Training & Certification

Overview of upcoming 2018 World at Work Certification Training

Location: The Silver Cloud Hotel-Seattle Stadium 

1046 1st Ave S.  Seattle, WA 98134

  • Classes typically begin at 8:30 am and end by 5:00 pm
  • Breakfast and lunch is provided both days

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NCRF Courses for 2018:

May 3-4, 2018

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

What You Will Learn:

The Role of Base Pay in Total Rewards

  • Elements of compensation
  • The total rewards design process
  • Job evaluation methods
  • Job worth hierarchy

Designing Base Pay Structures

  • Base-pay structure
  • Building a base-pay structure
  • Pay structure design considerations
  • Pay structure design
  • Broadbands

Base Pay Implementation and Delivery

  • Pay approaches
  • Job-based pay
  • Differentials
  • Pay actions
  • Communicating pay actions
  • New hire pay rates

Pay for Performance and Salary Budgeting

  • Pay for performance
  • Compensation strategy and philosophy
  • Principles of merit-pay programs
  • The base pay investment
  • Merit increase guidelines
  • Components of market-based salary budget

Administering and Evaluating Base Pay Programs

  • Monitoring pay levels
  • Compression
  • Maintaining pay structures
  • Base-pay program review and audit

Mergers, Acquisitions and Base Compensation

  • Key priorities for human resources in the process
  • HR participation on teams
  • Integrating compensation plans
  • Communicating compensation changes

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.

August 23-24, 2018


Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional (T2)

This course presents an introduction to U.S. accounting regulations and practices. It will provide you with the understanding you need to interact effectively with accounting and finance departments in your company. You will:

  • Identify the key financial components of the annual report
  • Describe the importance of cash flow to companies and shareholders
  • Focus on the measures and processes used to assess companies' financial health
  • Recognize the measures that are affected directly or indirectly by the HR function
  • Explore methods of financing the business and financial planning issues
  • Focus on the relationship between the HR department and the finance department

What You Will Learn:

Introduction to Accounting

  • HR — a strategic business partner
  • Governing bodies and policies
  • Major groups of accounts
  • Financial statements
  • Accounting types
  • Financial measures
  • Problems with accounting
  • Underlying principles
  • Components of the annual report

The Balance Sheet

  • Assets /Liabilities
  • Shareholders’ equity
  • Summary concept
  • Liquidity measures / Debt ratios

The Income Statement

The Income Statement

  • Revenue/sales/Cost of goods sold
  • Gross margin / Operating expenses
  • Provision for taxes / Net income
  • Earnings per share / Return on sales

    Statement of Cash Flows and Shareholders’ Equity

    • Statement of Cash Flows
    • Statement of shareholders’ equity
    • Review of the four required statements
    • Debt ratios review
    • Profitability measures
    • Funds management ratios

    Planning and Financing the Business

    • Financial planning
    • Typical planning process
    • Developing business plans
    • Evaluating capital projects
    • Financing the business
    • Financing sources

    The Strategic Partnership—Human Resources and Finance

    • Recording compensation and benefits costs
    • Mandatory benefits
    • Welfare benefits
    • Retirement plans
    • Communication

      Who Should Attend?

      This is intended for human resources or compensation professionals with limited knowledge of accounting and finance.

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        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.

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