Leadership Council Member

Leadership Council Members actively participate in the Local Network Leadership Council. Members provide thoughtful input into the deliberations of the Leadership Council, focus on the best interests of WorldatWork and work toward fulfilling the Leadership Council's goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain contact with Local Network leaders within assigned region at least once per quarter to promote new offers and campaigns, the latest benefits and services of Local Network programs and WorldatWork news.
  • Communicate any concerns, issues or new ideas surfaced back to WorldatWork.
  • Identify and communicate roles of associations and their leaders within the Local Network and WorldatWork to provide clarity and strengthen relationships.
  • Build synergy between groups through conference calls, e-mails, promotion of co-sponsored and other association events and the sharing of best practices.
  • Participate in Local Network Connection and Open Forum calls as appropriate.
  • Leadership Network Connection calls are on a specific topic, usually one hour in duration and are offered two to three times per year.
  • Open Forum calls are networking calls that may have several topics; primarily a discussion platform.
  • Identify at least one potential successor for the Leadership Council and help mentor and motivate potential successor(s).
  • Assist in the development of resources and tools for WorldatWork Local Network Leaders.
  • Help develop and attend the annual WorldatWork Local Network Leadership Conference.

Qualifications (or selection criteria):

  • Senior-level practitioner or senior consultant in a total rewards profession.
  • Experience in local HR association leadership.
  • Thought leader with professional experience in HR-related functions, with increasing responsibility for strategic development, programs and functions.
  • Variety of industry experience, both as a specialist and generalist with experiences representative of association membership.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Recommendation by WorldatWork leadership, and or peers required.
  • WorldatWork designation (CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, CSCP, CECP, ACCP, MCCP) preferred.

Time Commitment:

  • Three-year term.
  • Attend annual in-person Leadership Council strategy meeting. Typically, this is once per year in-person and held in conjunction with the Local Network Leadership Conference.
  • Participate in Leadership Council calls, taking one hour per month. 
  • Respond to requests, via e-mail and phone for feedback on a variety of items.

Staff Liaison:

  • Serve as the staff lead and partner with the Leadership Network Leadership Council.
  • Ensure that the group has support to accomplish its objectives and that the group meets regularly.
  • Identify appropriate talent to serve on the Leadership Network Leadership Council in collaboration with Leadership Council Chair, senior leadership and other WorldatWork staff.
  • Collaborate with the Leadership Council Chair to establish initiatives and activities.
  • In collaboration with the Chair, evaluate Leadership Council Member contributions relative to performance expectations and succession planning.
  • Ensure effective communications with Leadership Council Members, including updates from the assigned region and sharing of WorldatWork organizational vision, mission and strategies.
  • Serve as a resource to the group to facilitate access to information and resources.
  • Collaborate with other Leadership Council Members and Leadership Network team to ensure effective communication and collaboration across all groups.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Give back to the profession and be a part of its evolution. 
  • Opportunity to share professional expertise, insights and experiences to develop leaders and local associations in the Local Network Channel.
  • Help guide the association's strategy in human resources and total rewards.
  • Experience valuable networking opportunities with peers in other local associations.
  • Engage in strategic dialogue to grow local associations.
  • Help fellow Leadership Council Members and WorldatWork staff identify and articulate trends that will shape the total rewards profession in the future. Assist the association in capitalizing on and responding to these trends.
  • Focus on assigned region.
  • Participate in team work and sharpen business leadership skills in a supportive environment.

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