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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Enhancing Your Relationships and Influence

As the liaison between the board and management, it is vital for the governance professional to create, build and manage robust relationships, overcome challenges, defuse conflicts and create a pathway to success in their organization. Emotional intelligence can be a valuable and key skill to harness improve communication, problem-solving and relationships in your professional... Details
When: January 27, 2022
Where: ON

Applied Governance - Two and Half day Course
The Applied Governance Course will provide you with in depth applications in governance for meeting and AGM processes, financial literacy for the non-financial governance professional, minute’s management and board committee frame work. This course will provide you with a more applied approach of the day to day work as a governance professional.

When: February 4–6, 2022
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In addition to imposed legal and regulatory obligations, corporations typically set a variety of internal controls to implement compliance requirements and to create a sound corporate environment for all. At issue is where and how to optimally set these internal controls in the governance stack: in bylaws? policies? directives? procedures? In this practical workshop, we will dive into a modern corporate scenario and turn our mind to resolve a number of issues by updating the... Details
When: February 17, 2022
Where: Toronto, ON

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Understanding the Risks and Creating Frameworks to Manage Cyber Threats

Our last cybersecurity conference highlighted the importance of board security mandates, privacy regulations and data risk.

With this third annual cybersecurity event, experts and other governance professionals will highlight the trends, insights and challenges in our ever-evolving world. Evolutions in technology and changes in workflow due to COVID-19 are changing the nature of cyber risk.... Details
When: February 23, 2022

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En plus des obligations légales et réglementaires imposées, les entreprises mettent généralement en place une variété de contrôles internes pour mettre en œuvre les exigences de conformité et créer un environnement d'entreprise sain pour tous. La question est de savoir où et comment définir de manière optimale ces contrôles internes en règles de gouvernance : dans les règlements administratifs ? politiques? directives ? procédures? Dans cet atelier pratique, nous plongerons dans... Details
When: February 24, 2022
Where: Toronto, ON

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 4–6, 2022
Where: Toronto, ON
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Putting Inclusion, Purpose, and Climate Governance Into Action 

The pace at which governance practices are moving has never been this fast. Governance professionals need to keep up with ever-changing expectations regarding diversity and inclusion, purpose, and climate from investors, management, the Board of Directors, stakeholders, customers, and the general public. Being fluent in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) is no longer something that just brings added... Details
When: March 8, 2022
Where: Toronto, ON

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Bingegovernance and Being the Showrunner of Your Board

How do Netflix series makers manage to get people to watch their content for a long time? And why do governance professionals sometimes have the greatest difficulty in engaging their audience for good information and good documentation in decision-making processes?



When: March 23, 2022
Where: Toronto, ON
Foundations of Governance - Two and Half day Course

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: March 25–27, 2022
Where: Vancouver, BC
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The Applied Governance Course will provide you with in depth applications in governance for meeting and AGM processes, financial literacy for the non-financial governance professional, minute’s management and board committee frame work. This course will provide you with a more applied approach of the day to day work as a governance professional.

When: April 5 – May 3, 2022
Where: Toronto, ON
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Boardroom culture is increasingly understood as a critical aspect to good governance and board effectiveness. Yet unlike matters relating to board structure and process, boardroom culture has been given little attention. As such, directors often find themselves having to use limited time and energy to navigating power and personality challenges that an explicit boardroom culture would proactively anticipate and... Details
When: April 7, 2022
Where: ON

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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: April 21, 2022
Where: ON

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This three-hour interactive, virtual workshop will provide governance professionals with the knowledge and practical tools they need to support their board’s oversight of digital transformation (DT). Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to create new – or modify existing – business processes, business model, culture and customer experiences to meet changing business and market... Details
When: May 12, 2022
Where: Toronto, ON

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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: May 27–29, 2022
Where: Vancouver, BC
Foundations of Governance - Two and Half day Course

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: June 10–13, 2022

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.