INTRO TO GPC
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. As such, GPC strives to provide valuable and timely information on recent changes and developments which affect our members – in all industries and sectors (listed, private, public, crown, not for profit, etc). Our members include professionals with positions such as Corporate Secretary, Corporate and General Counsel, Manager Corporate Governance, VP/Director/Officer Compliance, Risk, Legal or Regulatory Affairs, Associate/Assistant Corporate Secretary and Board Administrator, CEO, CFO, Board Chair, Director, Committee Chairs.
To enhance the recognition and success of Canadian governance professionals by advancing their capabilities, prominence and impact. Together, we define and promote best practices and professionalize the practice of corporate governance in Canada.
OUR MEMBERS BENEFIT FROM:
GPC EDUCATION PROGRAM
GPC answered the call of governance professionals across Canada and created a program FOR governance professionals, developed BY governance professionals and subject matter experts intimately familiar with the role.
GPC's certification program, Governance Professionals of Canada Education Program (GPC-EP) - 'Governance in Practice' provides the key missing piece for both new and seasoned professionals in governance, to gain and/or refine the skillset they need to take their organization's governance to new levels of excellence.
The GPC-EP delivers critical and relevant content in a condensed, rigorous program with key speakers from across Canada. The program consists of three modules, each 2 ½ days. It is designed to enhance the skillset of governance professionals of all levels operating in a governance role, whether in public, private, not-for-profit or governmental organizations such as in: legal, compliance, ethics, stakeholder relations, board and committee support, and more.
GPC CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES (CPD)
GPC is committed to enhancing the skillset and tools available to its members and those navigating the waters of governance in Canada for their organizations.
In addition to its new GPC-EP program, GPC has a robust professional development program for those interested in keeping up with the latest issues, challenges and best practices in governance. Our sessions vary from short (breakfast/lunch) presentations, to half-day sessions, to full or multi-day deeper dives in specific areas of governance.
Members and non-members of GPC are invited to register for our CPD sessions, to learn and network with one another and learn from top subject matters and experts in governance or relevant topics.
GPC ANNUAL CONFERENCE
GPC will be hosting its 20th Annual Corporate Governance Conference in August 2018. This event brings together participants from all across Canada and is a unique opportunity to network with clients and colleagues. It provides invaluable opportunities to exchange ideas, discuss current challenges and share best practices. We provide relevant up to-date information about the changing face of corporate governance nationally and internationally. The conference will feature three days of expert panels, workshops and breakout sessions on top of mind issues and the evolving corporate governance landscape in Canada and internationally. Each year this conference attracts over 350 governance professionals from leading Canadian corporations across all sectors and industries.
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