August Forum

  • August 13, 2014
  • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Cobb Galleria Centre 2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339


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Plan to attend the Atlanta Area Compensation Association’s Annual Forum August 13

This year's Forum is shaping up to be our best yet! We will be providing three breakout sessions on topics that you, our members, indicated are of interest to you. In addition, we are thrilled to have Doug Lipp, former Head of Training at Walt Disney and best selling author, as our Keynote speaker.

See the full agenda and topics below.

This year's Forum will be at the Cobb Galleria (same location as last year) on August 13, 2014. Please note the updated date from August 12. AACA provides free participation in the Forum for active members.

You also won't want to miss out on the networking opportunities that are unique to the Forum. 

7:30 am –
8:00 am

Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast



8:00 am –
8:15 am

General Business Session



8:15 am –
8:30 am

Break, Continental Breakfast



Session #1:
8:30 am –
9:30 am

9:30 am –
9:45 am

Session #2:
9:45 am - 10:45am

Breakout Sessions #1 and #2
(Choose from 3 sessions)

Differentiating & Rewarding Performance

Hay Group facilitates a panel of reward leaders from Coca-Cola, SunTrust, and NCR, to discuss trends in differentiating and rewarding performance and what the future may bring. Learn what rewarding performance means in these organizations, how culture affects performance management, using financial and non-financial rewards and how rewarding performance may evolve in the next few years.

Bill Reigel, Vice President, Hay Group; Cassius Conliffe, SVP, Director of Total Rewards Business Consulting, SunTrust Banks; David Cheatham, Director, Compensation, The Coca-Cola Company; Tracy Bachman, Director Compensation NCR                                 

Executive Rewards Trends and Predictions

Today’s executive compensation environment continues to be influenced by high levels of shareholder engagement, sustained economic volatility, overseas and domestic regulatory and legislative activity, and general public interest. Where are the toughest executive compensation challenges? What changes are likely in executive compensation design and administration in the next few years? You’ll gain insights to answer these questions and more, as Steve Harris shares his practices and guidance on how to best prepare for the ways executive compensation trends could affect your company.

Steve Harris, CCP, Managing Director, Frederick W. Cook & Co. Inc.

From New-Technology Smog to Cloud Nine One Year Later: The Latest HR Technologies and What’s Right for Your Organization

HR functions are looking to harness the power of technology to help the business they support drive greater competitive advantage through their people. Without the right focus when selecting technology, HR functions may find themselves engulfed in “new technology smog.” In the past 12 months, the HR technology landscape has continued its dramatic change with more new technologies and a consolidation of the vendor landscape. Given all that’s at stake – from making poor investment choices, to making none at all – HR practitioners must stay on top of current trends and objectively review the latest technologies for fit to achieve their people-related objectives.

We heard you and invited Lisa to come back to present Part II from her 'From Smog to Cloud Technology" presentation at our April AACA meeting!

Lisa Sterling, Partner, Global Product Leader, Mercer



10:45 am – 11:00 am

Break, Refreshments



11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Keynote: Transforming the Magic Kingdom

Lessons from Disney U About Innovation, Teamwork and Leadership Resilience

Doug Lipp - Former Head of Training, Walt Disney University and Best-Selling Author

Brand or market dominance.  A legacy of success. History.  Things about which any organization and individual should be very proud … and wary.  The vast majority of continually successful organizations are those where the prevailing attitude of all employees is constant growth and innovation, from the executive level to the front lines.  As soon as the growth traps of arrogance, indifference or fear set in, at any level, everything suffers. There are no magic bullets for sustained excellence, yet the most successful organizations embrace environments of creativity and risk-taking.  In this presentation, Doug will take an interactive approach to reinforce this key component of success: "Be Willing to Change, or Be Willing to Perish."  Doug's experience as the head of training at the Walt Disney Company and as a consultant for world-class organizations has given him invaluable first-hand experience with teams that have faced and survived many challenges … and continue to thrive.  Doug's goal during this presentation is to help you consider new approaches that will enable you to continue to produce the "Luster" and "Magic" that have served you so well. A primary theme throughout the presentation will be the importance of sustaining a corporate culture that embraces change.

Known world-wide for his entertaining and thought-provoking style, Doug Lipp masterfully shares lessons from his days at Disney and as a consultant to top corporations. You’ll appreciate how he embodies Walt Disney’s famous quote, “Laughter is no enemy to learning.” 

 After the Keynote FREE professional Head Shots will be provided!

We hope to see you there!
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