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 either Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle-Stadium or at the Bellevue Club. 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!

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us via email Registration closes EOB the Friday before the Wednesday quarterly meeting. You are eligible for a refund up to the Friday before the Wednesday quarterly meeting (3 business days). 

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, April 18, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Bellevue Club 11200 SE 6th St. Bellevue, WA 98004
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    Please join us on April 18, 2018 

    Breakfast and Our Quarterly Meeting 

    Topic: Seattle Minimum Wage Study. 

    Speaker: Professor Jacob Vigdor      

    University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. 

    The Seattle Minimum Wage Study is a research effort dedicated to providing rigorous analysis of the impact of minimum wage. As more states and localities move forward with plans to raise the minimum wage, this research will infuse the debate with data on the effects on workers, households, employers, and the local economy.  

    The study was commissioned by the City of Seattle to study the impacts of the minimum wage ordinance passed in 2014. Some of the study research questions include: What is the impact of a higher minimum wage on workers, their families, employers, and the community? Does a higher minimum wage affect employment and earnings among low-wage workers? Does the higher minimum wage affect overall employment, business longevity, or the mix of firms that do business in Seattle? How do businesses adapt to higher labor costs?

    Professor Vigdor is the director of the Seattle Minimum Wage Study and holds affiliations as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and an external fellow at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration at University College London. At the Evans School, he specializes in teaching quantitative methods, with an emphasis on techniques for inferring the causal impact of policy interventions.

    Professor Vigdor has published more than 60 scholarly articles and reviews on a range of topics in social policy, including education policy, immigration policy, housing policy, and racial and economic inequality. Professor Vigdor received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1999 and a BS in Policy Analysis from Cornell University in 1994.


    April 18,2018

    Location: The Bellevue Club

    11200 SE 6th St. Bellevue, WA 98004


    Check-In : 7:30-8:15 AM 

    Buffet Breakfast Begins : 7:30 AM

    Announcements & Program : 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM


    $50.00 Members

    $65.00 Non-Member

    • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, May 04, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium, 1046 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

    Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance (C4)

    This course provides an in-depth discussion of the principles, design, implementation and evaluation of an employee base-pay program. Exercises will show how to design a pay program that is fair, competitive and supportive of an organization’s compensation strategy. In this course, you will:

    • Identify the relationship between an employee total rewards program and an organization’s business strategy
    • Discuss the design of base pay programs and necessary considerations
    • Discover what it takes to implement and deliver base pay
    • Examine pay for performance merit pay systems including development, utilization and costing
    • Address the effectiveness and efficiency of pay programs through monitoring and evaluation
    • Discern how and when human resources should be involved in mergers and acquisitions

    Who Should Attend?

    This course is intended for emerging compensation practitioners with limited experience in developing pay structures. Knowledge of basic mathematical concepts such as mean, median, weighted average, compa-ratio, percentiles and calculating percentages is recommended, as well as an understanding of the concept of regression analysis.

    Not a NCRF member yet? Click here to 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).) 

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • World Trade Center - Portland, Oregon
    Registration Open for Rewards NW 2018 in Portland!
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    We are looking forward to a very exciting Rewards NW Conference 2018 at World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon!

    Registration is now LIVE on our website, so register now and join us September 20, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

    Coming Soon: Call for Speaker and Session Proposals

    Watch for our Call for Speakers and Session Proposals in January! We will be looking for experts to present stimulating and insightful topics for our 2018 conference.

    Hotel Accommodations

    AC Hotel Portland Downtown
    888 SW Third Avenue
    Rewards NW attendees will receive a discounted rate of $229.00 (+ tax) for a Standard King Room. Call 503.223.2100 and mention the "Rewards NW block" by August 19, 2018.
    Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
    550 SW Oak Street
    Receive a discounted rate of $229.00 (+ tax) for a Standard King Room. To reserve, please call 1.800.606.3717 and mention the "Rewards NW block" by August 29, 2018.

    Call for 2018 Sponsors

    Sponsoring Rewards NW is a great way to reach a concentrated audience of compensation and benefits professionals in the Pacific Northwest. View sponsorship levels and benefits here. Contact Rewards NW at 503.226.2377 or email for additional information on how to become a partner.

    Thank You 2018 Sponsors

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