WorldatWork Council Member

WorldatWork Council Members are advocates for the profession and WorldatWork. They serve as strategic thought leaders, collaborating and acting as catalysts for action representing their specific knowledge area and total rewards as a whole. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, articulates and prioritizes issues, topics and challenges affecting the total rewards profession.
  • Identifies "best-in-class" developments within the appropriate context and the potential effects on the profession.
  • Assists the association to better understand its markets and customers and helps determine the best approaches to reach and engage key audiences.
  • Identifies other subject-matter experts and knowledge leaders who can support the organization in a variety of ways to expand WorldatWork's reach and influence.
  • Represents the interests of the profession and acts as an advocate for WorldatWork.
  • Assists to connect WorldatWork Council activity to WorldatWork's mission, strategy and objectives.
  • Participates in meetings, conference calls, task teams and other activities to the fullest extent.

WorldatWork Council Chair Additional Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic focus and serves as the leader of the WorldatWork Council.
  • Works with staff liaison to establish specific goals and outcomes for the year.
  • Presides over meetings and leads WorldatWork Council conference calls.
  • Leads the WorldatWork Council with specific focus in the respective practice area.
  • Advocates for the interests of the WorldatWork Council.
  • Assists staff liaison with succession planning.

Staff Liaison Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the staff leader and partner in conjunction with the WorldatWork Council Chair.
  • Ensures that the WorldatWork Council has administrative support and meets regularly.
  • Oversees the WorldatWork Council budget.
  • Identifies appropriate talent to serve as WorldatWork Council Chair, Senior Leader and/or WorldatWork Council Members.
  • Identifies appropriate WorldatWork staff talent to assist as necessary.
  • Collaborates with the WorldatWork Council Chair to establish meeting agendas, objectives and activities.
  • In collaboration with the WorldatWork Council Chair, evaluates WorldatWork Council Member contributions relative to performance expectations and succession planning.
  • Ensures effective communications with WorldatWork Council Members, including updates from the WorldatWork Association Board, and shares organizational vision, mission and strategies.
  • Serves as a resource to the WorldatWork Council to facilitate access to information and resources.
  • Serves as a connection point between WorldatWork and the WorldatWork Council to ensure a steady flow of information among all stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with other staff liaisons to ensure effective communication and collaboration across all WorldatWork Councils.

WorldatWork Council Member Qualifications:

  • Senior-level practitioner (director or higher) or senior consultant in a total rewards profession.
  • Thought leader with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in HR-related functions with increasing responsibility for strategic development, programs and functions.
  • Variety of industry experience, both as a specialist and generalist, with experience representative of the membership.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Recommendation by WorldatWork leadership and governance required.
  • WorldatWork designation (CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, CSCP, CECP, ACCP, MCCP) preferred.

Time Commitment:

  • Attend annual in-person WorldatWork Council meeting – typically once per year and usually held in conjunction with either the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition or another WorldatWork event. An additional meeting may be required.
  • Participate in WorldatWork Council phone calls (4-6 per year).
  • Respond to requests, via e-mail and phone, for feedback and input on a variety of thought leadership information such as research and surveys, comment letters, etc.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Opportunity to share professional expertise, insights and experiences to develop emerging professionals and give back to the profession.
  • Assist in guiding the association's strategy.
  • Experience valuable networking opportunities with professional peers.
  • Participate in robust discussions about total rewards strategies.
  • Help fellow WorldatWork Council members and WorldatWork staff identify and articulate trends that shape the future of the total rewards profession.
  • Assist WorldatWork in capitalizing on and responding to these trends.
  • Use your specific expertise in the profession.
  • Participate in WorldatWork Council work and sharpen business leadership skills in a supportive environment.


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