Training & Certification

Upcoming 2019 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

February 7-8, 2019

 Strategic Communication in Total Rewards (T4)

This course provides an introduction to strategic communication, focusing on total rewards communication. It begins by establishing the purpose and value of strategic communication along with discussing how behaviors can be influenced by communications. In addition, an eight-step process is detailed providing guidance for creating an effective and efficient communication campaign. Case studies provide participants an opportunity to apply the eight-step process. Furthermore, specific communications related to each of the total rewards elements are highlighted, as are suggestions for communicating special situations, such as a merger or an acquisition.

  • Learn the rationale for strategically planning a communication campaign.
  • Discuss the characteristics of effective communication.
  • Obtain an understanding of the eight steps of the communication process.
  • Identify the appropriate communication channel to deliver the message.
  • Review specific total rewards communications considerations and special situations.
Find out how to effectively and efficiently manage your communication campaign


May 9-10, 2019











June 6-7, 2019














Sept 26-27, 2019

Regulatory Environments for Comp Programs (C1) 

Knowing and understanding the U.S. federal human resources laws and regulations is essential for the HR professional – and it can be challenging to keep your knowledge up to date. This course will equip you with an overview of the federal regulatory HR requirements that impact design and administration of compensation programs. In the course, you will thoroughly cover the major federal statutes affecting compensation design and practice, including: 

  • Analyzing the labor regulations affecting employee compensation disputes.
  • Reviewing the major federal labor regulations impacting specific types of employers.
  • Examining myriad issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Exploring discrimination legislation as it relates to compensation. 

The course is an overview on HR employment law. It will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand many of the major HR regulations as an HR professional.



Variable Pay: Improving Performance with Variable Pay (C12/GR6)

Variable pay compensation can improve employee motivation and performance along with positively impacting your organization’s goals for profitability and productivity. This course will teach you the fundamentals of variable pay with a focus on compensation strategy. 

  • In this course you will cover: 
  • Identifying common business strategies and objectives for achieving them.
  • Aligning variable pay programs with business strategy.
  • The three categories of variable pay.
  • Examining internal and external factors affecting variable pay plans.

The activities for designing variable pay compensation strategy, including funding and distributing plan earnings.

How to implement, communicate and evaluate the success of variable pay compensation and benefits plans. 

This course is ideal for the human resources professional responsible for designing, assessing and maintaining variable pay plans.






Total Rewards Management (T1) 

Knowing what is required for an effective total rewards strategy will set you apart as a human resources professional. In this course, you will learn how to design and implement a total rewards program that meets your organization’s specific needs and includes an ideal mix of rewards across the six rewards elements:

  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Work-Life Effectiveness
  • Recognition
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Development

Designed for new HR professionals, HR generalists and line managers, this course will empower you with the basic skills and knowledge to create a successful total rewards strategy for your organization. While developed to be an introduction to the total rewards system, the content goes beyond the basics to cover more advanced topics such as aligning total rewards with your organization’s culture, HR goals and business strategy.






 

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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 upcomingclasses: http://www.cwcg.org/

2019 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: 
Exams for the certification courses are offered via computer based testing (CBT) through an external vendor. Click here for important information regarding computer based testing for exams.

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