Quarterly Meetings

RCA hosts four quarterly meetings each year.  At these, members and their guests experience a presentation from a speaker or panel of speakers on a topic of interest to the total rewards community.  There are networking opportunities, updates from the RCA board and a delicious breakfast as well.

There is no charge for RCA members to attend.  Guests may attend for $50.  Many of the RCA presentations are pre-approved for HRCI credits.

The quarterly meeting programs offered by RCA are coordinated by the two Directors of Professional Development, in conjunction with the RCA Planning Committee.  Members will receive an email approximately one month before each quarterly meeting that will include a link to RSVP.

If you are interested in becoming an active member of the Planning Committee, or have suggestions for future programs, please contact the Co-directors of Professional Development.

Quarterly Meeting Agenda:

 Registration, Breakfast, and Networking    8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 RCA Business Update    8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
 Presentation    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 Questions and Answers  10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Upcoming events

    • June 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual on Zoom

    Why Employers Are Embracing a Proactive Approach to Pay Equity

    With the current spotlight on pay equity, more employers are conducting pay equity audits (PEAs) to identify and resolve potential pay equity problems within their organizations. In some instances, this is in response to local legislation - but increasingly businesses are embracing the need to undertake pay equity analysis proactively rather than waiting until regulations force their use.

    In this session, Ruth Thomas, Co-Founder and Senior Consultant at CURO, will cover:

    • Why employers are embracing a proactive approach to pay equity analysis

    • How the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted wage inequality and the need to take action

    • The steps for a successful pay equity audit

    • How to leverage technology to perform pay equity audits and close pay gaps within your organization


    Ruth Thomas

    Co-founder and Senior Consultant, CURO

    Ruth Thomas has over 30 years of global HR and reward management experience. She is a Senior Consultant at CURO and is one of the company’s co-founders. Ruth is an expert in the management of compensation processes and the design of pay and benefit structures, salary progression systems and management incentive plans.

    Ruth recently led the vision and development of CURO’s new pay equity solutions – a UK Gender Pay Gap reporting tool and a CURO Pay Equity Analysis Software.

    Prior to joining CURO, Ruth held roles at Lloyds TSB Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Dow Jones Group and Credit Suisse.

    This will be a zoom meeting. The zoom link details will be forthcoming.



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    • September 09, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Willow Oaks Country Club 6228 Forest Hill Avenue Richmond, VA 23225

    To be determined.



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    • December 09, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • Willow Oaks Country Club 6228 Forest Hill Avenue Richmond, VA 23225

    To be determined.


    Help us feed the hungry.  We will be accepting donations for the Feed More organization.  Items most needed are peanut butter, canned tuna or chicken, low sodium veggies, fruits packed in juice, spaghetti sauce (no glass), canned or dry beans, hot & cold cereal, and whole grain snacks.  No candy, please! If you attend you will receive a raffle ticket and if you donate, you will receive an additional raffle ticket.  

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Past events

March 11, 2020 RCA 2020 1st Quarter Meeting: "Let's Talk Comp - and make it understandable to our HR peers"
December 04, 2019 RCA 2019 4th Quarter Meeting: The Employee Experience – Ensuring business and HR strategy align to people needs
September 11, 2019 RCA 2019 3rd Quarter Meeting: Compensation’s Role in Driving the Employee Experience and Value Proposition
June 12, 2019 RCA 2019 2nd Quarter Meeting: Reward Strategies/Implications for Millennials
March 20, 2019 RCA 2019 1st Quarter Meeting: De-coupling Pay from Performance to Enable Managers to Drive Performance
December 05, 2018 RCA 2018 4th Quarter Meeting: Telling it like it is – Communications and Change Management Strategy when Implementing Transparent Salary Structures and Leveling Methodology
September 12, 2018 RCA 2018 3rd Quarter Meeting: Workforce analytics: Unlocking the predictive power of your employee data
June 06, 2018 RCA 2018 2nd Quarter Meeting: What Companies Need to Know about a Pay Equity Analysis
March 14, 2018 RCA 2018 1st Quarter Meeting: GOP Tax Reform and New Disability Plan Regulations
December 06, 2017 RCA 2017 4th Quarter Meeting: Prepping for an HRIS Implementation - what every compensation professional needs to know
September 13, 2017 RCA 2017 3rd Quarter Meeting: 2017 Compensation Planning – Results from Aon Hewitt’s 2017-2018 Salary Increase Survey
June 07, 2017 RCA 2017 2nd Quarter Meeting: A Case Study of Removing Performance Ratings: Powering Up Performance at Duke Energy: Shifting to an Ongoing Dialogue on Contribution, Impact & Development
March 08, 2017 2017 1st Quarter Meeting: Creating a High Performance Culture
December 07, 2016 2016 4th Quarter Meeting: Implicit Bias and Compensation
September 14, 2016 2016 3rd Quarter Meeting: FLSA Changes - Preparation For Implementation
June 01, 2016 2016 2nd Quarter Meeting: Engagement and Reward Strategies
March 09, 2016 2016 1st Quarter Meeting: Total Rewards
December 09, 2015 2015 4th Quarter Meeting: Panel Discussion
September 09, 2015 2015 3rd Quarter Meeting: Strategic Market Pricing - Setting Proper Market Pay Rates
June 10, 2015 2015 2nd Quarter Meeting: Role of Reward and Retaining Key Talent
March 11, 2015 2015 1st Quarter Meeting: An Old Philosophy on Engagement: Relationships, Recognition and Revitalization at Work
December 10, 2014 2014 4th Quarter Meeting: Panel Discussion
September 10, 2014 2014 3rd Quarter Meeting: FLSA Update with Karen Michael
June 11, 2014 2014 2nd Quarter Meeting: Deferred Compensation with The Newport Group
March 26, 2014 2014 1st Quarter Meeting: Optimize Human Capital Investments - Making the "Hard" Business Case
December 04, 2013 4th Quarterly Meeting: Moderated End-of-Year Panel
September 11, 2013 3rd Quarterly Meeting: Employment Law Update and Hot Topics - What's New and What You Need to Know!
June 12, 2013 2nd Quarterly Meeting: Sales Compensation - Seven Mysteries Revealed
March 20, 2013 RCA 1st Quarter Meeting: Health Care Reform's Impact on Employees; William A. Howard, Jr., Mercer

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