Upcoming events

    • April 18, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Little America Hotel, 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

    2018 ICBA Annual Conference

    The Intermountain Compensation & Benefits Association is excited to announce our Annual Conference events.  We are pleased to have several featured speakers share their expertise in Total Rewards, Compensation, Benefits and more.  The speakers will be announced soon.


    • May 08, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 09, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    Strategic Communication in Total Rewards


    Make Sure Employees 'Get It'

    This course provides an introduction to strategic communication, focusing on total rewards communication. It begins by establishing the purpose and value of strategic communication along with discussing how behaviors can be influenced by communications. In addition, an eight-step process is detailed providing guidance for creating an effective and efficient communication campaign. Case studies provide participants an opportunity to apply the eight-step process. Furthermore, specific communications related to each of the total rewards elements are highlighted, as are suggestions for communicating special situations, such as a merger or an acquisition.

    • Learn the rationale for strategically planning a communication campaign.
    • Discuss the characteristics of effective communication.
    • Obtain an understanding of the eight steps of the communication process.
    • Identify the appropriate communication channel to deliver the message.
    • Review specific total rewards communications considerations and special situations.
    • Find out how to effectively and efficiently manage your communication campaign.



    To Register:

    • July 17, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • July 18, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    Benefits Outsourcing — Selecting, Contracting and Managing Service Partners


    Take the Guesswork out of Outsourcing

    This course covers the steps for selecting, contracting and managing primarily benefits service partners, with application to other areas of HR and total rewards. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss issues that arise when deciding whether outsourcing a particular function is appropriate for the organization. In addition, the course addresses which type of service partner a company may need, what performance expectations are appropriate and how to know if a service partner’s resources and expertise are appropriate for the organization’s needs.

    • Gain an understanding of the types of outsourcing.
    • Learn about service partner selection, examining the situations and needs that drive selection, the processes for identifying suitable service partners and the methodologies for evaluating them.
    • Find out how to work with consultants, brokers and service partners to design a benefits plan.
    • Learn the steps involved in negotiating and finalizing a contract, once a suitable service partner is identified.
    • Learn tips for terminating and re-bidding if the decision is made to end the service partner relationship.



    To Register:

    • September 06, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 07, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    Quantitative Methods


    Understand HR Statistics

    This course focuses on general quantitative concepts, basic statistical tools, the mathematics of total compensation design and administration, mathematical modeling, and regression analysis. Participants learn to consider data from numerous sources, with an emphasis on problem solving and decision making.

    • Learn basic quantitative concepts and the four levels of measurement.
    • Understand how to define and compare percents, market index and compa-ratios.
    • Study the time value of money—including compound interest and the compound salary growth rate.
    • Find out how to collect, analyze and accurately display statistical data.
    • Learn how to determine central tendency and measures of central location.
    • Discuss measures of variability.
    • Explore shapes of distribution.
    • Gain an understanding of modeling and regression analysis.



    To Register:

    • September 26, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Little America Hotel, 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Registration and Breakfast start at 7:30 am.  The Presentation will be from 8:00 - 9:00 am.

    Hope to see you there!

    • October 11, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 12, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation


    Matching the Right Methods to Your Organization

    This course examines the methods and processes that support job analysis, job documentation and job evaluation in order to attract and retain effective talent. You'll cover various methods of job evaluation including quantitative and market-based approaches. Exercises help you see how the methods outlined in the course can be put into practice in your organization.

    • Review strategic concepts associated with job analysis, documentation and evaluation.
    • Learn how to approach job analysis planning and implementation.
    • Discuss job documentation and the necessary components and format for job descriptions.
    • Examine market-based and content-based job evaluations with a focus on quantitative and nonquantitative approaches.



    To Register:

    • November 16, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Little America Hotel, 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Lunch will be ready at 11:30 am, the meeting will conclude at 1:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

Past Events

March 14, 2018 B3: Health and Welfare Plans - Plan Types and Administration
January 24, 2018 ICBA Lunch Meeting
November 08, 2017 ICBA Breakfast Meeting
September 13, 2017 ICBA Lunch Meeting
August 09, 2017 C17: Market Pricing — Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis
June 21, 2017 C4: Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance
May 17, 2017 B3A: Health and Welfare Plans — Strategic Planning and Design
April 26, 2017 2017 ICBA Annual Conference
April 19, 2017 T1: Total Rewards Management
January 18, 2017 ICBA Breakfast Meeting
November 16, 2016 ICBA Lunch Meeting
October 05, 2016 C1: Regulatory Environments for Compensation Programs
September 14, 2016 ICBA Breakfast Meeting
August 03, 2016 C4: Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance
June 22, 2016 C8: Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals
May 19, 2016 Advanced Excel Skills for Compensation Professionals
May 04, 2016 T2: Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional
April 20, 2016 2016 ICBA Annual Conference
April 05, 2016 B1: Regulatory Environments for Benefits Programs
January 20, 2016 ICBA Lunch Meeting
November 18, 2015 ICBA Breakfast Meeting
October 07, 2015 Compensation Fundamentals
September 23, 2015 T4: Strategic Communication in Total Rewards
September 09, 2015 ICBA Lunch Meeting
July 29, 2015 B2: Retirement Plans - Design Considerations & Administration
June 17, 2015 C12: Variable Pay - Improving Performance with Variable Pay
April 29, 2015 2015 ICBA Annual Conference
March 11, 2015 ICBA Luncheon Membership Meeting
January 21, 2015 ICBA Breakfast Meeting
November 19, 2014 ICBA Lunch Meeting
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