Annual Graduation and Alumni Event

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Please join us at the Annual Graduation and Alumni Event as we honour our alumni and celebrate the newest university accredited graduates from The Directors College programs:

  • Chartered Director (C.Dir.)
  • Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C.)

Our 2017 graduates will also be congratulated in the May 2017 Governance issue of Listed Magazine.

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Event Details

Friday May 26, 2017

White Oaks Resort and Spa
253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

  • Convocation—4:00 pm
  • Dinner and Awards—6:00 pm
  • Keynote—8:00 pm

Recommended dress: Black tie

Keynote Speaker

Deepak Chopra

We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for this event will be:

Deepak Chopra

President and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Post


The Gil Bennett Award

The Directors College presents this award to a new graduate who has raised the bar for professional standards in corporate governance through the Chartered Director Program. View criteria and past recipients.

The Outstanding Achievement in Governance Award

This award is a nomination-based award and is presented to an alumni of The Directors College who has displayed the core values and strategies taught in our programs to further good governance in Canada.


  • Complimentary for faculty and new graduates of The Directors College.
  • Alumni and guests are welcome to attend the convocation at no cost. The fee to attend the celebration dinner is $199.00 per person.


Hotel accommodations are not included. A block of rooms has been reserved at White Oaks Resort and Spa
at a rate of $184.00 CAD per night. To secure a room please make your reservations directly at 1-800-263-5766 or and reference The Directors College Graduation. The cut-off date for the group rate is
April 26, 2017
. The hotel must receive cancellation notice at least 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival.

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