Variable Pay & Executive Pay: Market Best Practices
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1-day workshop on variable pay and executive pay presented by Brent Longnecker and Chris Crawford, Longnecker & Associates.

When: Tuesday, October 24
9:00 am-4:00 pm (check-in starts at 8:30 am)
Where: Meetings On Pointe Training Center
2190 North Loop West
Suite 311
Houston, Texas  77018
United States

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PRE-REGISTRATION and PRE-PAYMENT is required; Space is limited.


Join compensation experts Brent Longnecker and Chris Crawford for a one-day workshop that dives into market best practices for variable pay and executive pay.  Topics include:

  • Critical elements of the most effective variable pay plans
  • Regulatory issues impacting variable pay plan design
  • Common pitfalls of variable pay plans
  • Trends of variable pay practices that are on the rise and those that are declining
  • The key building blocks and basic elements of executive pay programs
  • Critical governance and regulatory issues around executive compensation practices
  • Landmines that every HR practitioner should watch out for
  • Executive compensation best practices in today’s difficult and dynamic environment

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Submitted to SHRM for 6 PDCs towards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.  Submitted to HR Certification Institute for 6 hours of HR (General) credit towards PHR and SPHR recertification requirements.


ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: BRENT LONGNECKER, Chairman and CEO of Longnecker & Associates, has more than 28 years' experience in strategy governance and remuneration consulting for public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Longnecker has built one of the country's leading, privately-held executive management consultancies, serving both domestic and international markets, with additional corporate litigation support. For almost three decades, he has consulted with a wide variety of companies in multiple industries. Further, he has authored 15 books on compensation, governance, and human resources - including the recent release of his 15th book, The Power of Restricted Stock, 3rd Edition. Mr. Longnecker has authored and/or been featured in more than 500 articles nationwide. Consulting Magazine selected Mr. Longnecker as one of the Top 25 consultants in the U.S., and his firm has been twice ranked the #1 Best Small Company to Work for in Texas by Texas Monthly.  He has both his Bachelor's and Master's from the University of Houston.  


CHRIS CRAWFORD, President & Co-Founder of Longnecker & Associates, has over two decades of human resource management and consulting experience in private and public organizations. He has helped establish one of the leading privately-held strategy, governance and compensation consultancies in the country. Longnecker & Associates has twice been ranked the #1 Best Small Company to Work for in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine. As the co-author of three books and technical contributor to five books on compensation, as well as the author and feature contributor to over 200 articles on strategic compensation matters, he is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of compensation. Mr. Crawford has also served on a number of boards and advisory boards, including a private company, university college of business and not- for-profit organization. Over the past decade, Mr. Crawford also served as a faculty member for WorldatWork, the leading accrediting body of compensation and benefit professionals in the US. As a result of Mr. Crawford's experience and accolades, he brings a fresh, honest perspective to the ever-changing corporate environment.


LOCATION AND PARKING: CLICK HERE for a map link.  2190 North Loop West is NOT located on the feeder for the North Loop. You must turn onto EAST TC Jester and travel North approx 2 blocks to “Entrance 5” of the office park named “The Preserve”. Turn Right at Entrance 5 and look for the second garage marked Building 2190 for parking.  Registered attendees will receive an email confirmation with driving directions at least 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop



  • HR Houston Member: $330
  • Non-Member: $380


Cancellations may be made with a full refund up to 5 business days prior to the workshop.  Individuals who register and neither cancel nor attend are not eligible for refund or rescheduling.  Substitutions may be made at any time; however, substitutions may incur an additional fee due to differences in the member type, e.g., substituting a non-member for a member registration.  

If you have any questions about this course, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email

P.O. Box 4240
Houston, TX 77210-4240