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The Directors College is an Executive Program from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University.

Governance Education that Brings More to the Table

The Directors College is Canada’s premier provider of board governance training. Since 2003 we have been preparing senior executives with the knowledge, insights, and credentials to make a positive impact in the boardroom. Our programs go beyond theory to cover not only formal rules and practices, but also the behaviours associated with high-performing boards. We help raise the bar for professional standards and the dynamic relationship between corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.


Go beyond theory to explore the structural and cultural aspects of directorship through programs with exceptional content on vital and emerging governance topics.


Benefit from informed and diverse perspectives of accomplished faculty and participants with experience across a wide range of industries, roles and board structures (public, private, non-profit and crown).


Gain fresh outlooks with with collaborative sessions, interesting case studies and unique board simulations. Enhance your skills with custom and special programs, like Innovation Governance.


Maximize your opportunities to focus, gain deep insights, and network in a residential setting in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia or Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.


Learn at your own pace with the module based Chartered Director Program, choose any order you like for new connections and greater diversity of thought and interaction.


Get the practical tools and respected credentials that will make an immediate impact on your role as a director and on the boards you serve.

The Chartered Director Program


August 19, 2020 – 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Given the rate of change in an ever-shrinking world, organizations will need to ensure their board members have the training and practical experience to govern effectively.

Learn more about The Directors College and the McMaster University accredited Chartered Director (C.Dir.) Program from Principal, Dr. Michael Hartmann.

  • Hear about the key principles of director education and its ability to add value and enhance board effectiveness.
  • Gain insights into the unique features of our programs, including how we deliver content that meets the evolving needs of directors.
  • Learn about our holistic approach and the diverse faculty and participants that make our sessions engaging and dynamic.

Engage in discussion and get answers to your governance education questions.

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The Directors College
Direct: (905) 525-9140
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