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Beyond the Basics: Employee Engagement
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Beyond the Basics: Employee Engagement

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
7:30am - 12:00pm
Where: Forefront Conference Center
404 Wyman Street
Waltham, Massachusetts  02451
United States
Presenter: John Koester, Director of HR, GEI Consultants, Inc.
Contact: Megan McCarthy

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Beyond the Basics Individual Session: Employee Engagement


Program Overview:

Uncover the differences between employee satisfaction and engagement. We'll take a broad look at both and then deep dive into the Gallup 12. You'll also learn tips and tools you can use to measure engagement in your own organization.




John Koester, Director of HR, GEI Consultants, Inc.


John Koester is the Director of HR with GEI Consultants, one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms. John is responsible for overseeing the human resource function for GEI’s 30 plus branch and project offices across the country, including both the day to day and strategic management of benefits, HRIS, recruiting, performance management and employee engagement. 


Prior to joining GEI in 2010, he was a member of the senior management team of a small technology company where he spearheaded initiatives in recruiting, employee engagement and organizational development and helped the company achieve profitability for the first time in its 15-year history.    


He teaches the Talent Management module of NEHRA's HR Basics program, and the Employee Engagement Module of the Beyond the Basics program. John holds an M.S. in Human Resource Management from Emmanuel College and a B.S. in Management from Keene State College.  



$149 Members & Non-Members




7:30am – Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:00am – Program Begins

12:00pm – Program Adjourns


This workshop is part of the ongoing Beyond the Basics Program. Beyond the Basics offers nearly 30 hours of instruction, from experienced HR professionals with a passion for their subject matter. Sessions include case studies, relevant exercises and tips/tools for you to take back to your organization. Click here for more information on that program.


NEHRA Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing at least 3 days prior to the workshop in order to receive a refund.

HRCI Credit Information:
This program has been approved for 4.0 general credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute. For more information about certification and recertification, please visit their homepage at The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


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