WorldatWork Introduces Executive Compensation Immersion Program

June 4, 2013–Scottsdale, Ariz.–The continuing evolution of the executive compensation function in organizations across the United States creates an enormous need for talent. Organizations that want to fill an executive compensation role often start by identifying high-potential talent among internal compensation, HR or finance staff. They also have HR leaders assume new executive compensation responsibilities. The challenge often lies in getting them up to speed in a short amount of time.

Through an accelerated immersion program that sets the groundwork for participants to take on new responsibilities associated with executive compensation, WorldatWork is pleased to introduce its Executive Compensation Immersion Program. This intensive five-week course is a cohort program that combines in-person and online sessions, and includes follow-up quarterly conference calls for a full year that allow participants to explore hot topics, address challenges, and develop solutions. Participants receive an education in the executive compensation field along with lifetime support through a network of peers, subject-matter experts and thought leaders.

“This program will give participants the kind of insights, experience and knowledge that would take 3-5 years of on-the-job training to get, and they get it all in a 5-week program,” said Brit Wittman, CCP, CECP, director, executive compensation and corporate compensation design, Intel Corp.

Presenters for the face-to-face and online meetings of WorldatWork’s inaugural Executive Compensation Immersion Program in August 2013 include some of the most highly respected practitioners and consultants in the field:

– Michael Davis, CCP, senior vice president, human resources, General Mills
– Steve Harris, CCP, managing director, Frederic W. Cook & Co.
– Brit Wittman, CCP, CECP, director, executive compensation and corporate compensation design, Intel Corp.
– Blair Jones CCP, CBP, GRP, CECP, managing principal, Semler Brossy Consulting Group
– Thomas Haines, CECP, managing director, Frederic W. Cook & Co.
– Robin A. Ferracone, CECP, CEO, Farient Advisors
– Brynn Evanson, CCP, CECP, vice president of compensation, benefits and HRIS, J.C. Penney

The WorldatWork Executive Compensation Immersion Program provides a comprehensive education in executive compensation programs and practices, including tax and legal issues, short- and long-term incentive design, performance management, supplemental executive benefits, proxy statements and current trends in executive compensation. Participants also learn best practices for executive rewards communications, including preparing for a compensation committee meeting and gaining shareholder approval.

Other WorldatWork executive compensation skill-building courses include: Principles of Executive Rewards, Advanced Concepts in Executive Compensation, Determining Pay for Executives and Fundamentals of Equity-based Rewards.

About WorldatWork(R)
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WorldatWork ( is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards — strategies to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and productive workforce. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, enhancing careers of professionals and, ultimately, achieving better results for the organizations they serve. WorldatWork has more than 65,000 members and subscribers worldwide; 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork is affiliated with more than 70 local human resources associations and has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C.

WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals(R) is the certifying body for six prestigious designations: the Certified Compensation Professional(R) (CCP(R)), Certified Benefits Professional(R) (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP(R)), Work-Life Certified Professional(R) (WLCP(R)), Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP)(TM) and Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP)(TM).

The WorldatWork group of registered marks also includes: Alliance for Work-Life Progress or AWLP, workspan and WorldatWork Journal.

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