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.

Select from a wide array of courses while at the same time supporting the Compensation and Benefits Network of Greater St. Louis. Details on learning and certification opportunities can be found here.

WorldatWork TOTAL REWARDS '23


Join us for an exclusive learning experience focused on the current cutting-edge Total Rewards strategies. You'll be right where you need to be, learning from industry experts, participating in dynamic workshops and networking with people who share the same professional DNA. Leave energized with innovative ideas and skills to help your organization outperform your market and fuel your career. Learn more by clicking here

WorldatWork SALES COMP '23

August 21-23, 2023  |  Chicago, IL

Meet, network and learn from sales comp and operations experts, and find solutions to drive better sales results. Registration opening soon.

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

    • 19 Apr 2023
    • 8:30 AM
    • 20 Apr 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • Charter Communications, 12405 Powerscourt Drive, St. Louis, MO 63131


    WorldatWork is bringing back and excited to host instructor led in-person courses for those tackling their Certified Compensation Professional designation, or CCP. 

    Earning the CCP designation gives you a significant edge in today's competitive business climate and confirms you have the skills to manage your organization's most significant investment - its people rewards.

    The Compensation and Benefit Network of Greater St. Louis is happy to host Quantitative Principles in Compensation Management.

    This course will help you master an invaluable set of skills in applied statistics and analytics.  Through hands-on Excel practice, learn to unlock data-driven insights that can lead to better, more strategic outcomes.

    What you will learn: 

    • See how to apply key concepts that are vital to compensation work, such as salary ranges and percents, individual and department compa-ratios, the time value of money and market index.
    • Learn to hone your decision making by applying key statistical tools, such as measures of variability, shapes of distributions, and regression analysis.
    • Learn about populations, samples and frequency distributions.
    • Spot distorted data and recognize common mistakes that cause data distortion.
    • See how to effectively organize, group, and display data. 

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. 

    Select the following link for more course information and to register:  More Info 

    Don't delay - register today!

    customerexperience@worldatwork.org, (877) 951-9191

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 CBN Hosted WorldatWork Certification Courses, please visit WorldatWork

Compensation and Benefits Network of Greater St. Louis  
P.O. Box 50080 | St. Louis MO 63105
Email: ContactCBN@cbn-stl.org
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