Compensation and Reward Management 

Live virtual short course

© 2021 CIPD All rights reserved


Fill in the form below to download the course brochure and register your interest:

Intermediate level

Compensation and reward management is the part of human resources that works behind the scenes. In this course you will explore the different processes needed to develop a robust reward strategy through several case studies. You will determine which reward processes are most appropriate for your organisation and get a starting point to developing your own, taking into account your business and people priorities.

You will then get to work on the actual design of the main components of direct cash compensation, in base and variable pay. You will gain an insight into how to set your pay at the right level and link to appropriate performance measures to avoid risks of losing talent or overspending. The course provides a comprehensive guide to structuring and optimising your base and variable pay design for maximum ROI.

By the end of this course, you will: 

> Develop a reward strategy, taking into account key business, organisational and HR issues

Understand the impact of the options for various reward programmes

> Identify different job evaluation methodologies and decide when to apply them

> Evaluate different pay structures and pay progression methods and when it is appropriate to apply particular methods

> Be clear about employee motivation, engagement and the links with rewards

> Assess the relationship between pay and the wider performance management system

> Evaluate incentive schemes and the different approaches to individual and group incentive schemes

Also available for in-house delivery upon request

Your course tutor

John Macdonald, FCIPD
CIPD Associate; Independent Consultant and Former VP HR, Lamprell

John has over 30 years’ experience in corporate human resource management having worked in the UK, US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. He has managed international and regional compensation and benefits policies and practices since 1996, including a 
3-year period running the Middle East regional office of an international compensation and benefits consulting firm where he undertook numerous reward management consultancy assignments throughout the GCC.

He has a Master’s degree in Management Studies from the UK, has been a Fellow of the CIPD since 2008 and is a UK qualified executive coach and mentor. 

Course Fees


Early Bird (valid until 17 February 2022): $2,799

Full price: $2,999

CIPD Member: 

Early Bird (valid until 17 February 2022): $2,499

Full price: $ 2,699

Terms and conditions apply. VAT as per UAE law applies to above prices. 

Looking to train a group of 6 or more? All our courses are also available in-house upon request. For further information, group rates and bookings, please contact us on: or call +971(0)4 275 6900

Ready to book? Please fill in the form to register your interest.

Back to top

Looking for further development 
for yourself or your team?

Download our 2022 Live Virtual Training Calendar

14, 15, 16, 17 and 30 March 2022

18 hours of live virtual classes

'The course has been a very fruitful experience for me as it has provided me more insight on my specialised field, Compensation & Benefits. The content  of the course itself has been deepen my knowledge where benefits, particularly non-monetary benefits are concerned. From the Compensation & Reward course,  I am now in a better position to critically assess  my organisations’ own Compensation, Benefits & Reward program to determine if it is firstly still in line with the organisations’ strategic objectives and secondly if it appropriate to all levels of staff. It is a course which I would most definitely recommend to others to attend.'

Bettina Zatte
Compensation & Reward Management, Delegate 

Why virtual?
As a people professional, it is important to stay ahead of your professional development to support you through this time of ongoing change. In response to COVID-19, and to support the community of people professionals across the region, we have created a selection of CIPD short courses designed for virtual delivery. From the get go, our process is putting you, the learner, at the core of our approach to ensure we deliver rewarding learning experiences that engage youencourage participation and ensure the learning 'sticks' through job application and project work.  
Spaced-out learning

The programmes run over time to allow you
to apply your new skills and personalised individual follow ups support better learning retention.

A learner-centric approach

The course content is designed to engage you in various ways to meet your desired learning outcomes, 
with the ongoing support of your dedicated CIPD trainer.

Active learner engagement

The live virtual programmes combine self-directed learning 
with facilitated technology-based activities, to reinforce learning, 
support knowledge retention and skill application.

Social learning

Activities are designed for you to interact with other course delegates, share experiences, challenges and ideas, ask questions and create a memorable, connected learning experience.

About the course