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  • March 05, 2024 2:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I am truly excited for our highly anticipated 2024 ICBA Conference, themed "What's Next? When Unprecedented Times Become the Norm." This year's event promises to be an incredible event thanks to the invaluable support of our sponsors. We have been able to assemble an impressive lineup of speakers who will share their expertise and insights on navigating the complexities of our rapidly changing world. Additionally, we have expanded our program to include four breakout sessions, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of key topics and emerging trends. These sessions will provide invaluable opportunities for focused discussions and practical takeaways that you can apply at your companies.

    As we prepare for what is sure to be a Rockstar Event, I urge each and every one of you to mark your calendars and spread the word to your friends and colleagues. I look forward to seeing each of you, reconnecting with old friends, and forging new connections at this year's conference.


    -Tia Larsen

    ICBA President

  • March 01, 2023 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I am truly looking forward to the year ahead of us! We have a fantastic annual conference coming up on April 12, 2023. More information will be coming out about this shortly including speakers and topics. In addition to our annual conference, we are once again holding CCP and CBP classes in-person. 

    As we continue throughout the year, the board is consistently trying to meet the needs of our members. If you have any topics that you would like covered or speakers you feel would provide a valuable presentation, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you.



    Tia Larsen

  • September 06, 2022 2:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hey Fellow ICBA Members,

    I just wanted to let each of you know how excited I am to serve in my new role as President of ICBA. I have some very big shoes to fill as I look back at our past Presidents and everything that they accomplished during their tenure. I hope to have an equally successful Presidency, and I am so grateful that I have such a fantastic board to help me in this goal as I know that I couldn't fulfill my role without them. I am very happy that many of the past board members have decided to continue serving on the board. I am also excited to welcome many new board members - Stacy Howell, Rob Smith, Darek Blad, Rachel Lovato, Amy Adams, and Tina Alford. I look forward to the fresh perspectives and ideas that they will be able to bring to the table.

    Thank you for your continued membership within ICBA, and I appreciate your support!


    -Tia Larsen

    President, ICBA

  • June 27, 2022 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It was great to see you all at our Annual Conference in April. It seemed like such a normal thing to be in-person after a couple years of video virtual meetings. We plan to continue with in-person meetings going forward, so please save the dates for our upcoming meetings on September 21st and November 16th. More information will come on the topics that we will discuss.

    I am looking forward to seeing you all.

  • April 06, 2022 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ICBA hopes you will join us for our Annual Conference on April 28th at Little America. It'll be our first time back together since early 2020. I am looking forward to seeing all of you and hearing from our great presenters.

    We will have Dr. Mary Kay O'Neill from Mercer talk with us about behavioral and mental health. We'll have happiness training from Heidi Alldredge. Jesse Oakesen and Mark Tolman will give us a legal update. And we will have  breakout sessions on relevant topics in compensations and benefits.

    I hope to see you there!


    To register for the conference please click here

  • November 03, 2021 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to ICBA for being named one of the Top 5 Local Networks by WorldatWork and receiving the Diamond Award for 2021.

    WorldatWork Announces 2021 Local Network Awards Recipients

    Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby and Diamond Recipients Named

    Oct. 5, 2021 — Scottsdale, Arizona— Various WorldatWork local network affiliates were honored for their strong performance in 2021.

    The Columbus Compensation Association (CCA), Intermountain Compensation & Benefits Association (ICBA), North Texas Compensation & Benefits Association (NTCA), Twin Cities Compensation Network (TCCN) and Upstate Total Rewards Association (UTRA) were named the “Top 5 Local Networks of 2021” by WorldatWork. The Twin Cities Compensation Network (TCCN) captured WorldatWork’s “2021 Local Network of the Year Award.”

    WorldatWork strongly encourages each of its local network affiliates to establish goals and strategic initiatives in support of the HR profession and total rewards, and to meet the needs of HR professionals. These goals and initiatives allow our affiliates to increase their visibility and effectiveness as well as expand impact within the HR community and they are the basis for WorldatWork’s Local Network Awards.

    “We’ve always believed that human resources and total rewards professionals are best positioned for success when the expertise and resources of WorldatWork can be combined with localized support and networking, through our Local Network Affiliates,” said Elissa O’Brien, VP of Membership, Affiliates and Customer Experience. “Every year we celebrate the outstanding contributions of our Local Networks and are proud of the contributions they make to the profession. Today, we celebrate and recognize our top affiliates and congratulate them on the impact they make in our profession.”   

    WorldatWork asks local networks to submit to four award categories to be considered for Local Network Award recognition: Advancing Human Resources & Total Rewards, Professional Development of Members, Community Involvement and Member Engagement & Growth.  

    There are four different award levels that local networks can achieve based on their ability to meet the qualification for the four award categories: Sapphire (one initiative), Emerald (two initiatives), Ruby (three initiatives) and Diamond (four initiatives).

    Calgary Total Rewards Network (CTRN), Orange County Compensation & Benefits Association (OCCABA) and Upstate Total Rewards Association (UTRA) received the Saphire award. North Texas Compensation Association (NTCA) and Rocky Mountain Total Rewards Association (RMTRA) received the Ruby award. Columbus Compensation Association (CCA), Hawaii Compensation Group (HICOMP), Intermountain Compensation & Benefits Association (ICBA), Total Rewards Kansas City (TRKC) and Twin Cities Compensation Network (TCCN) received the top status of Diamond award for 2021.

    About WorldatWork Local Networks
    The WorldatWork Local Network provides access to resources in your local community. There is no better way to address the challenges in today’s fast-moving business environment than to tap into the knowledge and resources available right in your backyard! Your WorldatWork Local Network group provides the optimal environment for building skills and making connections. The top three reasons why you should engage with your local network: 1) exchange of ideas and experiences with colleagues in your area, 2) strengthen your expertise in seminars, training and events held near you, and 3) further develop your career through new professional connections. To find a local network near you, visit:

    About WorldatWork
    WorldatWork is the leading global nonprofit organization for professionals engaged in the critically important practice of total rewards. We serve those who are responsible for cultivating inspired, engaged, productive, and committed workers in effective and rewarding workplaces. We guide them in the design and delivery of total rewards programs with our education and certification; idea exchange; thought leadership; knowledge creation; information sharing; research; advocacy; and networking.

  • August 12, 2021 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ICBA Announcements for the 2nd half of 2021

    • 2021 conference is postponed until spring 2022
      • Save the Date: April 28, 2022
    • Upcoming member meetings: November virtual member meeting
    • Memberships from 2020/21 will continue through the end of the year 2022
    • Certification courses for 2021 will continue to be offered through WorldatWork’s virtual learning format

    Dear ICBA members and friends,

    2021 is not providing the reprieve from COVID-19 that we had hoped to see. In order to be cautious and socially responsible, we have decided to postpone our annual conference and all in-person meetings for the rest of the year. We are hopeful for 2022 and ask that you Save-the-Date for our conference on April 27, 2022. In November, we will have a Virtual member meeting. Information on the date, time, speaker, and topic will be communicated as we get closer to the meeting. We hope to virtually “see” all of you there.

    Members who paid their 2020/2021 membership fees will be granted membership in 2022 at no additional cost. Like last year, we feel it is the right thing to do.

    Certification courses for 2021 will continue to be offered through WorldatWork’s virtual learning format.  This online alternative meets just a few hours each day providing live instruction and interaction with colleagues.  In addition, you'll receive access to its E-Learning course materials.

    To stay updated on ICBA events and sponsored WorldatWork courses, please visit

    Thank you for your support of ICBA. We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy.

    Best wishes,

    The ICBA Board

  • April 20, 2021 11:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I went to see a movie at a movie theater last week. It was the first time I’ve gone in a very long time. Pre-COVID I would go to movies all the time. I waited in crowed lines to get popcorn and a Dr Pepper, looking at the colorful displays and posters of new releases and upcoming movies while I waited. Fifteen or more movie options would present themselves, vying for my attentions and dollars. The theater would be full, maybe not sold-out, but usually close to it.

    This time the lobby still sold popcorn and my Dr Pepper, but there were no crowed lines. Earlier in the day half of the lobby was used as a COVID-19 vaccination site. Instead of large cardboard displays of upcoming movies there were instructional posters of how to get your vaccination. Only three options for new movies were available, one of which could be streamed from home (which I had done earlier). The theater had less than 10 viewers. A stark comparison to what it was like over a year ago.

    Is this the new normal? Get your vaccine then catch one of three new movies that are out in the theater? Or will we watch all new releases at home, virtually participating in the movie going experience?  I hope not. I’m sure there will be a new normal, but hopefully one that isn’t so COVID centric. I hope to be able to get together again, less than six feet apart and not wear a mask. Hopefully, we can be present for the experiences. But it will take time.

    ICBA is taking time too. We will continue for the time being to meet virtually, and I hope you will join us for our virtual meeting on April 28 at 9am. We will be discussing how COVID-19 and remote work has changed the way we use geographic differentials (or has it?), presented by Cheryl Doerfler Lake, CCP, SHPR, SHRM-SCP. 

    Shannon Prickett

    President, ICBA

  • November 13, 2020 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spring and summer have come to an end for the year, and snow has already started falling. With snow the activities of summer end for a time. It’s just for a season though, warm summer days will return. This pandemic will only be here for a period of time too. So, like we make adjustment for the snow, such as pulling out our winter coats and snow boots, we make adjustments for the pandemic, we wear masks, socially distance and meet on video conferences.

    ICBA is adjusting too, we will have its first virtual meeting on November 18th. I hope you will join us  as we hear from Dave Ross of Hays Companies about how "best practices" are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture.

    We will once again meet together in-person and it will be like the early days of spring, but summer will come. I look forward to that time, but will look for the positive in today and look forward to better days ahead.


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

    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

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