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Basics of Human Motivation

Motivation is a fascinating topic about the critical influences that provide energy and reasons for human behavior. Whether you lead a team of people, or work on your own, it’s a good idea to understand what really motivates people and how you can use your knowledge of these influences to accomplish great things in the workplace. We’ll cover topics like money, rewards, punishment, human drives, autonomy and others to help develop sound and effective motivational strategies for the workplace.

When: Thursday, February 14th
9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Where: The Regas Building
318 N. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee  37917
United States
Presenter: Chris Crouch
Contact: Eddie Crim

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Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $225.00
Student Member: $25.00



Learning Objectives Include:

  • Better understanding of key issues related to human motivation. 
  • Better understanding of key influences that motivate and demotivate human beings. 
  • Learn several effective strategies for creating a motivational environment. 

ABN Leadership Certificate:

This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Eddie Crim at


SHRM Credits:

Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in Creating an Organizational Change Strategy is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit





This course is intended for intermediate professionals with 1-2 years’ experience in the topic. Please keep in mind, the levels are simply a guideline. Please contact Eddie Crim at for specific questions about the level of this course.




Chris Crouch is a nationally recognized speaker and author. His work includes eight published books, an ongoing newspaper column for the Knoxville Business Journal and various articles for media outlets across the country. Visit to subscribe to Chris’s personal blog on both personal and career topics.

Chris has an impressive background in sales management, training, and as an executive for a Fortune 500 company. Throughout his career in the business world, he was often called on to give presentations and seminars to both small and large groups of people. During his time at the Fortune 500 Company, Chris became the primary spokesperson for the company and gave over 100 presentations a year to various groups of investors, board members, employees and others inside and outside the organization.

Chris’s passion has always been reading, learning, and teaching. Among other topics, he has spent years researching and studying both the mental and physical aspects of living a more joyful and productive life. His goal is to find simple, easy-to-implement ideas that work in the real world.

As a partner with DME Training and Consulting, Chris offers leadership development consulting to business owners, executives, and those being considered for executive-level positions. His consulting practice focuses on practical, executable strategies for improving workplace performance and career satisfaction.

Chris leads some of the most popular training courses at ABN and is available for nonprofit consulting through the Alliance. He currently lives with his wife in Knoxville.


Cancellation Courtesy:
If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Eddie Crim at five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy here.

Special Accommodations:
If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Eddie Crim at 865-313-2077 or no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.

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