Joseph, President, The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

DELIVERY METHOD: Group Internet-Based


LEVEL: Intermediate

NASBA CATEGORY: Communications and Marketing

Subject Domain: Marketing and Communications

PREREQUISITES:  C-Level Management Experience

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

U.S Transactions Corp. (CPE Sponsor ID: 138278) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.