PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

 Expanding Horizons in Governance: Leading and Embracing Transformation



When: August 21–23, 2022
Where: Kelowna, BC
Strategic Governance - Two and Half day Course (5 Weeks)
Strategic Governance is designed to provide you with the tools to achieve the strategic approach to overall corporate governance. In the course you will focus on risk and the governance professional, the role of governance professional in board strategy, CSR sustainability and ESG and the role of the board, strategic finance and ethics.

When: October 4 – November 1, 2022
Governance 101: Boardroom and Governance Essentials
An introductory course for governance professionals. If you are brand new to the world of governance, or would like to prepare for the flagship GPC.D certification program, this session would be the perfect fit for you. In this 3 Half-day course, participants will gain basic exposure to the essential principles and concepts of governance.

When: November 1–15, 2022
Regina Networking Event
Join our Regina Local Chapter for this fun, free in person networking event!  Drop in anytime from 5 pm - 7pm with complimentary appetizers and meet other governance professionals in your local area.  All welcome to attend.

When: November 1, 2022
Where: Regina, SK
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The Applied Governance Course will provide you with in depth applications in governance for meeting and AGM processes, financial literacy for the non-financial governance professional, minute’s management and board committee frame work. This course will provide you with a more applied approach of the day to day work as a governance professional.

When: November 4–6, 2022
Where: Online, ON
2022 Excellence in Governance Awards
The Excellence in Governance Awards (EGAs) recognize the role that good governance plays in increasing the value and success of Canada’s public companies, crown corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, thus contributing to the competitiveness of Canada’s economy and its capital markets. The awards celebrate the accomplishments of governance professionals, their organizations and their boards, within categories that represent key strategies and processes... Details
When: November 17, 2022
Where: Toronto, ON
Risk Management – The Role of the Governance Professional
“In my role, I am expected to provide oversight over risk management in my organization. How can I do that when I don’t know anything about it, and nobody is available to help me?” Is that how you feel or how your Board members feel? If so, this course is for you!

When: November 24, 2022
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When: November 30, 2022
Where: Toronto, ON
Board, Committee and Director Assessments

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

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



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

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

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



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

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