PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

GPC's Education, Professional Development and Events are designed to expand your learning opportunities and enhance your skill set as governance professionals. Our sessions are cross-country, local, in-person and where possible, by webinar. We also offer sessions that range by sector, skill level and trend. All of our upcoming events, national and local, can be found below.
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24th Annual GPC Conference on Corporate Governance

 Expanding Horizons in Governance: Leading and Embracing Transformation



When: August 21–23, 2022
Where: Kelowna, BC
2022 Excellence in Governance Awards
The Excellence in Governance Awards (EGAs) recognize the role that good governance plays in increasing the value and success of Canada’s public companies, crown corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, thus contributing to the competitiveness of Canada’s economy and its capital markets. The awards celebrate the accomplishments of governance professionals, their organizations and their boards, within categories that represent key strategies and processes... Details
When: November 17, 2022
Where: Toronto, ON
Board, Committee and Director Assessments

Are your board and director evaluation processes a little tired and need a re-energized approach?

This session is designed to give new life to this critical governance practice, in order to ensure that your governance processes and practices are effective. This session will get you off to the right start.



When: December 5, 2022
Where: Online
ESG Trends, Upcoming Regulations and Holiday Networking
When: December 7, 2022
Where: Calgary, AB
3 Great Ways to Enhance Board Effectiveness in 2023
Both directors and governance professionals will benefit from this session. If you ever wished that you knew how other organizations develop great governance programs… If you are not sure if your organization truly understands your role… If you want to help your organization find directors with the skills it really needs… SIGN UP for this special GPC MEMBER ONLY session... Details
When: December 8, 2022
Where: Online
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When: December 8, 2022
Where: Vancouver, BC
Strategic Governance - Two and Half day Course
Strategic Governance is designed to provide you with the tools to achieve the strategic approach to overall corporate governance. In the course you will focus on risk and the governance professional, the role of governance professional in board strategy, CSR sustainability and ESG and the role of the board, strategic finance and ethics.

When: December 9–11, 2022
Where: Vancouver, BC
Foundations of Governance - 2.5 day Course - 5 week Format

The Foundations of Governance Course consists of two and a half days covering key areas of governance, which include: the role of the governance professional, director management, advising the board, board dynamics, effectiveness, culture, relationships and conflicts.



When: January 10 – February 7, 2023
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Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings is brought to you by Diligent. This session outlines statutory and common law rules in relation to meetings of directors, members, managed investment schemes, class meetings and meetings of creditors. This workshop provides guidance on good governance practices for the notice, planning and conduct of meetings and examines legal and regulatory requirements for procedures in relation to minutes and running effective board... Details
When: January 19, 2023
Where: ON

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The word ‘Conflict’ often conjures up negative visions of antipathy, arguments and fighting, and so we regard it with fear, something to be avoided. However, if conflict is managed in the right way, it can be a source of enlightenment and creativity, a chance to consider alternative and innovative approaches to problem solving. This session is designed to identify some of the common sources of conflict in the boardroom, why they occur and what can be done to ensure healthy conflicts... Details
When: January 26, 2023
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When: February 2, 2023
Where: Online
Applied Governance - Two and Half day Course
The Applied Governance Course provides in-depth insights into applications in governance, including meeting and AGM processes, financial literacy for the non-financial governance professional, minute’s management, core of by-laws and policy principles. This unique course offers an applied approach to understanding the intricacies of the day-to-day of a governance professional.

When: February 10–12, 2023
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When: February 15, 2023
Where: Online
Strategic Governance - Two and Half day Course
Strategic Governance is designed to provide you with the tools to achieve the strategic approach to overall corporate governance. In the course you will focus on risk and the governance professional, the role of governance professional in board strategy, CSR sustainability and ESG and the role of the board, strategic finance and ethics.

When: March 3–5, 2023

The Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) was created in 1994, shortly after the Dey Report was published by the TSX on ‘Where Are the Directors’. GPC‘s mandate is to be the voice of governance professionals in Canada. Its members deal with all matters affecting corporate governance, from board and committee processes, management and structure, disclosure, stakeholder engagement, legal and corporate compliance, as well as issues crucial to boards, their accountability and oversight.