Education & Certification


Payroll Leaders Conference

Payroll Leaders Conference

Payroll Leaders Conference
September 12-14, 2022
Philadelphia, PA

This conference presents next-generation training through transformational Certificate Programs. Ideal for payroll professionals in a management role and want to increase their leadership skills, or professionals who aspire to be leaders within their organization.

2021 Conference Brochure

ATTENTION: APA requires all attendees at its 2022 in-person events to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. See our current Health and Safety Procedures for more information.

2021 Program Descriptions

Strategic Leadership Certificate Program
Steve Hodgson, CPP, CPTD, Director of Learning & Development, American Payroll Association
This program prepares participants with the insights, skills, and strategies to uncover the powerful leader within. This unique learning experience focuses on many qualities of effective leaders including awareness of self and others, effective communication, and relationship building. Unleash your full potential.

Managing Payroll Operations Across the Globe
Iggy Svoboda, CPP, Senior Manager of Payroll and Mobility, Clif Bar & Company
Explore how people, processes, and technology interconnect as you lead a global payroll operation delivering timely payments and ensuring taxation and other compliance requirements are met. The Managing Payroll Operations Across the Globe certificate program will take a deep dive into your company's payroll delivery model, the role of the governance committee, vendor management, data privacy, and providing sustainable business processes.

Payroll OMG - Optimization, Management, & Growth
Martin Armstrong, CPP, VP, Payroll Shared Services, Charter Communications
Payroll OMG can help you reduce expenses by looking at all processes and how departments are connected. Payroll OMG will help professionals at every level in every department understand that if the paycheck were a product line, it would rank as one of the largest products at most organizations. Learn how to produce a perfect paycheck, reduce cost, eliminate waste, and create a highly effective workforce.

Government/Public Sector Payroll Certificate Program
Ron Moser, CPP, Payroll/Employee Benefits Consultant, Taxing Matters
Explore all the unique issues confronted by government/public sector payroll professionals. Learn about the special Fair Labor Standard Act exceptions involved in exempt and non-exempt employees, comp time, police/fire exceptions, and much more. We will explore the complex Section 218 taxation issue regarding Social Security and Medicare tax, and the pension options for state, local, and school districts.

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

“I learned about tools I could use to evaluate my organizations processes. I also walked away with ideas to market the value of my payroll department.”

Pamela Roggow
Director, Payroll & HRIS
New Mexico State University

Hotel Accommodations

The Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-0200

Reservations: (215) 222-0200 (ask for In-House Reservations) | Online
When calling in, attendees should request the group rate for American Payroll Association’s Payroll Leaders Conference (PLC).
Cut-Off Date: August 28, 2022
Room Rate: $229.00 plus taxes - Offered three days pre and post the conference dates based on room type availability.
Please note:
- To guarantee the hotel reservation a credit card must be provided at the time of booking the hotel reservation.
- Hotel has a 72-hour cancellation policy prior to arrival.
- Hotel room reservations are the sole responsibility of the individual. The APA is not responsible for any issues related to reservations that the individual makes directly with the hotel. This includes final payments or adjustments.

Recertification Credit

Earn up to 15 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs), 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 17.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits when attending this course. No prerequisites or advance preparation required. See individual programs for CPE Fields of Study.

Event Policies

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 Procedures, which require attendees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all 2022 in-person events.