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3rd Annual
3rd Annual

Total Rewards Summit

July 13, 2022 Virtual

Trends, Insights and Best Practices around Benefits, Compensation, and Rewards.

With the tight labor market and the shifting workforce demographics, it is critical to stay current on total rewards to win the battle to hire and retain the best people. Join us virtually on July 13, 2022 to hear from experts about the latest trends, insights, and best practices around compensation, well-being, benefits, development, and recognition.

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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM – Speakers


Member: $179
Non-Member: $230

Group Pricing

Group Discount: Enter code TOTALGROUP when registering 3 or more attendees to receive a 10% discount.


HRCI: 3 (pending)
SHRM: 3 (pending)

Speakers & Topics

Opening Keynote: New Work Exchange Scott Cawood, CCP, GRP, CSCP, CBP — CEO, WorldatWork The pandemic has shifted the way people live and work. Perhaps more importantly, it has also shifted how people think about work and the value they seek from it. The pandemic has been disruptive to the processes we have relied upon for decades to attract, retain, engage, and grow our workforces.  Much of how we are working today would be unrecognizable to just a few years ago when workers and employers relied on a traditional employment exchange built on a series of perks and benefits.  Way more important than the great resignation, we are facing a prolific rebalancing resulting from the severe economic and social shifts that have emerged and influence how organizations need to shape their employee experience and human capital strategies.  HR has a compelling leadership role to play to help lead organizations through the monumental changes that have already arrived at your workplace.  This session will focus on the emerging trends in “New Work” and explore the urgency and opportunity that comes with it.
Closing Keynote: How Self-Awareness Leads to Organizational Wellbeing Mohammad Anwar — President and CEO, Softway and Culture+ Frank Danna — Founding Member, Culture+ The workplace revolution has arrived. Are you ready to thrive in the great reshuffle? Mohammad Anwar and Frank Danna, two authors of the WSJ Bestseller Love as a Business Strategy, will offer a new, people-first framework that leads to organizational wellbeing, resilience, and success. Get ready to ditch the status quo and embrace humanity.
AM Breakout: Creative Benefits that Drive Employee Engagement Jess Podgajny — Co-founder & CEO, LLUNA The definition of benefits is expanding...what people want is often not our typical assumption of benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.). The modern employee wants to feel seen and heard for what they need and who they are right now. Adjusting benefits policies can lead to great results for both the employer and employees - think about flexibility, working hours, working days, professional development and perks in a new way....We'll dive into how!
AM Breakout: Today’s Top Talent Want A Strong Tomorrow — How to Utilize Your Retirement Plan as a Recruiting and Retaining Tool Catherine Freeman — Account Executive, Mutual of America When was the last time you benchmarked your plan provisions (match, vesting, Roth) against industry standards? Have you looked at new and unique ways to recruit experienced essential team members via their retirement? Is your plan seen as an impactful benefit to staff? Are they being encouraged to participate and fully understand this valuable benefit? During this session, we'll examine these questions as well as how to make the retirement plan a valued tool.
AM Breakout: Benchmarking and Market Pay Molly Galloway, What’s Next, Inc Attracting and retaining talent has always been a challenge but the pandemic and “Great Resignation” have changed the demands and added new pressures on organizations. It is critical to understand the evolving expectations about the employee experience, rising pay, culture, and communication to compete for talent. Since companies must be even more tuned in to external competition, benchmarking and market pay strategies should be revisited. In this session, Molly Galloway will explain how to use and interpret salary survey data while also factoring in other required variables. She will provide insight into how companies should adjust strategies using benchmark data to support attracting and retaining required talent.
PM Breakout: Communicating Total Rewards Jenny Mackay & Rachel Oliverio, USI Join Jenny MacKay, Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits Consulting and Rachel Oliverio, Regional Communications Consultant from USI Insurance Services as they discuss issues, trends, creative strategies and mediums of effectively capturing and communicating your employee benefit plans to your workforce. Jenny and Rachel have decades of industry experience and will address a wide variety of topics including generational differences in the workplace, varying communication styles, creating a strategy and tools and resources to execute.
PM Breakout: Variable Compensation Susan Malanowski — Managing Director & Principal, Wilson Group Jean Riley — Senior Consultant, Wilson Group Innovative ways to motivate and reward your workforce with incentives and achieve your business objectives. In this session, participants will learn how to design or improve the effectiveness of their incentive plans by understanding their prevalence and the common features. This will include both executive and broad-based incentive plans, short and long-term plans using both cash and equity vehicles. The discussion will address: the difference between a bonus and incentive, common design features, ten steps to plan assessment and design, and an introduction to long-term incentive vehicles.
PM Breakout: Employee Development: It’s a Win-Win-Win Strategy! Margaret Uhrich — Managing Director, Talent Development & Coaching, MidAtlantic Employers' Association (MEA) John Henderson — Director, Learning and Development, Employers Association of the NorthEast (EANE) When you offer the benefit of development to your employees everyone wins – you, the employee and the organization! In this session we’ll explore ways to be creative in your approach to development. We’ll share examples of how to maximize your development efforts and how to involve the employee’s direct supervisor in the process.


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Cancellations & Refunds

Substitutions are accepted and encouraged when you are unable to attend. If you are unable to attend, you may cancel up to 5 business days prior the conference and request a refund . If you cancel* less than 5 business days prior to the conference, or if you do not attend, refunds will not be issued.

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Accreditation Details

This program is approved for recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
The MidAtlantic Employers’ Association (MEA) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.