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Upcoming events- more details to come


-  UHC- Take Your Benefits to the Next Level


- Jackson Lewis- Legal Update

- Sequoia- Happy Hour 

- Mercer- Navigating the Complexity of Leave Administration


- Austin SHRM and CTCBA Happy Hour

-Shoe Box Strategies- Total Rewards

Upcoming events

    • September 28, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse - 11600 Century Oaks Terrace Ste 140, Austin, TX 78758

    Take your health benefits to the next level.  See how powerful simple can be. 

    SHRM & HRCI Credits Approved!


    Tanya Haught, Key Account Sales Executive, United Healthcare

    Sponsored by:

    An employer’s health plan needs to curb rising health care costs without trimming the benefit or shifting costs onto employees — this may help recruit and retain top talent. A plan should be designed to provide upfront cost and coverage information, not cut benefits to save on cost.

    When members check prices before seeking or scheduling care — with lower copays assigned to providers evaluated as higher-value — they have the power of information to make their own decisions — and potentially save money. By designing a benefit plan that aligns cost and value, and allowing members an easy way to see their options, value can be provided to employees and employers.

    Learning objectives:

    • Learn how healthcare data can be used to drive members to high value providers, which generates savings for employees and employers
    • Evidence shows that being actively engaged in health care can lead to better health outcomes.  Learn how to give members the tools to better understand their cost and coverage options, and make informed decisions.

    Tanya Haught is the Key Account Sales Executive at United Healthcare in Austin, Texas.  She has over 20 years of experience working with brokers and consultants to provide creative solutions that help employers address the rising cost of healthcare and make the system easier to navigate for employees and their families.

    Through her role, she strives to impact the healthcare industry in a positive and meaningful way with compassion and integrity. 

    Tanya has lived in Austin for 25 years with her husband and their two children.  Her daughter, Kennedy, is a 2023 graduate from Auburn University.  Her son, Caden, is entering his Junior year at Texas A&M University.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking, wine tasting, and loves to travel as much as possible.  

    See you there

    • October 05, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Fleming's 11600 Century Oaks Terrace Ste. 140 Austin, TX 78758

    The New Rules on Non-Competes and Severance Agreements

    SHRM & HRCI Credits Approved!


    Wilson Stoker, Principle, Jackson Lewis

    Wilson Stoker will provide a legal update regarding significant changes to the scope of policies and agreements that companies may have with employees.  This will include a discussion of national trends and legislation restricting restrictive covenants, non-competes and non-disclosure agreements.   Wilson will also provide an update on best practices for drafting employer policies resulting from NLRB decisions that are changing the landscape for employee handbooks and policies, as well as approved language regarding confidentiality agreements and severance agreements.

    Board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Wilson is sought by employers for his practical, proactive advice and to work with management to resolve day-to-day personnel issues. He frequently conducts workplace training, providing compliance assistance in all areas, including harassment investigations, auditing human resources practices, handbook policies and general counsel advice.

    Wilson has broad experience representing employers in a wide range of employment lawsuits in state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the United States. He has defended businesses in litigation involving FMLA, ADA, FLSA, wage and hour, Title VII harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, as well as state law claims. Wilson has worked with numerous employers to successfully defend DOL, EEOC and TWC complaints and investigations. In addition, he has particular experience assisting government contractors with all aspects of OFCCP affirmative action compliance including developing and maintaining affirmative action plans.

    Wilson is a frequent speaker on hot-button labor and employment law issues, including social media issues, harassment prevention, and disability accommodations.

    Wilson clerked for the Honorable John M. Manos, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio. Prior to law school, he worked as a financial analyst for Lehman Brothers in New York City.  Wilson is originally from Buffalo, NY.

    Honors and Recognitions

    • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Labor & Employment Law
    • Super Lawyers, 2022

    Pro Bono and Community Involvement

    • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (“LLS”), Board of Trustees (2019-present)
    • YMCA, Youth Coach

    See you there!

    • October 26, 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Navigating the Complexity of Leave Administration

    SHRM , HRCI & WatW Credits Approved!


    Whitney Day, Principle, Mercer

    Mercer will be presenting on a variety of topics such as the ever changing legislative leave landscape, the impact on time away programs, and employer response/best practices.  The participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to evaluate their own programs for compliance and the best way to adapt their programs as needed.

    Whitney Day is a Principal with the Mercer Life, Absence, & Disability Practice with 18 years’ experience in group insurance. 

    She has consulted with small & large size employers in industries to include manufacturing, retail, healthcare, transportation, banking & government on plan design, operational assessments, disability & life claim audits, parental and family leave, compliance, return to work, and time-off & disability program strategies.

    Prior to Whitney’s consulting experience, she spent eight years at a leading insurance carrier where she worked in account management, leadership development, and leave and disability claims operation management.  She was successful in the challenge to build and launch the center of excellence for Total Absence Management and implementing a major retailer’s (+200,000 employees) STD and Leave plans including over 100 union plans.

    Whitney earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carthage College in Wisconsin.  She is also a member of the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI).

    See you there!

Past events

August 20, 2023 Texas Total Rewards Conference
June 22, 2023 Self-funding - Demystifying the FEARS
May 18, 2023 Financial Wellness - How Current Changes in the Market Impact Employee Finances
May 04, 2023 CTCBA Pre-Cinco De Mayo Happy Hour!
March 23, 2023 The Care & Well Being of HR Professionals - How to Manage Your Health & Stress so that You can Support Your Organization
February 23, 2023 Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans – Are you using them effectively?
December 08, 2022 Holiday Mixer
November 10, 2022 Emerging Total Rewards Trends for 2023
October 20, 2022 Meet, Greet & Drinks with One Medical & Gallagher
September 15, 2022 Building a Business Case to Support HR Strategy with the Challenges Now & Beyond
July 28, 2022 401(k) Trends & Why
June 09, 2022 To Shift or Not To Shift: Discover if your approach to compensation and rewards programs should shift to a new norm
May 05, 2022 Beer, Benefits, Networking & Compensation!
March 24, 2022 NTCA - Martini Lunch
February 24, 2022 The Future of Work: HR's role in threading the needle of distributed work and the opportunity to serve as a force for good
November 18, 2021 November Networking Lunch
October 21, 2021 CTCBA October Webinar Event "Maternity Advocates"
October 04, 2021 WorldatWork 2021 Total Rewards Conference Exhibition
September 16, 2021 CTCBA September Webinar Event "Better Buyer Presentation"
August 09, 2021 Texas Total Rewards Conference
July 15, 2021 CTCBA July Webinar Event "2021 Health & Welfare Plan Update"
June 10, 2021 CTCBA June Educational Webinar Event - "Compensation in Today's Competitive Talent Market"
May 19, 2021 WorldatWork 2021 Workplace Equity Virtual Forum
March 11, 2021 March Educational Webinar - "Silver Linings: What We Have Learned in a 2020 + One World"
February 25, 2021 February Educational Webinar
November 12, 2020 November Educational Webinar
October 05, 2020 WorldatWork Quantitative Methods 2020
September 28, 2020 WorldatWork Advanced Excel 2020
September 10, 2020 September Educational Webinar
August 06, 2020 Zappy Hour Covid Era Future of Healthcare
June 25, 2020 June Educational Webinar
May 14, 2020 May Educational Webinar
March 12, 2020 March Educational Webinar
February 13, 2020 February Educational Luncheon
November 14, 2019 November Educational Luncheon
October 07, 2019 WorldatWork Educational Series 2019
September 12, 2019 September Panel Luncheon
August 05, 2019 2019 Texas Total Rewards Conference
July 11, 2019 Emerging Issues in the Board Room and How Companies Are Responding
June 13, 2019 June Educational Webinar
May 09, 2019 May Educational Luncheon
May 06, 2019 2019 WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference
March 12, 2019 Master the Power of LinkedIn Branding & Social Selling Webinar
February 14, 2019 February Educational Luncheon
November 08, 2018 Creating and Maintaining High Performance Work Enviornments
September 06, 2018 Executive Compensation Trends, Practices and Regulatory Issues
August 02, 2018 The New Rules of Talent Management-'HR goes Agile' Webinar
July 12, 2018 Crowdsourced Compensation Data: Do We Trust It?
May 10, 2018 Trends and Issues in Sales Compensation Planning and Design-What New Ideas Are Companies Considering in 2019 & Beyond?
April 12, 2018 Create a Healthier & Happier Workforce with a Future-Ready Benefits Strategy.
January 11, 2018 Cliff Notes Guide to Fee Clarity & Financial Wellness - Michael Coelho, Managing Director, Sageview Advisory Group
December 31, 2017 WorldatWork Educational Series 2018
November 30, 2017 Happy Hour - Members Only Free Event
November 09, 2017 November Educational Luncheon - Stephen DeBellis, Founder and Principal Consultant, DeBellis Partners
September 14, 2017 September Educational Luncheon - Autumn Manning, Co-Founder & CEO, YouEarnedIt
August 14, 2017 WorldatWork Educational Series
June 29, 2017 Employer Branding Through Benefits - Beth Ley, Kendra Scott
May 18, 2017 Compensation & Benefits in a Start Up and Beyond
March 27, 2017 WorldatWork Educational Series
March 09, 2017 HIPAA - How to Protect Your Company: Are you getting it right?
January 12, 2017 Trust - The New Currency for 2017
November 17, 2016 The Generational Kaleidoscope: A Challenge for HR

CTCBA Lunch & Learn Educational Events

Our lunch and learn events have become the top benefit to becoming a CTCBA member.  Your membership will give you access to total rewards or compensation related webinar events for a nominal cost. CTCBA strives to host trending relevent educational events every other month. At the minimum, you will receive access to at least six educational events a year. At best, you will have an opportunity to grow your network by joining CTCBA.

We bring in subject matter experts with information that you can take back to your own employers or organization. Occasionally, we will host in-person educational events in where you will have opportunities to network with others working in the HR, benefits and compensation profession. Either way, our events are SHRM and HRCI certified. 


The 2023 TTRC is in the DFW Metroplex on August 20-22, 2023 at the Irving Convention Center.


The Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation gives you an edge in today’s competitive world signifying that you are an expert in your field. It gives you, and your employer, confidence in your job skills. The CCP designation demonstrates you possess essential knowledge about integrating compensation programs with business strategy, designing and administering base and variable pay programs, complying with legal and regulatory requirements, and effectively communicating compensation information. 

The Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP) is our benefits certification that is widely recognized in the HR and total rewards communities. It demonstrates your knowledge and skills in strategy development, design and administration of U.S. employee benefits programs. This certification will empower you to develop benefits programs and integrate them with business strategy to positively impact employee engagement and retention. The CBP is a designation for entry- to mid-level HR professionals achieved by passing a series of 7 exams that test your skills and knowledge. WorldatWork delivers corresponding preparation courses to better prepare you for the examinations.

The CBP will establish your excellence and acumen as an HR benefits professional.

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