Edward Ford Named Trustee of Forum for People

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<p><strong>New York &mdash; Aug. 2&nbsp;</strong><br />Michael C. Fina, a provider of worldwide corporate employee-recognition programs, has announced that Edward Ford, senior vice president of total recognition, has been named a trustee of the Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement. <br /><br />The Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement was founded at the Department of Integrated Marketing Communications in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.&nbsp; </p><p>The forum studies the interdisciplinary elements of people performance management, measures their impact on organizational success and creates a curriculum based on research findings for academic and professional use.<br /><br />&ldquo;Ed&rsquo;s unique leadership skills in the industry have earned him national and international recognition and accolades as an authority in the design, implementation and measurement of total recognition programs,&rdquo; said George Fina, president of Michael C. Fina. &ldquo;We are delighted that he has been named a trustee of the forum and know that he will make an outstanding contribution to the success of the organization.&rdquo;<br /><br />Ford has been a practitioner in the recognition industry for more than 25 years. He joined Michael C. Fina in January 2004. </p><p>Previously, he was president and founder of FMTrecognition.<br /><br />In addition to consulting with hundreds of organizations, Ford has presented countless educational seminars, symposia and workshops. </p><p>Since 1995, more than 10,000 human resource professionals &mdash; in 20 major U.S. cities, Canada and the United Kingdom &mdash; have attended his international workshops and seminars on the concept of Total Recognition. </p><p>Ford is the author of the &ldquo;Official Recognition Workbook &ndash; A New Mandate for Employee Recognition Programs.&rdquo; </p><p>In addition, he has published a workbook on the definition and design of nomination, on-the-spot and peer-to-peer programs, with 30 award-winning case studies.<br /><br />As a pioneer in the recognition industry, Ford has recently published &ldquo;Guidelines for a Total Recognition Strategy,&rdquo; and he has writeen numerous innovative HR articles for a variety of publications. </p><p>Ford loves to challenge human resources to re-examine current recognition practices and specifically recommends the &ldquo;best ways to recognize and reward employees.&rdquo;<br /><br />In addition to providing captivating public seminars, Ford heads up a total recognition team, which performs on-location assessments, certification of facilitators, and train-the-trainer, and it designs custom total recognition programs.<br /><br />Ford received a bachelor&#39;s degree in industrial psychology from Brigham Young University and selected graduate studies at the University of Chicago and the Wharton School of Business. </p><p>He is an active member of WorldatWork and the Society for Human Resource Management. </p><p>Forum activities include:<br /></p><ul><li>Conducting and coordinating research in the area of people performance management.</li><li>Developing a corporate education program, leading to an eventual textbook on people performance management.</li><li>Tracking and helping disseminate academic research already being conducted in the United States and around the world.</li><li>Creating a clearinghouse for research on all aspects of the field, both soliciting and helping to disseminate research in the field.</li><li>Establishing the basis for a formal educational curriculum in the area of people performance management to equip tomorrow&#39;s business leaders with the expertise needed to maximize organizational performance through people.<br /></li></ul>

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