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Payroll Leaders Conference

Payroll Leaders Conference

Payroll Leaders Conference

This conference presents next-generation training through four different transformational certificate programs. Ideal for U.S. and global payroll professionals in a management role and want to increase their leadership skills, or professionals who aspire to be leaders within their organization.

2023 Conference Brochure

2023 Program Descriptions

Foundations of Payroll Analytics
Speaker: Erin "Iggy" Svoboda, CPP, Senior Solutions Consultant, UKG
Data drives everything, including payroll. The data that payroll is responsible for drives business results across the entire organization. Today, every payroll staff member is accountable for understanding and interpreting that data. Through payroll analytics you can strategically provide valuable insights that contribute positively to the organization’s bottom line. This program will help you demonstrate dynamic leadership, leverage the value of data, identify trends for process improvements, and measure real success in your payroll operations.

State and Local Payroll Certificate Program
Speaker: Karen Ward, CPP, Director of Payroll Training, PayrollOrg
This course provides information and insights into the procedures and legal hurdles encountered when ensuring state and local income tax compliance. It covers regulations on paying employees, state wage and hour issues, state income tax (SIT) withholding and much more, including city, county, and school district tax withholding, reporting, and depositing for the 16 relevant states.

Strategic Leadership Certificate Program
Speaker: Steve Hodgson, CPP, CPTD, Director of Learning and Development, PayrollOrg
This course arms you with the knowledge, resources, and skills necessary to face challenges, inspire others, and deliver remarkable results. Upon completion of the course, you'll have the required skills to lead teams through today's ever-changing environment.

Global Payroll Management Certificate Program
Speaker: Nathan North, Director of Strategic Initiatives, PayrollOrg
Whether you are just getting started on your global payroll journey, or want to evaluate your current state, this course will help you take the next step. This certificate program addresses the challenges a global payroll faces.

Opening General Session

How can I Please Others and still RESPECT Myself in the Morning?

Payroll is the foundation of the relationship between human capital and the employer organization. Payroll drives recruiting, revenue, and retention. This session explores the interpersonal skills needed to elevate the payroll professional when disseminating the payroll data. While people don’t like to hear “no” or “not now,” this session empowers payroll leaders to deliver unwelcome news while maintaining their self-respect. We will address how to put the power to please into the hands of the international payroll professional while increasing SELF-RESPECT.

Courtney Anderson Broadhead, J.D., M.S., M.B.A., B.A.
Speaker, Attorney, Author, Humorist, Strategic Leadership Innovator
Courtney Anderson Enterprises LLC

Closing General Session

Strategic Payroll: Better Benchmarking to Drive Business Success

This session will explore the KPIs all organizations should be tracking to create a more strategic payroll operation that connects payroll’s performance directly with organizational goals. Most importantly, they can help drive business success forward.

Jamie Phillips, CPP
Healthcare Account Executive

Convince Your Boss

You’re convinced that you should attend the Payroll Leaders Conference, and we really want you to; now it’s time to convince your boss! Customize this letter to convince your boss to allow you to attend.

What Others Are Saying

“Attending the conference gave me the opportunity to have an open dialogue with my new supervisor about the complexities of payroll. I learned that I am not alone in my struggles and most of the people I talked to encounter most of the same problems.”
Shannon Molden
Staff Accountant – Payroll

“The real-world experiences shared and the knowledge gained from the Payroll Leaders Conference is a priceless addition to my professional confidence and growth.”
Lindsay Coughlan, CPP
Payroll Manager

Credit Information

Earn up to 20 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs), 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 24 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits when attending this course. Delivery Method: Group-Live, No prerequisites or advance preparation required. See individual programs for CPE Fields of Study.

Event Policies and Health and Safety Procedures

Please read our Event Policies regarding registration, transfers, substitutions, cancellations, refunds, travel arrangements, and consent to use your photograph and contact information, and our Health and Safety Policies (note: as of January 2023, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test is no longer required for entry to in-person events).

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A $55 administrative fee will be assessed for each transfer/substitution.