PARC Strategic Reward Skills Masterclass

Each year the content and format of this masterclass evolves to ensure continued relevance and value for those attending.
The Masterclass is an ideal learning, networking and skills development opportunity for the next generation of Reward and HR Leaders. Peer exchange and collaboration between delegates are fundamental components of the programme.
The content is targeted at experienced, capable talent who are most likely to progress to the most senior HR and reward roles.

Windsor, UK
Two-day Residential:
14-15 May 2024
CRF members £2,750
Non-members £5,500

About this Programme

This masterclass will enable reward professionals to comfortably understand how reward strategy links to business strategy. Throughout the course, the participant will analyse their organisation's reward strategy. Prior to the programme, delegates will be asked to review their organisation’s strategic business objectives, including as outlined in the Annual Report, and to assess the alignment between these objectives and their organisation’s: approach to talent strategy; reward values and principles; and major group-wide reward plans.

Who Should Attend?

The Masterclass is aimed both at prime succession candidates to current Heads of Reward in major listed companies, and at newly-promoted or aspiring HR Directors, who are seeking to develop a more strategically focused set of reward skills

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to develop a 'grounded' reward strategy, aligned with business strategy
  • Understand how to review, assess and contribute to RemCo effectiveness
  • Learn how to review and assess the effectiveness of longer-term incentive arrangements, and develop clear alignment to sustainable, long-term performance
  • Learn how to design and conduct a risk audit of reward

Karen Clark

Karen plays a lead role in PARC’s member and partner engagement. She is a contributor to PARC’s programme development and designs and chairs PARC’s Peer to Peer exchange events. She is instrumental in the bi-annual PARC Masterclass which aligns with her interest in the development of capability in the areas of reward, performance and wellbeing. Karen is also a Director of Strategic Dimensions, a leading HR recruitment firm. Her first career was as a corporate lawyer in the TMT sector. Karen is also an EMCC qualified coach.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Drew Matthews

Drew is Group Head of Reward, Benefits & Wellbeing at Centrica. He has extensive corporate and consultancy experience gained from multinational companies across a variety of industries. He was previously at BAE Systems, BT and Tesco where he had accountability for reward, HR policies, global mobility, employee relations, HR mergers and acquisitions, and health, safety and wellbeing. Prior to becoming an HR Director, Drew worked as an independent remuneration committee adviser for a number of consultancy firms including PwC and Deloitte.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Phil Wills

Phil advises PARC in the development of its programme of events. His previous corporate roles included Global Head of Reward for Reed Elsevier (RELX), for ICI, and for Diageo. Since 2010 he has established an independent consultancy business to provide strategic reward support, focused on the delivery of business strategy and organisational performance. He is also a coach to newly appointed (or aspiring) Corporate HR Directors on all areas of reward strategy and delivery.
Patrick Jones - Course author