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Total Rewards Management

Components, Definitions and Strategy

Learn what is required to formulate a rewards program that has the power to attract, motivate and retain—total rewards. This basic-level course is designed to be the first course in the Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®) certification course sequence. Participants are introduced to the total rewards model and each of its components. Emphasis is given to the five elements of total rewards: compensation, benefits, work-life, performance and recognition, and development and career opportunities.

  • Gain an understanding of total rewards management
  • Delve into the five elements of total rewards
  • Understand the critical role of the main drivers—organizational culture, business strategy and human resources strategy
  • Learn the process of designing a successful total rewards strategy
What You Will Learn  |  More Info  |  Who Should Register  |  How to Register

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Course Schedules
Aug 18 - 19
8:30 AM
T1 - Total Rewards Management
Los Angeles (City of Industry), California
Course & Exam
Course Only
Sep 7 - 9
10:00 AM
GR1 - Total Rewards Management
(This course is taught in Russian)
Moscow Russian Federation
Sep 14 - 15
8:30 AM
T1 - Total Rewards Management
(Kansas City Compensation & Benefits Assn)
Kansas City (Overland Park), Kansas
Course & Exam
Course Only
Sep 15 - 16
8:30 AM
T1 - Total Rewards Management
(Rocky Mountain Compensation Association)
Denver, Colorado
Course & Exam
Course Only
Sep 16 - 17
8:30 AM
T1 - Total Rewards Management
(Washington Area Comp & Benefits Assn)
Fairfax, Virginia
Course & Exam
Course Only
Oct 5 - 6
8:30 AM
T1 - Total Rewards Management
(Columbus Compensation Association)
Columbus, Ohio
Course & Exam
Course Only
Oct 12 - 13
8:30 AM
T1 - Total Rewards Management
(Orange County Comp & Benefits Assn)
Santa Ana, California
Course & Exam
Course Only
Oct 19 - 20
8:30 AM
T1 - Total Rewards Management
(New York SHRM-HR/NY)
New York, New York
Course & Exam
Course Only
Oct 20 - 21
8:30 AM
T1 - Total Rewards Management
Chicago, Illinois
Course & Exam
Course Only
Nov 5 - 7
9:00 AM
GR1 - Total Rewards Management
(This course is taught in Mandarin)
Shanghai China
Nov 10 - 12
9:00 AM
GR1 - Total Rewards Management
London United Kingdom
Nov 23 - 25
10:00 AM
GR1 - Total Rewards Management
(This course is taught in Russian)
Dec 7 - 10
9:00 AM
GR1 - Total Rewards Management
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
T1 - Total Rewards Management
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What You Will Learn  

Introduction to Total Rewards

  • The evolution of rewards
  • The total rewards model
  • The total rewards approach
  • The total rewards strategy


  • Elements of compensation
  • Building a job worth hierarchy
  • Components of a base pay structure
  • Types of base pay
  • Types of pay adjustments
  • Variable pay


  • Elements of benefits
  • Factors influencing benefits
  • Income protection programs
  • Pay for time not worked programs


  • The work-life professional
  • The work-life portfolio

Performance and Recognition

  • Performance management
  • Performance management process phases
  • Recognition programs

Development and Career Opportunities

  • Conduct annual development and career opportunities discussion
  • Learning opportunities
  • Types of development and career opportunities

Total Rewards—Putting It All Together

  • Revisiting the total rewards model
  • Drivers of the total rewards strategy
  • The total rewards strategy
  • The total rewards design process
  • Total rewards design considerations
Who Should Register  
This course is designed for professionals new to human resources, as well as HR generalists or line managers who want a basic overview of the components that can create an effective balance in employee rewards tools.
How to Register  
More Information  
 Course Credits
CCP: Required
CBP: Required
GRP: Required
Recertification: 2 course, .5 Exam
CEUs: 1.5 Course, .3 Exam
CPEs: 16 (personnel/HR;"group-live" only)
PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification hours: 16 (classroom)
GRP Equivalency: GR1
 Preparing for Courses
 Course Book Amendments
 Terms and Conditions

WorldatWork Society of Certificed Professionals, an affiliate of WorldatWork, administers the exams required for attaining the prestigious Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Global Remuneration Professional® (GRP), Advanced Compensation Professional (ACCP)™, Master Certified Compensation Professional (MCCP)™, Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP)®, Certified Sales Compensaiton Professional (CSCP)®, Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP) and Work-Life Certified Professional® (WLCP) designations. The Society is a separate not-for-profit legal entitity with its own Board of Directors appointed by the Worldatwork Board of Directors and was formed to provide a focus on certification. Certification exams are administered and designations are issued by the Society; all educational courses/self study are administered by WorldatWork.

Please note: If you are purchasing an exam option, you must schedule and complete the computer-based exam within 120 days from the first day of a live instructor-led class or from date of purchase for all self-paced learning packages. Your eligibility expires after 120 days; however, 30-day exam extensions are available for a $165 USD fee when purchased before the original access expires. It is recommended that you complete your exam in a timely manner as exams may be updated without notification. Instructions for scheduling your computer-based exam will be provided at purchase. Learn more at www.worldatwork.org/cbt. Self-study materials and all e-learning product purchases are nonreturnable.

WorldatWork classroom locations offer e-course materials technology to participants. Your certification course materials (and BAII calculator, if applicable) will be available for pick up on site the day of the course. For two-day courses, you may access the e-course materials PDF two weeks prior to the course start date or upon registration if you register within two weeks of the course.

E-learning course purchasers now have the option of print or e-course materials. Those who choose the e-course materials option will receive the materials electronically for the length of your e-learning program. Those who choose the print version of the course materials will receive it  5-7 days after date of purchase. 30-day extensions of e-learning access are available for a fee if purchased before original access expires.

Access to the e-learning product lasts for 60 days and begins the day you purchase it, not the day you start it. Be sure to download any class materials prior to product expiration.

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Certification Exam: GR1
Exam Requirements
Global Remuneration Professional
This is a required exam to obtain a GRP.






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