The Accredited Executive Compensation Program

Date and Time

Starts:01/31/2022 9:00 AM

Ends:02/04/2022 12:00 PM

Registration Closes:01/31/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Executive Programs

19 Hour(s)

Partner's Virtual Platform


HRPA Members:  $1,200 + Taxes

Non-Members:  $1,400 + Taxes



Additional Information

Event Sponsor

The Accredited Executive Compensation Program effectively equips senior management, executives and board members with information, best practices and strategies for executive compensation and corporate governance.

Delivered by experts in the fields of governance, HR and legal, this Certificate Program covers 12 modules in three series: Executive Compensation Reviews, Executive Compensation Plan Design, and Corporate Governance and Oversight.

Who should attend?

This is a must-obtain Certificate for 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 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.

The Accredited Executive Compensation Program has been developed by Global Governance Advisors, an internationally recognized, independent compensation advisory firm that provides expert advice in the areas of executive compensation, board effectiveness, CEO succession planning, and corporate governance.

What is the course format? 

This certificate program combines live virtual instruction through Zoom with hands-on experiential learning through case studies, scenarios, group work/break out discussions and simulations.

  • Live Virtual Sessions: There will be 12 online instructor-led modules, during which practical examples and experiences will be shared.
  • Materials: Participants will be provided with digital session workbooks to follow along with the content covered in each module and to take notes, as well as additional pre-session and post-session assignments to prepare for the simulations.
  • Peer Learning and Group Work: Participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other while answering questions and sharing experiences and observations during the modules, as well as through practical, hands-on exercises and simulations based on real-world labour relations events and processes.
  • Time Commitment: This certificate program will be delivered in 12 modules over 5 days. Participants will spend 3 hours each day participating in the virtual sessions and accompanying exercises and simulation activities. Over the duration of the course, participants can expect to engage in open discussions on issues pertaining to executive compensation, incentive strategy and design, succession priorities, employment contracting, board engagement and your role as a trusted HR advisor. In addition, participants will spend time analyzing and discussing situational case studies that will help show how judgement is applied and technical elements put into practice.
  • It is requested that all participants spend a minimum of two (2) additional hours prior to the program getting acquainted with the compensation philosophies, plans, and incentive designs within their own organizations. This will help both prepare you for engaging discussions as well as help you practically apply the course material to your own organization and situation. The in-class virtual modules (live sessions) will be held as follows:

Module 1 – January 31, 2022 9:00 to 9:45am: Introduction to Executive Compensation

Module 2 – January 31, 2022 9:45 to 10:30am: Executive Compensation Fairness Opinions

Module 3 – January 31, 2022 10:40 to Noon: Market Competitive Research

Module 4 – February 1, 2022 9:00 to 10:30am: Annual & Long-Term Incentive Plans Including Related Tax, Accounting and Compliance Issues

Module 5 – February 1, 2022 10:40 to Noon: Board Remuneration

Module 6 – February 2, 2022 9:00 to 10:20am: Pay for Performance Assessments

Module 7 – February 2, 2022 10:30 to 12:00pm: Special Situations (Mergers,  Aquisitions, Divestitures or IPO)

Module 8 – February 3, 2022 9:00 to 10:20am: Succession Planning

Module 9 – February 3, 2022 10:30 to Noon: Executive Employment Contracts

Module 10 – February 4, 2022 9:00 to 10:00am: Board Evaluation and Effectiveness Assessments
Module 11 – February 4, 2022 10:10 to 11:10am: Executive Compensation Governance
Module 12 – February 4, 2022 11:20 to Noon: Course Wrap Up and Summary


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Speaker bio(s)
Paul Gryglewicz, Managing Partner

Paul Gryglewicz is the Managing Partner at Global Governance Advisors. He engages with Boards and senior management advising them in the areas of Executive Compensation, Human Resource Strategy and Corporate Governance. Paul’s work incorporates leading edge governance practices, mitigates risk and educates key stakeholders on sophisticated compensation systems. 

Paul is an MBA graduate and Athletic Scholar from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management Economics in Industry and Finance from the University of Guelph. 

Paul specializes in the strategic review, valuation and innovative design of compensation and corporate governance programs that support organizational strategy and objectives, as well as shareholders' interests. A recognized expert in executive compensation, governance and risk, Paul is sought after by both the media and learning institutions to share his insights. 

Currently, Paul is a faculty member and curriculum designer of the Human Resources Professionals Association and Human Resources Institute of Alberta’s Executive Compensation Certificate Program as well as an Adjunct Professor at York University teaching a Masters level program called Shareholder Accountability and Executive Compensation. Paul is an active speaker for professional associations presenting on a wide array of executive compensation and governance related topics.

Brad Kelly, Partner

Brad Kelly is a Partner at Global Governance Advisors and works with Board members and managers to devise innovative executive compensation and performance management solutions that help focus organizational strategic objectives, support stakeholders' interests, and mitigate risks.

Brad is a course developer and lecturer for the Canadian HRPA Accredited Executive Compensation Program and the U.S. National Accredited Fiduciary Program, frequently presents at professional conferences, regularly publishes and is widely sought as a media resource.

Brad is also a former Directors College and Not-for-Profit Governance Institute faculty member and the current Vice Chair of Altruvest Charitable Services and Chair of Sesqui Inc. Boards of Directors

Brad is also a former Directors College and Not-for-Profit Governance Institute faculty member and the current Vice Chair of Altruvest Charitable Services and Chair of Sesqui Inc. Boards of Directors

Peter Landers

Specializing in the strategic evaluation of compensation and corporate governance programs including business strategy, compensation philosophy and executive pay alignment, incentive design and valuation, compensation risk audits, and board education, which support clients’ organizational strategy and objectives, as well as shareholders’ interests