Events

As an AACA member you may bring one guest a year to any meeting, except the Annual Forum and Holiday Meeting, for free. To utilize this option please enter the name of your guest under registration at the time you register for the event. 

Upcoming events

    • March 12, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • March 13, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mercer HR Consulting, Two Alliance Center, 3560 Lenox Rd, Floor P4 Conference Facility, Atlanta GA 30326

    Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals


    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 to 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

    Register for training class here.


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    • April 10, 2018
    • 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
    • 103 West; 103 West Paces Ferry Rd.; Atlanta, GA 30305
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    Please join us on April 11, 2017 for a great opportunity to network with your peers! 

    WorldatWork Names Scott Cawood as New President and CEO

    April 10, 2017 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — WorldatWork, the total rewards association and compensation authority, announced today that its Board of Directors has selected Scott Cawood, M.S., Ed.D., SPHR to serve as the association's new president and CEO. He will succeed Anne Ruddy, CCP, CPCU, who has served as WorldatWork president and CEO for the past 17 years. Ruddy announced her plan to retire in April 2016 and will step down from the leadership role in June 2017.

    In announcing his appointment, Lead Director Sara R. McAuley, CCP, said "The WorldatWork Board of Directors is looking forward to welcoming Scott to our organization. His combination of deep business experience, energy, knowledge of best practices in talent management, and broad-based leadership capabilities make him exceptionally qualified to take on the next chapter of our strategy. 

    "We are eternally grateful to Anne for her dedication, wisdom and leadership during her career at WorldatWork. She has never wavered in her enthusiasm and vision for our profession, our careers and the future of work. She has built a highly capable team, ready to take the organization forward. While it goes without saying that she will be missed by all of us, Scott will take the organization to a new level." 

    Cawood joins WorldatWork from his most recent position as Global Leader, Organizational Effectiveness at W.L. Gore & Associates Inc., a global manufacturer with 10,000 employees. At Gore, he led the organizational efforts to achieve the enterprise strategy, including maximizing associate engagement and aligning the culture with critical business priorities. 

    Prior to W.L. Gore, Cawood was President of Synygy, a global compensation and sales software company. Before he assumed the leadership role at Synygy he served as its Chief Operations and People Officer. He also has held senior leadership positions at Revlon and the Great Place to Work Institute, which selectsFortune magazine's 100 Best Places to Work. Cawood holds an M.S. in education and Ed.D. in organization- and work-based learning from the University of Pennsylvania. He also is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). 

    "I'm eager to join an organization that is so well poised to influence the daily experience of thousands of employees worldwide," Cawood said. "It's an exceptional honor, and I look forward to making even greater strides with the amazing team at WorldatWork." 

    The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 and the agenda is as follows:

    11:15 AM 11:30 AM Registration and Networking
    11:30 AM 12:15 AM Lunch, Business Meeting and Networking
    12:15 PM 1:00 PM Presentation
      1:00 PM 1:15 PM Q&A Session/Discussion

    You may register for the meeting at our website on this website under the "Meeting Registration" link. Annual membership must be paid prior to enrollment. AACA guests and other non-members will be charged $45 to attend.

    Attendance at an AACA meeting meets requirements for WorldatWork recertification credit.

     Disclaimer: Photos may be taken during any AACA meeting or event for purposes of AACA's use in promoting or marketing. Your registration or attendance indicates your permission to use any photos of you taken.

     We hope to see you there!


    • May 08, 2018
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mercer, 3650 Lenox Road, Alliance Building 2
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    • 11:15 -   11:45: Registration & Box Lunch
    • 11:45 - 12:30: Mercer Review of the Talent Trends Survey
    • 12:30 -  1:00: Discussion

    Address:  3650 Lenox Road, Alliance Building 2

    Parking: As you enter the Alliance complex proceed towards the back of the complex and turn left into the last parking garage. Try to park on the level you enter the building, which is the 5th floor and reserved for visitor parking.  Parking Fees will be validated by Mercer.

    Conference Room:  From the garage enter the office building from the level you first entered the garage (this is the 5th floor).  When you enter the building take the 1st set of elevators down one (1) floor to P4.  There you will find the training room. 



    Lunch catered by Corner Bakery.


     

    • June 11, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 12, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mercer HR Consulting, Two Alliance Center, 3560 Lenox Rd Ste 2400 Atlanta GA 30326



    Strategic Communication in Total Rewards


    Make Sure Employees 'Get It'

    This course provides an introduction to strategic communication, focusing on total rewards communication. It begins by establishing the purpose and value of strategic communication along with discussing how behaviors can be influenced by communications. In addition, an eight-step process is detailed providing guidance for creating an effective and efficient communication campaign. Case studies provide participants an opportunity to apply the eightstep process. Furthermore, specific communications related to each of the total rewards elements are highlighted, as are suggestions for communicating special situations, such as a merger or acquisition.

    • Learn the rationale for strategically planning a communication campaign.
    • Discuss the characteristics of effective communication.
    • Obtain an understanding of the eight steps of the communication process.
    • Identify the appropriate communication channel to deliver the message.
    • Review specific total rewards communications considerations and special situations.
    • Find out how to effectively and efficiently manage your communication campaign.

    Register for training class here.




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    • August 16, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cobb Galleria Centre 2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

    Atlanta Area Compensation Association (AACA) 

    Hosts Annual Forum:
    Trends in the Future of Work

    This year's Forum will be at the Cobb Galleria (same location as last year) on August 16, 2017

    AACA provides free participation for active members.  You also won't want to miss out on the networking opportunities unique to the Forum!


    #AACAForum17


    AACA Forum Schedule 

     TBD

    Note: Attendance at an AACA meeting meets requirements for WorldatWork and most other HR organizations (subject to approval) recertification credits.


    Disclaimer: Photos may be taken during any AACA meeting or event for purposes of AACA's use in promoting or marketing. Your registration or attendance indicates your permission to use any photos of you taken.
      
      We hope to see you there!

    • September 10, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • September 11, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mercer HR Consulting, Two Alliance Center, 3560 Lenox Rd Ste 2400 Atlanta GA 30326
    Registration is closed



    Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional


    Learn to Speak the Language of Business

    This course presents an introduction to U.S. accounting regulations and practices. It will provide you with the understanding you need to interact effectively with accounting and finance departments in your company.

    • Identify the key financial components of the annual report.
    • Describe the importance of cash flow to companies and shareholders.
    • Focus on the measures and processes used to assess companies' financial health.
    • Recognize the measures that are affected directly or indirectly by the HR function.
    • Explore methods of financing the business and financial planning issues.
    • Focus on the relationship between the HR department and the finance department.

    Register for training class here.




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    • November 05, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • November 06, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mercer HR Consulting, Two Alliance Center, 3560 Lenox Rd Ste 2400 Atlanta GA 30326


    Market Pricing - Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis


    Avoiding Analysis Paralysis

    This course will provide a consistent and effective methodology for market-pricing benchmark jobs within an organization. Participants will have an opportunity to develop their data utilization skills through classroom practicum exercises.

    • Review common compensation strategies, base pay structure design, and the establishment and use of a job worth hierarchy.
    • Discuss how market pricing can support an organization’s business strategy.
    • Discover data sources, data collection options, salary survey formats and use of job matching.
    • Learn how the data from salary surveys can help you develop the market rate for benchmark jobs.
    • Discuss the use of statistical analysis tools and aging, blending, weighting and slotting data.
    • Learn how to handle exceptions or special situations.
    • Find out how to communicate market pricing to upper management and your organization.

    Register for training class here.




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Past events

February 13, 2018 February Meeting - The Comp Professional's Survival Guide for the Future
December 12, 2017 2017 Roaring Twenties Holiday Party and Meeting
November 06, 2017 WorldatWork Class: T1 - Total Rewards Management
October 23, 2017 Rescheduled! WorldatWork Class: C12 - Variable Pay - Improving Performance with Variable Pay
October 10, 2017 Recruiting Top Millennial Talent-- Learn from an Industry Expert.
September 26, 2017 AACA/United Way Community Event
August 08, 2017 AACA Annual Forum: Trends in Talent and the Future of Compensation
June 13, 2017 The Future of Careers in Compensation - Afternoon Happy Hour Meeting
June 12, 2017 WorldatWork Class: C1 - Regulatory Environments for Compensation Programs
May 23, 2017 Members Only May: Mercer Experts 2017 Global Talent Trends
April 11, 2017 Mark Avery, MarketPay's Chief Compensation Officer presents Latest Trends in Jobs
March 13, 2017 WorldatWork Class: T3 - Quantitative Methods
February 14, 2017 February Meeting - Emerging Trends in Performance Management and Compensation
December 13, 2016 2016 Holiday Party and Meeting
November 07, 2016 WorldatWork Class: C8 - Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals
October 11, 2016 October Meeting: Excel Tips and Dashboard Skills
September 22, 2016 North Florida WorldatWork Class: T2 - Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional
September 12, 2016 WorldatWork Class: C4/GR4 - Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance
September 08, 2016 FLSA: 90 Days and Counting
August 10, 2016 Georgia ISCEBS - Partner Association - Alston & Bird Compliance Update - Discounted Rate $30
August 09, 2016 August Meeting: AACA Annual Forum
July 21, 2016 AACA Happy Hour Networking for a Cause
June 14, 2016 June Meeting: New Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Regulations and Implications
June 13, 2016 WorldatWork Class: C2/GR3 - Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation
April 12, 2016 April Meeting: Information Available to the Compensation Professional
March 14, 2016 WorldatWork Class: T2 - Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional
February 09, 2016 February Meeting: Hot Topics in Compensation
December 08, 2015 2015 Holiday Party and Meeting
November 09, 2015 WorldatWork Class: C17 - Market Pricing - Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis
October 13, 2015 October 2015 Meeting
August 24, 2015 WorldatWork Class: T4 - Strategic Communication in Total Rewards
August 11, 2015 August 2015 Forum
June 09, 2015 June 2015 Meeting
May 07, 2015 AACA Happy Hour Networking Event
April 14, 2015 April 2015 Meeting
March 09, 2015 WorldatWork Class: C8 - Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals
February 10, 2015 February 2015 Meeting
December 09, 2014 2014 Holiday Party and Meeting
November 10, 2014 WorldatWork Class: C12 - Variable Pay - Improving Performance with Variable Pay
October 07, 2014 October Meeting (Date Updated)
September 15, 2014 WorldatWork Class: C1 - Regulatory Environments for Compensation Programs
September 09, 2014 Member Appreciation Dinner at Season's 52
August 13, 2014 August Forum
June 10, 2014 June Meeting: Market Compensation Data and It's Role in Today's Pay Programs
June 09, 2014 WorldatWork Exam: T1 - Total Rewards Management
May 19, 2014 WorldatWork Presents Evolve - Total Rewards 2014 Conference & Exhibition
May 15, 2014 Happy Hour and Networking Event
April 08, 2014 April Meeting
March 03, 2014 WorldatWork Exam: T3 - Quantitative Methods
February 18, 2014 February Meeting: Hot Topics in Compensation
December 10, 2013 2013 Holiday Party and Meeting
November 11, 2013 GR7 - International Remuneration: An Overview of Global Rewards
October 08, 2013 Merit Survey Findings and Panel Discussion
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