Maintaining your GPC.D

In order to maintain your GPC.D designation, graduates are required to hold a valid Governance Professionals of Canada membership and complete the requisite continuing professional development (GEC – Governance Education Credits) annually.

The 15 hours is a yearly requirement, counted from January to December. You can earn your GEC credits from various courses offered by GPC and other educational. A guide with full details on how to track your CPD and what is eligible is noted below.

You will need to submit your credits yearly for requalification. For Example: Your graduation year is 2018, the first time you will requalify by January 1, 2020. 

To requalify you will submit the attached completed tracking sheet along with any supporting documents 60 days prior to your requalification date.

GPC Professional Development Programs and Chapter Events (can account for all 15 hours):

Other activities include:

GPC Annual Conference (up to 11 hrs) other workshops and professional development events offered outside of GPC relating to governance or to the governance professional.

Instruction/Mentorship: This includes speaking at GPC Annual Conference, GPC Professional Development Events, Chapter events, or speaking/teaching at external Professional Development events/education sessions relating to governance.

Writing/authoring: This can include researching and authoring articles/white papers for GPC newsletter, Resource Section in the GPC Members Area, or for other publications relating to governance.

Networking events: Activities include attending formal networking events such as the GPC Excellence in Governance Awards Gala. Credit towards networking is being considered given most governance professionals tend to learn from networking colleagues.

Events from other organizations that offer education related to directorships and governance

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