Free Brown Bag Talk: Employee Recognition

August 10, 2016, 1:37 PM HST
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The nonprofit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center will host a free talk on Thursday, Aug. 18, as part of its “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Talks are scheduled on the third Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 655 Kilauea Ave. in Hilo.

This month, Joan Shafer will present “Working with Employee Recognition – The Linchpin Value for Cultural Transformation in Your Organization.”

“Everyone wants to be recognized, appreciated, thanked and rewarded for their contributions,” said Shafer. “Yet, a shocking number of people never get any such response and are left wondering how they did, where they stand, and what they need to do to get a response. Not only that, the ways that people want to be recognized are not what you think.”

in this talk, Shafer reveals the range of recognition platforms, approaches to take with employees and insights as to what is gained when recognition is active within an organization or team.


Shafer is a recognized expert on employee recognition—a topic she has been researching and working with organizations on for the past 19 years. She is a renown speaker on the recognition and trains management teams on how to strengthen their capability with this.


Ku‘ikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session and meet others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”

For more information, contact Ku‘ikahi Administrative & Program Assistant Jenifer Aveiro at 935-7844 x 1 or [email protected], or visit

This lunch-and-learn series is made possible in part to funding from the Atherton Family Foundation.



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