Our Signature Chartered Director Program

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This program is residential, maximizing your opportunities to network and learn among peers. The 5 modules are varied and engaging, combining lectures, interactive working sessions, and case studies.

Audit Committee Certified Program

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This specialized program enables you to perform effectively on board audit committees. The program is taught in two sequential parts.

HR and Compensation Committee Certified Program

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This is an exceptional opportunity to learn how the board’s HR and compensation committee aligns HR processes, risk, and culture to an organization’s business strategy.

Program Dates: Ontario


Accountability and Change: Module 1
Sep 22–24 | Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON


Oversight and Finance: Module 3
Oct 20–22 | Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON


Communication and Social Responsibility: Module 4
Nov 24–26 | Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Program Dates: Vancouver


Leadership and Strategy: Module 2
Sept 15–17 | Vancouver, BC


Communication and Social Responsibility: Module 4
Oct 6–8 | Vancouver, BC


Oversight and Finance: Module 3
Nov 3–5 | Vancouver, BC

Continuing Education


Writing a Board Resume
Sep 27 | Burlington, ON


Innovation Governance
Sep 29–Oct 01 | Burlington ON


Digital Governance

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The topic of digital innovation has the potential to overturn traditional ways of doing things in favor of whole new business models and market valuations.

Q&A With John Manley

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John Manley answers questions about what makes a successful board, a good CEO, and what are the characteristics of a good board member.

Advisory Boards

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Don’t wait to establish an advisory board to support your SME business. Doing so will improve leadership decision-making, reduce stress, and ultimately save time.

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Our mission is to advance transformative governance for the benefit of business and society, enabling our alumni to be forward thinking (Know), values-driven (Be), and change enabling (Do).

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