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    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 01 Sep 2022
    • Check Specific Module delivery location
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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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    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Club Saint-James, 1145 avenue Union, Montréal QC H3B 3C2
    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.

    Topics Covered:

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

    Session Agenda

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

    Presenter: Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir, Principal, governance and compliance solutions, Adjunct Professor, John Molson School of Business

    This session qualifies for 4.0 GECs.

    Event Sponsor:

    Please note this is a green event - presentation packages will not be handed out. Only electronic copies will be emailed prior to event.


    GPC Course Cancelation Policy

    Governance Professionals of Canada’s policy on payment and registration changes is designed to be flexible. We are committing to doing our best to accommodate you within the limits of this policy. 

    Governance Professionals of Canada reserves the right to:

    • Cancel a course due to low registration or unforeseen circumstances
    • Substitute a speaker or facilitator due to unforeseen circumstances
    • Make changes to this policy and to registration fees without notice
    Unforeseen circumstances could constitute:
    •  Adverse weather conditions
    • Speaker illness or family emergency
    • Other extenuating circumstances

    If the anticipated minimum registration has not been met within four days of a session start date, or if any unforeseen circumstances occur, GPC may elect to cancel or reschedule the session.  In this event, registrants will be notified immediately, and any fees already paid and received by GPC can be either refunded or re-allocated to the rescheduled session, or as a credit toward another GPC event or course. GPC shall not be responsible for any other costs incurred by the participants other than their registration fees.

    Refund & Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations must be received in writing a minimum 7 days prior to the date of the event to be eligible for a refund or a credit. All refunds or credits are subject to a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the minimum 7 days timeframe.

    If you register for an event and do not attend, or cancel within 7 days of the event, you are liable for the full event fee. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another individual. Note, if there are any fee differences associated with a substitution registration type (example: member versus non-member pricing), the price differential would be credited or charged accordingly.

    All refunds and cancellation requests should be emailed to events@gpcanada.org.


    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Spoke Club, 600 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M3
    Register

    Global Governance Advisors (“GGA”) is partnering with the Governance Professionals of Canada (“GPC”) to publish the Report on Governance Professionals Responsibilities & Remuneration. This year’s report continued to examine governance professional roles, responsibilities and compensation among member organizations. This detailed report provides unique insights and in-depth data and analysis to assist in benchmarking organizations' governance professional remuneration practices, roles and responsibilities.  

    Join Panelists, Lynn Beauregard, Paul Gryglewicz and Peter Landers in a discussion addressing this report and much more. The panel will also analyze ISS guideline updates and trends surrounding disclosures, proposed implementation and changes to current Canadian stock option rules and how to prepare for them.

    Agenda

    1. The evolution of the governance professional and current trends in compensation and responsibilities
    2. The impact of technology in the boardroom
    3. ISS guideline update and trends surrounding disclosures
    4. Proposed implementation and changes to current Canadian stock option rules and how to effectively prepare for these stock option rule changes
    5. How the Canadian stock option rules might impact compensation and the attraction, retention and motivation of high-performing executive teams

    Following our informative webinar, we will be hosting a free Holiday Reception. Please join us for the fesitivities.

    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Spoke Club, 600 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M3
    Register

    You are cordially invited to the Governance Professionals of Canada's Holiday Cocktail Reception.

    Please join us in celebrating the holiday season, network with your peers and enjoy great holiday music with our musical guest David Johanns.

    Please also consider attending our informative webinar prior to our Annual Holiday Cocktail Reception on Roles, Responsibilities and Remuneration.


    • 04 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • St. Regis Bar & Grill | 608 Dunsmuir St. | Vancouver, BC | V6B 1Y6
    Register

    Please join us for the Governance Professionals of Canada BC Local Chapter Holiday Mixer at  St. Regis Bar & Grill,  608 Dunsmuir St.

    Enjoy a beverage and nibbles with fellow governance professionals while toasting this festive season, and the coming New Year!

    Please RSVP by November 28th

    • 14 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • TMX EY Tower, 100 Adelaide Street West, 6th floor, Toronto, Ontario
    Register

    This session explores the essential links between cybersecurity, privacy and  corporate governance. Governance professionals have the opportunity to assess the risks and links with performance and discuss what boards should do when a breach occurs, what incident response capabilities are there. This session will also explore theoretical and approaches to cyber threat management, as well as privacy breaches.

    Agenda 

    Cybersecurity Governance: Morning Training Itinerary

    The morning cybersecurity session will equip participants to proactively outline essential frameworks and prepare for upcoming risks.

    Main takeaways include:

    • An understanding of the cybersecurity mandate for boards
    • An outlined defence-in-depth governance strategy
    • Key cybersecurity questions directors should ask
    • Game of Threats: cybersecurity incident response interactive role-play

    Privacy Threats: Afternoon Training Itinerary

    • 1:00 – 1:45 pm
      Data Opportunities Overview: Risk Assessment; Regulatory Environment Outline, What Leaders are Doing

      Speaker: Jordan Prokopky, Partner, Cybersecurity & Privacy, National Privacy Practice Leader, PwC

    • 2:00 – 2:45 pm
    Tabletop Exercise
    • 2:45 - 3:00 pm:
      Coffee Break
    • 3:00-4:00 
    Roundtable Discussion
    Moderator: Jordan Prokopky, Partner, Cybersecurity & Privacy, National Privacy Practice Leader, PwC

    Speakers: Pam Snively, Chief Data & Trust Officer, TELUS; Peter Cullen, Executive Director of Information Accountability Foundation; Ann Cavoukian, Creator of Privacy by Design and Former Ontario Privacy Commissioner


    Presenting Sponsor



    Event Sponsors

     


    GPC Course Cancelation Policy

    Governance Professionals of Canada’s policy on payment and registration changes is designed to be flexible. We are committing to doing our best to accommodate you within the limits of this policy. 

    Governance Professionals of Canada reserves the right to:

    • Cancel a course due to low registration or unforeseen circumstances
    • Substitute a speaker or facilitator due to unforeseen circumstances
    • Make changes to this policy and to registration fees without notice
    Unforeseen circumstances could constitute:
    •  Adverse weather conditions
    • Speaker illness or family emergency
    • Other extenuating circumstances

    If the anticipated minimum registration has not been met within four days of a session start date, or if any unforeseen circumstances occur, GPC may elect to cancel or reschedule the session.  In this event, registrants will be notified immediately, and any fees already paid and received by GPC can be either refunded or re-allocated to the rescheduled session, or as a credit toward another GPC event or course. GPC shall not be responsible for any other costs incurred by the participants other than their registration fees.


    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Terminal City Club, 837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6
    Register

    Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) is pleased to bring together this first-ever forum, targeting the relevant and unique governance concerns within the co-operative and credit union sector.

    This summit highlights the important issues facing these unique industries, and the key governance frameworks needed to undergird company processes, efficiencies and effectiveness.

    This Co-Op and Credit Union Governance Summit will gather key subject matter experts as well as practitioners for a full day of panels, roundtable discussions and networking.

    Who Should attend?

    This conference is for Chief Executive Officers, governance professionals, corporate secretaries and senior managers working within the credit union and co-operative organizations. 

    Agenda

    Key topics to be covered include :

    • Life in a Federation - independence vs efficiency
    • Social Media and Membership Engagement in Co-Ops and CUs
    • Best Practices: What sets Governance Apart for Co-ops and Credit Unions
    • Co-operative Identity and Isomorphism
    • How Board Composition is Evolving
    • The challenges of recruiting directors in the credit union and co-op industry
    • The role of governance professionals in the credit union and co-op industries
    • How are *governance frameworks evolving?

    Speaker Line-up includes:

    • Julie Breuer, Vice-President, Member Relations and Stakeholder Engagement, Central and 1 Credit Union
    • Brigitte Catellier, Vice-President, Corporate Governance, Meridian Credit Union
    • Matt Fullbrook, Manager, David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation, Rotman School of Management
    • Murray Fulton, Fellow in Co-operatives and Public Policy; Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
    • John Jennings, Director, Watson Inc.
    • Shona McGlashan, Vice-President, Governance, and Corporate Secretary, Vancity
    • Marc-Andre Pigeon, Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; Director, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
    • Dionne Pohler, Fellow in Co-operative Study and Governance; Assistant Professor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources Woodsworth College University of Toronto
    • Wayne Schatz, Vice-President and General Counsel, The Co-operators
    • Sheldon Stener, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Strategy, Federated Co-operatives Limited
    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Albany Club, 91 King St. E., Toronto, ON
    Register

    The Institute on Governance has designed a one-day course to help the professional staff of crowns, agencies and other distributed governance organizations better understand the principles and practices of good public sector governance and how to help their organizations, and their boards, succeed in changing times.


    Introduction to Public Sector Governance

    •  What is Governance?
    • Principles of Good Governance
    • Public vs Private Governance
    • Distributive Governance

    Emerging Issues in Public Sector Governance

    • Challenges of a Public Sector Board
    • Rise of Digital Technology and Social Media
    • A More Complex and intense Policy Environment
    • Evolving Citizen Expectations

    Supporting Public Sector Boards

    • Challenges facing the Public Sector
    • Understanding your Roles and Responsibilities
    • Building and Maintaining Positive and Appropriate Relationships across the Governance Ecosystem

    Public Stewardship

    • Overview of Canada’s version of the Westminster Model
    • Legislative Oversight
    • Officers of the Parliament/Legislatures
    • Ministerial Government
    • The Role of Cabinet
    • Policy Decision-Making
    Fiduciary Duties
    • What are Fiduciary Responsibilities?
    • Financial Management, Oversight and Responsibilities
    • Role of Boards vs Professional Staff
    • Ethical Behaviour and Conflicts of Interest

    CASE STUDIES

    • Case Study for Team and Plenary Discussions
    Risk Management
    • Understanding Risk
    • Risk in the Public Sector
    • Different Levels of Risk
    • Appropriate Risk Management

    CASE STUDIES

    • Case Study for Team and Plenary Discussions

    Keys to Success

    • Conclusions and Key Take-Aways



      About the Speaker

      Brad Graham

      Vice President, Toronto

      The Institute on Governance


      Brad Graham is Vice President, Toronto, at the Institute on Governance (IOG) and a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and at the University of Toronto. 

      At the Institute on Governance, Brad delivers the mandatory training for all Ontario provincial appointees to agencies, boards and commissions. The session explores topics such as public sector governance, accountability, public stewardship, fiduciary responsibilities, risk management, and how to succeed in an ever-changing governance landscape.

      Brad Graham spent 25 years in the Ontario Public Service in a variety of senior leadership positions. His areas of expertise include public sector governance, fiscal policy, health care policy, economics, and growth planning.

      In his position as the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ontario Growth Secretariat, with the Ministry Public Infrastructure he provided leadership for the government’s award-winning Places to Grow initiative including the development and implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Leading since its inception, their work has received national and international acclaim through numerous awards including the American Planning Association’s Daniel Burnham Award, an Award for Planning Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners, the first ever Leonard Gertler Award of Distinction from the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and the Canadian Urban Institute’s 2008 Urban Leadership Award. Brad has also been awarded Ontario’s Amethyst Award for excellence in public service.

      Brad Graham was also Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Research and Innovation and with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. He also held senior positions at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the Premier’s Council on Health, and the Ministry of Finance.

      • 11 Feb 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • The Albany Club, 91 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1G3
      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 Registration & Breakfast
      • 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Presentation (working BREAK at 10:30 am)
      • 1:00 pm - Workshop Concludes

      Presenter: John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services

      This session qualifies for 4.0 GECs.

      Event Sponsor:

      Please note this is a green event - presentation packages will not be handed out. Only electronic copies will be emailed prior to event.


      GPC Course Cancelation Policy

      Governance Professionals of Canada’s policy on payment and registration changes is designed to be flexible. We are committing to doing our best to accommodate you within the limits of this policy. 

      Governance Professionals of Canada reserves the right to:

      • Cancel a course due to low registration or unforeseen circumstances
      • Substitute a speaker or facilitator due to unforeseen circumstances
      • Make changes to this policy and to registration fees without notice
      Unforeseen circumstances could constitute:
      •  Adverse weather conditions
      • Speaker illness or family emergency
      • Other extenuating circumstances

      If the anticipated minimum registration has not been met within four days of a session start date, or if any unforeseen circumstances occur, GPC may elect to cancel or reschedule the session.  In this event, registrants will be notified immediately, and any fees already paid and received by GPC can be either refunded or re-allocated to the rescheduled session, or as a credit toward another GPC event or course. GPC shall not be responsible for any other costs incurred by the participants other than their registration fees.

      Refund & Cancellation Policy

      Cancellations must be received in writing a minimum 7 days prior to the date of the event to be eligible for a refund or a credit. All refunds or credits are subject to a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the minimum 7 days timeframe.

      If you register for an event and do not attend, or cancel within 7 days of the event, you are liable for the full event fee. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another individual. Note, if there are any fee differences associated with a substitution registration type (example: member versus non-member pricing), the price differential would be credited or charged accordingly.

      All refunds and cancellation requests should be emailed to events@gpcanada.org.


      • 03 Mar 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
      • Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1B6
      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 Registration & Breakfast
      • 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Presentation (working BREAK at 10:30 am)
      • 1:00 pm - Workshop Concludes

      Presenter: John Dinner, PresidentJohn T. Dinner Board Governance Services

      This session qualifies for 4.0 GECs.

      Event Sponsor:


      Please note this is a green event - presentation packages will not be handed out. Only electronic copies will be emailed prior to the event.


      GPC Course cancelation Policy

      Governance Professionals of Canada’s policy on payment and registration changes is designed to be flexible. We are committing to doing our best to accommodate you within the limits of this policy. 

      Governance Professionals of Canada reserves the right to:

      • ·       Cancel a course due to low registration or unforeseen circumstances
      • ·       Substitute a speaker or facilitator due to unforeseen circumstances
      • ·       Make changes to this policy and to registration fees without notice
      • Unforeseen circumstances could constitute:
      • ·       Adverse weather conditions
      • ·       Speaker illness or family emergency
      • ·       Other extenuating circumstances

      If the anticipated minimum registration has not been met within four days of a session start date, or if any unforeseen circumstances occur, GPC may elect to cancel or reschedule the session.  In this event, registrants will be notified immediately, and any fees already paid and received by GPC can be either refunded or re-allocated to the rescheduled session, or as a credit toward another GPC event or course. GPC shall not be responsible for any other costs incurred by the participants other than their registration fees.


      Individual Refund & Cancellation Policy

      Cancellations must be received in writing a minimum 7 days prior to the date of the event to be eligible for a refund or a credit. All refunds or credits are subject to a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the minimum 7 days timeframe.

      If you register for an event and do not attend, or cancel within 7 days of the event, you are liable for the full event fee. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another individual. Note, if there are any fee differences associated with a substitution registration type (example: member versus non-member pricing), the price differential would be credited or charged accordingly.

      All refunds and cancellation requests should be emailed to events@gpcanada.org.

      • 06 Mar 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • 08 Mar 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • Edmonton, TBC
      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

      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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      • 06 Mar 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • 08 Mar 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • Vancouver, TBC
      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.

      • 10 Mar 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
      • Calgary Petroleum Club, 319 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0L5
      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.

      Topics Covered:

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

      Session Agenda

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

      Presenter: John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services

      This session qualifies for 4.0 GECs.

      Event Sponsor:


      GPC Course cancelation Policy

      Governance Professionals of Canada’s policy on payment and registration changes is designed to be flexible. We are committing to doing our best to accommodate you within the limits of this policy. 

      Governance Professionals of Canada reserves the right to:

      • Cancel a course due to low registration or unforeseen circumstances
      • Substitute a speaker or facilitator due to unforeseen circumstances
      • Make changes to this policy and to registration fees without notice
      Unforeseen circumstances could constitute:
      • Adverse weather conditions
      • Speaker illness or family emergency
      • Other extenuating circumstances

      If the anticipated minimum registration has not been met within four days of a session start date, or if any unforeseen circumstances occur, GPC may elect to cancel or reschedule the session.  In this event, registrants will be notified immediately, and any fees already paid and received by GPC can be either refunded or re-allocated to the rescheduled session, or as a credit toward another GPC event or course. GPC shall not be responsible for any other costs incurred by the participants other than their registration fees.

      Individual Refund & Cancellation Policy

      Cancellations must be received in writing a minimum 7 days prior to the date of the event to be eligible for a refund or a credit. All refunds or credits are subject to a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the minimum 7 days timeframe.

      If you register for an event and do not attend, or cancel within 7 days of the event, you are liable for the full event fee. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another individual. Note, if there are any fee differences associated with a substitution registration type (example: member versus non-member pricing), the price differential would be credited or charged accordingly.

      All refunds and cancellation requests should be emailed to events@gpcanada.org. 


      • 11 Mar 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
      • ATB Place, 2100-10020 100 Street NW, Room TBD, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3
      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.

      Topics Covered:

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

      Session Agenda

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

      Presenter: Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir, Principal, governance and compliance solutions, Adjunct Professor, John Molson School of Business

      This session qualifies for 4.0 GECs.

      Event Sponsor:

      Please note this is a green event - presentation packages will not be handed out. Only electronic copies will be emailed prior to event.


      GPC Course cancelation Policy

      Governance Professionals of Canada’s policy on payment and registration changes is designed to be flexible. We are committing to doing our best to accommodate you within the limits of this policy. 

      Governance Professionals of Canada reserves the right to:

      • Cancel a course due to low registration or unforeseen circumstances
      • Substitute a speaker or facilitator due to unforeseen circumstances
      • Make changes to this policy and to registration fees without notice
      Unforeseen circumstances could constitute:
      • Adverse weather conditions
      • Speaker illness or family emergency
      • Other extenuating circumstances

      If the anticipated minimum registration has not been met within four days of a session start date, or if any unforeseen circumstances occur, GPC may elect to cancel or reschedule the session.  In this event, registrants will be notified immediately, and any fees already paid and received by GPC can be either refunded or re-allocated to the rescheduled session, or as a credit toward another GPC event or course. GPC shall not be responsible for any other costs incurred by the participants other than their registration fees.

      Individual Refund & Cancellation Policy

      Cancellations must be received in writing a minimum 7 days prior to the date of the event to be eligible for a refund or a credit. All refunds or credits are subject to a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the minimum 7 days timeframe.

      If you register for an event and do not attend, or cancel within 7 days of the event, you are liable for the full event fee. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another individual. Note, if there are any fee differences associated with a substitution registration type (example: member versus non-member pricing), the price differential would be credited or charged accordingly.

      All refunds and cancellation requests should be emailed to events@gpcanada.org. 


      • 27 Mar 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • 29 Mar 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • TBC, 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

      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.
      • 24 Apr 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • 26 Apr 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre, 130 King Street West, Exchange Tower, Toronto, ON M5X 1A9
      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

      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.

      .

      • 29 May 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • 31 May 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • Vancouver, TBC
      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

      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.

      .

      • 12 Jun 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • 14 Jun 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre, 130 King Street West, Exchange Tower, Toronto, ON M5X 1A9
      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.
      • 18 Sep 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • 20 Sep 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • TBC, Vancouver
      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
      • 04 Oct 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • 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.

      • 23 Oct 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • 25 Oct 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • 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 Mar 2021
      • 8:00 AM
      • 07 Mar 2021
      • 12:00 PM
      • TBC, Vancouver
      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

    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 - WEBCAST
    26 Jan 2015 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations - Toronto
    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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