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Compensation Committees: Framework for Executive Compensation Alignment

Course#: 26
Category: Executive Compensation
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Audience: Executives, Compensation Committee Members, HR Managers, Compensation Managers, Compensation Analysts, HR Generalists, Business Valuation Professionals
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Delivery Method: QAS Self Study
Prerequisites: DLC Course 03 - New Economy Total Rewards
Advanced Preparation: DLC Course 12 - IRS Reasonable Executive Compensation and 21 - Compensation for Business Leaders
Compensation committees are responsible for the effective design and evaluation of C-Suite compensation programs. These generally focus on achieving short-term operating plan execution coupled with long-term sustainable business performance alignment. The framework under which these responsibilities are fullfilled entail assessing the current business environment, identifying drivers of business strategy, evaluating the impact of regulatory requirements, and engaging with complex and demanding constituencies.

This course will provide a review of the new rules on executive compensation and golden parachutes and discuss the compensation committees' roles and responsibilities in:
  1. designing, reviewing, and overseeing the organization’s executive compensation program;
  2. communicating the strategy and goal of the executive compensation program;
  3. determining whether the current program is meeting its goals and is competitive;
  4. assessing recommendations for changes in accordance with this review;
  5. identifying resources and best practices to aid in fulfilling their responsibilities.
Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the impact of the regulatory framework for executive compensation programs
  • Identify the evolving role and responsibilities of a compensation committee
  • Determine an effective strategy and structure of an executive compensation program
  • Define executive compensation information effectively so shareholders and interested third parties can make informed decisions
  • Recognize how to best leverage executive and third party subject matter experts while still ensuring proper governance, independence, and oversight
  • Specify the pattern of review, oversight, and recommendation
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Course Price:  Free!
Exam Price:  $49.00

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