Welcome to NCRF Events

You will find two types of events in this section:

Our quarterly meetings for members. NCRF membership meet in January, April, July and October typically the second Wednesday of the month. The meetings offer a variety of quality information/education for our members. The quarterly meetings are held at either Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle-Stadium or at the Bellevue Club. As a member, you may register on-line, no need to log-in first! Come see us and participate in a great network of individuals!

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us via email Registration closes EOB the Friday before the Wednesday quarterly meeting. You are eligible for a refund up to the Friday before the Wednesday quarterly meeting (3 business days). 

You will also find the WorldatWork courses hosted by NCRF in this event section. NCRF members should login to this site to receive discount member pricing for the courses. Click here to learn more about all the benefits of becoming a member.

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Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 31, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • 1 Microsoft Way, Building 128, Redmond, WA 98052

    HR Roundtable and Global HR Consortium 2017 - 2nd Annual Global HR Conference - Microsoft - March 31

    NCRF members are invited to the 2nd Annual Global HR Conference on Friday, March 31st. Organized by the HR Roundtable and Global HR Consortium, this year’s topics include:

    • Equality In A Connected World: How Global  Organizations Manage Diversity
    • Employer of Choice - Deploying a Global Talent  Acquisition Strategy
    • The 100 year Life and its Impact on Career  Management
    • Challenges of Modern Mobility
    • Brexit EU Referendum Result: What will it mean to  leave the EU?
    • Compensation Plan Design in the Emerging Business  Model
    • Why are they sabotaging this project? Communication  on Virtual Global Teams
    • Strategic Financial Leadership for Non-Financial  Managers: Learning to know what you do not know
    • 10 Innovative HR Technologies

    NCRF members will receive a discounted registration. For the full event schedule and more information please visit

    Registration Information

    Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

    Time: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Where: 1 Microsoft Way, Building 128, Redmond, WA 98052

    How to register:


    •  $159 for NCRF Members

    Want more information on the NW Compensation and Rewards Forum and how to join?

    Visit our website at  or contact our Membership Director, Jay Bulson at

    • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 11200 SE 6th St Bellevue, WA 98004

    Please join us for the April 12th Quarterly Luncheon & Meeting.

    Our Speaker: Reese Bacon

    Director with The Brevet Group, a sales enablement and training firm.

    Over sixty years ago W. Edwards Deming and numerous other behavioral scientists determined that "pay is not a motivator." Moreover, it’s been nearly a quarter century since author Alfie Kohn published “Why Incentive Plans Cannot Work”. Likewise, more recently author Daniel Pink in his book DRIVE, argues that “Money can’t buy you performance”.Yet according to a recent survey incentives continue to grow in prevalence. 

     If you’ve even wondered if your company’s incentive plans are delivering their intended outcomes, join us for the provocative discussion “Rewards and Incentives.  When is enough, enough and have we gone too far?”

     The format of this meeting will be small group discussion related to this topic.Please come prepared to share your personal and professional experiences with incentives among meeting participants. We’ll be summarizing results from each discussion group and then sharing with the broader audience to extend learning for everyone.


    April 12th, 2017

    Location: The Bellevue Club

    11200 SE 6th St Bellevue, WA 98004


    Check-In 11:00-11:30 AM 

    Buffet Lunch Begins 11:30 AM

    Announcements & Program 11:50 - 1:00 PM


    $50.00 Members

    $65.00 Guests


    • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Russell Investment Center, 17th floor | 1301 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98101

    Compensation Training Seminar: Viewing Sales Compensation from a Sales Manager’s Perspective

    Are you reflecting on what changes you may need to make to your 2017 sales compensation plans? Have you considered all the things you need to know first before designing and implementing any changes? Please join your colleagues in an interactive discussion to explore the aspects of the business framework underlying successful sales compensation design and implementation. 

    This session is a full day seminar and is intended to broaden your view of sales compensation from a sales manager's perspective and to see it within the framework of sales strategy.

    What you will learn

    Topics we will investigate in this that impact the successful design and implementation of sales compensation plans include:

    • How companies segment their customer base,
    • The various channels used to sell into those segments,
    • The importance of your company’s unique value proposition in the sales process,
    • Which sales strategies to consider for each client or prospect,
    • What unique sales roles are required for each segment or channel,
    • The various choices available by which to organize the sales function,
    • How the assignment of territories or accounts affects goal setting; and
    • How to apply competitive benchmarks in the design of the plans

    Registration Information

    Date: April 27, 2017

    Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 

    (continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided)

    Where: Russell Investment Center, 17th floor

    1301 2nd Ave  Seattle, WA 98101

    How to register:

    Online at :Event Registration


    $299 for NCRF & CWCG members // $399 for Non-Members

    About our Speakers

    The session will be led by Reese Bacon, a Director with The Brevet Group which specializes in sales training and sales enablement consulting with a practice located in the San Francisco Bay Area and Scott Barton, Associate Partner and leader of Radford’s sales compensation practice – Radford is an Aon/Hewitt company. 

    Reese consults with a variety of global and bay area technology, healthcare and life sciences, insurance and general industry companies.  He will be sharing examples of tools and methodologies used during a typical sales enablement engagement and ways by which Compensation Professionals can add even more value in their working relationships with sales leadership.

    Scott has over twenty years’ experience advising HR, finance, operations and sales leadership in pursuit of competitive and performance-driven sales compensation programs.  Scott focuses on technology and life sciences companies, and in the course of his work helps leadership address the challenges of managing a global sales force, through organizational design, talent management and rewards

    Want more information on the NW Compensation and Rewards Forum  and how to join?

    Visit our website at or contact our Membership Director, Jay Bulson at

    • Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thursday, May 04, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium, 1046 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

    World at Work: Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation (C2 / GR3) – May 3 & 4

    This course examines the methods and processes that support job analysis, job documentation and job evaluation in order to attract and retain effective talent. You'll cover various methods of job evaluation including quantitative and market-based approaches. Exercises help you see how the methods outlined in the course can be put into practice in your organization.

    What You Will Learn:

    Job Analysis

    • Sources of job information
    • Job analysis communication
    • Possible sources of error Non-quantitative Job Evaluation Methods
    • Job-content evaluation methods
    • Ranking method
    • Classification method

    Job Documentation

    • Types of job documentation
    • Job descriptions
    • Job description format
    • Job description preparation Quantitative Job Evaluation Methods
    • Job-content evaluation methods
    • Compensable factors
    • Job-component method
    • Point factor method
    • Quantitative plan summary

    Market-Based Job Evaluation

    • Market-based job evaluation
    • Considerations in data collection Selection and Implementation Issues
    • Selecting a job-evaluation strategy
    • Implementation issues
    For more information on the curriculum for this course, please visit

    Date: May 3-4, 2017 

    Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided)

    Where: Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium, 1046 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 

    How to register:Contact WorldatWork (1-877-951-9191 ); or


    • $1,350 for NCRF and CWCG 
    • $1,495 for W@W Members
    • $2,200 for non-members

    Want more information on the NW Compensation and Rewards Forum  and how to join?

    Visit our website at or contact our Membership Director, Jay Bulson at

    • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Bellevue, Washington

         SAVE THE DATE

    July 12th Bellevue Club

    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Seattle, Washington

         SAVE THE DATE

    Membership Appreciation Luncheon
    October 11th 2017

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