They offer courses leading to the premier professional designation in seven disciplines of the Total Rewards arena, including that of Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), held by the author.
Once a year usually in May, the annual conference of WorldatWork presents three days if workshops, keynote speakers and opportunities to network with other professionals. Forming relationships with those who work with the same challenges you as a compensation professional face can help you develop professional network and resource that far outweighs the annual membership. Here you can learn about emerging trends from consultant experts, often paired with a client to share the “what went well/what did we learn” about a compensation or benefits initiative. There are also presentations on legal changes going on, technical innovations, and measured trends from survey vendors. Dianne Auld, the acknowledged expert in compensation and benefits analysis, often presents detailed training on getting the most from excel that is geared specifically to compensation and benefits professionals’ data needs. The Exposition Hall, open throughout the conference, is where you can meet vendors, consultants and others who can become trusted partners in your HR activities.
This year, the conference is in Orlando, Florida from May 6 - 8. The list of workshops and presenters is impressive. If you’re serious about conducting your compensation program at the highest level, this is the most education you can get in the shortest amount of time. I highly recommend it for your consideration. You can learn more about the organization and register for classes toward your professional certification, or sign up to attend the international conference by going to worldatwork.org.