Closing Session: The Puzzle of Motivation

Tuesday, October 20
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Central Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 1 (basic knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 157729

Gone are the days when extrinsic factors like monetary rewards and fear of punishment were the motivating factors of work. Now, Pink argues, it’s centered around more intrinsic qualities – where autonomy, purpose, and mastery are what drive people in the working world. Tapping 50 years of research in behavioral science, Pink shows why many traditional rewards – including the “carrot and stick” method – fall short of their promise and sometimes even backfire. Using his research, Pink reveals a more effective motivational operating system, one that promotes enduring motivation through autonomy, mastery, and purpose – the fundamentally human desires to direct own lives, to make progress in work that matters and to contribute to a team.

Performance Indicators:

  • 1.6.2 Prioritizes goals in order to effectively manage
    time and workload.
  • 1.2.1 Identifies and takes the appropriate steps to
    maintain and enhance competence.
  • 2.2.3 Identifies opportunities for shared benefit and/
    or vision.


  • Closing Session: The Puzzle of Motivation -

    Linda Farr, RDN, CSOWM, LD, FAND

    Former President

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Keynote Speaker(s)

  • Closing Session: The Puzzle of Motivation -

    Daniel Pink

    Bestselling Author