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 eightstep 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 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.
Get all the benefits of classroom, including live instruction and interaction with a subject matter expert and peers, with the added advantage of online learning where no travel is required. Complete this class in a virtual classroom two hours a day for five days without leaving your office.
Schedule your exam through Pearson VUE. Exam expires 120-days from first day of class. 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 print any class materials prior to product expiration, as your access will not be available after that date.
Self-study Course materials with exam option. No instructor or subject matter expert.
Value and purpose of strategic total rewards communication
Management’s role in communication
Fundamentals of communication
Characteristics of effective communication
The strategic communication process
The Strategic Communication Process: Steps 1-4
Step 1 — Analyze the situation
Step 2 — Define the objectives
Step 3 — Conduct audience research
Step 4 — Determine key messages
The Strategic Communication Process: Steps 5-6
Step 5 — Select the communication channel
Step 6 — Develop the communications campaign
The Strategic Communication Process: Steps 7-8
Step 7 — Implementation
Step 8 — Evaluation
Managing the communication campaign
Total Rewards Communication and Special Situations
Total rewards communication
Performance and recognition
Development and career opportunities
Total rewards statements
Working effectively with external vendors and internal communication departments
Who Should Register
This course is strategic in nature and is designed for participants who need to focus primarily on the design and direction of communication. It is designed for those experienced in the employee compensation and benefits fields or for those who would like to broaden their total rewards perspective.
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.
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