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.
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 served basis.
This leading program will offer a full day of expert panels and round-table discussions designed for executives and professionals of all levels and organizations, and will discuss the following:
This session is appropriate for any governance professional, board member or leader who has (or would like to have) a key role vis a vis their board’s oversight and accountability of ESG & sustainability. It is also relevant for investors, owners and sustainability, CSR, risk, strategy or investor relations professionals who seek to better understand and be on top of this trend.
Please note this is a green event - presentation packages will not be handed out. Only electronic copies will be emailed prior to event.
The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for holding successful meetings – the ultimate decision-making process for all organizations including:
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:
Participants will explore the following topics in depth:
Committee focus and work
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations can be made up to April 17, 2019 for Toronto session. All cancellations must be received by email to email@example.com and are subject to a $100 administration fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations received after that date. Attendee name substitutions are allowed at any time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the replacement contact’s information.
Join GPC Ottawa Chapter for a conversation on Corporate D&O and Cyber Insurance.
Risk Balance, a specialty corporate insurance brokerage, will be providing a presentation addressing two key Board level areas of exposure:
The session will include an overview of Director’s personal exposures and the benefits of a Directors & Officers Liability Insurance policy.
Cyber Insurance will also touch on current cyber threats, developments in privacy legislation in Canada and abroad, the mechanics and coverage of a Cyber insurance policy, and how this can be an key component of an overall risk management solution.
Presenters: Neil Moloney, President, Risk Balance; Serge Paquette, Vice-President, Risk Balance; Leigh-Anne Norris, Associate, Norton Rose
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. This course is a comprehensive view of the key foundations and practice of governance, and essential for professionals both seasoned and new to the role.
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.
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
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.
Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)
John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)
This Event is one of three courses that make up the full GPC-EP education program and which leads to the GPC.D (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation).
You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the full Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their individual 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 change your registration here: Education program on this link.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations can be made up to May 24, 2019 for Vancouver session. All cancellations must be received by email to email@example.com and are subject to a $100 administration fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations received after that date. Attendee name substitutions are allowed at any time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the replacement contact’s information.
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 meetings.
This workshop is an interactive half-day gaining insight on both the practical and legal requirements you need to be aware of when holding meetings, taking minutes, recording procedures, guiding directors, preparing resolutions and managing circumstances such as conflicts of interest.
Presenter: John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services
This session qualifies for 4.0 GECs.
Please note this is a green event - presentation packages will not be handed out. Only electronic copies will be emailed prior to the event.
There is clear evidence that diverse boards enhance all facets of a company’s performance, so as business leaders, it is our duty to all step up today and collectively be Agents of Change in advancing board diversity in Canada.
This panel will provide valuable insights on how can you be an Agent of Change in making board diversity a strategic opportunity for your board-building, and how to make your board diversity mandate ‘best-in-class’.
Moderator: Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, Corporate Director, Founder & CEO, Women Get On Board Inc.
Panelists: George Horhota, B.A., J.D., ICD.D, Co-founder, The Brockton and Director, Community Trust Company; Ekta Mendhi, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, CIBC and Co-Chair of the Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance (CGGGA); Marian Walsh, Chair, Governance and Human Resources Committee, Board of Medavie
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Registration and networking
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Panel discussion
6:00 pm – 6:15 pm – Q&A
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – Wine and cheese and mingling
Utilisez vos talents uniques pour renforcer votre influence, créer des relations plus solides et atteindre votre plus grand potentiel.
Pour exceller, les professionnels de la gouvernance doivent maîtriser les aspects attendus et imprévisibles de leur travail. Il y a de nombreuses relations clés à établir, des éléments à coordonner, des résultats à atteindre et des personnes à influencer. Cet atelier permettra aux participants de découvrir leur combinaison unique de talents qui peuvent les rendre vraiment influents dans leur rôle de professionnels de la gouvernance. Les participants apprendront à mettre en pratique leurs talents naturels pour les aider à développer une présence confiante, quelles que soient les circonstances ou les conditions de travail.
Ce programme de psychologie positive est basé sur l’approche du Développement des points forts de Gallup. L’atelier sera divisé en deux composantes, premièrement comprendre les talents et la façon dont ils sont présents dans chaque participant. Ensuite, en mettant l’accent sur leur application pratique dans les divers rôles et responsabilités d’un professionnel de la gouvernance. Les participants auront l’occasion de voir comment leur Profil des points forts peut être appliqué à une variété de fonctions de secrétariat d’entreprise : conformité, maintien du cadre de gouvernance, communication et l’établissement de liens avec le conseil, l’équipe de gestion et les autres intervenants, l’éthique et la gestion du cycle annuel des réunions.
CE QUE VOUS POUVEZ ATTENDRE
Au cours de cet atelier, les participants auront l’occasion de découvrir un cheminement plus clair vers la réussite, apprendre à connaître leurs meilleurs talents et acquérir des stratégies et des techniques pour les développer. Le programme permettra aux participants de:
Chaque participant recevra ce qui suit :
Le programme a été créé pour la découverte individuelle et d’équipe. Des réflexions seront partagées sur la façon dont le programme peut être mis à profit pour le rendement personnel, de l’équipe de travail et même du conseil d’administration.
Joignez-vous à nous pour explorer votre profil de points forts personnels et développer votre pratique en tant que professionnel de la gouvernance!
Antoine Carrière, un coach bilingue des points forts certifié Gallup, est un champion des points forts depuis plus de 9 ans et participe activement à aider les individus et les équipes à découvrir leurs talents naturels et à exploiter leur potentiel. Ses thèmes Top5 Signature sont Relationnel | Stratégique | Maximisation | Réalisateur | Arrangeur.
Bonnie Oakes Charron est spécialiste de la gouvernance et active dans la profession en tant que membre d'un tribunal, administrateur de société et entrepreneur - travaillant souvent où la gouvernance rencontre l'administration. Ses thèmes Top5 Signature sont Input / Réflexion / Prudent / Idéation / Individualisation
Use your unique talents to build influence, create stronger relationships, and reach your highest potential.
To excel, governance professionals need to master both the expected and unpredictable aspects of their work. There are many key relationships to build, moving parts to coordinate, deliverables to meet, and people to influence. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to discover their distinctive combination of talents that can make them truly powerful in their roles as governance professionals. Participants will learn how to apply their natural talents to help them develop a confident presence – regardless of circumstances or conditions that may arise in the workplace.
The positive psychology program is based on Gallup’s Strengths-based Development. The workshop will be divided into two components, first understanding talents and how they are present in each participant. Then, focusing on their practical application in the various roles and responsibilities of a governance professional.
Participants will have the opportunity to see how an individual’s Strengths Profile can be applied to a variety of corporate secretarial functions: compliance, maintenance of governance framework, communicating and relationship-building with directors, executives, and other stakeholders, ethics, and managing the annual cycle of meetings.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
During this workshop, participants discover a clearer path to success, learn about their top talents and acquire strategies/techniques to develop them. The program will allow participants to:
Each participant will receive the following:
The program was created for both individual and team discovery. Thoughts will be shared around how the program can be leveraged for personal, work team, and even board performance.
Join us to explore your personal strengths profile and develop your practice as a governance professional!
Antoine Carrière, a bilingual Gallup-certified strengths coach and trainer, has been a strengths champion for over 9 years and is actively involved in helping individuals and teams discover their talents to unlock their potential. His Top 5 Signature themes are:Relator | Strategic | Maximizer | Achiever | Arranger.
Bonnie Oakes Charron is a governance specialist and active in the profession as a tribunal member, corporate director, and entrepreneur – often working in the space where governance meets administration.
Her Top 5 Signature themes are:
Input | Intellection | Deliberative | Ideation | Individualization.
The GPC Not-for-Profit Governance Boot Camp is designed to tackle the issues that have the greatest impact on overall board effectiveness and good governance for not-for-profit organizations. Providing you with tools to deal with shifting priorities, new risks and increased complexity in this sector, in order to help you keep pace with the speed of resulting governance changes.
Rethinking your governance model to have your Board focus on its contribution is critical. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create a new platform from which you and your Board can deliver greater value.
Each participant will have the opportunity to identify their own governance priorities and challenges prior to the Boot Camp, and will leave having the opportunity to identify opportunities to address their own issues in practical and impactful ways.
All sessions are designed for and open to NFP Board leaders, Board members and their governance professionals. The program is formatted to be conducive to acquiring knowledge and tips that are immediately applicable in any organization.
Participants will learn how to view the role and contribution of their boards differently from traditional models. The workshop will challenge conventional governance thinking and how the Board can play a more integral role in organizational success.
2. Board Structure
A new governance framework
From Governance Inputs to Outcomes
Common Governance Challenges (and Solutions!)
Individual director responsibilities
3. Board Processes
Board member life-cycle
Board and Committee
Effectiveness Effective Meetings
4. Board Culture / Dynamics
Teamwork, director independence and conduct
Board / Director relationship with Staff
5. Healthcare Governance Case Study
Application of session learning
6. Re-cap of Issues / Adjournment
2. Board Structure
3. Board Processes
4. Board Culture / Dynamics
5. Healthcare Governance Case Study
6. Re-cap of Issues / Adjournment
John Dinner, President
John T. Dinner Board Governance Services
For the past 15 years, John Dinner has been consulting to boards of directors across sectors and across Canada.
He provides valued counsel, guidance and support to boards who want to govern well.
Prior to his highly successful career as a consultant, John provided management support to the board of directors of a leading Canadian financial institution. During this time, his work was recognized with the National Award in Governance.
The purpose of the session is to provide the introductory basics, with selected corresponding tools, to introduce the Governance Professional to two key elements of Risk Management:
Cancellations can be made up to August 23, 2019 for Toronto session. All cancellations must be received by email to email@example.com and are subject to a $100 administration fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations received after that date. Attendee name substitutions are allowed at any time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the replacement contact’s information.
Subsidiary governance has moved from an emerging area to one of increased global focus. Courts worldwide are demonstrating a willingness to entertain the idea of piercing the corporate veil for an evolving tort of human rights abuse. Regulators are showing an increasing interest in parent company accountability and management liability for subsidiary oversight. Parent company boards must find the right balance between the parent company’s need to set group strategy and coordinate group oversight, while respecting the legal duties of subsidiary directors. As businesses become more complex, a thoughtful and effective subsidiary governance framework is critical.
Join some of the leading practitioners and academics for this important one day event, and learn more about how to build an effective subsidiary governance framework in your organization.
Who should attend
This one day conference will be of interest to you if you are a:
Join us for good food and stimulating conversation as we kickstart the GPC Saskatchewan Local Chapter.
This local chapter is an opportunity for you to network with your peers in your governance community. At this original gathering, we would like to get to know and connect the local governance professionals, as well as discuss next activities for the local chapter.
Throughout the year we plan to host more events and opportunities to connect you to like-minded individuals, but what is it that you want? Is it professional development sessions? Mentoring? Peer-to-peer networking? All of the above? Now is your opportunity to tailor the connections and obtain more from your network.
Plan to join us for this mix and mingle – we hope to see you there!
For more information regarding this event, or for other local chapter opportunities, please contact: Bronwynn Cutts.
Cancellations can be made up to September 14, 2019 for Vancouver session. All cancellations must be received by email to email@example.com and are subject to a $100 administration fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations received after that date. Attendee name substitutions are allowed at any time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the replacement contact’s information.
Introduction to Practical Project Management
In this full day interactive session, Peter provides a basic overview of project management process and brings all participants up to a general skill level, and speaking the same language around projects. Session focus is on the skills required for effective planning and execution of projects, and we put a strong emphasis on understanding project management roles and responsibilities. Session topics include:
About the Speaker
Peter Wright is a career strategist and President of The Planning Group. As a respected executive and in his current consulting practice, Peter has successfully developed and executed strategy with remarkable results.
His practical approach to strategic and operational business planning ensures that plans are not only embraced by management and Boards, but also effectively implemented and measured for the tangible benefit.
As the Director of Strategic Planning at Clarica, Peter led the company's overall operational and strategic planning process. In an environment of complex change, his skillful facilitation of planning sessions with the senior management team was instrumental in the determination of key strategic decisions. In his time at Sun Life Financial, Peter became Vice President of Corporate Accounts, before leaving to begin his consulting and training career.
In his consulting practice, Peter advises boards and executives on all matters of strategy and planning across a broad spectrum of sectors and organizations. An accomplished facilitator and trainer, he works with boards and senior leadership teams to develop strategy, resolve operational issues, and overcome barriers to performance. By providing planning expertise, process advice and facilitation, Peter helps organizations overcome the planning gap. Linking strategy and action, he works with management to foster true stretch mentality focused on growth and value.
NOT A Member Yet? Join us
Official Partner of GPC
© 2016 Governance Professionals of Canada