's Institute for Human Resources Online Certification Program in Compensation Best Practices and Trends Celebrates One Year Anniversary and the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) first launched the Certification Program for the Compensation community in HR through the delivery of virtual sessions in February 2011. This online certification program is a distinctive accreditation focusing on Compensation topics to allow HR professionals the opportunity to explore development that specializes in their own track of HR. They get certified while they work!

Since program launch, the Compensation Institute has offered 64 unique webcast sessions towards the 80 hour requirement for completion and granted more than 3,600 credits in total. After the next conference, there will be enough sessions for registrants to complete the 80 credit hour requirement for certification. The first Compensation program graduates will be celebrating soon!

Registration for the next virtual conference in the Compensation track is open and will be held March 19-20, 2012, followed by future events in June and September. Prior to that event, the webcast “Right Compensation Plan + Wrong Sales Talent = Declining Revenue Results” will be presented by Scott Hudson of the Chally Group on February 27th. Knowledge and practices that participants gain from these experienced faculty of HR thought leaders can be applied in their daily work projects and situations.

Check the Schedule for Upcoming Virtual Events for all programs with specialized focus in this or any division of HR. For HR professionals interested in sharing a recent project or topic in Compensation, you may Submit an Idea here.

“Compensation is most companies’ greatest expenditure and most important driver of staff growth, motivation and long-term effectiveness. The Institute for Human Resources has proven to be a great ally of professionals everywhere through their consistent delivery of content, resources and discussions regarding every aspect of HR, including compensation. As a member of the IHR Compensation Advisory Board, I have been impressed with the level of expertise and passion shown by the team of the IHR. The IHR’s Compensation Advisory Board has worked with to help create a unique depth and breadth of knowledge for compensation professionals around the world.”
Dan Walter, CEO, Performensation.

The Advisory Board is responsible for guiding the design of the curriculum, and ensuring that the material is impactful and relevant in today’s business conditions. Ongoing searches continue to maintain a dynamic mix of highly qualified HR executives in the Compensation space. Interested applicants may contact Lynn Lievonen at The Advisory Board is expanding and currently comprised of the following professionals:

Board Members:
Christopher Cabrera, Xactly Corporation
Justin Lane, OpenSymmetry
Harriet Stewart, Stewart Daly Inc.
Dan Walter, Performensation

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About The Institute for Human Resources
IHR focuses on education, online certification, and career development in the HR profession. IHR currently covers 20 key HR verticals ranging from Employee Compensation, Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities, Contract Workforce and Talent Exchanges, RPO, Quality of Hire, Integrated Talent Management to Employee Wellness and others. Each program provides a full list of education, virtual events and accredited certification courses for a 12 -18 month period. Education, training and certification credits are available with “authorized partners” as well as with educational webcasts and award-winning virtual events. See List of All Programs.

For more information contact:
Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator,
1-877-472-6648, ext. 104

Lynn Lievonen
Facilitator – Compensation
Search for Advisory Board Members and Content Presenters
1-877-472-6648, ext. 121