Congratulations to this year's winners of the 2018 Gill Bennett Gold Standard Award and Outstanding Achievement in Governance Award presented at the Annual Graduation and Alumni Event on June 1.



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We are proud of the accomplishments of our university-accredited graduates. Our program attracts professionals representing experience across and wide range of industries and board structures.

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Custom Courses

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Looking for a governance education program that's custom-designed to the unique needs of your organization? We'll work with you to create exactly what you're looking for.

Program Dates: Ontario


Accountability and Change: Module 1
Sep 20 – 22 | Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON


Leadership and Strategy: Module 2
Oct 11 – 13 | Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON


Oversight and Finance: Module 3
Nov 1 – 3 | Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON


Program Dates: Vancouver


Oversight and Finance: Module 3
Sep 13–15 | Vancouver, BC


Effective Governance*: Module 4
Oct 25–27 | Vancouver, BC
* Under Complex Circumstances


Leadership and Strategy: Module 2
Nov 8–10 | Vancouver, BC

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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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