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The CTRN is proud to partner with the World@Work and other providers of courses to bring relevant education to help support your professional development goals

Join your peers at a CTRN sponsored certification course to build a foundation of knowledge that sets you on a path to grow your career and make a difference within your organization

We are excited to announce that in 2019, the World@Work will be applying a significant price reduction for its courses towards your CCP designation. Pricing will also now be in Canadian dollars. Classroom courses for 2019 will be at the reduced rate of $950 CAD ($710 USD) for CTRN and World@Work Members representing a significant reduction from the 2018 rate of $1,350 USD.

There has never been a better time to progress your career by attaining your Certified Compensation Professional Designation.

Want to see a specific course in Calgary? We want to hear from you!

Out of town and thinking about visiting Calgary to take a course? Inquire about special CTRN rates at hotels conveniently located to the course venue.

    • September 11, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • September 12, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE)

    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.

    This course is part of the CCP and GRP certifications. It is designed for the HR professional seeking a foundational understanding of statistics in compensation management with responsibility in the area of compensation design.

    Out of town and thinking about visiting Calgary to take this course? Inquire about special CTRN rates at hotels close to the course venue.

    • September 17, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE) - Morris Shumiatcher Room
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    The CTRN is excited to offer an in-class Executive Compensation Certificate program

    Executive Compensation Certificate Program
    Sep 17 - 19, 2019

    Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE) - Morris Shumiatcher Room | Calgary, AB

    A Certificate Program that equips HR professionals, senior management, executives and board members with information, best practices and strategies for executive compensation and corporate governance.

    Held at the Glenbow Museum right in the heart of downtown Calgary - this is a great opportunity for to join your peers in an interactive, highly practical course which will increase your skills and knowledge when dealing with the sensitive and high profile matters around executive compensation .

    Your certificate program will being instructed by Arden Dalik, a Senior Partner at GGA. Arden has been teaching this course for the past 8 years and is a leading expert in Executive Compensation, Governance, and Pay-for-Performance. As a recognized expert, Arden has been asked to lecture across North America on Board, Committee and Executive Governance and Assessment as well as executive and director compensation and strategy alignment. She is also regularly featured in the media providing insights into such areas as Say-On-Pay and Board Diversity.

    "The class was a great opportunity to learn how to understand and look at executive compensation with a variety of industry professionals. I found the information practical and the discussion especially useful!" - Ahmed Harb, Senior Manager, Total Rewards (2012 attendee)

    Program Overview

    The CTRN in partnership with Global Governance Advisors, has developed a comprehensive Executive Compensation Program that equips Human Resource professionals, senior management, executives and board members with information, best practices and strategies for dealing with executive compensation and corporate governance. This course continues to be approved by the CPHR for credit toward your CPD (Continuing Professional Development) requirement.

    Delivered by experts in the fields of executive compensation, governance, and employment law, the Executive Compensation Certificate Program takes place over 2 ½ days and covers 11 important topics. 

    Following is a high level lesson plan:

    Part 1: Executive Compensation Reviews Compensation Reviews

    1.1 Executive Compensation Fairness Opinions

    1.2 Competitive Market Research

    1.3 Pay-for-Performance Assessment

    1.4 Board Remuneration

    Part 2: Executive Compensation Plan Design

    2.1 Annual & Long-Term Incentive Plans

    2.2 Special Situations (Mergers, Acquisitions, Activist Challenge, Divestitures or IPO)

    2.3 Senior Executive Employment Contracts

    Part 3: Corporate Governance and Oversight: Executive Compensation Plan Design

    3.1 CEO Succession Planning

    3.2 Board Evaluation and Effectiveness Assessments

    3.3 Leveraging Technology in Working with the Board

    3.4 Executive Compensation Governance

    Linked below is a PDF of the event details including a comprehensive course syllabus: 
    Invest In Yourself! CTRN GGA Executive Compensation Certification (Sep 17-19, 2019).pdf

    What You Will Learn

    Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped to guide and facilitate the work of your Board as it manages its executive and director compensation governance responsibilities.

    Successful candidates will also improve their ability to help supervise the compensation governance process for the senior management team. The course content aligns to, and reflects today’s best practices in Human Resources Compensation Committee (HRCC) Charter and the regulatory environment. More specifically, you will:

    • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of total executive and director compensation design
    • Be equipped to manage the process to hire the Board’s independent advisor
    • Understand all aspects of the executive compensation governance process
    • Improve on the effectiveness of your specific role within your organization
    • Understand today’s regulatory environment with respect to compensation and disclosure
    • Have sufficient knowledge of how you can work with your Board and support their fiduciary duties
    • Obtain reference material that will provide useful reminders and guidance throughout your annual executive compensation governance cycle
    • Be equipped to provide your Board with guidance on making defensible executive compensation decisions as well as the mitigation of risk and shareholder revolts

    Who Should Attend

    Human Resource professionals, senior management, executives and board members looking to:

    • work with their senior executives, CEO and boards to guide and manage the executive compensation process in their organizations,
    • design and validate an effective executive compensation plan,
    • use executive compensation as a tool for attracting, retaining, and incenting their leadership teams,
    • implement best practices in corporate governance and oversight related to executive compensation, and
    • fulfill their fiduciary duties while also adding real value to their organization

    Event Information

    Glenbow Museum | 130 9 Ave SE 
    Morris Shumiatcher Room | Calgary, AB

    September 17 & 18 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    September 19 | 8 am - Noon

    7:30 am | Registration & Daily Breakfast 

    12:00 pm | Lunch provided (17 & 18 only; please inform of any dietary concerns)

    Coffee, Tea & Water Service will be provided throughout




    Cost: $1,600 CAD

    Savings: $0

    Cost: $1,500 CAD

     Savings: $100

    **Take advantage of early-bird pricing and register before July 31st to save an extra $250 CAD!**

    Not a CTRN Member yet? Become a member today

    Should you be attending from out of town for this course, please reach out below for partner offers on nearby accommodation. 

    Event Registration

    Register online by clicking here

    Contact Sarah Akhtar, CTRN Education Director at

    • October 09, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • October 10, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • TBC

    Gain Knowledge and Insights on Global Compensation and Benefits

    Understanding how to develop and optimize the design of total rewards programs within global organizations is a sought after skill for the human resources professional. This course will provide you with an overview of total rewards and its role within the overall global management of human resources. You will not only learn about international rewards management, but you will also gain insights into global human resources strategy. Key topic areas covered include:

    Why companies globalize and its impact on HR.

    How to develop effective compensation, benefits and work-life strategies within complex multi-national companies.

    Identifying general benefits in different regions of the world that may serve as a starting point for developing global benefits strategy.

    Exploring work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management and talent development and its effect on attraction, motivation and retention throughout the world.

    Learning approaches and issues with managing international assignments.

    Internal and external influences along with considerations that affect the design and delivery of global rewards.

    Key factors related to successful cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

    This course is for the total rewards professional, including HR generalists and specialists, from all HR functions who seek to gain broader knowledge of global total rewards policies and practices.

    Registration Coming Soon!

    Out of town and thinking about visiting Calgary to take this course? Inquire about special CTRN rates at hotels close to the course venue.

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