Upcoming Events

    • 27 Sep 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • National on 10th
    GPC Calgary Chapter’s fall social.
    Rumble in the Alley

    Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of 10-pin bowling while networking with your Governance colleagues at GPC Calgary Chapter’s fall social.

     

    Date:   Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location: National on 10th
    341 - 10th Avenue (lower level)
    Cost:   Members:   $35.00 per person*
      Non-members:   $35.00 per person*

    *Includes bowling, shoe rental and endless giggles.

    For further information or to provide input on future events in Calgary, contact Amy Anderson, Nexen Energy

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Carlu, 444 Yonge St. 7th Fl, Toronto, ON M5B 2H4

    The EG Awards recognize the important contribution governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value.  The awards underscore the critical role that good governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada’s public companies, crown corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, contributing to the competitiveness of Canada’s economy and its capital markets.

    GPC is committed to support and enhance the role of the corporate secretary and governance professionals in Canada. The Society’s members work on the front lines of governance and the organization is well positioned through reputation, influence and representation, to celebrate the practice of good governance in Canada.

    Presenting Sponsor:



    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • The Albany Club, Toronto

    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 modules that are each 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 GPC membership and processing fee)

    Note: Before you reserve your seat for this event, you need to register and pay for the complete GPC-EP  program

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 03 Nov 2019
    • Check Specific Module delivery location

    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 modules that are each 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 serve bases.

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    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Albany Club, 91 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1G3

    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.

    The first day of the session sets out the expectations and growing role and responsibilities of the Governance Professional. It will also examine the legal commonalities and  differences among various kinds of organizations and how they impact oversight, strategic and operational functions. Participants will explore practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures, Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties, Regulators and Laws.

    The second day will provide 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 as well as the role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practice.

    The third day will focus on Boardroom dynamics and how those 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, and this session offers the required soft skills to do so.

    This course is a comprehensive overview of the key foundations of governance, and essential for both seasoned and new to the role.

    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

    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.

    Presenters:
    • 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)

    • Sylvia Groves, FCIS, Acc.Dir., President and Creative Director, Governance Studio (bio)

    Important Note:

    This Event is part of GPC-EP education program, which leads to the GPC.D certification (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation), as the first module of three that make up the full education program requirement. You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their 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 upgrade your registration to enroll for the Education program on this link.

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • Terminal City Club, Vancouver

    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 modules that are each 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 GPC membership and processing fee)

    Note: Before you reserve your seat for this event, you need to register and pay for the complete GPC-EP  program

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Terminal City Club, Vancouver

    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.

    The first day of the session sets out the expectations and growing role and responsibilities of the Governance Professional. It will also examine the legal commonalities and  differences among various kinds of organizations and how they impact oversight, strategic and operational functions. Participants will explore practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures, Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties, Regulators and Laws.

    The second day will provide 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 as well as the role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practice.

    The third day will focus on Boardroom dynamics and how those 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, and this session offers the required soft skills to do so.

    This course is a comprehensive overview of the key foundations of governance, and essential for both seasoned and new to the role.

    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

    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.

    Presenters:
    • 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)

    • Sylvia Groves, FCIS, Acc.Dir., President and Creative Director, Governance Studio (bio)

    Important Note:

    This Event is part of GPC-EP education program, which leads to the GPC.D certification (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation), as the first module of three that make up the full education program requirement. You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their 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 upgrade your registration to enroll for the Education program on this link.

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