Risk Watch: Thought Leadership on Risk and Governance (Fall 2014) is now available!

This triannual journal presents original articles by global thinkers and practitioners on risk management and corporate governance.


Congratulations to Lloyd Komori, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C., A.C.C. and Ash Sahi, C.Dir.

Our graduates are listed in the Diversity 50 – Canada's Most Diverse and Eligible Board Candidates by the Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC).


Canadian Securities Regulators Finalize Rule Amendments Regarding Disclosure of Women on Boards and in Senior Management

Rule amendments will come into effect on December 31, 2014.


Perspectives on Board Diversity Report

Catherine Gardiner, C.Dir., Director, The Directors College and Simon Cotsman, Research Assistant, The Conference Board of Canada have released a new report on the hot topic of board diversity. This report explores possible solutions to the fact that women are still underrepresented on Canadian boards of directors.


Save the Date!

Our Annual Graduation and Alumni Event will be held on March 26, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel, 225 Front St W (Toronto, ON).


Effecting Behavioural Change in the Workplace

On January 27, 2015, join Peter Gardiner-Harding, Behavioural Learning Coach, The Directors College for this Knowledge @ DeGroote Seminar. Experience the power of experiential learning in increasing awareness and the way attendees can help themselves and others change their behaviours.


The Directors College

Delivering Canada’s University Accredited Chartered Director Development Program

Download The Directors College Program Calendar

The Directors College Chartered Director (C.Dir.) Program delivers an accredited corporate director development program that leads to a university designation Chartered Director (C.Dir.). It is a 5 Module residential program that is designed to create an environment for innovative and independent thinking.

In each module, participants learn concepts and best practices from a practitioner; discover what leading boards are doing today from experienced chairs and CEOs (in residence at The Directors College); and apply this knowledge immediately in case studies, behavioral sessions and simulations.

Participants will appreciate the flexibility of choosing the modules they wish to participate in, around their own schedules. This allows completion of the program at a customized pace and provides a broader network for relationship-building opportunities.

The program is residential and off-site to encourage more comprehensive and diverse learning.

Registration fee: $4,120 per module (total of $20,600 [HST exempt]). The fee includes all sessions over the 2¼-day period (a total of 125 hours for all five modules), all program materials, all meals and accommodation during the session, and the proctored exam.

Register Now!

Specialized Programs

The Directors College also offers specialized programs and courses tailored to the needs of board and committee chairs and members who want to learn how leading corporations apply the latest corporate governance principles, practices and insights.

Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C.) Program
Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified (H.R.C.C.C.) Program


The Directors College and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) of Université Laval have a reciprocal agreement, whereby their respective designations Chartered Director C.Dir. and Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) are recognized as equivalent.