Welcome to NCRF Events

You will find two types of events in this section:

Quarterly meetings for members. NCRF membership meet in January, April, July and October. The meetings offer a variety of quality information/education for our members. The quarterly meetings are held at local venues (Seattle or Bellevue); please check the Events page for the location. As a member, you may register on-line, no need to log-in first! Come see us and participate in a great network of individuals!

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You will also find the WorldatWork courses hosted by NCRF in this event section. NCRF members should login to this site to receive discount member pricing for the courses. Click here to learn more about all the benefits of becoming a member.

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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Silver Cloud Seattle Stadium 1046 1st Ave South Seattle,WA 98134
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    Please Join us for the October 17th Luncheon Meeting

    Your Pay Brand: What It Is, Why It Matters & How to Manage It

     What you pay, how you pay and why you pay the way you do can have serious implications for your ability to attract, retain and engage your talent. We'll talk about what "pay brand" means exactly, how you can craft and manage it effectively as well the best ways to enlist your managers and employees to become advocates of your pay brand.

    Presented By: Lydia Frank, Vice President, Content Strategy at PayScale 

     For more than a decade, VP of Content Strategy Lydia Frank has led a team of content creators and researchers at PayScale, a compensation data and software company, who work to understand all of the various factors that impact compensation and provide guidance to both employees and employers on how to have more effective pay conversations. In addition, she has contributed content around salary negotiation, pay equity and compensation best practices to various publications over the years (Harvard Business Review, Money, Fortune, TechCrunch) and is regularly cited in the media as a compensation and negotiation subject matter expert. She also regularly speaks to both consumer and business audiences on similar subjects.


    October 17, 2018


    Check-In 11:00-11:30 AM 

    Buffet Lunch Begins 11:30 AM

    Announcements & Program 11:50 - 1:00 PM


    Silver Cloud Seattle Stadium 

    1046 1st Ave South Seattle,WA 98134

    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, October 26, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium, 1046 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

    This course focuses on general quantitative concepts, basic statistical tools, the mathematics of total compensation design and administration, mathematical modeling and regression analysis. Participants learn to consider data from numerous sources, with an emphasis on problem solving and decision making. You will:

    • Learn basic quantitative concepts and the four levels of measurement.
    • Understand how to define and compare percentages, market index and compa-ratios.
    • Study the time value of money—including compound interest and the compound salary growth rate.
    • Find out how to collect, analyze and accurately display statistical data.
    • Learn how to determine central tendency and measures of central location.
    • Discuss measures of variability.
    • Explore shapes of distribution.
    • Gain an understanding of modeling and regression analysis

    What you will learn:

     Statistics—Data, Information and Levels of Measurement

    • Why HR professionals collect and use data
    • Five key questions to ask about the variable of interest
    • Levels of measurement

    Percentages and Related Issues

    • Individual and department compa-ratio
    • Market index
    • Percent difference
    • Developing salary ranges

    Time Value of Money

    • Compound interest and compound salary growth rate
    • Constant midpoint progression
    • Annuity payments

    Statistics—Collecting, Organizing, Grouping and Displaying Data

    • Populations and samples
    • Frequency distributions
    • Organize, group and display data

     Statistics—Lying with Statistics, Graphs and Displays

    • Recognizing distorted data
    • Mistakes that distort data

    Statistics—Measures of Central Tendency and/or Location

    • Measures of central tendency
    • Measures of location
    • Percentile bars

    Measures of Variability

    • Interquartile range
    • Standard deviation
    • Z-scores

    Statistics—Shapes of Distributions

    • Interpreting distributions
    • Normal distribution

    Regression Analysis

    • Regression models in an HR environment
    • Developing a regression model
    • Cautions in the interpretation of correlations
    • Multiple regression

     Who Should Attend?

    This course is intended for those who seek knowledge in applying statistics in total compensation management. Participants will benefit most from this course if they are proficient in the concepts covered in course T1/GR1. It is assumed that participants have had no formal exposure to statistics, but have had a basic algebra course.

     Not a NCRF member yet?Click hereto find out the benefits of membership and how to join.

    Just want to read more about the WorldatWork courses hosted by NCRF?click here

    As a member of NCRF, you may attend WorldatWork certification courses in Portland. We have a reciprocation agreement with Columbia Willamette Compensation Group and you may attend their classes at the NCRF member rate. Check out their website for upcoming classes:

    2018 Training Cost

    Course and Exam: Includes tuition, course material and certification exam

    • $1,350 NCRF and CWCG members (10% discount off W@W Member price!)

    • $1,495 W@W members

    • $2,200 non-members

    Course Only - 2 day: Includes tuition and course material

    • $1,255 NCRF and CWCG members (10% discount off W@W Member price!)

    • $1,390 W@W membership only

    • $2,085 non-members


    Exams for the certification courses are offered via computer based testing (CBT) through an external vendor.

    Register for a course:

    To receive the NCRF member pricing; please login to the member only area or contact WorldatWork's Customer Relationship Services at 1-877-951-9191.  (Please indicate that you are a current member of NCRF when registering for your course(s).) 


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