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
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.
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
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.