Come see Equity Methods at the 2018 WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference! We’ll be presenting four sessions this year. We also invite you to stop by our booth and visit with our speakers. The complete event schedule can be found here.

Join Equity Methods for the following sessions:

CEO Pay Ratio, Year 1: Lessons from the Front Lines with David Outlaw

Monday, May 21, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Pay ratio is here, and the first wave of disclosures has been filed. There’s no more guessing about what others are doing. It’s now about seeing how your company stacks up in disclosure strategy, analysis process, use of the rule’s discretion, and the ratio itself. This panel will discuss lessons learned in the first disclosure year.

Joining David on the panel will be Angel Alamo from Wal-Mart and Wells Miller from Choate Hall & Stewart.

Gender Pay Equity: What You and Your Committee Need to Know with Takis Makridis

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45am – 10:45am

Gender pay equity is jam-packed with nuance, as most parties agree on the high-level principles but struggle to arrive at a common platform for assessing imbalances. Attendees will learn the types of questions the compensation committee should be asking, how to lead internal initiatives and what constitutes a rigorous analytical approach for arriving at supportable conclusions.

Joining Takis on the panel will be Blair Jones from Semler Brossy and Brit Wittman from Chevron.

How to Design the Right Performance-Based Incentive Plan for Your Organization with Nathan O’Connor

Tuesday, May 22, 9:45am – 10:45am

Developing a performance-based incentive plan involves selecting a performance period, performance metrics, and goal levels, while understanding the downstream legal and accounting implications. This session offers a step-by-step review of the key questions to be asking.

Joining Nathan on the panel will be David Bixby from Pearl Meyer and Shane Tucker from Vinson & Elkins.

ROIC: The New Performance Metric of Choice? with Takis Makridis

Wednesday, May 23, 8:30am – 9:30am

Capital efficiency metrics like return on invested capital (ROIC) have quickly entered the mainstream. Our session will unpack what these metrics are, why shareholders seem to like them, and some unintended consequences to be on the lookout for.

Joining Takis on the panel will be Greg Comeaux from Amgen, Eric Hosken from Compensation Advisory Partners, and Jennifer Mackin from Ferro Corporation.

We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!