International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and WorldatWork Announce New Partnership

Published November 09, 2023

Press Release

Organizations Jointly Producing Education for Global Human Resources Professionals

November 9, 2023—The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and WorldatWork, the Total Rewards Association, are excited to announce a new partnership on educational initiatives as they join to develop CONNECT, a conference specifically designed for multinational human resources, employee benefits and Total Rewards professionals.

The co-sponsored CONNECT Global Employee Benefits and Workforce Strategies Summit will take place July 22-24, 2024 in Chicago. The conference is tailor-made to assist multinational employers understand key issues, trends and solutions for developing and maintaining a global Total Rewards strategy. Through real-life case studies, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, an interactive resource/solutions center and a host of networking opportunities, this premier event is designed to connect the growing community of global Total Rewards and benefits professionals.

This new partnership between two industry leaders in employee benefits and Total Rewards education allows the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and WorldatWork to combine their expertise and bring together comprehensive solutions on a global scale.

"By partnering with WorldatWork on CONNECT, we can collectively expand the landscape, expand the community, and have a greater impact on the health and overall well-being of workplaces around the world," said Terry Davidson, CEBS, International Foundation Chief Executive Officer. "Our mission has always been to improve the lives of employees worldwide through research and solution-oriented education."

"WorldatWork is thrilled to join forces with the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans in launching CONNECT," said Scott Cawood, Ed.D, CCP, GRP, CSCP, CBP, who is WorldatWork's CEO and the author of The New Work Exchange: Embracing the Future by Putting Employees First. "This partnership signifies our commitment to providing global HR and Total Rewards professionals with unparalleled insights and resources. Together, we aim to elevate the standard of workforce strategies and contribute to the success of organizations on a global scale."

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About the International Foundation: The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is the premier educational organization dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information to ensure the health and financial security of plan beneficiaries worldwide. The International Foundation has more than 31,000 multiemployer, corporate and public sector members representing over 25 million lives.

About WorldatWork: WorldatWork is the leading global nonprofit association for professionals engaged in the critically important practice of Total Rewards. We serve those who are responsible for cultivating inspired, engaged, productive and committed workers in effective and rewarding workplaces. We guide them in the design and delivery of Total Rewards programs with our membership, education, certification, idea exchange, thought leadership, knowledge creation, information sharing, research and networking. For more than 65 years, WorldatWork has served Total Rewards professionals throughout the world working in organizations of all sizes and structures. Professionals from more than 93% of Fortune 500® organizations rely on WorldatWork for Total Rewards solutions.