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Applied Governance - Two and Half day Course

  • 12 Nov 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • 14 Nov 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • Toronto, TBD

Registration

  • 2950 + GST
  • Use this Registration type if you have already paid for GPC-EP.
  • $3150 + GST

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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.

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