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  • June 15, 2020 7:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For so many reasons, it’s been an interesting and challenging few months.  A pandemic, economic shutdown, earthquakes, protesting, riots, and unstable weather patterns have affected everyone and their work environments.  Many of us are struggling and trying to adapt to a changing work environment while wondering when “normal” will happen and what it will look like. Our ICBA chapter is no different, so I have a few things I’d like to communicate to you as we navigate and find our new normal:

    • ·         The annual conference and member meetings
    • ·         WorldatWork certification courses
    • ·         WorldatWork Total Resilience 2020 Virtual Conference  & Exhibition
    • ·         2021 membership
    • ·         The 2021 ICBA board


    Since the cancellation of the 2020 annual conference, the ICBA board has tried to determine the best path for networking and meeting.  Facing limitations of social distancing and other restrictions by the CDC and local government prohibits us from coming together without an internet connection.  We are unable to hold our annual conference this year and are looking into scheduling webinars for our remaining meetings.  We are working out the logistics and will communicate with you once we have more information. All in all, it’s a challenge. As with all challenges, we’ll face it head-on and be better for it.


    WorldatWork is coordinating with the local networks to make sure that courses will still be held. The certification courses are now offered online.


    WorldatWork’ s flagship conference for 2020 has been re-envisioned this year and will be delivered as a Virtual Conference & Exhibition.  The event will take place Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 2 pm EST from July 8 to September 2.  The Total Resilience Conference & Exhibition will provide 45 live, highly interactive sessions over the 9 weeks. Pricing for our conference is $65 per week  or for the entire 9 week conference a rate of $439.  ICBA members need to contact our Customer Experience Team at 877-951-9191.

    Members who paid their 2020 membership fees will be granted membership in 2021 at no additional cost.  It’s the right thing to do, since we are unable to hold the annual conference in 2020 and so much of our programming year has been disrupted.  We are crossing our fingers and hoping that we get to meet again in 2021.


    As many of you know, I have spent a couple of years as president of ICBA.  It has been a pleasure and an honor to represent the local chapter; however, change is good.  I am pleased to pass on the baton to Shannon Prickett.  She is a long-time board member who is eager to serve and uplift the members of ICBA.  At this time, I will continue to serve the board as past-president. To help Shannon lead the board, we have: Tia Larsen, Vice President; Ken Wheeler, Treasurer; and Lela Machado, Secretary.  Each one of these individuals is amazing.  Honestly, the board is in great hands and I can’t wait to see the great things they will do for the chapter. Thank you for allowing me to serve and for sticking with us during these difficult times.  


    Sherrail Mitton

  • March 23, 2020 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's no surprise, but ICBA will be postponing our Annual Conference.  We do not have a specific time scheduled at this time, but will communicate as soon as we get something on the calendar. 

    We have postponed the March class for June 4-5 the attendees have been notified.  WorldatWork has not commented on whether or not the May courses will be changed.

    It's a unique, stressful, and challenging time.  The board and I hope everyone is doing their best to be safe and healthy.  We hope to see you soon!

    Best wishes,


  • January 28, 2020 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new decade to attract, retain, and engage employees is our next adventure.  The environment and tactics are changing, and as Total Rewards professionals we are called upon to make strategic decisions and change from the trends of the past.

    It's easy to see the labor shortage will continue to be a concern and attracting that labor pool is going to be a fun challenge. The need for flexibility, social awareness, and a new type of loyalty will need to be addressed.  No pun intended, but we need to foresee the obstacles of the "hot topics" and "best practices" well before they make the list.  Twenty-twenty is a time to see where we have been and how to direct where we need to go.    

    ICBA is an amazing association with a large pool of diverse professionals from members starting in the Total Rewards arena to season veterans.  Each of these individuals are important. 

    The board has worked hard to provide great speakers and presentations for our members this year. 

    Looking forward to seeing you soon. 


  • September 16, 2019 8:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last week I was sitting in a meeting and someone started a discussion on "the busiest time of the year" for their position.  I chuckled for a second, because I cannot think of a time when I am not busy.  I am sure many of you are in the same situation.  

    I am grateful for the opportunities that arise from being busy.  Sometimes the challenge is managing the clock, deciding which items is the greatest priority, and learning from missed opportunities. 

    I recommend everyone take a moment to breath, think about what is truly important (for me, it's my family), and  realize you will be just as busy tomorrow as you were today!

    We have a couple of member meetings coming up, and we hope you are not too busy to join us.  It's a time to share with everyone else at ICBA how you are handling being busy.

  • June 25, 2019 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Summertime used to be a great time to catch our breath.   Oddly, this summer is a bit more challenging.  Whether you are struggling with the whirlpool of local compensation market changes and crossing your fingers your compensation structure/strategy will hold for 6 more months;or you are seeing rising prescription costs skyrocket and dreading the upcoming benefits renewal; you are not alone.  We are all seeing a variety of obstacles and hurdles in our path.  We are planning on addressing some of these issues this fall in our member meetings.   

    I look forward to seeing you soon!


  • March 12, 2019 9:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With our annual conference just around the corner, I cannot help but look back at all that has happened in compensation, benefits, and overall total rewards.  It's remarkable to think we survived the massive changes, implemented plans, processes, and procedures to support the changes, and retained our employees all in the same big swoop of time.  Looking at the past led ICBA to focus on the theme of this year's annual conference, "Thinking ahead and moving forward."   We all wish we could turn back time or speed up the clock, but in reality we have to always be looking forward and moving forward.  We must face the challenges that await us.

    I hope you can join us at Little America in April for our annual conference.  


  • December 18, 2018 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I, like many others, believe it's the greatest time of the year!  Of course, for those of us in compensation and benefits, it is one of the busiest times of the year.  If you are lucky, you have fiscal year-end budgets, open enrollment, compensation analysis and merit budgets, incentive and bonus payouts, true-ups, required notices, government reporting, and I could go on and on.  While these tasks can be overwhelming at times, it is these responsibilities that make our jobs diverse and exciting. 

    I am grateful for the ICBA member meetings and conference, WorldatWork courses and conference, local continuing education seminars, free webinars, and association members who keep me on track and informed. 

    We have a great year planned for our members in 2019.  If you haven't taken a moment to renew your membership, then now is a great time to do so.  If you are not currently a member, then now is the time to join.  We look forward to seeing you soon.


  • June 11, 2018 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Intermountain Compensation & Benefits Association was recognized as the 2017 Membership Star. Congratulations to the association and the members for demonstrating excellence in programming and in membership recruitment.  Our local network is growing and it is due in part to our members spreading the word about the association.  

    Thank you all for your support, because it is key to helping our total rewards profession grow.  

  • April 22, 2018 9:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you so much for all of you who attended our 2018 Annual Conference.   We had an amazing turn-out.  The keynotes and break-out sessions were right one and we were able to cover a lot of material in just a few hours.  We appreciate the feedback and what we can do to improve in the year to come.  

    If anyone is heading to Texas for the WorldatWork conference, we hope to see you there.  Please do not hesitate to post pics and link to our Instagram and LinkedIn pages.  

    The next ICBA member meeting is in have a wonderful summer and we will see you in September.

    Thanks again!

  • April 10, 2018 1:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Not sure about you, but the 2018 calendar is flying by quickly.  I cannot believe our Annual Conference is just around the corner.  The theme for this year is "Principles from the past, foundations for the future."  We are excited to have Nihar S. Shah from Mercer and Jim Ferrell from the Arbinger Institute come and keynote the conference.  Both are fabulous speakers and will truly make the conference great. We are grateful for their willingness to come and speak. 

    Previously communicated, Derek Hough was slated to come speak.  Due to unfortunate events, he is not able to attend.  He sent his regrets and apology for the last minute changes. 


    If you have not registered, please do it now.  The conference is April 18th at Little America in Salt Lake.


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