Course Number: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
SHRM BoCK:SHRM BoCK: As defined by the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge TM, this self-study course covers competency topics related to managing internal and external relationships with the knowledge areas being retention techniques and talent management.
OverviewCompensation 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
Credit & Professional Continuing
Education Information:
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Credit Information:

    ERI Distance Learning Center is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 2 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    SHRM Preferred Provider
  • PHR/GPHR/SPHR/aPHR Credit Information:

    This course has been approved for 2.5 HR recertification credit hours toward PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR® and aPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

    HRCI Approved Provider
    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI’s criteria to be pre–approved for recertification credit.
  • CCP/CBP/GRP/WLCP Credit Information:

    This online course qualifies for recertification credit for the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), and Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®) designations granted by WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals. For more information on recertification, visit the Society website at www.worldatworksociety.org.

  • CPE QAS Self Study Credit Information:

    National Registry QAS Self Study - Course approved for 2.5 credit(s) in these states:

    Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

    Course approved for 2 credit(s) in Vermont

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