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.


John Dalla Costa, faculty of The Directors College and Founding Director of the Centre for Ethical Orientation

His article A Call to Recalibrate Corporate Values was originally published in the Globe and Mail on September 2, 2014.


The Chartered Director Program is offered in Vancouver!

You can register for the program in Vancouver, BC delivered in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.


Spotlight on Gil Bennett

Find out more about the man behind the prestigious award: Gil Bennett shares his story about where he started, and how it got him to where he is today.


Let's talk with our alumni

We interviewed Archie Thomas, a C.Dir. graduate and faculty member, about the importance of director education and the various benefits of The Chartered Director Program.


Andrew Poprawa, C.Dir., Gil Bennett Gold Standard Award Winner and DC Faculty Member

Listen to Mr. Poprawa tell why he selected The Directors College for director education.


Risk Watch: Thought Leadership on Risk and Governance (Spring 2014)

In this issue, DC faculty member John Fraser, Senior Vice-President, Internal Audit, at Hydro One Networks Inc., shares some of his notable activities during 2013.


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.

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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.