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CCA sponsors local Certification Courses each calendar year through WorldatWork. WorldatWork provides practitioners with knowledge leadership to effectively design and implement strategies and practices in total rewards – compensation, benefits, work-life, performance and recognition, development and career opportunities

WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals, an affiliate of WorldatWork, is an organization that certifies human resource professionals in the disciplines of compensation, benefits and work-life. WorldatWork Society designations include:

  • Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®)
  • Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®)
  • Certified Sales Compensation Professional™ (CSCP™)
  • Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP)
  • Certified Executive Compensation Professional™ (CECP™)
  • Work-Life Certified Professional™ (WLCP)

Upcoming WorldatWork Events

CCA is proud to partner with WorldatWork to deliver these courses to the Chicago compensation community!

Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday March 11, 2020
T2 - Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional
Willis Tower Watson |  233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago, Illinois 60606

As a human resources professional, the ability to interact effectively with the accounting and finance departments within your organization is a vital skill. This course provides an introduction to U.S. accounting regulations and practices that will enable you to better speak the language of finance and accounting. You will gain skills allowing you to interact more effectively with these departments and make HR decisions that impact and support your organization’s financial health.

The course will empower you with foundational understanding of the following concepts:

  • The key financial components of the annual report.

  • The relationship between HR and the finance and accounting departments.

  • The measures and processes used to assess a company’s financial health.

  • The importance of cash flow to the company and shareholders.

  • Methods of financing the business and issues related to financial planning.

Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9, 2020
C3E - Quantitative Principles in Compensation

Willis Tower Watson |  233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago, Illinois 60606

Master Human Resources Statistics and Analytics to Impact Business Outcomes
As a human resources professional, having a solid set of HR statistics and analytics skills is essential for delivering actionable insights for informed decision making to positively impact your organization’s business outcomes. In this hands-on HR statistics course, you will master applied statistics to HR issues and gain analytics skills using Excel. 

Topics covered in the course include: 

  • Learning regularly used statistical tools, including the applications of these tools for total compensation design and administration.

  • Recognizing the four levels of measurement and the quantitative concepts in HR.

  • Finding, collecting, analyzing and accurately displaying statistical data in the most effective way.

  • Understanding the relevant application of various statistical tools.

  • Introduction to increasingly used advanced statistics for decision making, including regression analysis. 

Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday May 13, 2020
C8 - Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals

Offices of Willis Towers Watson, Chicago, IL 60606

Critical Thinking Skills for Today's Leaders
In this competitive, global economy business leaders expect you to go beyond the technical aspects of your job and think like a businessperson. In fact, strategic business understanding was one of eight key differentiators of top performers according to the WorldatWork 2012 Total Rewards Professionals' Career Census.

To gain this understanding, you must embody business acumen skills–knowing what's going on around you and how the business works internally and externally. Having a keen sense of business knowledge is essential for better decision making and driving long-term positive results for your organization.

This course covers the essential skills, behaviors and actions that support the understanding and development of business acumen–helping you learn to see "the big picture," understand finance concepts, recognize the important relationship between compensation plans and the bottom line, and make wiser decisions.

  • Learn what it takes to apply key business acumen skills and behaviors.

  • Understand, evaluate, and articulate the relationship between compensation and business outcomes.

  • Grasp essential financial concepts.

  • Know how your business works and recognize the relationship between the compensation plan and the bottom line.

  • Strengthen communication skills.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 (Tentative)
C1 - Regulatory Environments for Compensation

Willis Tower Watson |  233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago, Illinois  60606

Learn and Stay Current on the Must-Know U.S. Federal Human Resource Rules and Regulations
knowing and understanding the U.S. federal human resources laws and regulations is essential for the HR professional – and it can be challenging to keep your knowledge up to date. This course will equip you with an overview of the federal regulatory HR requirements that impact design and administration of compensation programs. In the course, you will thoroughly cover the major federal statutes affecting compensation design and practice, including: 

  • Analyzing the labor regulations affecting employee compensation disputes.

  • Reviewing the major federal labor regulations impacting specific types of employers.

  • Examining myriad issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Exploring discrimination legislation as it relates to compensation. 

The course is a basic-level course on HR employment law. It will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand many of the major HR regulations as an HR professional.


Recertification Approval

This seminar qualifies 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 Society recertification webpage at