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CCA offers programs designed to enhance professional knowledge and skills. Our programs explore current HR trends and issues for professional development. Programs also offer excellent networking opportunities. CCA works continually to broaden our program offerings to address the needs of our membership. We hope to see you at an upcoming program!

Upcoming CCA Education Programs

Given the current pandemic, the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA) has decided to reimagine our Annual Summit to a series of virtual learning events over the next several months.  There is no fee for attending these events.  Those interested in joining CCA, please do so via this link. Our first event of this series was our Annual Summit.

Stay tuned, as new programs will be added shortly.

Recorded CCA Education Programs

Wednesday, September 23,  2020

TOPIC: Is There a Doctor In The House? Our Incentive Plans Aren't Doing Well

The incentive plans designed pre- COVID-19 pandemic aren’t doing very well these days. They require some “doctoring” and rehabilitation. A plan that may have been operating sufficiently for many years is suddenly showing weaknesses and performance measures no longer make sense. This webinar will help attendees “diagnose” their current incentive plans for design weaknesses. It will also share strategies to “treat” the incentive plan design in order to retain, motivate and attract the talent needed to be successful in the transformed workplace.


Sal DiFonzo – Vice President, The Segal Group
Elizabeth Walgram – Senior Consultant, The Segal Group

Recording to be published shortly.  Please check back!


Special Interest Conference Call
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

TOPIC: COVID-19 - Total Reward Programs Now and in the Future (Continuing the Conversation)

As organizations continue to grapple with reward-related challenges during this global pandemic, we intend to continue the panel discussions started at the CCA Annual Summit in June. All of us, and the Chicagoland area in general, continue to face unique challenges as we plan for the future of employee retention/motivation, merit planning, and performance management in the current environment and planning for the "new better".

This session focused on:

  • Incentive compensation - What are the latest developments? How are you recalibrating and/or setting expectations? How are you handling communications?
  • Merit decisions - Were merit increases delayed or reinstated? What other considerations are being discussed?

We want to explore the next layer, learn more details, and share how others are viewing these issues. The goal is to leverage our built in network of peers to vet ideas and hear about creative approaches implemented and/or being planned.

We know your schedule is tight and so we’re offering our members this previously recorded virtual program that can be watched from the comfort of your own home at your own pace. 

Click here to view the recording.

CCA Annual Summit
June 17, 2020

TOPIC:  Impact of Covid-19 on Total Reward Programs Now and in the Future: A Panel Discussion

Organizations are grappling with unprecedented reward-related challenges during this global pandemic.  Join a panel discussion comprised of reward leaders and consultants from five area organizations to discuss the strategies and actions they are taking and seeing in response to this evolving health emergency and resulting economic impact.  

We know your schedule is tight and so we’re offering our members this previously recorded virtual program that can be watched from the comfort of your own home at your own pace. 

Click here to view the recording.



Dow Scott, Loyola University
John Bremen, Willis Towers Watson
Tom McMullen,Korn Ferry
Sanjay Patel,Kellogg Company
Lisa Synek, CDW

All of the seminars presented at the CCA Annual Summitqualify for recertification credit for the Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Work-Life Certified Professional® (WLCP®), Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP)®, Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP)®, Advanced Certified Compensation Professional (ACCP)™ and Master Certified Compensation Professional (MCCP)™ designations granted by WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals.  For more information on recertification visit the WorldatWork recertification webpage at