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Timely, valuable programs packed with business and HR-relevant content.  Comprehensive data and policy and practice information in our annual compensation survey.  Networking opportunities with HR leaders and professionals from across the area.  We are HR Alliance – DC Metro’s premier HR association.


Virtual Programs and Idea Exchanges - Schedule and Cost

Virtual Program Schedule (unless specified otherwise)

  • 15 minutes - Welcome, Networking Activity through the use of break-out sessions, and Introductions
  • 60 minutes - Program Content (allowing for 1.0 credit through HRCI and SHRM)
  • Start and end times for each program will vary

Virtual Program Cost:
  • Members - no charge, registration required by logging in and using "Member" registration path
  • Organizational Membership Substitutes - contact for assistance with registration
  • Non-members, Guests of Members, Public - $30 (Follow the "Public" registration path)

Virtual Idea Exchange Schedule:
  • 9:00 - 9:10 - Gathering and Introductions
  • 9:10 - 9:50 - Introduction of topic and two break-out sessions.
  • 9:50 - 10:00 - Conclusion

Virtual Idea Exchange Cost:
  • Members - no charge, registration required by logging in and using "Member" registration path
  • Organizational Membership Substitutes - contact for assistance with registration
  • Non-members, Guests of Members, Public - $10 (Follow the "Public" registration path)

Zoom technology (meeting or webinar) will be used for Virtual events, unless otherwise indicated.

Upcoming Programs and Events for HR Alliance DC:
Date Topic/Title Presenter(s)
March 10, 2021 How Organizations Can Make Pay Transparency Manageable Panelists:
- Joan Reutter, President of JBR Consulting
- Catherine Dovey, Compensation Policy & Practice Expert
- Justin Hampton, Founder of the Compensation Tool
April 21, 2021, 1:00 PM EDT "Participation is Easy" Webinar regarding our 2021 Annual Compensation Survey.  Hosted by Pearl MeyerClick here to register directly in Zoom. Pearl Meyer
May 12, 2021 Topic: Leadership To be announced soon

Save the Dates for Remaining 2021 Programs:
  • June 9, 2021
  • September 15, 2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021

HR Alliance Members:  Log in and click here to view resources and recordings from previous programs.

A special thanks to our February program sponsor:

Orahill provides culture assessments focused on collective regard and social norms to companies and agencies looking to understand the culture they have and determine how to invest in improvement.  Our philosophy centers around determining the root causes with providing root solutions by identifying and separating symptoms from root issues.  

With the background, education, and certifications combined with the passion for interpersonal communication and advancement through dynamic change, we also provide leadership coaching, dynamic facilitation, behavioral modification and targeted training within:   
  • Coaching:  Engaging professionals who are productive and profitable who may be struggling with career damaging interpersonal skills
  • Team building and development: Working with teams that are struggling to the point of inaction, productivity stoppages and/or disruption and getting them back to healthy and fruitful
  • Culture assessments: Using people centered methods and not traditional overly relied on low-touch tools (polls, reviewing policies and procedures, and other data sources)
For more information contact: Margot Halstead,

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

"How Organizations Can Make Pay Transparency Manageable"

Welcome and Networking: 11:45 am - Noon

Join us on time so we may welcome you and provide a networking opportunity, through the use of break-out rooms, so you may meet new people!

Program: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

A common misconception is that pay transparency means revealing all employee salaries to everyone, something many organizations are not comfortable doing. What does pay transparency really mean?  Learn how HR professionals can define transparency within their organizations and take back actionable steps to meet their organizational needs.   

  • Joan Reutter, President of JBR Consulting
  • Catherine Dovey, Compensation Policy & Practice Expert
  • Justin Hampton, Founder of the Compensation Tool

Joan has over 25 years of experience specializing in all aspects of human resources consulting with a primary focus in compensation. She provides consultation and services with expertise in the compensation plan design, development and implementation with an emphasis in employee pay, executive compensation, incentive rewards and pay-for-performance programs. Her clients range from small non-profits to Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to founding JBR Consulting, Joan held management and consulting positions in Mobil Corporation, Inova Health System, Buck Consultants, Alexander & Alexander and Noble Lowndes.

Joan graduated magna cum laude from Adelphi University with a degree in Mathematics. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Certification Professional with SHRM (SHRM-SCP). She has served on the Total Rewards/Compensation and Benefits Special Expertise Panel for SHRM and currently serves on the board of the Prince William SHRM chapter.

Catherine Dovey has always been fascinated with why people are paid differently within organizations.  She has helped hundreds of companies optimize their pay systems.  Her work as an advisor to Boards and business executives over the past 25 years includes executive pay, base pay, incentives, and performance linkages.   

Catherine has advised executives in diverse industries including professional services, tech, life sciences, health care, financial services, manufacturing and non-profit.

A well-respected member of the HR community, Catherine has taught compensation classes at five universities and colleges.  She has MBA, CCP, GRP, CECP, SPHR and SHRM-SP.  Catherine has received awards for her contributions to the HR and business communities.

Justin Hampton is the Founder of the Compensation Tool, a market pricing and salary survey management software designed for Compensation Practitioners.  Prior to starting the Compensation Tool, Justin was a compensation practitioner for more than a decade, leading compensation initiatives for companies such as Greyhound, Starbucks, Big Fish Games and Product Madness throughout his career.  

As a subject matter expert in compensation with a passion for data analysis and streamlining processes, Justin designed the Compensation Tool to be simple, yet robust, while providing compensation practitioners at all levels of experience with functions and interactive reporting that Compensation Practitioners could actually use every day with their business stakeholders.  

Justin is an expert in Compensation principles and how to effectively apply those practices to support business stakeholders.  Using innovative approaches to interpreting salary survey data, benchmarking analysis, and human capital reporting, Justin and the Compensation Tool provide the information needed for Organizations to maintain a competitive position in the external market, while maintaining equitable pay, internally.  

Staff Note:
All those who register in advance through our website should receive registration confirmation from our hosting platform the day before the event and about an hour prior. 

Professional Development:
The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. This program has been awarded 1.0 HR (General) credits.

HR Alliance DC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

"Participation is Easy" Webinar - 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Our survey partner, Pearl Meyer, will be hosting a webinar that provides information about participation in our HR Alliance Annual Compensation Survey and Trend Report.  Members of the Pearl Meyer team will review geographic boundaries of the survey, provide an example of how to complete a job match and address any questions that new or returning survey participants might have.    

Staff Note:  Anyone interested in attending may click the button above to register directly into Zoom.  Once registered, your unique Zoom join information will be sent by email.  We suggest that you copy and paste this into your calendar.