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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 for CCA members.  Non-members will be able to attend for no fee after joining the CCA.  Those interested in joining CCA, please do so via this link. Our first event of this series was our Annual Summit.

Summer Virtual Series

Special Interest Conference Call
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm CST

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

This is a continuation of the The Chicago Compensation Association (CCA) Special Interest Conference Call series. 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".

CCA will be hosting and facilitating a summer series intended to continue these conversations and share among peers how others are approaching some of these topics.

This session will start with focusing 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.

This is being scheduled as a 1 hour session via phone, during the lunch hour, to accomplish what's outlined. A member of the CCA board will facilitate the call and participants (you) will be part of the panel by sharing your personal experiences and future planning. If you would like to suggest additional topics, feel free to share with us in advance or be prepared to share on the teleconference.

Registration opening soon!

Recorded CCA Education Programs

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