GPC.D is a recognized Canadian designation attained by completing the ‘Governance in Practice’ Program. The program was created to help strengthen the skills of those who practice governance, to assist their boards and organizations in enhancing their overall governance processes. Those with GPC.D designations will set themselves apart with employers, boards and key stakeholders as leading governance professionals.
The Governance in Practice Education Program consists of 3 modules – Foundations of Governance, Applied Governance and Strategic Governance. The program content is applicable to all type of organizations, across all industry sectors and jurisdictions, with a focus on the practical, hands-on role of governance professionals. These in-person modules provide an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other governance practitioners from across Canada.
All modules are delivered in-person at various locations - please see registration page for details. Each module consists of course pre-read information and two and a half days of in-classroom sessions. &Students are expected to be present in class for the entire duration of each module
Each module is offered a minimum of 3 times per year, in various Canadian cities including Toronto and Vancouver. Although not mandatory, because of the structure of the program, it is in the student’s best interest to take the modules in order – Foundations of Governance, Applied Governance & Strategic Governance.
Upon completion of each module, students are also required to complete an online multiple choice/true & false exam. The exam will be sent via weblink after the program delivery. The students will have 20 days from when they receive the link to complete and submit the exam. The minimum pass grade for exams is 65%. Once all three modules and exams are successfully completed, a final case study must be completed and passed in order to receive the designation.
The course offers students the opportunity to, collaborate with peers and instructors through the GPC-EP Forum, an exclusive portal for GPC-EP participants. As a student you can network, communicate, exchange ideas and ask questions of their peers through this program. The GPC-EP Forum is located on our GPC website (link), which can be accessed by all GPC-EP enrolled or graduated students.
Program Time Frame
Once you register for the program in full you are given 2 years to complete all three modules in any order; in any of the offering cites.
"Governance is about implementing good practices that improve the outcomes for boards and organizations. That’s why certified education program for governance professionals is so critical."
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Foundations of Governance