Certified Total Rewards Professional™ (CTRP) Workshop
For practitioners with more than four years of compensation and benefits experience, wishing to raise their level of impact, deliver greater value and demonstrate a higher level level of competence as a rewards professional or manager.
Course Fee SGD2,695
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
This workshop is intended for compensation and benefits managers or professionals with at least four years of hands on experience in an organizational setting.
This is a certification workshop for those with significant experience; it is not intended for those wishing to explore a move into compensation and benefits, who are doing HR generalist work but have not done C&B, or compensation and benefits practitioners with very narrow experience. Such persons should consider the Certified Total Rewards Specialist (CTRS) Workshop, aimed at those newer to compensation and benefits.
This Certified Total Rewards Professional™ (CTRP) Workshop provides more experienced compensation and benefits managers and professionals an opportunity to achieve certification in a convenient three-day format, based on an assessment of managerial and program design competencies related to base pay structure design, managing the annual salary review, incentive pay design, advanced benefits and other professional competencies such as performance management and communication. The focus is on ensuring emerging total rewards leaders are equipped with the essential knowledge, terminology, theory, methods, and attitudes for driving value through well-aligned rewards practices.
Class discussions are used to develop attitudes and insights in relation to linking pay to performance and value creation, through merit (base pay) and incentives (variable pay). Discussion of advanced benefits creates awareness of trends in cost-sharing, employee responsibility and flexible work arrangements. This is not intended as a skill-building course, but provides formal training in the essential managerial knowledge needed for compensation and benefits.
An assessment exam is included, requiring a 70% passing score for certification, along with evidence (resume or LinkedIn profile) of four years’ experience performing professional-level compensation and benefits duties within an organization.
All material will be presented to address the new reality of virtual work, economic uncertainty and focus on supporting the bottom line through effective total rewards.
Levels of Rewards Competencies
The ATRI CTRP Certification Workshop is designed for HR or C&B practitioners who wish to strengthen and assess their ability to design and manage compensation and benefits programs that create value for their employers. The workshop is currently run virtually over three consecutive full days. For more experienced C&B professionals you may consider to attend our CTRF course.
Following the CTRP Workshop, participants should be able to perform and successfully complete assessment of the following:
- Apply the total rewards approach
- Manage the annual salary review
- Design effective incentives
- Develop advanced benefits aligned to needs and business objectives
- Use work-life, recognition and growth to attract, retain and motivate
- Evaluate the pay for performance link in light of recent trends
- Be an effective partner to business and HR leaders
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.