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CCA Breakfast Briefing: The Care and Feeding of Your HR Generalist

Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:30 AM

CCA Breakfast Briefing

The Care and Feeding of Your HR Generalist


Program Details

Attend this Briefing for an overview of how Compensation can influence, educate and enable the HR Generalist community to better align and support the business. The presentation will include an overview of Walgreens' HR organization structure, as well as talking points on the different styles of HR Generalists at Walgreens and how Compensation interacts and responds to these differing styles. Content includes:

  • WAG company overview
  • WAG HR organization structure
  • HR Generalist styles (a. strategic, b. tactical, c. "conduit")
  • Compensation's interaction with each style (matrix format)
  • Overcoming the hurdles to mutual success and engagement
  • Areas where compensation provides additional value (i.e. organizational design and pure consulting)
  • Perfect world - as an additional bonus, we will bring with us a WAG HR Generalist as part of our Q&A enabling conference participants to ask questions of our partner in this endeavor.


8:30-9 a.m. - Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

Beverage Service will be available throughout the meeting.

8:50-9 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks

9-10:30 a.m. - Presentations, Discussion & Q&A


The presenters for this Briefing are Al Cymbal, Pincipal, Compensation Consulting, Walgreens; Ann Marie Piotrowski, Principal Analyst Compensation Consulting, Walgreens; and Dionne Archie, HR Business Partner - Corporate Division, Walgreens.

Al Cymbal has more than 20 years of experience serving as a Human Resource leader with expertise in Compensation and Benefits designing and implementing innovative compensation and business practices during strategic mergers, acquisitions, growth and mature business cycles. Experienced in designing Global variable pay and sales incentive bonus plans.

Ann Marie Piotrowski has over eight years of consulting experience in a wide range of Total Rewards roles including compensation design and implementation and pension analysis and administration. Work has been for both executive and broad based compensation projects across various industries.

Dionne Archie has over 13 years of progressive human resource experience acquired from various Fortune 500 organizations compiled of Health and Wellness, Entertainment, Communications, and Talent Acquisition from which the following attributes and competency have been obtained: HR Expertise, Cross-Functional Collaboration, Management Consulting, Process Improvement, Restructure of Human Capital, and Change Management. The use of those various strategies provided leadership and influence towards impacting human capital, the bottom line, and meeting/exceeding business objectives.

Registration and Price

New for this Briefing - webinar participation available. See below for details.

Select the registration link at the bottom of this page for online registration. If you cannot attend in person, limited (20 registrants) webinar attendance through Microsoft LiveMeeting registration is available for this event. *Non-member registration to attend the meeting live includes CCA membership for one year and free admittance to this Breakfast Briefing. Briefing price is:

  • $50 for CCA Members
  • $80 for Non-Members*
  • $25 for Students
  • $35 for CCA Members - Webinar (Microsoft LiveMeeting) Only Registration
  • $50 for Non-Members - Webinar (Microsoft LiveMeeting) Only Registration
  • $20 for Students - Webinar (Microsoft LiveMeeting) Only Registration

Recertification Approved

W@W Recertification LogoThe "Care and Feeding of Your HR Generalist" has been approved for recertification credit for the Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP™), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®) and Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP™) designations granted by WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals. Please note that the CECP and CSCP designations require a minimum number of credits from executive and sales compensation-related activities. For more information on recertification, visit the WorldatWork Society recertification webpage at

Location: Drinker Biddle & Reath, 191 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60606  Get directions

For more information:

Contact: CCA Staff
Phone: 630.941.3230

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