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Certified Total Rewards Fellow (CTRF) Roundtable

The CTRF designation is granted to those whose mastery of total rewards competencies is evidenced by real experience in a top role, knowledge and insights displayed through peer discussion, and attested by ATRI Industry Panel members, recognized among Asia’s total reward authorities.
Course Fee USD2,995

Course Trainer

Tom Farmer is a global total rewards leader with a career spanning over 30 years. As a consultant Tom has advised more than 150 organisations including three of the world’s largest companies (Sinopec, Toyota and Walmart) and led the rewards function globally and regionally in several industries. As an instructor, Tom has trained more than 1,000 HR professionals and 500 line managers on pay topics.

Currently, Tom is owner and Managing Director of Freelance Total Rewards Pte Ltd, based in Singapore, with clients including China Aviation Oil, CrimsonLogic, GroupM, Great Eastern Life, Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific, Armacell and Peninsula Hotels.

Before starting his own firm in 2013, Tom was with Mercer as Principal and Asia Pacific Leader for Global Mobility, where his clients included Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore Ministry of Defense, AIA, MeadJohnson Nutrition, PTT Group, Sinopec, Kraft Foods, Chartis Insurance, Yum! International, Western Digital, MasterCard, and Hilton Hotels.

Tom moved to Singapore in 2007 as Vice President, Compensation and Benefits, Asia Pacific for InterContinental Hotels Group after holding the same position for IHG’s Americas region. Tom drove a global revision of IHG’s global mobility policy sustainably reducing annual costs by USD 2.6 million, and introduced innovative benefits changes in both the U.S. and Singapore earning HR Excellence Awards in 2008 and 2012.

Prior to joining IHG, Tom was a senior consultant with Hewitt in Atlanta, where he led large (million-dollar) compensation projects for Coca-Cola North America, Freddie Mac, Auburn University, Panasonic, Verizon, The Home Depot and several others.

Who Should Attend

The CTRF designation is granted to those whose mastery of total rewards competencies is evidenced by real experience in a top role, knowledge and insights displayed through peer discussion, and attested by ATRI Industry Panel members, recognized among Asia’s total reward authorities. They are deemed total rewards champions, and competent to lead the rewards function in a large, complex organisation, in Asia.

Testimonial

“Knowing what other practices in other company or country, gives you rich insights and ideas, a great session led by great expert Tom, really enjoy this one”
“Total rewards in ASEAN context is really a good learning opportunity to learn best practice & best tip. Tom Farmer is a brilliant facilitator & knows substantially a lot, merging western & Asian context, updated with latest trends & was successful in creating a delightful workshop experience”
“Tom is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced expert in total rewards. I can learn new idea from him and be inspired by him constantly. Thank you for being so informative, comprehensive and articulate!”

Course Introduction

The Certified Total Rewards Fellow™ (CTRF) Roundtable Series designation is granted to those whose mastery of total rewards competencies is evidenced by real experience in a top role, knowledge and insights displayed through peer discussion, and attested by ATRI Industry Panel members, recognized among Asia’s total reward authorities. They are deemed total rewards champions, and competent to lead the rewards function in a large, complex organisation, in Asia.

CTRF Roundtable Series Format

Top HR and Reward leaders like you must be accessible to the CEO. Normal course formats such as ATRI’s CTRS or CTRP 3-day certification workshops are not practical for you. ATRI has designed the CTRF Roundtable Series to occur in a series of 5 half-day sessions (see below) spaced at least three weeks apart. There is no exam. No PowerPoint slides, and participants are expected to join the conversation from the start, with their peers from other industries and Asian locations, along with two master co-facilitators.

Levels of Rewards Competencies

Learning and Assessment Methodology

As noted in the topic descriptions above, learning will occur through facilitated presentation and illustration of key competencies, with active discussion, Socratic questioning and story-telling. Each participant must demonstrate practical knowledge, skill and attitudes in the above areas. Assessment is based on facilitators’ consensus following the series. No exam. Pre-read will include the competencies and relevant articles or blogs selected by the facilitators; participants will prepare to share their own experiences and learnings. Anonymous case studies will be used for most topics.

A final hackathon will require at least one participant to volunteer their own situation (such as broken merit process or incentive, an LTI design, a policy for remote work, etc.,) and seek the inputs and recommendations of their peers.

Ground rules will be focused on confidentiality, openness and active participation.

CTRF Recognition and Involvement

CTRF-certified people will be special within the ATRI community:

  • Listed and pictured on the ATRI website on a special CTRF webpage (see www.my-atri.com )
  • Eligible to assist in teaching CTRS or CTRP or portions thereof, provided they have experience delivering/facilitating training.
  • Invited to review content and propose changes
  • They may be invited to speak or serve as panel members for ATRI events
  • Invited to act as expert resources in the ATRI chat groups or LinkedIn group
  • They may be invited to co-facilitate CTRF Roundtable sessions, with compensation.
  • Consideration for Industry Panel membership

Competency Requirement for Developmental CTRF

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To reinforce learning and retention, a the CTRF Roundtable series will end with a Hackathon. While not required for certification, it provides participants an opportunity to apply what is learned to solving a real problem that is shared by a participant with other participants. Ground rules on confidentiality are agreed, then one or two participants will volunteer to present their own work challenge/project/KPI to the group, inviting inputs. Please email us for more details,

About ASEAN Total Rewards Institute™

The ASEAN Total Rewards Institute™, or ATRI, is a collaboration of leading human resources and total rewards practitioners to provide professionals the opportunity to be trained and certified in the field of compensation and benefits in the ASEAN regional context.

ATRI is owned by Freelance Total Rewards Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based total rewards management consulting and training firm, led by Thomas A. Farmer, CCP, SPHR, ACTA. The firm has advised dozens of clients in Southeast Asia and beyond, and was established in 2013. Tom is a former Principal with Mercer and a former Vice President, Compensation & Benefits for InterContinental Hotels Group. He has trained over 2,000 HR professionals and over 600 line managers on pay-related topics. You can find more information from ATRI official website about the certification.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Criteria for CTRF certification:

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of practical total rewards experience, or HR experience that includes significant involvement with rewards;
  • Must be currently or recently (generally within the last 3 years) in a top or senior HR or rewards/C&B position with a large organization. Consultants, vendors or academics are welcome but must personally have equivalent practical experience and stories to share, and may not promote their firms, etc;
  • Successfully complete the CTRF Roundtable series (minimum of 4 sessions), with active participation, during which the facilitators agree the person possesses competence in most of the CTRF competencies listed above. This criterion may be fulfilled through some other evidence of championing total rewards, such as speaking at the ATRI Total Rewards Congress, promoting ATRI certification or other evidence;
  • Consensus of three (3) ATRI panel members. Certificates will therefore be signed by three panel members.

There is no Exam for this Certification. 🙂

You can register online by filling the registration form on our website. Alternatively, you can also register by email or phone.

To register by e-mail, please send the delegates name, job title, email address, company name and telephone number to enquiry@hrd-future.com or alternatively you can email the scanned copy of the completed registration form.

For more information, please call +65 69807730

All our public events are conducted in English, unless otherwise stated. English subtitle are available for some of the online courses.

The registration fee includes admission to the events, exam and cert for certification courses.

For in-person course, a comprehensive set of documentation material in digital format or only printed format for some of the course distributed at the venue, lunches and 2 refreshment breaks for in-person classes. Hotel accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee; however, we do have corporate rates with the hotel venue. Email to enquiry@hrd-future.com for more information.

There is no deadline for registration. However, for some courses, sometimes we do limit the number of delegates to ensure optimum course interaction. We advise you to register as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment and to allow adequate time for our administration process. for in-person class, if you need to register on the day itself (walk-in registration), then kindly contact our customer service department at +65 69807730.

Full payment must be received within seven (7) working days upon receipt of invoice or before the event date, whichever is earlier.  A LOU with company stamp is requested for those organizations that cannot make payment on time.

Payment Mode

(1) BANK TRANSFER (USD/SGD only)

  • Account Name: HRD Future Pte Ltd
  • Account Number: 695-207639-001
  • Beneficiary Bank: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
  • Beneficiary Bank Address: 65 Chulia Street OCBC Centre Singapore 049513
  • Swift Code: OCBCSGSG

For other currencies, we may provide you a different bank account depends on currencies. Email to enquiry@hrd-future.com for more information.

(2) CHEQUE

Please make all cheques payable to: HRD Future Pte. Ltd. (Appliable in Singapore Company only)     

(3) CREDIT CARD

We are using PayPal as the credit card payment gateway. This is the most secure way for credit card payment. There is an additional 4.4% + SGD0.5 credit card charges per transaction. A payment request email with payment link will send to you via HRD Future’s PayPay account if you choose this option.

Can I change the name/details of the delegate(s) after registration?

Yes, a name can be changed at no additional cost. Please email enquiry@hrd-future.com providing the details of the delegate(s) you wish to replace and the details of the replacement(s). This email should include:

  • Full names, titles and positions in company
  • Company name
  • Direct telephone (for any urgent purpose)
  • Delegate’s email address (for us to send the Pre-Course Reading Material and Questionnaire)

I have registered for an event but I can no longer attend, what is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation policy can always be found in the Terms & Conditions section of your registration form. Basically, cancellations can be made if it is submitted more than 30 days prior to the event.

For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, you have several options:

  • You can send a replacement as we do substitution free of charge
  • If no one from your organisation can attend, formal written request for withdrawal is required and an acknowledgement sent out. If the request is done before a month of the commencement date, a credit voucher is issued to the organization to be used within 12 months of the date of issuance.

Can I get a copy of the delegate list prior to the event?

We do not disclose delegate list prior to the event taking place. A list of participants will be available at the event only.

Can I get a copy of the course materials prior to the event for self-study?

Yes for some of the courses. However since we always update course materials closer to the event date to ensure all data is most updated, we are only able to provide course materials approximately one week before the event dates. A full payment is requested in order to receive the course material in advance.

What is the dress code for the event?

Most of our delegates who attend our courses prefer to wear business/ smart casual clothing. No shorts please. You can also bring optional formal clothing for your personal dinner or networking functions.

Who should I inform about my dietary requirements?

We will email you the event details letter approximately two weeks before the day of the events. You can highlight any special dietary requirements by reply the email.

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