We have designed our programs to support the development and excellence of the Total Rewards Professional - You. Aligned with WorldatWork, we focus our programs on the Total Rewards practice: compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management and talent management. This integrated approach helps you attract, motivate, retain and engage a talented workforce.

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    • 04/10/2019
    • 04/11/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • History Colorado Center: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80203

    Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional

    Become a Finance and Accounting Savvy HR Pro and Impact Your Organization’s Financial Health

    As a human resources professional, the ability to interact effectively with the accounting and finance departments within your organization is a vital skill. This course provides an introduction to U.S. accounting regulations and practices that will enable you to better speak the language of finance and accounting. You will gain skills allowing you to interact more effectively with these departments and make HR decisions that impact and support your organization’s financial health.

    The course will empower you with foundational understanding of the following concepts:

    • The key financial components of the annual report.
    • The relationship between HR and the finance and accounting departments.
    • The measures and processes used to assess a company’s financial health.
    • The importance of cash flow to the company and shareholders.
    • Methods of financing the business and issues related to financial planning.

    This course is designed for the HR professional seeking to gain understanding in the areas of accounting and finance.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

    • 04/11/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano’s Little Italy (DTC), 7401 S Clinton St, Englewood, CO 80112
    • 16

    Program Agenda:

    • Examination Statistics
    • Audit Process and Tips for Managing the Process
    • Common Plan Errors Discovered During an Examination and How to Avoid Them
    • Missing Participants – THE Hot Topic for the DOL
    • An Overview of the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP)


    What to Expect When a DOL Qualified Plan Auditor Comes Knocking

    A notification of a plan examination can generate a great deal of anxiety for a plan sponsor. The presenters will discuss the process of the examination as well as effective approaches to complete a plan examination in an efficient manner. You'll get an overview of the data most frequently requested by the DOL, learn the common issues usually discovered during an audit process, and an overview of the DOL’s Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program. This session will include ample time for discussion and questions from participants.

    Key Takeaways:

    • How to prepare for an audit by the DOL
    • Common plan errors and best practices to avoid them
    • Tips and strategies to survive an audit

    Susan Schultz is a Director of Compensation and Benefits with Arrow Electronics, Inc. Arrow, based in Centennial, Colorado, is a global company with approximately 18,000 employees worldwide specializing in electronic components and computer products. Ms. Schultz provides strategic direction and operational oversight to compensation and benefits programs for Arrow employees located in North and Latin America.

    Kim Schultz is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal, specializing in compensation and benefits planning and consulting. Kim brings years of experience in providing a full range of consulting services on all types of qualified retirement plans and health and welfare arrangements. She spends much of her time on plan and compliance issues, reviewing plan operations, streamlining processes and procedures, identifying issues and then helping clients through the various correction programs.

    • 05/08/2019
    • 05/09/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • History Colorado Center: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80203

    Quantitative Principles in Compensation Management (C3E)

    Master Human Resources Statistics and Analytics to Impact Business Outcomes

    As a human resources professional, having a solid set of HR statistics and analytics skills is essential for delivering actionable insights for informed decision making to positively impact your organization’s business outcomes. In this hands-on HR statistics course, you will master applied statistics to HR issues and gain analytics skills using Excel.

    Topics covered in the course include:

    • Learning regularly used statistical tools, including the applications of these tools for total compensation design and administration.
    • Recognizing the four levels of measurement and the quantitative concepts in HR.
    • Finding, collecting, analyzing and accurately displaying statistical data in the most effective way.
    • Understanding the relevant application of various statistical tools.
    • Introduction to increasingly used advanced statistics for decision making, including regression analysis.

    This course is part of the CCP and GRP certifications. It is designed for the HR professional seeking a foundational understanding of statistics in compensation management with responsibility in the area of compensation design.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

    • 05/13/2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 05/14/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • P2 Energy Solutions: 1670 Broadway #2800, Denver, CO, 80202


    Advanced Excel Skills for Compensation Professionals

    Create Powerful Excel Dashboards to Streamline Compensation Work in This Excel Training Course

    Are you a compensation professional who routinely uses Excel to analyze large amounts of data and dream of being able to work more efficiently? If so, this Excel training class designed for HR professionals is for you. In it you will learn advanced Excel techniques developed by Dianne Auld, an in-demand total rewards expert and faculty member at WorldatWork.

    Over the two-day course you will learn:

    • How to create powerful interactive Excel dashboards that consolidate large amounts of data into executive summary views to facilitate business decision making.
    • Advanced Excel functions, including complex LOOKUP and IF formulas, data validation and protection, array formulas and macros to do pay and benefits calculations and pay and commissions calculations.
    • How to build Excel dashboards using real-world scenarios.

    Participants must be proficient with writing VLOOKUP, IF and other formulas and be able to create charts. Exercises are included throughout each section of the course for hands-on practice. Specific topics covered in this Excel course include:

    • Lookup Formulas Part 1 – Learn to use the following formulas for pay and benefits calculations:
      • VLOOKUP
      • HLOOKUP
      • IFERROR with VLOOKUP
      • Using named ranges with VLOOKUP
      • MATCH
      • Looking up a merit matrix using VLOOKUP and MATCH
    • Lookup Formulas Part 2 – Learn to use the following formulas to do pay and commission calculations:
      • INDEX
      • OFFSET
      • CHOOSE
      • Inserting form controls – scroll bar and combo box
    • If Formulas – Learn to use the following formulas to do pay and benefits calculations:
      • IF
      • IF(AND); IF(OR)
      • Nested IF
    • Array Formulas
      • Understand the purpose and rules of array formulas
      • Write multi-cell array formulas and single-cell array formulas
      • Use array formulas for measures of location
      • Use an array formula with INDIRECT
    • Data Validation and Protection
      • Set up a form or document with data validation and protection
      • Validate using a list and other criteria
      • Hide sheets
      • Unprotect cells and hiding formulas
      • Protect the sheet and the workbook
    • Macros
      • Record macros
      • Run macros
      • Macro security settings
      • Introduction to Dashboards
      • Create a dashboard framework
      • Create a market comparison dashboard

    Upon completing this course, you will have a new set of tools to create powerful Excel dashboards that analyze large amounts of HR data and facilitate business decision making.

    To register go to: Course Link 

    • 06/12/2019
    • 06/13/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • History Colorado Center: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80203

    Health and Welfare Plans - Strategic Planning and Design (B3A)

    Learn Advanced Benefits Design Strategies to Align HR with Organizational Goals

    Learn advanced benefits design process concepts in this course, including how to evaluate, select, design, cost and fund health and welfare programs. This course will build on and put into practice fundamental benefits design knowledge to help you advance your skills and expertise as a HR benefits professional.

    Key topics covered include:

    • Evaluating how the organizational, HR and total rewards strategies work together guide benefits decisions.
    • Conducting a benefits gap analysis.
    • Analyzing benefits selection and design.
    • Examining costing considerations and estimating costs of existing and proposed benefits plans.
    • Considering the different types of plan funding mechanisms.
    • Reviewing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
    • Creating and presenting the business case to senior management.

    This course features U.S. specific content.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

    • 06/12/2019
    • 06/13/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • History Colorado Center: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80203

    Total Rewards Management (T1/GR1)

    Gain the Knowledge You Need to Design and Implement Total Rewards Tailor-Made for Your Organization

    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.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

    • 07/10/2019
    • 07/11/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • History Colorado Center: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80203

    Market Pricing: Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis (C17/GR17)

    Learn to Conduct an Effective Compensation Analysis Methodology to Determine a Job’s Market Value

    Attracting and retaining your organization’s top talent requires providing competitive wages and salaries. This course will empower you with the skills needed to market price benchmark jobs and slot non-benchmark jobs into a salary structure you create based on your interpretation of your organizations compensation philosophy. You will learn a consistent methodology for conducting a competitive pay analysis and assess whether it will support your human resources hiring and retention goals and your organization’s business strategy.

    Throughout the course, you’ll gain hands-on experience developing your data utilization skills and cover:

    • Common compensation strategies, base pay structure design and the establishment and use of a job-worth hierarchy.
    • Salary survey data sources and usage coupled with a case study to bring the principles to life.
    • The role of market pricing and salary/pay structure as it relates to your organization’s business strategy.
    • How to communicate market pricing to senior management and more broadly within your organization.

    The course is ideal for HR and compensation professionals responsible for salary benchmarking and compensation program development or who have an interest in learning more about this area.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

    • 08/07/2019
    • 08/08/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • History Colorado Center: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80203

    Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation (C2/GR3)

    Gain Human Resource Job Analysis Skills to Attract and Retain Employees

    The right methods of job analysis, documentation and evaluation will help you attract and retain the talent your organization needs to meet its business goals. In this course, you will review the importance of conducting job analysis in human resources management and discover processes and methods of job analysis to put into practice in your role as an HR professional.

    In this comprehensive HR job analysis course, you will:

    • Review standard practice theory of HR job analysis, documentation and evaluation.
    • Discuss current trends in compensation and job analysis.
    • Learn methods of job evaluation including quantitative and market-based approaches with a focus on quantitative and non-quantitative approaches.
    • Gain skills to strategically approach job analysis planning and implementation.

    This course is for the HR professional with experience in job analysis. However, it is also designed to be accessible to those who seek to broaden their total rewards perspective and gain expertise in the area of HR job analysis.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

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