The Foundations of Governance Course consists of two and a half days covering key areas of governance, which include: the role of the governance professional, director management, advising the board, board dynamics, effectiveness, culture, relationships and conflicts.
Within each of these areas, practitioners in governance will take a thorough look at central elements of practice and how to navigate difficult situations, apply best practices and important tools in the day to day running of a governance office. This course is a comprehensive view of the key foundations and practice of governance, and essential for professionals both seasoned and new to the role.
This session sets out the expectations and growing role and responsibilities of the Governance Professional. It will examine the legal commonalities and differences among various kinds of organizations and how they impact oversight, strategic and operational functions.
Participants will explore the following topics in depth:
The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for developing critical processes to enhance Board effectiveness from before directors join the Board, through their tenure and until they leave – with the objective of improving the Board’s decision-making processes
Boardroom dynamics have a significant yet largely unrecognized impact on good governance. The governance professional has a critical role in supporting their board in fostering a more conducive boardroom culture by mastering the required soft skills to do so.
Heather Laxton, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (bio)
John Dinner, President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services (bio)
Sylvia Groves, FCIS, Acc.Dir., President and Creative Director, Governance Studio (bio)
This Event is one of three courses that make up the full GPC-EP education program and which leads to the GPC.D (Governance Professionals of Canada Designation).
You have the option to register and attend this event without committing to the full Education program, however, you will not be eligible to the professional designation (GPC.D), unless you complete all 3 modules as well as their individual exams and the final evaluation.
Participants who are registered for the Education program (GPC-EP) will be required to write an exam after the completion of this module.
If you wish to enroll in the entire designation program to obtain the GPC.D designation (and save on the cost of the entire program), you can change your registration here: Education program on this link.
Cancellations can be made up to October 20, 2017 for Toronto session. All cancellations must be received by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and are subject to a $100 administration fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations received after that date. Attendee name substitutions are allowed at any time. Please email email@example.com with the replacement contact’s information.
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