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    • 01 Feb 2020
    • (EST)
    • 01 Feb 2022
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    The GPC-EP delivers critical and relevant content for governance professionals in a condensed, rigorous program with key speakers from across Canada. It consists of three 2.5 day Course that are each at least offered twice a year, enabling busy professionals to complete the modules in a schedule that works for them.

    It is designed for anyone operating in a governance role, whether in public, private, not-for-profit or governmental organizations. Individuals new to these roles as well as seasoned professionals will find benefit in the GPC.D as it will not only provide them with the latest best practices, skills and tools in governance, but will enhance standard of their profession.

    Registration Fee:

    • GPC member price: $7,550 + HST
    • Non Member price: $8,250 + HST (includes the cost of a ONE YEAR GPC membership and processing fee)

    Please note that GPC members will be given priority on first come, first served basis.

    You may register for any of the courses as a standalone for professional development learning opportunity, or you can choose to explore the complete series to earn your Governance Professionals of Canada Designation: GPC.D.

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    • 06 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 06 Nov 2020
    • 5:15 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Event powered by vFairs & Zoom
    Register

    Our in-person annual conference, originally scheduled for August 23-26th 2020 in Kelowna BC, is moving to an Online Governance Conference on October 6th and 7th. But wait! This will not be just another video conference! We are taking this event to an innovative and mobile friendly platform which will stimulate a physical event with stunning virtual interactive spaces, and with unique navigation to make you feel like you are in a visually rich conference environment.

    We will also be hosting our regular annual trade show within our virtual space with customized exhibitor booths, on-demand content and demos, chat forums and online transaction capabilities for optimal sponsor engagement! We will make this conference an unforgettable experience for our attendees by enabling them to chat through audio, video or text messages. We will engage our audience with visuals in the form of live webinars, breakout sessions, resources such as videos, documents, and presentations, and will allow attendees to download or save information for future reference. 

    Why attend:

    • Our annual conference will still be full of rich content and offer a wide range of sessions, topics, expert speakers and practitioners
    • Our attendees will have the ability to connect at the event through interactive tools such as audio/video/chat rooms, polls, webinars, and videos in an immersive environment to get the conversation going
    • Our event will simulate a physical event with stunning virtual lobbies & interactive spaces
    • We will enable you to navigate the venue with ease in a visually rich environment that is mobile friendly and highly interactive. 
    • We will be able to reach a wider audience through our innovative virtual conference solution

    The two day event will fly by and you will not feel the dreaded ‘video conference’ syndrome as you attend this conference, either in real time or even later, as the virtual platform with all of the sessions and exhibitors will still be there for you to access any aspect you need after it has run! 

    Don't miss it!

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    • 23 Oct 2020
    • 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • 25 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 2
    Register

    Day 1

    Meeting Processes and AGMs

    The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for holding successful meetings – the ultimate decision-making process for all organizations including:

    • The legal and regulatory requirements for Board, committee and shareholder or member meetings
    • Tools and processes for organizing and holding successful and effective meetings
    • The special nature of shareholder and member meetings and best practices

    Financial Literacy for the Non-Financial Governance Professional

    The purpose of this module is to help give you an understanding of business finance, and the role of the Board, Audit Committee, Auditors and the Governance Professional in the preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information.

    Participants will develop an understanding with respect to:

    • Accounting terms and the significance and relevance of financial information
    • The budgeting process including the fundamentals of preparing and mastering budgets
    • Basic concepts underlying the preparation and presentation of financial statements
    • Controls and policies that help ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting systems

    Day 2

    Minutes and Minutes Management

    The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for preparing minutes that protect the organization and its directors – with the objective of evidencing the due-diligence of the Board in its decision-making processes.

    Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

    • The legal and regulatory requirements for minutes
    • Tools and processes for implementing and maintaining effective minutes
    • Best practice minute taking, preparation and maintenance procedures
    • Records Management


    Day 3

    Carefully Crafting Bylaws to Enable Sound Governance

    In this session, the use of bylaws as an importance foundation of sound governance will be explained, including their sources of content and drafting considerations.

    Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

    • The direct role of bylaws in supporting many facets of governance
    • The typical topics found in bylaws and various approaches to deciding their content
    • How to research which sources of information when crafting bylaws



    Cancellation and Refund Policy:

    If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.
    • 05 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    • Webinar (EST)
    Register

    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 meetings.

    This workshop is an interactive half-day gaining insight on both the practical and legal requirements you need to be aware of when holding meetings, taking minutes, recording procedures, guiding directors, preparing resolutions and managing circumstances such as conflicts of interest.

    Topic Covered:

    • Minutes Fundamentals
    • Briefing Materials
    • Legalities; Rules & Regulations
    • Actions & Resolutions
    • In-Camera Meetings
    • ... and more

    Session Agenda

    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Welcome
    • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Presentation (working BREAK at approximately 3:30 pm)
    • 4:30 pm - Workshop Concludes

    March 2020 Cancellation Policy

    Speaker

    John Dinner
    President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services

    (Click on the speaker's name to see his biography.)

    Event Sponsor:


    • 13 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • 15 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE
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    Day 1*

    Risk and the Governance Professional

    The purpose of the session is to provide the introductory basics, with selected corresponding tools, to introduce the Governance Professional to two key elements of Risk Management.

    Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

    • Enterprise Risk Management- An introduction to the “Mechanics of ERM”
    • Commercial Insurance to protect the Organization and its Directors & Officers
             

       The role of the Governance Professional in Board Strategy

      In the session, you will understand the range of your potential role in board strategy and to gain skills to map out your role with your board.


      Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

      • Background and guidelines for learning
      • Board role in strategy
      • Governance professional continuum of involvement in strategy

        Day 2*

        CSR, Sustainability and ESG and the role of the Board

        This session will equip governance professionals to ensure boards have effective practices in sustainability oversight.


        Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

        • Sustainability drivers, trends, risks and opportunities for organizational success
        • Board best practices in sustainability oversight and the role of the governance professional

        Advanced Financial Fundamentals

        The purpose of this session will be t provide an overview of annual financial reporting cycle.

        Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

        • Financial decision making – including financing decisions, investment decisions, liquidity and working capital decisions and dividend decisions (liquidity test etc.)
        • How finance touches the various functional groups in the organization, HR, IT etc.
        • Key performance indicators
        • A deep dive on internal auditing - exploring the work of internal audit and how it can benefit the organization
        • MD&A (requirement for Boards to review, general disclosure principles)
        • Overview on ratio and financial analysis - how it can be used to monitor performance/liquidity especially when compared to prior periods
        • Overview on materiality
        • New auditor's report – significant

         


          Day 3*

          Ethics

          The purpose of this course is to ensure that governance professionals provide effective governance in their organization. This cannot exist unless Board members fulfil their roles and responsibilities with the highest standards of conduct.

          Participants will explore the following key points in depth:

          • Ethics, Dignity and Loyalty
          • Practical Tools
          • Code of Conduct
          • Whistleblower Policies and Programs
          • Conflicts of Interest
          • Entertainment, Gifts, Preferential Treatment
          • Implementation Skills: Case Studies
          *  Goverance Professionals of Canada (GPC) reserves the right to switch sessions, change start/end times and change faculty. 

          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

           If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 27 Nov 2020
          • 8:00 AM (EST)
          • 29 Nov 2020
          • 12:00 PM (EST)
          • ONLINE
          Register
          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.

          Within each of these areas, practitioners in governance will take a thorough look at central elements of practice and how to navigate difficult situations, apply best practices and important tools in the day to day running of a governance office. This course is a comprehensive view of the key foundations and practice of governance, and essential for professionals both seasoned and new to the role. 

          Program:

          Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

          This session sets out the expectations and growing role and responsibilities of the Governance Professional.  It will examine the legal commonalities and differences among various kinds of organizations and how they impact oversight, strategic and operational functions.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
          • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
          • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
          • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
          • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
          • Duty of the corporate secretary
          • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
          • Regulators and Laws
          • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
          • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
          • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
          • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
          • Policy Management
          • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

          Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for developing critical processes to enhance Board effectiveness from before directors join the Board, through their tenure and until they leave – with the objective of improving the Board’s decision-making processes

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
          • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

          Board Committees Framework

          The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          Committee focus and work

          • Types of Committees
          • Committee mandate template
          • Committee reporting process and template
          • Structuring the Committee

          Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

          Boardroom dynamics have a significant yet largely unrecognized impact on good governance.  The governance professional has a critical role in supporting their board in fostering a more conducive boardroom culture by mastering the required soft skills to do so.

          Faculty:

          • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
          • Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)

          • John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)

          Important Note:

          This Event is one of three courses that make up the full GPC-EP education program and which leads to the GPC.D (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation). 

          You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the full Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their individual exams and the final evaluation. 

          Participants who are registered for the Education program (GPC-EP) will be required to write an exam after the completion of this module. 

          If you wish to enroll in the entire designation program to obtain the GPC.D designation (and save on the cost of the entire program), you can change your registration here: Education program on this link.


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

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          • 03 Dec 2020
          • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
          • Webinar (EST)
          Register

          As media reports on public sector financial scandals makes it very clear, ethics need to be at the heart and soul of every governance and HR decision. With the speed at which information is delivered through social media, news can quickly proliferate and, as a result, judgement can make or break a reputation in a short period of time. In time where COVID-19, diversity and equity are at the heart of every decisions, the challenge for executives is being ethical in a world where guidelines for behaviors are being consistently blurred such that absolute right and wrong no longer seem to apply.

          This session will address how executives can be ethical in a corrupt environment, and how they should frame their ethical behavior, in a way that resonates with as wide a network of ethically sensitive stakeholders as possible.

          Marc Tassé 
          Corporate Ethics and Financial Crimes Expert

          (Click on the speaker's name to see his biography.)



          • 08 Dec 2020
          • (EST)
          • 09 Dec 2020
          • (EST)
          • 2 sessions
          • Webinar
          Register

          COURSE  OVERVIEW

          This 2-day intensive workshop will be launched as a virtual course, as a pre-cursor to our GPC Education program. In this course, participants will gain basic exposure to the subject matter of governance.

          The ideal audience for this course includes the following:

          ·       Individuals who are new to their role

          ·       People with junior positions in their organizations with some governance functions

          ·       Individuals in administrative positions attending to governance processes

          ·       Boards or more senior governance professionals may also not have had a proper introduction to the subject matter

          COURSE OBJECTIVES

          The objectives of the course are as follows:

          1.      Focus on individuals who have little or no knowledge of governance but could be:  

          ·       Joining a NFP board for the first time

          ·       Executive assistant being asked to take notes at board or management meetings

          ·       In process of accepting or moving into a position related to organizational governance

          ·       Individuals wanting to position themselves for a position related to governance

          2.     Provide access to a training program that is financially accessible

          3.     Provide an intensive 2-day session that fulfills knowledge requirements in a brief time.

          4.      To be a critical component of a planned ‘Governance in a Box’ concept which will consist of the 2-day workshop, a Glossary of Terms, and an on-line tool to provide access to the documents, forms, templates and best practices needed for establishing an effective governance framework for various kinds of organizations.


          LEARNING OBJECTIVES

          1.     Understand what governance means, and how it looks the same and different for various kinds of organizations

          2.     Understand the key principles of governance: accountability, transparency, independence, participation and predictability

          3.     Learn about the different structures that underpin the governance of an organization: by-laws, board of directors, committees,

          4.     Learn about the decision-making process for organizations through meetings, resolutions, minutes, board/management relationships

          5.     Understand the nature of the organization’s relationships with various stakeholders: the difference between shareholders and members; why understanding stakeholder needs is a key governance function.


          WORKSHOP OUTLINE

          Day 1  - Understanding Governance Basics

          Morning Session

          ·       What is governance: essential terms and definitions

          ·       We ‘build’ the governance structure based on the organization’s purpose;

          ·       Structure consists of the legal entity choice – essential ‘plumbing’ in by-laws – board – committee –

          ·       5 key Governance Principles described

          ·       Breakout exercises to understand how principles get put into practice


          Afternoon Session

          ·       Strengthening structure for better decisions

          ·       By-laws

          ·       Boards

          ·       Committees

          ·       Dividing the work/responsibilities – Board and management

          ·       What do directors really do? Their duties and responsibilities

          ·       Breakout sessions: 

          1.     What are the advantages and disadvantages of a ‘big’ board? 

          2.     Why do people join boards of directors?  

          3.     Should employees always have a seat in the boardroom?


          Day 2  - The Key Tools for good governance

          Morning Session

                 The role of the corporate secretary/governance professional

                 Effective meetings: what, why, who and how

                 AGMs Special meetings, board and committee meetings

                 Key tools 

                 Getting the right board: composition, terms, orientation

                 And keeping it effective: training and evaluations


          Afternoon Session

          •   Meeting minutes

          ·       What are corporations are worrying about:

          ·       CSR/ESG/Triple Bottom Line/Sustainability – all explained

          ·       CEO compensation – what is the issue?

          ·       Diversity and inclusion – what is the issue?

          ·       Breakout session:  What is your organization worrying about?



          Janis RivenBCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS,

          Acc. Dir., Principal

          governance & compliance solutions


          (Click on the speaker's name to see her biography.)


          • 15 Jan 2021
          • 8:30 AM (EST)
          • 17 Jan 2021
          • 12:00 PM (EST)
          • ONLINE
          • 20
          Register

          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.

          Within each of these areas, practitioners in governance will take a thorough look at central elements of practice and how to navigate difficult situations, apply best practices and important tools in the day to day running of a governance office. This course is a comprehensive view of the key foundations and practice of governance, and essential for professionals both seasoned and new to the role. 

          Program:

          Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

          This session sets out the expectations and growing role and responsibilities of the Governance Professional.  It will examine the legal commonalities and differences among various kinds of organizations and how they impact oversight, strategic and operational functions.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
          • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
          • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
          • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
          • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
          • Duty of the corporate secretary
          • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
          • Regulators and Laws
          • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
          • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
          • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
          • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
          • Policy Management
          • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

          Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for developing critical processes to enhance Board effectiveness from before directors join the Board, through their tenure and until they leave – with the objective of improving the Board’s decision-making processes

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
          • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

          Board Committees Framework

          The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          Committee focus and work

          • Types of Committees
          • Committee mandate template
          • Committee reporting process and template
          • Structuring the Committee

          Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

          Boardroom dynamics have a significant yet largely unrecognized impact on good governance.  The governance professional has a critical role in supporting their board in fostering a more conducive boardroom culture by mastering the required soft skills to do so.

          Faculty:

          • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
          • Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)

          • John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)

          Important Note:

          This Event is one of three courses that make up the full GPC-EP education program and which leads to the GPC.D (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation). 

          You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the full Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their individual exams and the final evaluation. 

          Participants who are registered for the Education program (GPC-EP) will be required to write an exam after the completion of this module. 

          If you wish to enroll in the entire designation program to obtain the GPC.D designation (and save on the cost of the entire program), you can change your registration here: Education program on this link.


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          .

          • 05 Feb 2021
          • 8:30 AM (EST)
          • 07 Feb 2021
          • 12:00 PM (EST)
          • ONLINE
          • 15
          Register

          Day 1

          Meeting Processes and AGMs

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for holding successful meetings – the ultimate decision-making process for all organizations including:

          • The legal and regulatory requirements for Board, committee and shareholder or member meetings
          • Tools and processes for organizing and holding successful and effective meetings
          • The special nature of shareholder and member meetings and best practices

          Financial Literacy for the Non-Financial Governance Professional

          The purpose of this module is to help give you an understanding of business finance, and the role of the Board, Audit Committee, Auditors and the Governance Professional in the preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information.

          Participants will develop an understanding with respect to:

          • Accounting terms and the significance and relevance of financial information
          • The budgeting process including the fundamentals of preparing and mastering budgets
          • Basic concepts underlying the preparation and presentation of financial statements
          • Controls and policies that help ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting systems

          Day 2 (Full Day)

          Minutes and Minutes Management

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for preparing minutes that protect the organization and its directors – with the objective of evidencing the due-diligence of the Board in its decision-making processes.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal and regulatory requirements for minutes
          • Tools and processes for implementing and maintaining effective minutes
          • Best practice minute taking, preparation and maintenance procedures
          • Records Management

          Day 3

          Carefully Crafting Bylaws to Enable Sound Governance

          In this session, the use of bylaws as an importance foundation of sound governance will be explained, including their sources of content and drafting considerations.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The direct role of bylaws in supporting many facets of governance
          • The typical topics found in bylaws and various approaches to deciding their content
          • How to research which sources of information when crafting bylaws


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prio

          r to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 05 Mar 2021
          • 8:00 AM (EST)
          • 07 Mar 2021
          • 12:00 PM (EST)
          • Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA, 1180 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6E4R5
          Register

          Day 1

          Risk and the Governance Professional

          The purpose of the session is to provide the introductory basics, with selected corresponding tools, to introduce the Governance Professional to two key elements of Risk Management:

          • Enterprise Risk Management- An introduction to the “Mechanics of ERM”
          • Commercial Insurance to protect the Organization and its Directors & Officers

           The role of the Governance Professional in Board Strategy

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills

          Day 2

          CSR, Sustainability and ESG and the role of the Board

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skill

          Advanced Financial Fundamentals

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills 

          Day 3

          Ethics

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills 

          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 26 Mar 2021
          • 7:30 AM (EDT)
          • 28 Mar 2021
          • 11:00 AM (EDT)
          • Toronto, TBD
          • 21
          Register

          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.

          Within each of these areas, practitioners in governance will take a thorough look at central elements of practice and how to navigate difficult situations, apply best practices and important tools in the day to day running of a governance office. This course is a comprehensive view of the key foundations and practice of governance, and essential for professionals both seasoned and new to the role. 

          Program:

          Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

          This session sets out the expectations and growing role and responsibilities of the Governance Professional.  It will examine the legal commonalities and differences among various kinds of organizations and how they impact oversight, strategic and operational functions.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
          • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
          • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
          • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
          • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
          • Duty of the corporate secretary
          • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
          • Regulators and Laws
          • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
          • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
          • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
          • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
          • Policy Management
          • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

          Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for developing critical processes to enhance Board effectiveness from before directors join the Board, through their tenure and until they leave – with the objective of improving the Board’s decision-making processes

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
          • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

          Board Committees Framework

          The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          Committee focus and work

          • Types of Committees
          • Committee mandate template
          • Committee reporting process and template
          • Structuring the Committee

          Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

          Boardroom dynamics have a significant yet largely unrecognized impact on good governance.  The governance professional has a critical role in supporting their board in fostering a more conducive boardroom culture by mastering the required soft skills to do so.

          Faculty:

          • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
          • Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)

          • John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)

          Important Note:

          This Event is one of three courses that make up the full GPC-EP education program and which leads to the GPC.D (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation). 

          You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the full Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their individual exams and the final evaluation. 

          Participants who are registered for the Education program (GPC-EP) will be required to write an exam after the completion of this module. 

          If you wish to enroll in the entire designation program to obtain the GPC.D designation (and save on the cost of the entire program), you can change your registration here: Education program on this link.


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          .

          • 23 Apr 2021
          • 8:00 AM (EDT)
          • 25 Apr 2021
          • 12:00 PM (EDT)
          • Toronto, TBD
          Register

          Day 1

          Meeting Processes and AGMs

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for holding successful meetings – the ultimate decision-making process for all organizations including:

          • The legal and regulatory requirements for Board, committee and shareholder or member meetings
          • Tools and processes for organizing and holding successful and effective meetings
          • The special nature of shareholder and member meetings and best practices

          Financial Literacy for the Non-Financial Governance Professional

          The purpose of this module is to help give you an understanding of business finance, and the role of the Board, Audit Committee, Auditors and the Governance Professional in the preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information.

          Participants will develop an understanding with respect to:

          • Accounting terms and the significance and relevance of financial information
          • The budgeting process including the fundamentals of preparing and mastering budgets
          • Basic concepts underlying the preparation and presentation of financial statements
          • Controls and policies that help ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting systems

          Day 2 (Full Day)

          Minutes and Minutes Management

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for preparing minutes that protect the organization and its directors – with the objective of evidencing the due-diligence of the Board in its decision-making processes.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal and regulatory requirements for minutes
          • Tools and processes for implementing and maintaining effective minutes
          • Best practice minute taking, preparation and maintenance procedures
          • Records Management

          Day 3

          Carefully Crafting Bylaws to Enable Sound Governance

          In this session, the use of bylaws as an importance foundation of sound governance will be explained, including their sources of content and drafting considerations.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The direct role of bylaws in supporting many facets of governance
          • The typical topics found in bylaws and various approaches to deciding their content
          • How to research which sources of information when crafting bylaws


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prio

          r to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 14 May 2021
          • 8:00 AM (EDT)
          • 17 May 2021
          • 12:00 PM (EDT)
          • Toronto, TBD
          • 20
          Register

          Day 1

          Risk and the Governance Professional

          The purpose of the session is to provide the introductory basics, with selected corresponding tools, to introduce the Governance Professional to two key elements of Risk Management:

          • Enterprise Risk Management- An introduction to the “Mechanics of ERM”
          • Commercial Insurance to protect the Organization and its Directors & Officers

           The role of the Governance Professional in Board Strategy

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills

          Day 2

          CSR, Sustainability and ESG and the role of the Board

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skill

          Advanced Financial Fundamentals

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills 

          Day 3

          Ethics

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills 

          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 25 Jun 2021
          • 8:00 AM (PDT)
          • 27 Jun 2021
          • 12:30 PM (PDT)
          • Vancouver, TBD
          • 21
          Register

          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.

          Within each of these areas, practitioners in governance will take a thorough look at central elements of practice and how to navigate difficult situations, apply best practices and important tools in the day to day running of a governance office. This course is a comprehensive view of the key foundations and practice of governance, and essential for professionals both seasoned and new to the role. 

          Program:

          Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

          This session sets out the expectations and growing role and responsibilities of the Governance Professional.  It will examine the legal commonalities and differences among various kinds of organizations and how they impact oversight, strategic and operational functions.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
          • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
          • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
          • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
          • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
          • Duty of the corporate secretary
          • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
          • Regulators and Laws
          • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
          • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
          • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
          • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
          • Policy Management
          • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

          Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for developing critical processes to enhance Board effectiveness from before directors join the Board, through their tenure and until they leave – with the objective of improving the Board’s decision-making processes

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
          • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

          Board Committees Framework

          The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          Committee focus and work

          • Types of Committees
          • Committee mandate template
          • Committee reporting process and template
          • Structuring the Committee

          Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

          Boardroom dynamics have a significant yet largely unrecognized impact on good governance.  The governance professional has a critical role in supporting their board in fostering a more conducive boardroom culture by mastering the required soft skills to do so.

          Faculty:

          • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
          • Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)

          • John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)

          Important Note:

          This Event is one of three courses that make up the full GPC-EP education program and which leads to the GPC.D (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation). 

          You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the full Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their individual exams and the final evaluation. 

          Participants who are registered for the Education program (GPC-EP) will be required to write an exam after the completion of this module. 

          If you wish to enroll in the entire designation program to obtain the GPC.D designation (and save on the cost of the entire program), you can change your registration here: Education program on this link.


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          .

          • 10 Sep 2021
          • 8:00 AM (PDT)
          • 12 Sep 2021
          • 12:00 PM (PDT)
          • Vancouver, TBD
          Register

          Day 1

          Meeting Processes and AGMs

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for holding successful meetings – the ultimate decision-making process for all organizations including:

          • The legal and regulatory requirements for Board, committee and shareholder or member meetings
          • Tools and processes for organizing and holding successful and effective meetings
          • The special nature of shareholder and member meetings and best practices

          Financial Literacy for the Non-Financial Governance Professional

          The purpose of this module is to help give you an understanding of business finance, and the role of the Board, Audit Committee, Auditors and the Governance Professional in the preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information.

          Participants will develop an understanding with respect to:

          • Accounting terms and the significance and relevance of financial information
          • The budgeting process including the fundamentals of preparing and mastering budgets
          • Basic concepts underlying the preparation and presentation of financial statements
          • Controls and policies that help ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting systems

          Day 2 (Full Day)

          Minutes and Minutes Management

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for preparing minutes that protect the organization and its directors – with the objective of evidencing the due-diligence of the Board in its decision-making processes.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal and regulatory requirements for minutes
          • Tools and processes for implementing and maintaining effective minutes
          • Best practice minute taking, preparation and maintenance procedures
          • Records Management

          Day 3

          Carefully Crafting Bylaws to Enable Sound Governance

          In this session, the use of bylaws as an importance foundation of sound governance will be explained, including their sources of content and drafting considerations.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The direct role of bylaws in supporting many facets of governance
          • The typical topics found in bylaws and various approaches to deciding their content
          • How to research which sources of information when crafting bylaws


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prio

          r to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 01 Oct 2021
          • 8:00 AM (PDT)
          • 03 Oct 2021
          • 12:00 PM (PDT)
          • Vancouver, TBD
          • 20
          Register

          Day 1

          Risk and the Governance Professional

          The purpose of the session is to provide the introductory basics, with selected corresponding tools, to introduce the Governance Professional to two key elements of Risk Management:

          • Enterprise Risk Management- An introduction to the “Mechanics of ERM”
          • Commercial Insurance to protect the Organization and its Directors & Officers

           The role of the Governance Professional in Board Strategy

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills

          Day 2

          CSR, Sustainability and ESG and the role of the Board

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skill

          Advanced Financial Fundamentals

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills 

          Day 3

          Ethics

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills 

          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 29 Oct 2021
          • 8:00 AM (EDT)
          • 31 Oct 2021
          • 12:00 PM (EDT)
          • Toronto, TBD
          • 21
          Register

          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.

          Within each of these areas, practitioners in governance will take a thorough look at central elements of practice and how to navigate difficult situations, apply best practices and important tools in the day to day running of a governance office. This course is a comprehensive view of the key foundations and practice of governance, and essential for professionals both seasoned and new to the role. 

          Program:

          Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

          This session sets out the expectations and growing role and responsibilities of the Governance Professional.  It will examine the legal commonalities and differences among various kinds of organizations and how they impact oversight, strategic and operational functions.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
          • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
          • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
          • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
          • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
          • Duty of the corporate secretary
          • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
          • Regulators and Laws
          • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
          • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
          • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
          • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
          • Policy Management
          • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

          Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for developing critical processes to enhance Board effectiveness from before directors join the Board, through their tenure and until they leave – with the objective of improving the Board’s decision-making processes

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
          • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

          Board Committees Framework

          The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          Committee focus and work

          • Types of Committees
          • Committee mandate template
          • Committee reporting process and template
          • Structuring the Committee

          Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

          Boardroom dynamics have a significant yet largely unrecognized impact on good governance.  The governance professional has a critical role in supporting their board in fostering a more conducive boardroom culture by mastering the required soft skills to do so.

          Faculty:

          • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
          • Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)

          • John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)

          Important Note:

          This Event is one of three courses that make up the full GPC-EP education program and which leads to the GPC.D (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation). 

          You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the full Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their individual exams and the final evaluation. 

          Participants who are registered for the Education program (GPC-EP) will be required to write an exam after the completion of this module. 

          If you wish to enroll in the entire designation program to obtain the GPC.D designation (and save on the cost of the entire program), you can change your registration here: Education program on this link.


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          .

          • 12 Nov 2021
          • 8:00 AM (EST)
          • 14 Nov 2021
          • 12:00 PM (EST)
          • Toronto, TBD
          Register

          Day 1

          Meeting Processes and AGMs

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for holding successful meetings – the ultimate decision-making process for all organizations including:

          • The legal and regulatory requirements for Board, committee and shareholder or member meetings
          • Tools and processes for organizing and holding successful and effective meetings
          • The special nature of shareholder and member meetings and best practices

          Financial Literacy for the Non-Financial Governance Professional

          The purpose of this module is to help give you an understanding of business finance, and the role of the Board, Audit Committee, Auditors and the Governance Professional in the preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information.

          Participants will develop an understanding with respect to:

          • Accounting terms and the significance and relevance of financial information
          • The budgeting process including the fundamentals of preparing and mastering budgets
          • Basic concepts underlying the preparation and presentation of financial statements
          • Controls and policies that help ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting systems

          Day 2 (Full Day)

          Minutes and Minutes Management

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for preparing minutes that protect the organization and its directors – with the objective of evidencing the due-diligence of the Board in its decision-making processes.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal and regulatory requirements for minutes
          • Tools and processes for implementing and maintaining effective minutes
          • Best practice minute taking, preparation and maintenance procedures
          • Records Management

          Day 3

          Carefully Crafting Bylaws to Enable Sound Governance

          In this session, the use of bylaws as an importance foundation of sound governance will be explained, including their sources of content and drafting considerations.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The direct role of bylaws in supporting many facets of governance
          • The typical topics found in bylaws and various approaches to deciding their content
          • How to research which sources of information when crafting bylaws


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prio

          r to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 03 Dec 2021
          • 8:00 AM (EST)
          • 05 Dec 2021
          • 12:00 PM (EST)
          • ONLINE
          • 20
          Register

          Day 1

          Risk and the Governance Professional

          The purpose of the session is to provide the introductory basics, with selected corresponding tools, to introduce the Governance Professional to two key elements of Risk Management:

          • Enterprise Risk Management- An introduction to the “Mechanics of ERM”
          • Commercial Insurance to protect the Organization and its Directors & Officers

           The role of the Governance Professional in Board Strategy

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills

          Day 2

          CSR, Sustainability and ESG and the role of the Board

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skill

          Advanced Financial Fundamentals

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills 

          Day 3

          Ethics

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills 

          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 14 Jan 2022
          • 8:00 AM (EST)
          • 16 Jan 2022
          • 12:00 PM (EST)
          • ONLINE
          • 21
          Register

          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.

          Within each of these areas, practitioners in governance will take a thorough look at central elements of practice and how to navigate difficult situations, apply best practices and important tools in the day to day running of a governance office. This course is a comprehensive view of the key foundations and practice of governance, and essential for professionals both seasoned and new to the role. 

          Program:

          Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

          This session sets out the expectations and growing role and responsibilities of the Governance Professional.  It will examine the legal commonalities and differences among various kinds of organizations and how they impact oversight, strategic and operational functions.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
          • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
          • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
          • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
          • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
          • Duty of the corporate secretary
          • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
          • Regulators and Laws
          • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
          • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
          • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
          • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
          • Policy Management
          • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

          Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for developing critical processes to enhance Board effectiveness from before directors join the Board, through their tenure and until they leave – with the objective of improving the Board’s decision-making processes

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
          • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

          Board Committees Framework

          The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          Committee focus and work

          • Types of Committees
          • Committee mandate template
          • Committee reporting process and template
          • Structuring the Committee

          Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

          Boardroom dynamics have a significant yet largely unrecognized impact on good governance.  The governance professional has a critical role in supporting their board in fostering a more conducive boardroom culture by mastering the required soft skills to do so.

          Faculty:

          • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
          • Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)

          • John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)

          Important Note:

          This Event is one of three courses that make up the full GPC-EP education program and which leads to the GPC.D (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation). 

          You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the full Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their individual exams and the final evaluation. 

          Participants who are registered for the Education program (GPC-EP) will be required to write an exam after the completion of this module. 

          If you wish to enroll in the entire designation program to obtain the GPC.D designation (and save on the cost of the entire program), you can change your registration here: Education program on this link.


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          .

          • 04 Feb 2022
          • 8:30 AM (EST)
          • 06 Feb 2022
          • 12:00 PM (EST)
          • ONLINE
          • 21
          Register

          Day 1

          Meeting Processes and AGMs

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for holding successful meetings – the ultimate decision-making process for all organizations including:

          • The legal and regulatory requirements for Board, committee and shareholder or member meetings
          • Tools and processes for organizing and holding successful and effective meetings
          • The special nature of shareholder and member meetings and best practices

          Financial Literacy for the Non-Financial Governance Professional

          The purpose of this module is to help give you an understanding of business finance, and the role of the Board, Audit Committee, Auditors and the Governance Professional in the preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information.

          Participants will develop an understanding with respect to:

          • Accounting terms and the significance and relevance of financial information
          • The budgeting process including the fundamentals of preparing and mastering budgets
          • Basic concepts underlying the preparation and presentation of financial statements
          • Controls and policies that help ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting systems

          Day 2 (Full Day)

          Minutes and Minutes Management

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for preparing minutes that protect the organization and its directors – with the objective of evidencing the due-diligence of the Board in its decision-making processes.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal and regulatory requirements for minutes
          • Tools and processes for implementing and maintaining effective minutes
          • Best practice minute taking, preparation and maintenance procedures
          • Records Management

          Day 3

          Carefully Crafting Bylaws to Enable Sound Governance

          In this session, the use of bylaws as an importance foundation of sound governance will be explained, including their sources of content and drafting considerations.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The direct role of bylaws in supporting many facets of governance
          • The typical topics found in bylaws and various approaches to deciding their content
          • How to research which sources of information when crafting bylaws


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prio

          r to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 04 Mar 2022
          • 8:00 AM (EST)
          • 06 Mar 2022
          • 12:00 PM (EST)
          • Toronto, TBD
          • 20
          Register

          Day 1

          Risk and the Governance Professional

          The purpose of the session is to provide the introductory basics, with selected corresponding tools, to introduce the Governance Professional to two key elements of Risk Management:

          • Enterprise Risk Management- An introduction to the “Mechanics of ERM”
          • Commercial Insurance to protect the Organization and its Directors & Officers

           The role of the Governance Professional in Board Strategy

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills

          Day 2

          CSR, Sustainability and ESG and the role of the Board

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skill

          Advanced Financial Fundamentals

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills 

          Day 3

          Ethics

          • Governing Principles
          • Best Practices
          • Practical Tools
          • Implementation Skills 

          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

          • 25 Mar 2022
          • 8:00 AM (PDT)
          • 27 Mar 2022
          • 12:00 PM (PDT)
          • Vancouver, TBD
          • 21
          Register

          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.

          Within each of these areas, practitioners in governance will take a thorough look at central elements of practice and how to navigate difficult situations, apply best practices and important tools in the day to day running of a governance office. This course is a comprehensive view of the key foundations and practice of governance, and essential for professionals both seasoned and new to the role. 

          Program:

          Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

          This session sets out the expectations and growing role and responsibilities of the Governance Professional.  It will examine the legal commonalities and differences among various kinds of organizations and how they impact oversight, strategic and operational functions.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
          • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
          • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
          • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
          • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
          • Duty of the corporate secretary
          • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
          • Regulators and Laws
          • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
          • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
          • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
          • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
          • Policy Management
          • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

          Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

          The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for developing critical processes to enhance Board effectiveness from before directors join the Board, through their tenure and until they leave – with the objective of improving the Board’s decision-making processes

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
          • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

          Board Committees Framework

          The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          Committee focus and work

          • Types of Committees
          • Committee mandate template
          • Committee reporting process and template
          • Structuring the Committee

          Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

          Boardroom dynamics have a significant yet largely unrecognized impact on good governance.  The governance professional has a critical role in supporting their board in fostering a more conducive boardroom culture by mastering the required soft skills to do so.

          Faculty:

          • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
          • Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)

          • John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)

          Important Note:

          This Event is one of three courses that make up the full GPC-EP education program and which leads to the GPC.D (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation). 

          You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the full Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their individual exams and the final evaluation. 

          Participants who are registered for the Education program (GPC-EP) will be required to write an exam after the completion of this module. 

          If you wish to enroll in the entire designation program to obtain the GPC.D designation (and save on the cost of the entire program), you can change your registration here: Education program on this link.


          Cancellation and Refund Policy:

          If canceling the program in its entirety outside of 2 months prior to taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $500. If canceling the program within 3 weeks of taking your first course, the program fee will be refunded with a cancellation penalty of $1,000. If cancellation occurs during or after the first module has been started, there will be no further refunds. Companies or individuals may transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first course only or individuals may be able to transfer their registration to another individual only if cancellation occurs prior to taking the first of the 3 courses only. All cancellations or transfer requests must be received by email to education@gpcanada.org.

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        Past events

        14 Oct 2020 Subsidiary Governance: Creating an Effective Framework
        02 Oct 2020 Strategic Governance - Two and Half day Course - CLASS FULL. Wait list Only
        24 Sep 2020 Élaboration soignée de règlements : comment simplifier de manière proactive la gouvernance
        17 Sep 2020 Annual Meeting of Members
        15 Sep 2020 GPC Ottawa Chapter Networking & Connecting Session
        14 Sep 2020 Governance in the New Decade: The Rise of Boardroom ESG
        10 Sep 2020 CEO Succession Planning: How Directors Can Raise their Game on the Board’s Single Most Important Governance Decision
        27 Aug 2020 Not-for-Profit Governance: Unique Challenges and Opportunities
        25 Aug 2020 Navigating Business Continuity and Recovery: What’s Next for Boards and Organizations?
        21 Aug 2020 Applied Governance - Two and Half day Course
        17 Aug 2020 GPC Ottawa Chapter Networking & Connecting Session
        13 Aug 2020 Business Planning Boot Camp
        29 Jul 2020 Risk Management for the Governance Professional
        14 Jul 2020 A Guide for New CEOs: Getting Off on the Right Foot with Your Board
        13 Jul 2020 GPC Ottawa Chapter Networking & Connecting Session
        07 Jul 2020 Brutal Prioritization in Times of Turbulence
        23 Jun 2020 GPC Edmonton Local Chapter: Virtual Coffee Chat
        12 Jun 2020 Applied Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
        11 Jun 2020 Secretariat Records Management - From Soup to Nuts
        09 Jun 2020 Setting the Stage for Boardroom Success
        08 Jun 2020 GPC Ottawa Chapter Kick start and Brainstorming Session
        29 May 2020 Foundations of Governance (PDT) - Two and Half day Course
        28 May 2020 Board, Committee and Director Assessments
        19 May 2020 Practical Project Management for Governance Professionals 2.0
        07 May 2020 Governance and HR Agility: Ensuring Continuity and Recovery During a Pandemic and Beyond
        06 May 2020 Understanding Business Continuity Planning
        24 Apr 2020 The ‘New Normal’ in Governance: Managing Shifting Board Priorities in Covid Times and Beyond
        24 Apr 2020 Foundations of Governance (EDT) - Two and Half day Course
        27 Mar 2020 Postponed! Applied Governance (Ottawa) - Two and Half day Course
        23 Mar 2020 Moving to Virtual AGMs in the age of COVID-19
        20 Mar 2020 Covid-19: Governance, Risk Implications, and the Role of the Board
        11 Mar 2020 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Edmonton
        10 Mar 2020 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Calgary
        06 Mar 2020 Foundations of Governance (Edmonton) - Two and Half day Course
        06 Mar 2020 Strategic Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
        03 Mar 2020 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Vancouver
        02 Mar 2020 Innovations in Board and Director Evaluations for Sophisticated Boards
        20 Feb 2020 Carefully Crafting Bylaws: How to Proactively Simplify Governance
        11 Feb 2020 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Toronto
        27 Jan 2020 Co-op and Credit Union Governance Summit
        14 Jan 2020 Cybersecurity & Privacy Governance: The Role of the Board and Governance Professionals
        04 Dec 2019 GPC - BC local Chapter Holiday Mixer!
        03 Dec 2019 GPC Annual Holiday Cocktail Reception
        03 Dec 2019 Roles, Responsibilities and Remuneration: GPC Event Featuring GGA
        26 Nov 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Montreal
        21 Nov 2019 Governance Deep-Dive for Public Issuers in Canada
        19 Nov 2019 Practical Project Management for Governance Professionals
        07 Nov 2019 2019 Excellence in Governance Awards
        01 Nov 2019 Foundations of Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
        04 Oct 2019 Applied Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
        26 Sep 2019 Mix and Mingle Luncheon: Saskatoon Chapter Launch
        26 Sep 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Saskatoon
        25 Sep 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Winnipeg
        24 Sep 2019 Calgary Chapter Event - AGM Round-up & Networking Reception
        20 Sep 2019 Foundations of Governance (Ottawa) - Two and Half day Course
        18 Sep 2019 GPC Edmonton Chapter Event: Governance Reviews: Why it Matters
        13 Sep 2019 Strategic Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
        10 Sep 2019 GPC Not-for-Profit Governance Boot Camp
        18 Aug 2019 Profiling Your Strengths to Bring Your Best Self to the Board (Half-day Workshop)
        13 Jun 2019 Board Diversity – Are You an Agent of Change?
        12 Jun 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Halifax
        07 Jun 2019 Foundations of Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
        31 May 2019 GPC Ottawa Chapter: Conversation on Corporate D&O and Cyber Insurance
        31 May 2019 Applied Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
        27 May 2019 The Case for ESG Governance: Best Practices and Perspectives on the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Role of the Board and Governance Professional
        03 May 2019 Strategic Governance (Calgary) - Two and Half day Course
        23 Apr 2019 Edmonton Chapter Event: Artificial and Augmented Intelligence Implications - What Leaders, Governance Professionals, and Board Members Should Consider for the Future Ahead | Dinner & Round table discussion
        12 Apr 2019 Strategic Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
        04 Apr 2019 Toronto Chapter Session - #MeTooChanges: The New Workplace Reality and the Role of the Board
        22 Mar 2019 Foundations of Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
        14 Mar 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Edmonton
        07 Mar 2019 Strategy & Business Planning Boot Camp for the Governance Professional
        01 Mar 2019 Applied Governance (Calgary) - Two and Half day Course
        21 Feb 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Toronto
        13 Feb 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Montreal
        06 Feb 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Vancouver
        05 Feb 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Calgary
        04 Feb 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Ottawa
        10 Jan 2019 GPC Edmonton Chapter Panel: Disclosure and Reporting for All Sectors & GPC Edmonton 2019 Kick-Off Reception
        06 Dec 2018 GPC - Annual Holiday Cocktail Reception
        29 Nov 2018 GPC Calgary Chapter Event - From Corporate Secretary to Director: Insights Across Both Sides of the Fence & Holiday Social Reception
        09 Nov 2018 Foundations of Governance (Calgary) - Two and Half day Course
        25 Oct 2018 2018 Excellence in Governance Awards
        12 Oct 2018 Strategic Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
        10 Oct 2018 Impacts of Cannabis in the Workplace: Are You Ready?
        28 Sep 2018 Applied Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
        26 Sep 2018 BC Chapter event: TSX Venture Corporate Governance Best Practices
        12 Sep 2018 Edmonton Chapter Event: I grew up and became a Governance Professional... How did that happen?
        19 Jul 2018 20th Annual Conference: The Governance Professional... 20 Years On
        19 Jun 2018 Calgary Chapter Event - Post-AGM Round-up: Keeping Current on Recent Governance and Disclosure Developments
        15 Jun 2018 Applied Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
        14 Jun 2018 BC Chapter Event: Risk Governance
        25 May 2018 Strategic Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
        25 May 2018 Foundations of Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
        23 May 2018 Edmonton Chapter Event: What Lessons Have Boards Yet to Learn - A Dinner and Round-table Discussion
        04 May 2018 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Vancouver
        27 Apr 2018 Foundations of Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
        26 Apr 2018 Edmonton Chapter Event: Increasing the Governance Professional’s Value to the Board: Insider Tips and Tricks from a Board Chair
        16 Apr 2018 BC Chapter Session: #MeToo and the Boardroom
        13 Apr 2018 Applied Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
        09 Apr 2018 Toronto Chapter Event: Director Independence, Term Limits, Tenure and More - How Canadian Organizations Manage Board Renewal
        27 Mar 2018 Organizational Culture - what is the role of the board
        22 Mar 2018 Cybersecurity Preparedness
        20 Mar 2018 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Ottawa
        13 Mar 2018 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Edmonton
        12 Mar 2018 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Calgary
        15 Feb 2018 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Toronto
        29 Jan 2018 Board Renewal, Succession Planning and Diversity
        28 Nov 2017 Interpreting Financial Statements for the Non-Financial Governance Professional Seminar & GPC Holiday Networking Reception (Edmonton Chapter)
        27 Nov 2017 Interpreting Financial Statements for the Non-Financial Governance Professional Seminar & GPC Holiday Networking Reception (Calgary Chapter)
        21 Nov 2017 Executive Compensation Disclosure - Seminar for Governance Professionals
        17 Nov 2017 Foundations of Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
        17 Nov 2017 GPC-EP: Module 1 - Vancouver
        03 Nov 2017 Foundations of Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
        03 Nov 2017 GPC-EP: Module 1 - Toronto
        27 Sep 2017 GPC Calgary Chapter’s fall social | Rumble in the Alley
        19 Sep 2017 Onboarding and Educating of New Directors - Edmonton
        18 Sep 2017 Best in Class Shareholder Engagement - A Chairman’s View - Toronto
        20 Aug 2017 19th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
        16 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Ottawa
        15 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Montreal
        12 Jun 2017 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Calgary
        08 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Calgary
        17 May 2017 Subsidiary Governance: A Critical Tool for Risk Management
        29 Mar 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Ottawa
        24 Mar 2017 Vancouver - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks, Presented by Aprio Inc.
        23 Mar 2017 Calgary - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks
        22 Mar 2017 Edmonton - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks
        01 Mar 2017 Webinar: Sustainability, ESG, and Corporate Social Responsibility and The Board: What Governance Professionals Should Know
        23 Feb 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Calgary
        21 Feb 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Vancouver
        31 Jan 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Toronto
        18 Jan 2017 Vancouver: Meet n' Greet Luncheon
        08 Dec 2016 Edmonton Holiday Cocktails
        08 Dec 2016 Toronto Holiday Cocktail Reception
        24 Nov 2016 Divulgation, gouvernance et communication: au coeur de la réputation des entreprises
        15 Nov 2016 EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE AWARDS
        14 Nov 2016 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
        28 Oct 2016 Trends in Governance Interactive Breakfast Seminar Presented by Donnelley Financial Solutions & GPC
        13 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Luncheon - Edmonton, Presented by ATB Financial
        12 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Reception - Calgary
        11 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Reception - Vancouver
        11 Oct 2016 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Vancouver
        04 Oct 2016 Executive Compensation Disclosure for Corporate Secretaries
        16 Jun 2016 CALGARY CHAPTER EVENT: The Corporate Secretary’s Perspective on Recent Calgary Takeover Transactions
        31 May 2016 The Role and Duties of the Corporate Secretary - CANCELLED
        18 May 2016 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
        10 May 2016 Tips & Tricks to Better Prepare Board Meeting Material
        21 Apr 2016 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Toronto
        15 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Vancouver
        14 Apr 2016 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Calgary
        05 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Calgary
        04 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Montreal
        22 Mar 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Toronto
        18 Feb 2016 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations
        14 Jan 2016 Cost saving opportunities in the corporate secretary’s office & Post-holiday reception
        24 Nov 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up And What to Expect in 2016
        03 Nov 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Webcast
        03 Nov 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
        26 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Vancouver
        25 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Calgary
        23 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Toronto
        28 May 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Vancouver
        21 May 2015 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
        17 Apr 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - WEBCAST
        17 Apr 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Toronto
        26 Jan 2015 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations - Toronto
        26 Jan 2015 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations - WEBCAST
        15 Jan 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance
        04 Dec 2014 CSCS Excellence in Governance Award Winners' Panel
        27 Nov 2014 The Board's Emerging Oversight Role in Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility - Vancouver
        03 Nov 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Webcast
        03 Nov 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
        28 Oct 2014 The Board's Must Win: CEO Succession Planning - Toronto
        18 Sep 2014 CALGARY SOCIAL EVENT- LAWN BOWLING
        19 Jun 2014 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: 2014 Annual Shareholder Meetings
        02 Jun 2014 Enterprise Risk Management for Corporate Secretaries
        29 May 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Calgary
        29 May 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Calgary
        28 Apr 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Vancouver
        25 Apr 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Vancouver
        25 Apr 2014 Governance Boot Camp for Mining Organizations - Vancouver
        09 Apr 2014 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
        12 Mar 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Calgary
        06 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Vancouver
        04 Mar 2014 Governance Boot Camp for Mining Organizations - Toronto
        04 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Calgary
        03 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Toronto
        04 Feb 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Toronto
        04 Feb 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Toronto
        23 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Co-Ops
        23 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Privately Held Companies
        22 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
        22 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporations
        04 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Toronto Power Breakfast
        03 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Calgary Power Breakfast - CANCELLED
        02 Dec 2013 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: Option Trading, Dark Pools and more for Corporate Secretaries
        02 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Vancouver Power Breakfast
        21 Nov 2013 Corporate Governance and Accountability
        07 Nov 2013 Meet and Greet Toronto
        06 Nov 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Small- to Mid-cap Issuers
        30 Oct 2013 Directors' and Officers Liability: Toronto Breakfast Event
        29 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Large- to Mega-cap Issuers
        21 Oct 2013 Vancouver: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
        18 Oct 2013 Calgary: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
        17 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Co-Ops
        17 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call for Privately Held Companies
        16 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
        16 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporations
        15 Oct 2013 Toronto: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
        10 Oct 2013 Montreal: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
        04 Oct 2013 Directors' and Officers Liability: Edmonton Breakfast Event
        03 Oct 2013 Directors and Officers Liability: Calgary Breakfast Event
        02 Oct 2013 Directors and Officers Liability: Vancouver Breakfast Event
        16 Sep 2013 Disclosure Requirements Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management
        18 Aug 2013 Excellence In Governance Awards Reception & Dinner
        18 Aug 2013 15th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
        20 Jun 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Toronto
        18 Jun 2013 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: Shareholder Activism
        14 Jun 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Toronto
        03 Jun 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Calgary
        31 May 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Vancouver
        23 May 2013 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary - Vancouver
        23 May 2013 Meet and Greet Vancouver
        20 Mar 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Vancouver
        18 Mar 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Calgary
        14 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Large Issuers
        14 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Private Sector
        13 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Small & Medium Size Issuers
        13 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
        12 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporation
        06 Dec 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Calgary
        05 Dec 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Vancouver
        29 Nov 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Toronto
        22 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Private Companies
        20 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Small & Medium Size Issuers
        20 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Calls for Large Issuers
        13 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Crown Corporations
        13 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Not-for-Profit Organizations
        19 Aug 2012 14th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
        12 Jun 2012 Discussion on Governance in Times of Crisis | Discussion sur la gouvernance en temps de crise
        29 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Edmonton
        28 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Calgary
        25 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Vancouver
        23 May 2012 The Canadian Institute’s National Forum on Protecting and Defending the Board
        14 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Toronto
        05 Dec 2011 Alberta Chapter of CSCS: Annual Christmas Cocktail Reception and Update on Shareholder Democracy Issues
        22 Nov 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Calgary
        21 Nov 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Vancouver
        25 Oct 2011 CSCS Alberta Chapter: Panel Discussion on the Proposed National Instrument 51-103
        24 Oct 2011 CSCS 2011 SHAREHOLDER DEMOCRACY SUMMIT
        13 Oct 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Toronto
        08 Aug 2011 CSCS Webinar - Planning to Network
        20 Jun 2011 CSCS Calgary Chapter: AGM Roundtable Discussion & 1st Annual CSCS Calgary Chapter Golf Classic
        18 May 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Edmonton
        05 May 2011 CSCS Calgary Chapter: Discussion on Directors’ Compensation and Executive Compensation Trends & Policies
        09 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Ottawa
        07 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Toronto
        03 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Calgary
        01 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Vancouver
        01 Jan 2011 CSCS 12th Annual Corporate Governance Conference - WEBINAR NOW AVAILABLE
        26 Nov 2010 CSCS Practical Workshop / Toronto
        24 Nov 2010 CSCS Practical Workshop / Ottawa