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2024 Chicago Compensation Association (CCA) Annual Summit

Thursday, June 6, 2024    9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Willis Tower, Chicago, IL


9:30 am - 9:45am        Welcome & Introductions 

9:45 am - 10:45am      Career & Rewards Framework Version 2.0

After years of disruption, organizations are going back to the basics in reviewing and enhancing their career and rewards programs to ensure they appropriately balance the organization’s strategies and operations while reflecting market practice.

During this session, WTW experts will discuss the following:

  • WTW perspective on career and rewards foundational programs
  • Digital solutions that can effectively enable the organization’s program design goals and objectives

 Session’s key takeaways

  • Identify foundational Career and Rewards Framework components that organizations are re-addressing
  • Discuss technology enabling tools that support the organization’s Career and Rewards program goals
  • Identify Career and Rewards Framework linkages to other HR programs beyond compensation


Deniz Colak


Brian Bray


 10:45 am - 11:00am   Networking Break

 11:00 am - 12:00pm  Head of Total Rewards Panel

Session’s key takeaways

  • Learn about latest trends and standards in Total Rewards through the leadership lens
  • Hear how different industries and companies are tackling similar Total Reward challenges
  • Learn how Total Rewards can be aligned with overall business strategy to drive organizational success
  • Pick up tips on how to become the Head of Total Rewards yourself!


Dave Carroll


Felicia Cummings


Jennifer Martin

Argonne Laboratories


 12:00pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00 pm       How to Win in the Transparency Era

Transparency is changing Rewards and Talent Management: more laws - like Illinois' upcoming pay transparency law - are mandating increasing pay and career transparency, while employees are demanding proof their pay is fair and they have opportunities to grow.  Leading companies are doing more than just compliance.  They are leaning in by building frameworks to link across workstreams of people analytics, program and process refinements, and communications and change management so they have one cohesive approach to scaling pay and career transparency.

Session’s key takeaways

  • A framework companies are using to address transparency, including Illinois' new requirements
  • The people analytics companies are conducting to prepare
  • How companies are using technology to scale and operationalize pay and career transparency 


Nancy Romanyshyn


Zach Weidman


 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm        Networking Break

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm       Knowledge Transfer

Session’s key takeaways

  • Engage in discussions about compensation challenges to learn from other's experiences
  • These collaborative discussions can lead to problem-solving strategies that you may not have considered on your own
  • Excellent opportunity to grow your network


Sharona Abramson

Inflection Point Total Rewards

Chris Van Haren

Bain & Co.


 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm     Happy Hour/Networking