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Global Governance Advisors Executive Compensation Certificate Program

  • September 17, 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • September 19, 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE) - Morris Shumiatcher Room
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The CTRN is excited to offer an in-class Executive Compensation Certificate program

Executive Compensation Certificate Program
Sep 17 - 19, 2019

Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE) - Morris Shumiatcher Room | Calgary, AB

A Certificate Program that equips HR professionals, senior management, executives and board members with information, best practices and strategies for executive compensation and corporate governance.

Held at the Glenbow Museum right in the heart of downtown Calgary - this is a great opportunity for to join your peers in an interactive, highly practical course which will increase your skills and knowledge when dealing with the sensitive and high profile matters around executive compensation .

Your certificate program will being instructed by Arden Dalik, a Senior Partner at GGA. Arden has been teaching this course for the past 8 years and is a leading expert in Executive Compensation, Governance, and Pay-for-Performance. As a recognized expert, Arden has been asked to lecture across North America on Board, Committee and Executive Governance and Assessment as well as executive and director compensation and strategy alignment. She is also regularly featured in the media providing insights into such areas as Say-On-Pay and Board Diversity.

"The class was a great opportunity to learn how to understand and look at executive compensation with a variety of industry professionals. I found the information practical and the discussion especially useful!" - Ahmed Harb, Senior Manager, Total Rewards (2012 attendee)

Program Overview

The CTRN in partnership with Global Governance Advisors, has developed a comprehensive Executive Compensation Program that equips Human Resource professionals, senior management, executives and board members with information, best practices and strategies for dealing with executive compensation and corporate governance. This course continues to be approved by the CPHR for credit toward your CPD (Continuing Professional Development) requirement.

Delivered by experts in the fields of executive compensation, governance, and employment law, the Executive Compensation Certificate Program takes place over 2 ½ days and covers 11 important topics. 

Following is a high level lesson plan:

Part 1: Executive Compensation Reviews Compensation Reviews

1.1 Executive Compensation Fairness Opinions

1.2 Competitive Market Research

1.3 Pay-for-Performance Assessment

1.4 Board Remuneration

Part 2: Executive Compensation Plan Design

2.1 Annual & Long-Term Incentive Plans

2.2 Special Situations (Mergers, Acquisitions, Activist Challenge, Divestitures or IPO)

2.3 Senior Executive Employment Contracts

Part 3: Corporate Governance and Oversight: Executive Compensation Plan Design

3.1 CEO Succession Planning

3.2 Board Evaluation and Effectiveness Assessments

3.3 Leveraging Technology in Working with the Board

3.4 Executive Compensation Governance

Linked below is a PDF of the event details including a comprehensive course syllabus: 
Invest In Yourself! CTRN GGA Executive Compensation Certification (Sep 17-19, 2019).pdf

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped to guide and facilitate the work of your Board as it manages its executive and director compensation governance responsibilities.

Successful candidates will also improve their ability to help supervise the compensation governance process for the senior management team. The course content aligns to, and reflects today’s best practices in Human Resources Compensation Committee (HRCC) Charter and the regulatory environment. More specifically, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of total executive and director compensation design
  • Be equipped to manage the process to hire the Board’s independent advisor
  • Understand all aspects of the executive compensation governance process
  • Improve on the effectiveness of your specific role within your organization
  • Understand today’s regulatory environment with respect to compensation and disclosure
  • Have sufficient knowledge of how you can work with your Board and support their fiduciary duties
  • Obtain reference material that will provide useful reminders and guidance throughout your annual executive compensation governance cycle
  • Be equipped to provide your Board with guidance on making defensible executive compensation decisions as well as the mitigation of risk and shareholder revolts

Who Should Attend

Human Resource professionals, senior management, executives and board members looking to:

  • work with their senior executives, CEO and boards to guide and manage the executive compensation process in their organizations,
  • design and validate an effective executive compensation plan,
  • use executive compensation as a tool for attracting, retaining, and incenting their leadership teams,
  • implement best practices in corporate governance and oversight related to executive compensation, and
  • fulfill their fiduciary duties while also adding real value to their organization

Event Information

Glenbow Museum | 130 9 Ave SE 
Morris Shumiatcher Room | Calgary, AB

September 17 & 18 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

September 19 | 8 am - Noon

7:30 am | Registration & Daily Breakfast 

12:00 pm | Lunch provided (17 & 18 only; please inform of any dietary concerns)

Coffee, Tea & Water Service will be provided throughout




Cost: $1,600 CAD

Savings: $0

Cost: $1,500 CAD

 Savings: $100

**Take advantage of early-bird pricing and register before July 31st to save an extra $250 CAD!**

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Should you be attending from out of town for this course, please reach out below for partner offers on nearby accommodation. 

Event Registration

Register online by clicking here

Contact Sarah Akhtar, CTRN Education Director at

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