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    • 01 Feb 2020
    • (EST)
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    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 Course that are each at least 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.

    Registration Fee:

    • 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.

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    • 28 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar (EST)
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    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.
    Reflecting on decades of hands-on experience and success with clients across sectors, John Dinner will provide behind the scenes insights into how to generate real value from your board and director assessments in ways that have direct impact back in the boardroom.

    This session will cover:

    • evaluation process design options
    • how to best engage board members in the relatively safe exercise of full board assessments,
    • how to ensure your individual director assessment process is well received and produces constructive outcomes..

    March 2020 Cancellation Policy

    Speaker

    John Dinner
    President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services

    (Click on the speaker's name to see his biography.)

    • 29 May 2020
    • 7:30 AM (PDT)
    • 31 May 2020
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • WEBCAST
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    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. 

    Program:

    Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

    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.

    Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

    • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
    • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
    • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
    • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
    • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
    • Duty of the corporate secretary
    • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
    • Regulators and Laws
    • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
    • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
    • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
    • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
    • Policy Management
    • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

    Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

    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

    Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

    • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
    • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

    Board Committees Framework

    The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

    Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

    Committee focus and work

    • Types of Committees
    • Committee mandate template
    • Committee reporting process and template
    • Structuring the Committee

    Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

    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.

    Faculty:

    • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
    • Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)

    • John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)

    Important Note:

    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:

    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 prior 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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    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
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    In the world of best practices and regulatory guidelines, we can easily lose sight of essential governance foundations — those touchstones we should use to construct our board, to design our governance practices and foster overall effectiveness in the boardroom.

    This session will equip participants with some essential concepts as well as some new perspectives that will provide needed boardroom focus and foster a more tangible contribution by directors.

    You will gain valuable insights and answers if you are:
    • questioning your current board practices,
    • concerned about how decisions are made about structural or process change,
    • wondering how to help enhance your board’s performance and contribution
    • and/or wishing to increase your Board framework effectiveness

    March 2020 Cancellation Policy

    Speaker

    John Dinner
    President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services

    (Click on the speaker's name to see his biography.)

    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar (EST)
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    In this session we will explore all aspects of an efficient records management program for the corporate secretary's department. Starting with the reasons a robust records management program is an essential requirement; moving on to the legal requirements for records creation and retention; generally accepted standards and best practices in records management; risk management considerations; litigation and investigation holds; access controls and restrictions and managing rights of access for directors, officers, auditors and others; solicitor-client privilege; the lifecycle for records; tracking, storing, retrieving and destroying records; integrating paper and paperless techniques into a seamless process; business continuity and disaster recovery considerations; and creating and managing a bottom-up system that allows each member of the corporate secretary's staff to manage the records for their area of expertise and responsibility while providing access for all team members.


    March 2020 Cancellation Policy

    Speaker

    David Masse
    Barrister and Solicitor, Caravel Law LLC. 

    (Click on the speaker's name to see his biography.)

    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • WEBCAST, EDT
    • 0

    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

    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 prior 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.
    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webcast (HNE)

    (This event will be presented in French.)

    La gouvernance assure le respect des obligations législatives et réglementaires. Si la gouvernance est considérée comme la somme des processus et des structures mis en place pour maximiser le succès d’une organisation, alors les règlements devraient être un des le premiers endroits où soigneusement élaborer et intégrer sonles structures et processus de gouvernance. Les règlements, optimisés de façon continue, peuvent vraiment aider une organisation à prospérer et empêcher à prévenir les scénario où les problèmes de l’organisation peuvent devenir ingérables. Au cours de cette session, les participants examineront comment les règlements administratifs personnalisés ont été élaborés pour aider un nouvel organisme à but non lucratif, soit une organisation opérant dans un contexte international complexe qui se développe et prospère.

    Objectifs :

    1.       Comprendre les éléments clés desu règlements administratifscorporatif.

    2.       Distinguer les clauses spécifiques et les clauses générales pour la rédaction du règlement.

    3.       Interpréter le contenu concernant les administrateursen relation des directeurs, les officiers, les réunions et autres sujets.

    Patrick Cormier

    Conférencier

    (Cliquez sur le nom du onférencier pour lire sa biographie.)


    Politique d'annulation des événements de Professionnels en gouvernance du Canada

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    • 14 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webcast (EST)
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    One of the most challenging aspects of any executive’s ascension to the role of Chief Executive Officer is no longer having a boss, but rather a Board of Directors to report to.  This requires some different skills and a different approach to getting things done. Even if the new CEO has worked with the board for several years as a senior executive, the transition is critical. It should never be ignored or taken for granted. The first year after a new CEO’s appointment is an opportunity to start the CEO/Board relationship off on the right foot, avoiding pitfalls and setting a tone for a constructive board/ management relationship that can yield significant benefits for years to come.

    The corporate secretary is in a unique position to guide a new CEO on this important topic – and this Webcast will help you to offer constructive insights and helpful advice that can make a big difference.

    Key subjects will include:

    • One-on-one meetings with every director
      • Why they’re important, what format should be used and what questions should be discussed.  Even if the CEO held director meetings during the CEO succession/selection process, these are entirely different: During the prior meetings he/she was the job applicant to become CEO.  This conversation in the foundation of the CEO/Board relationship.
    • Board engagement in strategy
      • Typically strategy is any new CEO’s first major “test” in terms of how effectively he/she will interface and work with the board on a critical issue.  Far too many CEOs go into these sessions in ‘presentation mode’ only to discover their board is disappointed in their approach. Discover how to incorporate board input into the strategy process effectively without ceding the ultimate strategic decision to the board. 
    • Using the board evaluation as a constructive tool in
      • If ever there was a time to consider a more robust approach to the board evaluation – away from the “tick the box forms” this is it.  Providing the new CEO with a snapshot of the board’s key strengths and potential areas for improvement is a critical first step in the new board/CEO relationship. 
      • A well-designed interview based board evaluation can also explore fundamental issues that set the tone of the relationship – including how the board may want to work differently with the new CEO, the CEO evaluation process, director expectations, board composition, board frustrations with pre-reading materials and management presentations (nearly 75% of boards are frustrated in this area – and this can be a big win for a new CEO to unearth and tackle).

    March 2020 Cancellation Policy

    Speaker

    Bev Behan
    President, Board Advisor, LLC. 

    (Click on the speaker's name to see her biography.)

    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
    Register

    The Business Planning Boot Camp is an intensive full day program which provides an in-depth overview of strategy and planning across all sectors and industries. Peter Wright of the Planning Group will take you through a mix of business planning training and workshop discussions to assist in thinking about your own organization's situation, and in optimizing its business planning process.

    After attending the Boot Camp, you will be able to start applying what you learned immediately to drive real results with your board and within your organization. Without dumbing it down, the Boot Camp boils down business strategy and planning to a series of systematic, understandable concepts. More importantly, the concepts are presented in a dovetailed fashion to align with the integration that must be present in a successful business planning process.

    The program will cover the following:

    • The integrated planning model
    • Your role in strategy and planning
    • The practical vision
    • Strategic imperatives
    • The planning / execution gap
    • Dynamic business planning
    • Introduction to project and action planning
    March 2020 Cancellation Policy

    About the Speaker

    Peter Wright
    President, The Planning Group

    (Click on the speaker's name to see his biography.)


    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 23 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • WEBCAST, Ottawa
    Register

    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.

    • 27 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
    Register

    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.

    Who Should Attend

    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.

    Agenda

    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.

    1.       Introduction

    2.       Board Structure

    • A new governance framework
    • From Governance Inputs to Outcomes
    • Common Governance Challenges (and Solutions!)
    • Board accountabilities
    • Individual director responsibilities
    • Board make-up
    • Committees
    • Board leadership

    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
    • Meeting effectiveness

    5. Healthcare Governance Case Study

    • Application of session learning

    6. Re-cap of Issues / Adjournment 

    About the Speaker

    John Dinner
    President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services

    (Click on the speaker's name to see his biography.)

    • 10 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webcast (EST)
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    Selection of the Chief Executive Officer is any board’s most important decision.  But most boards don’t have the practices and diligence in place that they know they should around CEO succession planning.  Some are even wary about raising the topic - for fear that it will create tensions with the sitting CEO.  Others are still using CEO succession practices that are dated and deficient.  Many are overly reliant on search firms to “run their process” - essentially “outsourcing” the board’s most important decision.  But CEO succession is a critical facet of governance that the board needs to firmly control.  The key is knowing how – which, as corporate secretary, you can empower your board to do after this session.

    Key subjects will include:

    • Emergency CEO and Executive Succession Planning
      • A “top of mind issue” for most boards amidst COVID-19, this can be the gateway a long-term CEO succession planning discussion that many boards need to have but often put off, if their current CEO is top-notch.  However, making that happen requires the right approach on the development of an emergency succession plan – not just a name that people agree on.
    • Components of an Effective Long-Term CEO Succession Plan
      • Creating a workable CEO profile consistent with corporate strategy.  BTW, if that profile includes the term “leadership” it isn’t workable……..
      • Using third party executive assessments in due diligence on CEO candidates – including approaches other boards have used to select the best assessor to work with. Can these be used with both internal and external candidates – and if so, how?
      • Candidate interviews – designing the interview process to yield more useful insights.
      • CEO Succession Planning Roadmaps – the most useful tool any board can deploy to develop a comprehensive plan and then keep that plan largely on track, often for 2-3 years!
    March 2020 Cancellation Policy

    Speaker

    Bev Behan
    President, Board Advisor, LLC. 

    (Click on the speaker's name to see her biography.)

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA, 1180 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6E4R5
    Register

    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

    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

    This course covers one of the governance professional’s key skills. The governance professional is often responsible for managing the organization’s collective memory, and certainly the core memory related to the Board of Directors and the subject matters most often entrusted to the governance professional, ranging from Board meeting records, to records pertaining to directors, subsidiaries, compliance, and ranging to insider reporting, securities compliance, acquisitions due diligence, ethics matters, and many, many other critical areas of responsibility. Unless there is a robust records management process, things can get messy fast.

    Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

    • Canada Business Corporations Act
    • Provincial business corporations, legislation
    • Confidentiality and longevity
    • Succession and seniority records
    • Board evaluation records

    Day 3

    Board Committees Framework

    The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

    Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

    Committee focus and work

    • Types of Committees
    • Committee mandate template
    • Committee reporting process and template
    • Structuring the Committee


    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 prior 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.
    • 02 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 04 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre, 130 King Street West, Exchange Tower, Toronto, ON M5X 1A9
    Register

    Day 1

    Risk and the Governance Professional

    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:

    • Enterprise Risk Management- An introduction to the “Mechanics of ERM”
    • Commercial Insurance to protect the Organization and its Directors & Officers

     The role of the Governance Professional in Board Strategy

    • Governing Principles
    • Best Practices
    • Practical Tools
    • Implementation Skills

    Day 2

    CSR, Sustainability and ESG and the role of the Board

    • Governing Principles
    • Best Practices
    • Practical Tools
    • Implementation Skill

    Advanced Financial Fundamentals

    • Governing Principles
    • Best Practices
    • Practical Tools
    • Implementation Skills 

    Day 3

    Ethics

    • Governing Principles
    • Best Practices
    • Practical Tools
    • Implementation Skills 

    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 prior 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.

    • 07 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
    Register
    After all the strategizing and planning, no one really wants to stop doing anything. Too many priorities and too little focus is a menace for most organizations today. Yet, organizations with fewer priorities are much more effective and actually accomplish more. With hilarious anecdotes and tested and proven solutions, Peter makes the case for brutal prioritization and maps out the steps for real change, real courage and the liberation that comes from doing less.

      March 2020 Cancellation Policy

      About the Speaker


      Peter Wright
      President, The Planning Group

      (Click on the speaker's name to see his biography.)

      • 23 Oct 2020
      • 8:00 AM (EDT)
      • 25 Oct 2020
      • 12:00 PM (EDT)
      • TBC, Edmonton
      Register

      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

      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

      This course covers one of the governance professional’s key skills. The governance professional is often responsible for managing the organization’s collective memory, and certainly the core memory related to the Board of Directors and the subject matters most often entrusted to the governance professional, ranging from Board meeting records, to records pertaining to directors, subsidiaries, compliance, and ranging to insider reporting, securities compliance, acquisitions due diligence, ethics matters, and many, many other critical areas of responsibility. Unless there is a robust records management process, things can get messy fast.

      Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

      • Canada Business Corporations Act
      • Provincial business corporations, legislation
      • Confidentiality and longevity
      • Succession and seniority records
      • Board evaluation records

      Day 3

      Board Committees Framework

      The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

      Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

      Committee focus and work

      • Types of Committees
      • Committee mandate template
      • Committee reporting process and template
      • Structuring the Committee


      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 prior 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.
      • 05 Nov 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
      • Webinar (EST)
      Register

      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.

      Topic Covered:

      • Minutes Fundamentals
      • Briefing Materials
      • Legalities; Rules & Regulations
      • Actions & Resolutions
      • In-Camera Meetings
      • ... and more

      Session Agenda

      • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Welcome
      • 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Presentation (working BREAK at 10:30 am)
      • 1:00 pm - Workshop Concludes

      March 2020 Cancellation Policy

      Speaker

      John Dinner
      President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services

      (Click on the speaker's name to see his biography.)

      Event Sponsor:


      • 13 Nov 2020
      • 8:00 AM (EST)
      • 15 Nov 2020
      • 12:00 PM (EST)
      • TBD
      Register

      Day 1*

      Risk and the Governance Professional

      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.

      Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

      • Enterprise Risk Management- An introduction to the “Mechanics of ERM”
      • Commercial Insurance to protect the Organization and its Directors & Officers
               

         The role of the Governance Professional in Board Strategy

        In the session, you will understand the range of your potential role in board strategy and to gain skills to map out your role with your board.


        Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

        • Background and guidelines for learning
        • Board role in strategy
        • Governance professional continuum of involvement in strategy

          Day 2*

          CSR, Sustainability and ESG and the role of the Board

          This session will equip governance professionals to ensure boards have effective practices in sustainability oversight.


          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • Sustainability drivers, trends, risks and opportunities for organizational success
          • Board best practices in sustainability oversight and the role of the governance professional

          Advanced Financial Fundamentals

          The purpose of this session will be t provide an overview of annual financial reporting cycle.

          Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

          • Financial decision making – including financing decisions, investment decisions, liquidity and working capital decisions and dividend decisions (liquidity test etc.)
          • How finance touches the various functional groups in the organization, HR, IT etc.
          • Key performance indicators
          • A deep dive on internal auditing - exploring the work of internal audit and how it can benefit the organization
          • MD&A (requirement for Boards to review, general disclosure principles)
          • Overview on ratio and financial analysis - how it can be used to monitor performance/liquidity especially when compared to prior periods
          • Overview on materiality
          • New auditor's report – significant

           


            Day 3*

            Ethics

            The purpose of this course is to ensure that governance professionals provide effective governance in their organization. This cannot exist unless Board members fulfil their roles and responsibilities with the highest standards of conduct.

            Participants will explore the following key points in depth:

            • Ethics, Dignity and Loyalty
            • Practical Tools
            • Code of Conduct
            • Whistleblower Policies and Programs
            • Conflicts of Interest
            • Entertainment, Gifts, Preferential Treatment
            • Implementation Skills: Case Studies
            *  Goverance Professionals of Canada (GPC) reserves the right to switch sessions, change start/end times and change faculty. 

            Cancellation and Refund Policy:

             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 prior 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.

            • 17 Nov 2020
            • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
            • The Albany Club 91 King Street East, Main Dining Room Toronto, ON M5C 1G3
            Register

            UPDATE: Due to the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, we will be rescheduling our Subsidiary Governance: Creating an Effective Framework event. The new date is currently pending, but will likely be in November 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

            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:

            • General counsel of a parent company  with subsidiaries
            • Legal counsel to a subsidiary entity
            • Compliance officer in a multi-entity organization
            • Executive on the board of a subsidiary company
            • Corporate secretary of a parent or subsidiary board
            • Comptroller or CFO responsible for inter-company transfers
            • Accountant responsible for tax planning
            • Internal or external auditor reviewing the internal controls of a multi-layered enterprise
            Click here for the event flyer.

            GPC Cancellation Policy

            • 27 Nov 2020
            • 8:00 AM (EST)
            • 29 Nov 2020
            • 12:00 PM (EST)
            • Toronto, WEBCAST
            Register
            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. 

            Program:

            Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

            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.

            Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

            • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
            • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
            • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
            • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
            • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
            • Duty of the corporate secretary
            • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
            • Regulators and Laws
            • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
            • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
            • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
            • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
            • Policy Management
            • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

            Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

            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

            Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

            • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
            • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

            Board Committees Framework

            The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

            Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

            Committee focus and work

            • Types of Committees
            • Committee mandate template
            • Committee reporting process and template
            • Structuring the Committee

            Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

            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.

            Faculty:

            • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
            • Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)

            • John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)

            Important Note:

            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:

            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 prior 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.

            .

            • 01 Mar 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
            • Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1B6
            Register

            UPDATE: As a result of the rapidly evolving situation and concerns surrounding the Covid-19 virus, we will be rescheduling our ESG and Climate Governance in the New Decade event. The rescheduled date is currently pending, but will likely be in March 2021. 

            March 1, 2021 has been set as a placeholder date, however, this date is NOT yet finalized. We hope to share more information and details as they become available.

            We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused. 

            Trends, Best Practices and Insights on ESG, Sustainability and Climate Governance and the Role of the Board and Governance Professional

            The governance field of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and climate change is evolving rapidly and all organizations need to sit up and take notice of the key issues.

            Get up to speed in this one-day deep dive with global thought leaders, experts and practitioners representing the full ecosystem around the board and governance professionals, in Canada and internationally.

            This program features a full day of expert panels and discussion designed for executives and professionals of all levels and organizations, and will address the following:

            • What is ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and Climate Governance and how does this relate to the board’s role?
            • What is rising to the board agenda? What new issues are boards facing and why? What can we expect in the coming decade?
            • What are the legal, investor and business cases driving boards to adopt best practices in ESG and climate governance and oversight?
            • What should sustainability practitioners, governance professionals and corporate directors know about ESG and Climate Governance?
            • What practices should competent boards have in place to build ESG and Climate Governance in their organizations from the perspective of directors and corporate secretaries?
            • How is the rest of the world responding? What are international developments and perspectives on ESG Governance and the implications for Canadian governance?
            • How are capital markets making use of ESG information and how does it affect investor decision-making?
            • What do governance professionals need to know about climate change governance?

            Click here for the event flyer.

            Who should attend:

            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 and climate risks. It is also relevant for investors, owners, and professionals involved in sustainability, CSR, risk, strategy, investor relations, or capital markets who seek to better understand and be on top of this trend.

            Speaker line-up includes:

            • Kim Baird, Owner, Kim Baird Strategic Consulting
            • Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO & Founder, Competent Boards Inc.
            • Ravipal Bains, Associate, McMillan LLP
            • Stephanie Bertels, Director, Centre for Corporate Governance and SFU Beedie School of Business and Founder, Embedding Projects
            • Jamie Bonham, Director, Corporate Engagement, NEI Investments
            • Blythe Clark, Engagement & Stewardship Analyst, Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd.
            • Jennifer Coulson, Vice President, ESG, Public Markets, BCI
            • Roopa Davé, Partner, Sustainability Services, KPMG
            • Michelle De Cordova, Principal, ESG Global Advisors
            • Monika Freyman, Director of Investor Initiatives, CERES
            • Gary Hawton, Senior Director of Client Relations, Sustainalytics
            • Argiro Kotsalis, Vice President, Legal and Chief Governance Officer, Vancouver Airport Authority
            • Carol Liao, Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar, Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia
            • Margie Parikh, Principal, On Governance Consulting, and Board Director
            • Ian Robertson, Vice President, Director, Portfolio Manager, Odlum Brown Limited and Chair of the Board, Responsible Investment Association
            • Shannon Rohan, Chief Strategy Officer, Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE)
            • Christie StephensonExecutive Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
            • Coro Strandberg, President, Strandberg Consulting and GPC advisor on Sustainability Governance
            • Andrew Sweeney, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, PH&N Institutional, RBC Global Asset Management
            • Bob Walker, ICGN
            • ... and more!


            Event Sponsor:



            • 05 Mar 2021
            • 8:00 AM (EST)
            • 07 Mar 2021
            • 12:00 PM (EST)
            • Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA, 1180 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6E4R5
            Register

            Day 1

            Risk and the Governance Professional

            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:

            • Enterprise Risk Management- An introduction to the “Mechanics of ERM”
            • Commercial Insurance to protect the Organization and its Directors & Officers

             The role of the Governance Professional in Board Strategy

            • Governing Principles
            • Best Practices
            • Practical Tools
            • Implementation Skills

            Day 2

            CSR, Sustainability and ESG and the role of the Board

            • Governing Principles
            • Best Practices
            • Practical Tools
            • Implementation Skill

            Advanced Financial Fundamentals

            • Governing Principles
            • Best Practices
            • Practical Tools
            • Implementation Skills 

            Day 3

            Ethics

            • Governing Principles
            • Best Practices
            • Practical Tools
            • Implementation Skills 

            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 prior 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.

          Past events

          19 May 2020 Practical Project Management for Governance Professionals 2.0
          07 May 2020 Governance and HR Agility: Ensuring Continuity and Recovery During a Pandemic and Beyond
          06 May 2020 Understanding Business Continuity Planning
          24 Apr 2020 The ‘New Normal’ in Governance: Managing Shifting Board Priorities in Covid Times and Beyond
          24 Apr 2020 Foundations of Governance (EDT) - Two and Half day Course
          27 Mar 2020 Postponed! Applied Governance (Ottawa) - Two and Half day Course
          23 Mar 2020 Moving to Virtual AGMs in the age of COVID-19
          20 Mar 2020 Covid-19: Governance, Risk Implications, and the Role of the Board
          11 Mar 2020 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Edmonton
          10 Mar 2020 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Calgary
          06 Mar 2020 Foundations of Governance (Edmonton) - Two and Half day Course
          06 Mar 2020 Strategic Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
          03 Mar 2020 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Vancouver
          02 Mar 2020 Innovations in Board and Director Evaluations for Sophisticated Boards
          20 Feb 2020 Carefully Crafting Bylaws: How to Proactively Simplify Governance
          11 Feb 2020 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Toronto
          27 Jan 2020 Co-op and Credit Union Governance Summit
          14 Jan 2020 Cybersecurity & Privacy Governance: The Role of the Board and Governance Professionals
          04 Dec 2019 GPC - BC local Chapter Holiday Mixer!
          03 Dec 2019 GPC Annual Holiday Cocktail Reception
          03 Dec 2019 Roles, Responsibilities and Remuneration: GPC Event Featuring GGA
          26 Nov 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Montreal
          21 Nov 2019 Governance Deep-Dive for Public Issuers in Canada
          19 Nov 2019 Practical Project Management for Governance Professionals
          07 Nov 2019 2019 Excellence in Governance Awards
          01 Nov 2019 Foundations of Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
          04 Oct 2019 Applied Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
          26 Sep 2019 Mix and Mingle Luncheon: Saskatoon Chapter Launch
          26 Sep 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Saskatoon
          25 Sep 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Winnipeg
          24 Sep 2019 Calgary Chapter Event - AGM Round-up & Networking Reception
          20 Sep 2019 Foundations of Governance (Ottawa) - Two and Half day Course
          18 Sep 2019 GPC Edmonton Chapter Event: Governance Reviews: Why it Matters
          13 Sep 2019 Strategic Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
          10 Sep 2019 GPC Not-for-Profit Governance Boot Camp
          18 Aug 2019 Profiling Your Strengths to Bring Your Best Self to the Board (Half-day Workshop)
          13 Jun 2019 Board Diversity – Are You an Agent of Change?
          12 Jun 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Halifax
          07 Jun 2019 Foundations of Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
          31 May 2019 GPC Ottawa Chapter: Conversation on Corporate D&O and Cyber Insurance
          31 May 2019 Applied Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
          27 May 2019 The Case for ESG Governance: Best Practices and Perspectives on the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Role of the Board and Governance Professional
          03 May 2019 Strategic Governance (Calgary) - Two and Half day Course
          23 Apr 2019 Edmonton Chapter Event: Artificial and Augmented Intelligence Implications - What Leaders, Governance Professionals, and Board Members Should Consider for the Future Ahead | Dinner & Round table discussion
          12 Apr 2019 Strategic Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
          04 Apr 2019 Toronto Chapter Session - #MeTooChanges: The New Workplace Reality and the Role of the Board
          22 Mar 2019 Foundations of Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
          14 Mar 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Edmonton
          07 Mar 2019 Strategy & Business Planning Boot Camp for the Governance Professional
          01 Mar 2019 Applied Governance (Calgary) - Two and Half day Course
          21 Feb 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Toronto
          13 Feb 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Montreal
          06 Feb 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Vancouver
          05 Feb 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Calgary
          04 Feb 2019 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Ottawa
          10 Jan 2019 GPC Edmonton Chapter Panel: Disclosure and Reporting for All Sectors & GPC Edmonton 2019 Kick-Off Reception
          06 Dec 2018 GPC - Annual Holiday Cocktail Reception
          29 Nov 2018 GPC Calgary Chapter Event - From Corporate Secretary to Director: Insights Across Both Sides of the Fence & Holiday Social Reception
          09 Nov 2018 Foundations of Governance (Calgary) - Two and Half day Course
          25 Oct 2018 2018 Excellence in Governance Awards
          12 Oct 2018 Strategic Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
          10 Oct 2018 Impacts of Cannabis in the Workplace: Are You Ready?
          28 Sep 2018 Applied Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
          26 Sep 2018 BC Chapter event: TSX Venture Corporate Governance Best Practices
          12 Sep 2018 Edmonton Chapter Event: I grew up and became a Governance Professional... How did that happen?
          19 Jul 2018 20th Annual Conference: The Governance Professional... 20 Years On
          19 Jun 2018 Calgary Chapter Event - Post-AGM Round-up: Keeping Current on Recent Governance and Disclosure Developments
          15 Jun 2018 Applied Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
          14 Jun 2018 BC Chapter Event: Risk Governance
          25 May 2018 Strategic Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
          25 May 2018 Foundations of Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
          23 May 2018 Edmonton Chapter Event: What Lessons Have Boards Yet to Learn - A Dinner and Round-table Discussion
          04 May 2018 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Vancouver
          27 Apr 2018 Foundations of Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
          26 Apr 2018 Edmonton Chapter Event: Increasing the Governance Professional’s Value to the Board: Insider Tips and Tricks from a Board Chair
          16 Apr 2018 BC Chapter Session: #MeToo and the Boardroom
          13 Apr 2018 Applied Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
          09 Apr 2018 Toronto Chapter Event: Director Independence, Term Limits, Tenure and More - How Canadian Organizations Manage Board Renewal
          27 Mar 2018 Organizational Culture - what is the role of the board
          22 Mar 2018 Cybersecurity Preparedness
          20 Mar 2018 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Ottawa
          13 Mar 2018 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Edmonton
          12 Mar 2018 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Calgary
          15 Feb 2018 Meetings, Minutes and Running Effective Board Meetings - Toronto
          29 Jan 2018 Board Renewal, Succession Planning and Diversity
          28 Nov 2017 Interpreting Financial Statements for the Non-Financial Governance Professional Seminar & GPC Holiday Networking Reception (Edmonton Chapter)
          27 Nov 2017 Interpreting Financial Statements for the Non-Financial Governance Professional Seminar & GPC Holiday Networking Reception (Calgary Chapter)
          21 Nov 2017 Executive Compensation Disclosure - Seminar for Governance Professionals
          17 Nov 2017 Foundations of Governance (Vancouver) - Two and Half day Course
          17 Nov 2017 GPC-EP: Module 1 - Vancouver
          03 Nov 2017 Foundations of Governance (Toronto) - Two and Half day Course
          03 Nov 2017 GPC-EP: Module 1 - Toronto
          27 Sep 2017 GPC Calgary Chapter’s fall social | Rumble in the Alley
          19 Sep 2017 Onboarding and Educating of New Directors - Edmonton
          18 Sep 2017 Best in Class Shareholder Engagement - A Chairman’s View - Toronto
          20 Aug 2017 19th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
          16 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Ottawa
          15 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Montreal
          12 Jun 2017 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Calgary
          08 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Calgary
          17 May 2017 Subsidiary Governance: A Critical Tool for Risk Management
          29 Mar 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Ottawa
          24 Mar 2017 Vancouver - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks, Presented by Aprio Inc.
          23 Mar 2017 Calgary - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks
          22 Mar 2017 Edmonton - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks
          01 Mar 2017 Webinar: Sustainability, ESG, and Corporate Social Responsibility and The Board: What Governance Professionals Should Know
          23 Feb 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Calgary
          21 Feb 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Vancouver
          31 Jan 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Toronto
          18 Jan 2017 Vancouver: Meet n' Greet Luncheon
          08 Dec 2016 Edmonton Holiday Cocktails
          08 Dec 2016 Toronto Holiday Cocktail Reception
          24 Nov 2016 Divulgation, gouvernance et communication: au coeur de la réputation des entreprises
          15 Nov 2016 EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE AWARDS
          14 Nov 2016 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
          28 Oct 2016 Trends in Governance Interactive Breakfast Seminar Presented by Donnelley Financial Solutions & GPC
          13 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Luncheon - Edmonton, Presented by ATB Financial
          12 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Reception - Calgary
          11 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Reception - Vancouver
          11 Oct 2016 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Vancouver
          04 Oct 2016 Executive Compensation Disclosure for Corporate Secretaries
          16 Jun 2016 CALGARY CHAPTER EVENT: The Corporate Secretary’s Perspective on Recent Calgary Takeover Transactions
          31 May 2016 The Role and Duties of the Corporate Secretary - CANCELLED
          18 May 2016 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
          10 May 2016 Tips & Tricks to Better Prepare Board Meeting Material
          21 Apr 2016 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Toronto
          15 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Vancouver
          14 Apr 2016 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Calgary
          05 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Calgary
          04 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Montreal
          22 Mar 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Toronto
          18 Feb 2016 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations
          14 Jan 2016 Cost saving opportunities in the corporate secretary’s office & Post-holiday reception
          24 Nov 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up And What to Expect in 2016
          03 Nov 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Webcast
          03 Nov 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
          26 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Vancouver
          25 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Calgary
          23 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Toronto
          28 May 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Vancouver
          21 May 2015 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
          17 Apr 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - WEBCAST
          17 Apr 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Toronto
          26 Jan 2015 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations - Toronto
          26 Jan 2015 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations - WEBCAST
          15 Jan 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance
          04 Dec 2014 CSCS Excellence in Governance Award Winners' Panel
          27 Nov 2014 The Board's Emerging Oversight Role in Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility - Vancouver
          03 Nov 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Webcast
          03 Nov 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
          28 Oct 2014 The Board's Must Win: CEO Succession Planning - Toronto
          18 Sep 2014 CALGARY SOCIAL EVENT- LAWN BOWLING
          19 Jun 2014 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: 2014 Annual Shareholder Meetings
          02 Jun 2014 Enterprise Risk Management for Corporate Secretaries
          29 May 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Calgary
          29 May 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Calgary
          28 Apr 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Vancouver
          25 Apr 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Vancouver
          25 Apr 2014 Governance Boot Camp for Mining Organizations - Vancouver
          09 Apr 2014 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
          12 Mar 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Calgary
          06 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Vancouver
          04 Mar 2014 Governance Boot Camp for Mining Organizations - Toronto
          04 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Calgary
          03 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Toronto
          04 Feb 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Toronto
          04 Feb 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Toronto
          23 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Co-Ops
          23 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Privately Held Companies
          22 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
          22 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporations
          04 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Toronto Power Breakfast
          03 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Calgary Power Breakfast - CANCELLED
          02 Dec 2013 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: Option Trading, Dark Pools and more for Corporate Secretaries
          02 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Vancouver Power Breakfast
          21 Nov 2013 Corporate Governance and Accountability
          07 Nov 2013 Meet and Greet Toronto
          06 Nov 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Small- to Mid-cap Issuers
          30 Oct 2013 Directors' and Officers Liability: Toronto Breakfast Event
          29 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Large- to Mega-cap Issuers
          21 Oct 2013 Vancouver: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
          18 Oct 2013 Calgary: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
          17 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Co-Ops
          17 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call for Privately Held Companies
          16 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
          16 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporations
          15 Oct 2013 Toronto: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
          10 Oct 2013 Montreal: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
          04 Oct 2013 Directors' and Officers Liability: Edmonton Breakfast Event
          03 Oct 2013 Directors and Officers Liability: Calgary Breakfast Event
          02 Oct 2013 Directors and Officers Liability: Vancouver Breakfast Event
          16 Sep 2013 Disclosure Requirements Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management
          18 Aug 2013 Excellence In Governance Awards Reception & Dinner
          18 Aug 2013 15th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
          20 Jun 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Toronto
          18 Jun 2013 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: Shareholder Activism
          14 Jun 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Toronto
          03 Jun 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Calgary
          31 May 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Vancouver
          23 May 2013 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary - Vancouver
          23 May 2013 Meet and Greet Vancouver
          20 Mar 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Vancouver
          18 Mar 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Calgary
          14 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Large Issuers
          14 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Private Sector
          13 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Small & Medium Size Issuers
          13 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
          12 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporation
          06 Dec 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Calgary
          05 Dec 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Vancouver
          29 Nov 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Toronto
          22 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Private Companies
          20 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Small & Medium Size Issuers
          20 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Calls for Large Issuers
          13 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Crown Corporations
          13 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Not-for-Profit Organizations
          19 Aug 2012 14th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
          12 Jun 2012 Discussion on Governance in Times of Crisis | Discussion sur la gouvernance en temps de crise
          29 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Edmonton
          28 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Calgary
          25 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Vancouver
          23 May 2012 The Canadian Institute’s National Forum on Protecting and Defending the Board
          14 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Toronto
          05 Dec 2011 Alberta Chapter of CSCS: Annual Christmas Cocktail Reception and Update on Shareholder Democracy Issues
          22 Nov 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Calgary
          21 Nov 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Vancouver
          25 Oct 2011 CSCS Alberta Chapter: Panel Discussion on the Proposed National Instrument 51-103
          24 Oct 2011 CSCS 2011 SHAREHOLDER DEMOCRACY SUMMIT
          13 Oct 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Toronto
          08 Aug 2011 CSCS Webinar - Planning to Network
          20 Jun 2011 CSCS Calgary Chapter: AGM Roundtable Discussion & 1st Annual CSCS Calgary Chapter Golf Classic
          18 May 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Edmonton
          05 May 2011 CSCS Calgary Chapter: Discussion on Directors’ Compensation and Executive Compensation Trends & Policies
          09 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Ottawa
          07 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Toronto
          03 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Calgary
          01 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Vancouver
          01 Jan 2011 CSCS 12th Annual Corporate Governance Conference - WEBINAR NOW AVAILABLE
          26 Nov 2010 CSCS Practical Workshop / Toronto
          24 Nov 2010 CSCS Practical Workshop / Ottawa

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