Professional Development

The value of continuing education and professional development has never been more important than now. HR and total rewards professionals will need to ensure their organization’s total rewards portfolio attract and retain the key talent needed to drive performance and culture. Partnering with WorldatWork, CBN is committed to providing total rewards professionals within our community the tools, resources, professional development and certification opportunities required for success! CBN members receive the deepest discount off of the WorldatWork member and non-member costs.

CBN Scholarships for Members

CBN will cover the cost of one, WorldatWork-sponsored course hosted by CBN in St. Louis for up to two members per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). These Scholarships are provided to any member who is not otherwise reimbursed by their company. Requests for one of the Scholarships are typically made in July/August (awarded in September), and again in January/February for another Scholarship (awarded February/March).

If interested, simply submit a brief (1-2 paragraph) email to the President providing reasons for requesting a Scholarship. CBN's Board will review all submissions to determine the recipients. Following registration for the course, the Scholarship recipients will provide CBN with a paid invoice from WorldatWork, and CBN will reimburse the recipients for the cost of the WorldatWork-sponsored course hosted by CBN. This is another benefit of membership and reinforces CBN's dedication to professional development of its members and giving back to the profession.

Preferred Tuition Rate Program for CBN Members

CBN provides another valuable benefit for our members! We have partnered with Webster University to offer our members and member companies with a Corporate Partner Preferred Tuition Rate. Details of the Preferred Tuition Rate Program include:

  •  No application fee
  • Tuition is 80% of prevailing rate, paid by the employee
  • Tuition reimbursement may be used in conjunction with the preferred rate (a savings to both employees and the company)

Not a member and wish to take advantage of this great benefit? Click here.

The Value of Certification

With certification you are telling your employer and the world you are equipped to make strategic decisions and implement practical solutions to address today’s complex business challenges. The WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals, an affiliate of WorldatWork, provides HR professionals worldwide with designations of prestige. Based on the universal principles, the Society provides six prestigious designations in key areas of total rewards: compensation, benefits and work-life. Depending on the certification you desire, you may be required to pass an accumulation of exams or pass one comprehensive exam. It’s time to distinguish yourself and show that you are committed to remaining on the leading edge of your profession. Find out more about certification today. As a CBN member, we aim to provide course offerings, subject to WorldatWork offerings, which would facilitate CCP certification within three years.

Upcoming events

    • 7 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 8 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Webster University
    Registration is closed
    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 short- and long-term incentive survey data.
    • Find out how to communicate market pricing to upper management and your organization.  


    What You Will Learn  |  Test Your Knowledge  |  More Info

    NOTE: You'll need to enter the code "LNPROMO2018" to complete your registration. 


    • 9 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Webster University
    Registration is closed
    Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation

    Matching the Right Methods to Your Organization

    This course examines the methods and processes that support job analysis, job documentation and job evaluation in order to attract and retain effective talent. You'll cover various methods of job evaluation including quantitative and market-based approaches. Exercises help you see how the methods outlined in the course can be put into practice in your organization.

    • Review strategic concepts associated with job analysis, documentation and evaluation.
    • Learn how to approach job analysis planning and implementation.
    • Discuss job documentation and the necessary components and format for job descriptions.
    • Examine market-based and content-based job evaluations with a focus on quantitative and nonquantitative approaches.  
    What You Will Learn  |  Test Your Knowledge  |  More Info

    NOTE: You'll need to enter the code "LNPROMO2018" to complete your registration. 


    • 3 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 4 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Webster University
    Registration is closed

    Variable Pay — Improving Performance with Variable Pay

    Designing for Results

    This course presents the fundamentals of variable pay. The course focuses on compensation strategy and variable pay, definitions and the design and implementation of incentive, recognition and bonus plans.

    • Learn about the three categories of variable pay.
    • Identify common business strategies and objectives for achieving them.
    • Examine internal and external factors affecting variable pay plans.
    • Discuss the activities for designing the structure of the plan.
    • Find out aspects to consider in establishing target performance and payouts.
    • Learn about funding and distribution of plan earnings.
    • Discover how to implement, communicate and evaluate the success of your plan.


    What You Will Learn  |  Test Your Knowledge  |  More Info

    NOTE: You'll need to enter the code "LNPROMO2018" to complete your registration. 


CBN also promotes course offerings from other WorldatWork local network associations to its members. Please note that CBN member discounts for professional development do not apply at other local network associations.

In Missouri: Total Rewards KC (formerly KCCBA) - For more information, click here 

In Illinois: Chicago Compensation Association - For more information, click here

For additional information on Certification Courses, please visit WorldatWork

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