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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Don't forget - when you're registering for an event with WorldatWork, be sure to use the code RMTRATR2020 so a portion of your dollars go back to RMTRA - and you'll be entered into our quarterly gift card drawing!

Join WorldatWork for this year's exciting new virtual conference on Total Resilience! When signing up, be sure to use code RMTRATR2020. And act quick - early bird registration ends on May 31st.

    • 06/08/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 06/10/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual Classroom

    Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance (C4/GR4)

    Gain Compensation Strategy Skills to Accelerate Your Journey as an HR Professional

    Learn how to design a pay for performance base pay program that supports your organization’s compensation strategy and attracts, retains and motivates your organization’s talent. This in-depth course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to design, implement and evaluate employee base pay programs.   

    Key concepts you will learn and assimilate include: 

    • Identifying the relationship between the organization’s business strategy and the total rewards program.
    • Understanding key considerations when designing base pay programs.
    • Learning what it takes to implement and deliver base pay programs, including monitoring and evaluation.
    • Examining pay for performance merit pay systems, including development, utilization and costing.
    • Discerning how and when human resources should be involved in mergers and acquisitions. 

    This course is ideal for the emerging human resources compensation professional who is getting started with developing pay structures. Knowledge of basic mathematical concepts is recommended, including: mean, median, weighted average, compa-ratio, percentiles and calculating percents.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

    Be sure to use code RMTRATR2020 when registering!

    • 06/18/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar

    Pay equity has moved to the forefront of the total rewards world, with no signs of slowing down. During this session, we will discuss the Colorado “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act”, how it differs from other state laws, and what you can do to get your company ready for 2021.  We will also consider lessons learned from other states, and discuss how Colorado companies can be use those lessons to better prepare for our Act.


    Brennan Rittenhouse
    Managing Director, A&M
    Emily Milligan
    Senior Associate, A&M

    Learn More and Register Here


    • 07/08/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 07/09/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Denver University - Chamber's Center: 1901 E Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80208

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

    Master Variable Pay Plans that Support Your Organization's Business Objectives

    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.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

    • 08/12/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 08/13/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Denver University - Chamber's Center: 1901 E Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80208

    Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals (C8)

    Critical Thinking Skills for Today's Leaders

    In this competitive, global economy business leaders expect you to go beyond the technical aspects of your job and think like a businessperson. In fact, strategic business understanding was one of eight key differentiators of top performers according to the WorldatWork 2012 Total Rewards Professionals' Career Census.

    To gain this understanding, you must embody business acumen skills–knowing what's going on around you and how the business works internally and externally. Having a keen sense of business knowledge is essential for better decision making and driving long-term positive results for your organization.

    This course covers the essential skills, behaviors and actions that support the understanding and development of business acumen–helping you learn to see "the big picture," understand finance concepts, recognize the important relationship between compensation plans and the bottom line, and make wiser decisions.

    • Learn what it takes to apply key business acumen skills and behaviors.
    • Understand, evaluate, and articulate the relationship between compensation and business outcomes.
    • Grasp essential financial concepts.
    • Know how your business works and recognize the relationship between the compensation plan and the bottom line.
    • Strengthen communication skills.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

    • 09/17/2020
    • 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM (MDT)
    • The Cable Center, DU Campus, 2000 Buchtel Blvd S, Denver, CO 80210
    • RMTRA is excited to announce our new partnership with Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC) for our 2020 Biannual Conference, "Roaring Into the '20s: A New Era for Total Rewards"!  Registration is now open!  

      $175 Early Bird Registration Rate for RMTRA members only

      Take advantage of:

    • More than a dozen speakers ranging from international thought leaders to local influencers
    • The opportunity to earn up to 6 WorldatWork Professional Development Credits, SHRM PDCs and HRCI credits
    • Targeted sessions for senior, middle and entry level professionals
    • Expert content in several timely tracks, including:
      • Compensation
      • Benefits
      • Health & Welfare
      • Performance/Talent Management
      • Retirement
      • Work-Life Effectiveness

    Questions? Email

    • 10/14/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10/15/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Denver University - Chamber's Center: 1901 E Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80208

    International Remuneration: An Overview of Global Rewards (GR7)

    Gain Knowledge and Insights on Global Compensation and Benefits

    Understanding how to develop and optimize the design of total rewards programs within global organizations is a sought after skill for the human resources professional. This course will provide you with an overview of total rewards and its role within the overall global management of human resources. You will not only learn about international rewards management, but you will also gain insights into global human resources strategy. Key topic areas covered include:   

    • Why companies globalize and its impact on HR.
    • How to develop effective compensation, benefits and work-life strategies within complex multi-national companies.
    • Identifying general benefits in different regions of the world that may serve as a starting point for developing global benefits strategy.
    • Exploring work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management and talent development and its effect on attraction, motivation and retention throughout the world.
    • Learning approaches and issues with managing international assignments.
    • Internal and external influences along with considerations that affect the design and delivery of global rewards.
    • Key factors related to successful cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

    This course is for the total rewards professional, including HR generalists and specialists, from all HR functions who seek to gain broader knowledge of global total rewards policies and practices.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

    • 10/27/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 10/28/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Denver University - Chamber's Center: 1901 E Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80208

    Regulatory Environments for Compensation Programs (C1)

    Learn and Stay Current on the Must-Know U.S. Federal Human Resource Rules and Regulations

    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 a basic-level course 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.

    To register go to: Course and exam link

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