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BOARD READINESS: Compensation Governance

  • September 06, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Midtown Manhattan (venue and directions sent to registrants)

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Role, Responsibilities, and Process for the Compensation Committee

Scrutiny of executive compensation has increased with the pay itself since the early 1990s. With management incentives implicated as culprit in the financial crisis of 2008-2009, standards regarding executive pay were ratcheted up. Dodd-Frank imposed Say-on-Pay, the CEO Pay Ratio disclosure, and a host of other requirements and constraints that have put the spotlight on the Compensation Committee in the same way that the Audit Committee found itself on the hot seat following accounting scandals of the early 2000s leading to Sarbanes-Oxley. Through all these changes, Compensation Committees have had to retain their focus on the principle function of the Board, which is to support value creation at the companies they oversee.

In this program we cover everything a director needs to know to be an effective Compensation Committee Member or Chair, including:

  • The role of the Committee, including its charter, fundamental responsibilities, and interactions with management and the rest of the Board
  • What the Committee oversees, including pay for top officers, company equity plans, and pay-related disclosures
  • The Compensation governance process, including a typical planning calendar, working with advisors, and shareholder engagement

Beyond the basics, will cover key topics such as:

  • Management pay in the context of strategy
  • Peer group selection
  • Compensation metrics, including GAAP vs. non-GAAP and financial vs. non-financial measures
  • Proxy advisors
  • Other hot topics, such as pay equity and how to think about ESG in pay

Expect an Intense Exploration of Compensation Committee Details Along with Time to Interact with Other Top-Tier Board Candidates, Public Company Board Faculty, and Compensation/Governance Expert Faculty. 

SCHEDULE:

Dinner Evening of September 5

September 6
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Sessions, Lunch, Case Study
4:00 pm Conclusion

If you are interested in Board Service, and are a top talent looking for both training and mentoring, apply or request information at Register