Come see Equity Methods at the 2017 WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference! We will be presenting four sessions this year, and be sure to stop by our booth at one of the premier annual events for HR and compensation professionals. The complete event schedule can be found here.

Join Equity Methods for the following sessions:

Global Granting — When Equal Grant Sizes Make Sense with Takis Makridis

Monday, May 8, 10:30am-11:30am

This session will discuss why global organizations do (or don’t) vary grant sizes for like-banded employees living in different countries, as well as ways of assessing your organization’s policy and identifying potential risk areas. Joining Takis Makridis on the panel will be Anil Agarwal, Senior Vice President of Global Compensation at American Express, and June Anne Burke, Partner at Baker & McKenzie.

Bang for Your ESPP Buck: Maximizing Perceived Employee Value with David Outlaw

Monday, May 8, 1:30pm-2:30pm

With ESPPs making a comeback, this session will focus on getting the most out of your plan by driving employee engagement and maximizing employees’ perceptions of value. Joining David Outlaw on the panel will be Cherie Curry, Senior Manager of Global Equity Programs at Hilton Worldwide, Julie Mrozek, Stock Programs Director at Leidos Holdings, and Brit Wittman, Director of Executive Compensation at Intel Corporation.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Case Studies in CEO Pay Ratio with David Outlaw

Tuesday, May 9, 9:30am-10:30am

This session will cover different examples of companies disclosing CEO pay ratio for the first time, going in depth into various hurdles and pitfalls that can be encountered when calculating and socializing the ratio. Joining David Outlaw on the panel will be Charlene Lake, Director of Compensation at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and Wells Miller, Counsel at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP.

The Hybrid Award: Bringing Efficiency to LTIPs? with Takis Makridis

Tuesday, May 9, 11:00am-12:00pm

This session explores hybrid awards, an emerging award design that combines relative TSR with one or more operational or financial metrics. The panel will cover benefits and drawbacks, execution tips, and key design considerations. Joining Takis Makridis on the panel will be Mark Breer, Director of Executive Compensation at Microsoft, and Stephen Charlebois, Senior Consultant at Semler Brossy Consulting Group.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington!