Executive compensation has become a flashpoint issue for board members, institutional investors, regulators, and the media. This board leadership program helps committee chairs and members design more effective compensation programs that align executive pay to the business strategy of the company, tie rewards to company performance, develop talent, and build a corporate culture that motivates top executives and valued employees. You'll also learn new strategies for meeting investor expectations as the regulatory climate evolves.

What You Can Expect

Over the past decade, executive compensation has become the most visible and salient of board responsibilities. This corporate governance strategy program is designed to help you rethink your approach to rewarding executive performance. Using the latest case studies and faculty research on best practices, you will examine new ways to develop executive compensation plans and balance them with greater shareholder demands, regulatory focus, and public scrutiny. By structuring more effective compensation plans, you will be able to drive long-term performance, corporate profitability, and employee satisfaction.

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Over the past decade, executive compensation has become the most visible and salient of board responsibilities. This corporate governance strategy program is designed to help you rethink your approach to rewarding executive performance. Using the latest case studies and faculty research on best practices, you will examine new ways to develop executive compensation plans and balance them with greater shareholder demands, regulatory focus, and public scrutiny. By structuring more effective compensation plans, you will be able to drive long-term performance, corporate profitability, and employee satisfaction.

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Your Course of Study

The comprehensive curriculum focuses on developing practices that link executive rewards to company goals. You also will learn how to design and implement an effective process for guiding committee activities with the chief executive officer, the senior human resources officer, and compensation consultants.

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The comprehensive curriculum focuses on developing practices that link executive rewards to company goals. You also will learn how to design and implement an effective process for guiding committee activities with the chief executive officer, the senior human resources officer, and compensation consultants.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This board-level leadership development program is intended primarily for directors on boards of publicly listed companies who serve as chairs or members of compensation committees and for senior corporate executives. Bank directors, chief executives, directors of human resources, investors, legal professionals who help structure employment contracts, and senior regulatory officials charged with implementing legislation also are encouraged to apply.

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This board-level leadership development program is intended primarily for directors on boards of publicly listed companies who serve as chairs or members of compensation committees and for senior corporate executives. Bank directors, chief executives, directors of human resources, investors, legal professionals who help structure employment contracts, and senior regulatory officials charged with implementing legislation also are encouraged to apply.

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; faculty chair of "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance" and "Compensation Committees: New Challenges, New Solutions"; and faculty cochair of "Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Suraj Srinivasan

Faculty Chair
Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; faculty chair of "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance" and "Compensation Committees: New Challenges, New Solutions"; and faculty cochair of "Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation."

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Admissions

The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both.

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The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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