Education Tracks

Congress offers four days of top-rated educational workshops. Select from more than 180 workshops offered in a variety of education tracks to increase your level of understanding in all areas of payroll and accounts payable.

Accounts Payable

Processes and practices critical to a successful AP operation. Topics include Forms 1099-MISC and W-9 as well as internal controls, automation, and technology.
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60-minute session
AP Accounting and Month-End Accruals

Payroll/AP Best Practices: What Does This Really Mean?

Understanding Payments to Foreign Workers

Worker Classification Issues

90-minute session
Forms 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC: Reporting Requirements

Unclaimed Property Reporting: What You Need to Know

Benefits and Compensation

Best practices and trends on topics such as fringe benefits, stock options, cafeteria plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.
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60-minute session
Introduction to Stock and Stock Option Plans

Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans, Basic

Payroll and 401(k): Outsourcing, Simplify, and Protect

Taxable and Nontaxable Fringe Benefits, Part 3

90-minute session
Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans, Advanced

Paid Sick Leave: From Perk to Mandate

State Disability and Paid Family Leave

Stock Options and Equity Compensation Plans, Advanced

Taxable and Nontaxable Fringe Benefits, Part 1

Taxable and Nontaxable Fringe Benefits, Part 2


Metrics, best practices, change management, outsourcing, global perspectives, and techniques to help achieve world-class performance.
60-minute session
Business Continuity Planning: It's Not Just Disaster Recovery Anymore

Global Payroll in the Digital Age

How to Use Lean Tools to Eliminate Waste in Payroll Operations

HR/Payroll/Time Metrics: Turning Data Into Meaningful Information

Innovative Best Practices of Prism Award Winners

Metrics and Measures: How to Get Started With KPIs

Payroll Strategies for Success

Strategic Payroll: Better Benchmarking to Drive Business Success

The Psychology of Change Management: More Than Simply Communicating the Change

The Use of SOX Controls for Both Public and Private Companies

90-minute session
Advanced Career-Building Speaking Skills

Everything You Wanted to Know About Earned Wage Access But Had No One to Ask

On-Demand Pay: Addressing Payroll's Concerns Around This Inevitable Change

Global Forums

Payroll, taxation, and related issues from a global perspective.
60-minute session
Conducting a Successful RFP for Going Global

Danger Ahead: Navigating the Perils of Global Employment

Engaging and Paying a Global Workforce

Establishing a Global Payroll Structure: Local, Regional, Global

Global Strategic Alignment for HR and Payroll Professionals

How Employment Law Impacts International Payrolls

Is HCM Integration for You?

Payroll Edge: Global Payroll Project Management

Risk and Control in Global Payroll Processes

U.S. Employers and Global Payroll Challenges

90-minute session
Can You Afford the Global Payroll Compliance Risk?

Nonresident Alien Taxation and Withholding for J-1 Exchange Visitors and F-1 Students

The Global Payroll Culture Map

The State of Global Payroll: Facts, Fears, and the Future for Your Organization

Understanding Tax Treaty Benefits and Limitations

Winning Globally: Discovery, Strategy, Governance

Expatriate Payrolls

Information to ensure you are correctly taxing and reporting wages and fringe benefits for U.S. citizens or resident aliens working outside the U.S.
60-minute session
Effectively Operating Shadow Payrolls

Understanding the Tax Equalization and Tax Protection Process

90-minute session
Expatriate Payroll 101: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Expatriate Payrolls, Advanced

Government Affairs

Legislative and regulatory updates that include the latest from the IRS, SSA, DOL, and other government agencies.
60-minute session
DOL Investigation: How Would You Stack Up?

Forum on Federal Payroll Issues, Part 1

Forum on Federal Payroll Issues, Part 2

Legislative Outlook and APA Lobbying 2

Therapy 101: Form I-9 and E-Verify

Three Payroll Scams You Need to Watch Out For

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Employment Tax

What's Old and New at SSA!

90-minute session
Fair Labor Standards Act: Wage and Hour Nightmares, Case Studies, and Legal Updates

Legislative Outlook and APA Lobbying 1

Payroll Compliance Tools

Identify compliance issues and resolve them before your organization is subject to penalties.
60-minute session
Compliance Research: How to Find Answers, and Communicate to Management

Keep It All Together, Keep It All Straight: Payroll Record Keeping Requirements

Managing Independent Contractors in the New Gig Economy

Secrets of a Successful Year-end

The Basics of Payroll Reconciliations

Global Payroll: Country by Country

Wage and hour and taxation requirements of selected countries.
60-minute session
Canadian Payroll From “Eh” to Z: What Every American Employer Should Know

Canadian Payrolls, Nontaxation Issues

Canadian Payrolls, Taxation Issues

Navigating the Payroll Complexities Throughout Latin America

Paying in the U.K.

Payroll in France

Payroll in Ireland

90-minute session
Payroll in Australia

Payroll in India

Payroll in Japan

Payroll in Mexico

Payroll in South Africa

Payroll in Spain


Paycards, electronic forms, and self-service Internet portals, as well as information security and emerging technology trends.
60-minute session
Blocking Out the Noise: What Does AI and Machine Learning Mean for Payroll?

Combating Fraudulent Authorizations

Cybersecurity: Responding to Breaches

Implementation Test Scenarios: Why It's So Important and Tips for Success

Paperless Pay Compliance in 50 States

Payroll Card Program Best Practices

Putting Smart Intelligence to Work for You

Show Me the Money!

The Art and Science of Sending Sensitive Data

The Digital Transformation of Who We Are*

What Every Payroll Professional Needs to Know About Emerging Payroll Technologies

90-minute session
Blockchain, Mobile Payments, and the Future of Payroll Administration

Digi…What? How to Prepare and Implement a Digitalization Strategy

Future Trends in Time and Attendance

Preparing and Analyzing Requests for Proposal

Using the Internet for Federal, State, and Local Payroll Research
*Supplemental workshop to the Thursday General Session with Tarun Wadhwa.

Wage Payments and Deductions

Topics critical to ensuring that employees are paid accurately, from regular rate of pay and overpayments to child support and other mandatory deductions.
60-minute session
e-IWO: The Journey to Paperless Child Support Orders and More Begins Here

Garnishments, Levies, Student Loans, and More

It is Gonna Happen – Triage for Mishandled Garnishments

Managing Termination Pay

Overtime Under FLSA: Regular Pay vs. Regular Rate of Pay – Are You Calculating Correctly?

Wage and Hour: Changing Rules of the Game

White Collar Exemptions Under the FLSA

90-minute session
California Payroll: Experts Address Updates, Issues, and Your Questions

Telecommuting: Wage and Hour/Taxation Issues

The Nuts and Bolts of Child Support

Understanding Calculations From Basic to Complex

Wages Owed After an Employee Dies

Wrapping Your Head Around Compensable Time Issues

Organizational and Personal Management

Enhance your interpersonal skill set, further your professional development, expand your leadership potential, and advance your career.
60-minute session
Analytics...Technically, What You Need to Know

Building Strong Careers Using SMART Goals

Documenting Your Procedures and Processes

Emotional Intelligence

Ethics in Payroll

Gen Z’s in the Workplace: How Will It Impact Your Workforce Strategy

How to Establish a Shared Services Center

How to Gain Power at Work When You Have None

How to Successfully Manage a Payroll of Any Size

Implementing a New Tool? Start With Best Practices

Jobs and AI Anxiety - The Future of Work: Adapting to Technological Change

Leading During Crisis: Workplace Violence

Leveraging Payroll to Embrace a Five-Generation Workforce

Make Using Analytics Applicable to You

Metrics: What, When, Where, Why, and How?

Myths, Misconceptions, and Untruths of Payroll

Payroll Analytics: What Your Payroll Data Can Tell You About Your Organization

Payroll Best Practices Recap

Payroll Consulting as a Career: Is It Right for Me?

Starting Over: How to Rebuild Your Payroll

The Importance of Effective Listening

Tips for Project Management

Who Wants to be a Millionaire 2.0

You Have Reached Your Peak! Now What?
90-minute session
Developing a Cohesive Team

Millennial Leadership

Selling Yourself and Your Ideas

Stand Up, Speak Out, Career Success!

Payroll Processing

Topics critical to an efficient payroll, such as internal controls, electronic payment methods, and reconciliations.
60-minute session
Payroll Health Check: Diagnose the Ailments Preventing High Performance

Payroll Models: Insourced vs. Outsourced – What Works Best for Your Organization?

Same Day ACH – It's Not Just for Emergency Payroll

The Infamous Rules Behind Direct Deposit and Same-Day ACH

90-minute session
Advanced Accounting

IRS/SSA Reconciliations: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Mergers and Acquisitions

Payroll Accounting: How Important Is It?

U.S. Taxation and Forms

Topics essential to the understanding of U.S. payroll taxation and reporting compliance, from third-party sick pay to multi-state taxation.
60-minute session
An Employer’s Guide to Managing Unemployment Taxes

Correcting the W-2: Form W-2c to 941-X and More

Legislative and Regulatory Trends Affecting Employer Reporting

Local Income Tax in Indiana and Ohio

Local Income Tax in Pennsylvania

Nexus: How It Impacts Your Payroll

Payroll Changes in 2020 and Beyond

When Does a Visa Impact Withholding?

90-minute session
Federal and State Tax Calculations With the 2020 Form W-4

Local Taxes Around the U.S.
150-minute session
An Introduction to Multi-State Taxation

Industry-Specific Forums

Hot topics and unique issues of special interest to practitioners in a variety of trades and industries.
60-minute session
Agricultural Payroll: Issues, Challenges, and Best Practices

Challenges of Health Care Industry Payroll

Change Management for Shared Service Environments

Government Sector Best Practices – Fringe Benefits, Time and Attendance, Plans 457(b) and 403(b)

How Payroll Service Providers Interact and Partner With the IRS

Manufacturing Industry Hot Topics

Mistakes You'll Never Make Again for Davis-Bacon Compliance Tracking and Reporting

Payroll for Higher Education Institutions

Payroll in the Hospitality Industry

Payroll Partnerships: Best Practices on Forming Payroll/HR/Finance Friendships

The One-Person Payroll Department

APA Tools

A variety of sessions covering volunteering, eLearning, eBooks, and certification.
60-minute session
Gaining New Chapter Officers

Hotline Referral Committee Meeting

Make a Difference Through Volunteer Committees

Payroll Source Plus Demonstration and Q&A

PayTrain®: Payroll Training at Your Command

Prepare Yourself for the FPC and CPP Exams

Talent Management Through Payroll Assessments

Writing Questions for the FPC and CPP Exams

Your Brand and the Impact of Social Media

Thought Leadership

How organizations implemented specific solutions that positively impacted their bottom line.
60-minute session
Future-Proofing Your Global Payroll

Global Payroll Models in Detail: Which Is Right for You?

Solutions for Evolving Freelance Economy

Would Your Boss Be Comfortable With Asking You for a Loan?

    Leadership Excellence Series

    A premier professional development track for all leaders and those who aspire to become leaders.
    60-minute session
    GEMS: Great Engaged Leaders Manifest Success

    GEMS: Great Engaged Leaders Manifest Success – Deep Dive

    Power Women V.A.L.U.E.
    90-minute session
    Communicate Your V.A.L.U.E.