Employee Engagement Employee Retention Employee Recognition

Recognition Renaissance: How to optimize your recognition program with manager support

October 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT


The buy-in of your managers and executives is arguably the most crucial component of a successful recognition program. If your leaders don’t believe in your program, your employees won’t either, and it won’t become part of your culture.


Join Guusto’s Head of People Noah Warder and LifeLabs Learning’s Head of Facilitation McKendree Hickory as they discuss tactical ways to turn your leaders into advocates for recognition through education, training, and support. 


They’ll dive into:

  • The benefits of recognition for engagement and retention
  • How to equip managers with the behaviors that fuel your recognition program 
  • Strategies to get buy-in and turn others into advocates for this (and any other) program
  • Tactical tips for designing a recognition program that sticks 




Meet the Panelists

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McKendree Hickory

Head of Facilitation and Leadership Trainer  - LifeLabs Learning


McKendree supports the development and direction of our facilitation team. She has a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology, with a research focus on conviction, women’s leadership development, and developmental experiences in the workplace. She has delivered leadership training at over 300 companies and led learning and development at the fully remote company, InVision.


Head of People - Guusto
Noah has been leading people teams and helping startups scale their people process across Canada and the US. Now as Head of People at Guusto, he gets to marry his passion for employee best practices and a people-centric mission of helping companies create amazing employee recognition programs to build community, connect teams, and engage employees in meaningful and authentic way.