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    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 01 Sep 2022
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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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    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:20 PM (PST)
    • Terminal City Club, 837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6
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    Insights on Boards, culture, member engagement and more.

    The Co-operative and Credit Union Governance Summit is designed with leaders in mind. This Summit is intended to provide board members, senior leaders and governance practitioners strategic insights and inform governance best practices. The event will explore current and emerging governance issues relevant to co-operatives and credit unions. Equipped with the latest research and in-depth knowledge, our speakers will share their expertise with real-world examples, thought-provoking presentations and engage participants in stimulating discussion. This conference is for Chief Executive Officers, Governance Professionals, Corporate Secretaries, Directors and Senior Managers working within the credit union and co-operative organizations.

    Join us to connect, network and learn with your sector peers from across Canada..  

    Who Should attend?

    This conference is for Chief Executive Officers, governance professionals, directors, 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?
    Click here for detailed Agenda!

    Speaker Line-up includes:

    • Bob Armstrong, Board Chair, Coast Capital Savings
    • Carmel Bellamy, Associate Vice-President, Governance and Corporate Secretary, The Co-operators Group Limited
    • Julie Breuer, Vice-President, Member Relations and Stakeholder Engagement, Central 1 Credit Union
    • Brigitte Catellier, Vice-President, Corporate Governance, Meridian Credit Union
    • Korinne Collins, Vice-President, Professional Development and Events, Canadian Credit Union Association
    • Meg Comiskey, Manager, Corporate Governance and Board Secretariat, Vancouver Airport Authority
    • Matt Fullbrook, Manager, David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation, Rotman School of Management
    • Murray Fulton, Co-operative Retailing System Chair in Co-operative Governance; Fellow in Co-operatives and Public Policy at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
    • 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, Associate Professor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources and Rotman Management, University of Toronto
    • Wayne Schatz, Vice-President and General Counsel, (Operations and Distribution) The Co-operators Group Limited
    • Sheldon Stener, Q.C. General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Strategy, Federated Co-operatives Limited
    • Coro Strandberg, President, Strandberg Consulting
    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Albany Club, 91 King St. E., Toronto, ON
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    In partnership with the Institute on Governance, GPC 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 Study for Team and Plenary Discussions

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


      • 20 Feb 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • The Albany Club, 91 King St. E., Toronto, ON
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      If governance is seen as the sum of processes and structures put in place to maximize the success of an organization, while ensuring compliance with its legislative and regulatory obligations, then Bylaws should be the first place where to carefully embed sound governance practices.

      When optimized on a continuous basis, bylaws can help an organization thrive and prevent problems from becoming unmanageable. In this session, participants will review how custom bylaws are crafted to help an organization operating in a complex context to grow and thrive.

      OBJECTIVES / KEY DELIVERABLES

      1. Know what is the key content of bylaws
      2. Assess the merits of being specific v. general when drafting bylaws
      3. Understand the Bylaws content in relation to Directors, Officers, Meetings and more

      SPEAKER:

      PATRICK CORMIER

      Patrick Cormier is the former Vice President (Digital Transformation) at Solutions Notarius Inc., a Montreal-based company providing high reliability digital signatures to professionals and organizations throughout Canada. In the period 2011 to early 2014, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre for Court Technology - Centre canadien de technologie judiciaire (CCCT-CCTJ). He also currently serves as Chair of the Innovation Experts Committee of DIACC - the Digital ID & Authentication Canadian Council. Mr. Cormier is a regular conference speaker on digital transformation, information management and the law. He also provided continuous legal education to judges and members of the Justice sector across the country.  (click here for detailed bio.)

      • 27 Feb 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Club Saint-James, 1145 Union Avenue Montreal, Quebec CANADA H3B 3C2
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      La gouvernance assure le respect des obligations législatives et réglementaires. Si la gouvernance est considérée comme étant la somme des processus et des structures mise en place pour maximiser le succès d’une organisation, alors les règlements sont là où sa pratique peut être soigneusement élaborée à sa base.

      Les règlements optimisés de façon continue, peuvent vraiment aider une organisation à prospérer et empêcher les problèmes de devenir ingérables. Au cours de cette session, les participants examinent comment les règlements personnalisés sont élaborés pour aider une organisation opérant dans un context complexe, à se développer et prospèrer.

      Parrainé par:


      • 02 Mar 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • The Albany Club, 91 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1G3
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      Innovations in Board and Director Evaluations for Sophisticated Boards

      Board members are typically highly accomplished businesspeople who have a track record of jaw-dropping achievements. So how can boards empower their directors in terms of board and director evaluations.  More sophisticated directors are increasingly demanding more from their board and individual director evaluation processes. Beverly Behan, who routinely works with boards in the S&P1500, Fortune 500 and other public company boards in the US, Canada and around the world, will lead a discussion on the latest innovations in board and director evaluations.

      Key Subjects include: 

      • Creating Board 2.0
      • A new approach that blows the socks off any skills matrix and creates boards that many Chairs and CEOs can only dream about
      • The New Director 360
      • A dynamite new offering designed in 2019 for a Fortune 100 board that included an icon of American business –the final stage in a truly world-class director onboarding program
      • Board composition benchmarking
      • An attention-getter that uses your compensation peer group in a brand-new way

      Presenter:

      Beverly Behan
      President, Board Advisor, LLC.

      Beverly Behan has worked with over 175 Boards of Directors over the past twenty years, ranging from recent IPOs to the Fortune 500 - from New York and Toronto to Bogota, Kuala Lumpur and Tel Aviv. Her clients are typically boards that want to get to the top of their game – and stay there. While she has “never met a board she couldn’t make even better”, this can range from initiatives primarily designed to keep a great board vibrant to more significant changes designed to very tangibly take a board “from good to great”.

      Beverly’s work in board and director evaluations dates to 1996, when she conducted the first individual director evaluation ever conducted by a major North American company board, the Bank of Montreal. Since that time, she’s undertaken this work for dozens of boards around the world, including one of the largest conglomerates in Southeast Asia, a major global company based in the Middle East, large family controlled companies in Latin America and dozens of boards of public and private companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. She also authored “Board and Director Evaluations in the 21st Century” for the Conference Board of Canada (April, 2015) and subsequently released a US version which was featured on the Nasdaq’s website and in The Corporate Board magazine.

      For the past 5 years, a significant part of her consulting practice has also involved working with boards to design an effective CEO succession planning process, arguably the board’s single most important decision. She also regularly works with companies looking to redesign their board composition either due to a change in strategic direction, an IPO or other factors and with new CEOs seeking to establish a highly constructive working relationship with their board.

      Beverly’s last book “Great Companies Deserve Great Boards: A CEO’s Guide to the Boardroom” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) was named Governance Book of the Year in the United States by Directors & Boards magazine and ranked #1 for 4 weeks on the Globe & Mail’s business best-seller list. She has also been quoted as an expert in corporate governance and board effectiveness by The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, CBS Marketwatch, The Times of London and many other publications. She served as a regular columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek on board related issues (“The Boardroom”) from 2007-2011 and a columnist for LISTED (The Toronto Stock Exchange magazine) from 2014 -2017.

      Beverly is a native of Canada who has dual US citizenship and resides in New York City.


      Andrew Blott,
      Chairman of the Board, Service Inspired Restaurants

      Andrew Blott was named Chairman of the Board of Service Inspired Restaurants (SIR) in 2019.   SIR is a privately-held Canadian restaurant chain that includes the brands Jack Astor’s, Scaddabush and Reds.  The company has a board of 10 – comprised of 7 long-standing directors, including Chief Executive Officer and company founder, Peter Fowler, and 3 new directors joining the board in 2020.  As Chairman, Andrew successfully led the search for SIR’s three new board members and accomplished this within 6 months of the board deciding to recruit - and agreeing on director recruitment priorities -  the outcome of a comprehensive board evaluation process undertaken in 2019.

      Andrew also serves as a director of Apache Industrial Services (an industry leading US industrial services provider), Skyway Canada Limited (an industry leading Canadian scaffolding services provider), Lone Start Texas Grill (a Texas-themed Canadian restaurant chain) and RailCrew Xpress (an industry leading provider of logistics services to the US Class One railways). 

      Andrew is a partner in Quantum Capital which he founded in 2004 and has led the firm’s investments in Apache, Skyway, RailCrew Xpress and Don Best Sports.  Previously, he was financial advisor on behalf of Borealis Capital (now OMERS infrastructure) to value, structure and underwrite Canada’s first and second “Public-to-Private Partnership (P3)” healthcare initiatives. Earlier in his career, Andrew spent 10 years on Wall Street originating and structuring leveraged buyouts, M&A and leveraged finance transactions at firms including Credit Suisse First Boston, Salomon Smith Barney, Banc of America Securities and CIBC World Markets. 

      He is a member of the Maple Leaf Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.

      • 03 Mar 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
      • Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1B6
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      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
      • Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA, 10155 105th St. Edmonton, AB, T5J 1E2
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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

      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
      • Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA, 1180 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6E4R5
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      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 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
        • 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5K8
        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
        • Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA, 1180 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6E4R5
        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
        • 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
        • 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.
        • 13 Nov 2020
        • 8:00 AM
        • 15 Nov 2020
        • 12:00 PM
        • 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.

              • 05 Mar 2021
              • 8:00 AM
              • 07 Mar 2021
              • 12:00 PM
              • 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

            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 - 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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