Upcoming events

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Carlu, 444 Yonge St. 7th Fl, Toronto, ON M5B 2H4
    Register

    The EG Awards recognize the important contribution governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value.  The awards underscore the critical role that good governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada’s public companies, crown corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, contributing to the competitiveness of Canada’s economy and its capital markets.

    GPC is committed to support and enhance the role of the corporate secretary and governance professionals in Canada. The Society’s members work on the front lines of governance and the organization is well positioned through reputation, influence and representation, to celebrate the practice of good governance in Canada.

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    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • The Albany Club, Toronto
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    The GPC-EP delivers critical and relevant content for governance professionals in a condensed, rigorous program with key speakers from across Canada. It consists of three 2.5 day modules that are each offered twice a year, enabling busy professionals to complete the modules in a schedule that works for them.

    It is designed for anyone operating in a governance role, whether in public, private, not-for-profit or governmental organizations. Individuals new to these roles as well as seasoned professionals will find benefit in the GPC.D as it will not only provide them with the latest best practices, skills and tools in governance, but will enhance standard of their profession.

    Registration Fee:
    • GPC member price: $7,550 + HST
    • Non Member price: $8,250 + HST (includes the cost of a GPC membership and processing fee)

    Note: Before you reserve your seat for this event, you need to register and pay for the complete GPC-EP  program

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 03 Nov 2019
    • Check Specific Module delivery location
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    The GPC-EP delivers critical and relevant content for governance professionals in a condensed, rigorous program with key speakers from across Canada. It consists of three 2.5 day modules that are each offered twice a year, enabling busy professionals to complete the modules in a schedule that works for them.

    It is designed for anyone operating in a governance role, whether in public, private, not-for-profit or governmental organizations. Individuals new to these roles as well as seasoned professionals will find benefit in the GPC.D as it will not only provide them with the latest best practices, skills and tools in governance, but will enhance standard of their profession.

    Registration Fee:

    • GPC member price: $7,550 + HST
    • Non Member price: $8,250 + HST (includes the cost of a ONE YEAR GPC membership and processing fee)

    Please note that GPC members will be given priority on first come first serve bases.

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    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Albany Club, 91 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1G3
    Register

    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.  

    Program:

    Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

    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:

    • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
    • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
    • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
    • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
    • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
    • Duty of the corporate secretary
    • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
    • Regulators and Laws
    • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
    • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
    • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
    • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
    • Policy Management
    • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

    Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

    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

    Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

    • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
    • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

    Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

    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.

    Faculty:

    • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
    • 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)

    Important Note:

    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.


    Cancellation and Refund Policy:

    Cancellations can be made up to October 20, 2017 for Toronto session. All cancellations must be received by email to events@gpcanada.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 events@gpcanada.org with the replacement contact’s information.

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • Terminal City Club, Vancouver
    Register

    The GPC-EP delivers critical and relevant content for governance professionals in a condensed, rigorous program with key speakers from across Canada. It consists of three 2.5 day modules that are each offered twice a year, enabling busy professionals to complete the modules in a schedule that works for them.

    It is designed for anyone operating in a governance role, whether in public, private, not-for-profit or governmental organizations. Individuals new to these roles as well as seasoned professionals will find benefit in the GPC.D as it will not only provide them with the latest best practices, skills and tools in governance, but will enhance standard of their profession.

    Registration Fee:

    • GPC member price: $7,550 + HST
    • Non Member price: $8,250 + HST (includes the cost of a GPC membership and processing fee)

    Note: Before you reserve your seat for this event, you need to register and pay for the complete GPC-EP  program

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Terminal City Club, Vancouver
    Register

    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.  

    Program:

    Day 1 - Core of Governance and the role of the governance professional

    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:

    • What is a Governance Professional – Job description
    • The legal, regulatory and public policy basis of governance for not-for-profits, state-owned organizations, private and public corporations;
    • How the principles of accountability, transparency and independence can be practiced effectively in different organizational contexts;
    • Practical tools for developing effective governance practices under different organizational cultures
    • Legal Entities/structures (differences and similarities)
    • Duty of the corporate secretary
    • Director responsibilities, Mandate and fiduciary duties
    • Regulators and Laws
    • NFPs, Crowns, Co-ops, partnerships
    • Officers (role of CEO, Directors, CO), D&O Liability and Integrity agreements
    • Ethics, confidentiality , privacy, Conflicts of Interest, up-the-ladder reporting duties
    • Accountability, Transparency, Independence
    • Policy Management
    • Monitoring governance best practices sponsored by stakeholders

    Day 2 – Director Management – Driving Board Effectiveness throughout the Director Life Cycle

    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

    Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

    • The legal, regulatory and best practice requirements for key director processes
    • The role of the Governance Professional in supporting and encouraging good governance practices with regard to recruiting, orienting, education, evaluating and removing directors

    Day 3 – Soft Skills – Managing and Influencing Board Dynamics, Culture, Relationships & Conflicts

    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.

    Faculty:

    • Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir (bio)
    • 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)

    Important Note:

    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.


    Cancellation and Refund Policy:

    Cancellations can be made up to November 3, 2017 for Vancouver session. All cancellations must be received by email to events@gpcanada.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 events@gpcanada.org with the replacement contact’s information.

Past events

27 Sep 2017 GPC Calgary Chapter’s fall social | Rumble in the Alley
19 Sep 2017 Onboarding and Educating of New Directors - Edmonton
18 Sep 2017 Best in Class Shareholder Engagement - A Chairman’s View - Toronto
20 Aug 2017 19th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
16 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Ottawa
15 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Montreal
12 Jun 2017 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Calgary
08 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Calgary
17 May 2017 Subsidiary Governance: A Critical Tool for Risk Management
29 Mar 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Ottawa
24 Mar 2017 Vancouver - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks, Presented by Aprio Inc.
23 Mar 2017 Calgary - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks
22 Mar 2017 Edmonton - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks
01 Mar 2017 Webinar: Sustainability, ESG, and Corporate Social Responsibility and The Board: What Governance Professionals Should Know
23 Feb 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Calgary
21 Feb 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Vancouver
31 Jan 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Toronto
18 Jan 2017 Vancouver: Meet n' Greet Luncheon
08 Dec 2016 Edmonton Holiday Cocktails
08 Dec 2016 Toronto Holiday Cocktail Reception
24 Nov 2016 Divulgation, gouvernance et communication: au coeur de la réputation des entreprises
15 Nov 2016 EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE AWARDS
14 Nov 2016 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
28 Oct 2016 Trends in Governance Interactive Breakfast Seminar Presented by Donnelley Financial Solutions & GPC
13 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Luncheon - Edmonton, Presented by ATB Financial
12 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Reception - Calgary
11 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Reception - Vancouver
11 Oct 2016 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Vancouver
04 Oct 2016 Executive Compensation Disclosure for Corporate Secretaries
16 Jun 2016 CALGARY CHAPTER EVENT: The Corporate Secretary’s Perspective on Recent Calgary Takeover Transactions
31 May 2016 The Role and Duties of the Corporate Secretary - CANCELLED
18 May 2016 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
10 May 2016 Tips & Tricks to Better Prepare Board Meeting Material
21 Apr 2016 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Toronto
15 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Vancouver
14 Apr 2016 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Calgary
05 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Calgary
04 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Montreal
22 Mar 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Toronto
18 Feb 2016 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations
14 Jan 2016 Cost saving opportunities in the corporate secretary’s office & Post-holiday reception
24 Nov 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up And What to Expect in 2016
03 Nov 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Webcast
03 Nov 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
26 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Vancouver
25 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Calgary
23 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Toronto
28 May 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Vancouver
21 May 2015 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
17 Apr 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - WEBCAST
17 Apr 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Toronto
26 Jan 2015 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations - WEBCAST
26 Jan 2015 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations - Toronto
15 Jan 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance
04 Dec 2014 CSCS Excellence in Governance Award Winners' Panel
27 Nov 2014 The Board's Emerging Oversight Role in Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility - Vancouver
03 Nov 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Webcast
03 Nov 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
28 Oct 2014 The Board's Must Win: CEO Succession Planning - Toronto
18 Sep 2014 CALGARY SOCIAL EVENT- LAWN BOWLING
19 Jun 2014 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: 2014 Annual Shareholder Meetings
02 Jun 2014 Enterprise Risk Management for Corporate Secretaries
29 May 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Calgary
29 May 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Calgary
28 Apr 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Vancouver
25 Apr 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Vancouver
25 Apr 2014 Governance Boot Camp for Mining Organizations - Vancouver
09 Apr 2014 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
12 Mar 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Calgary
06 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Vancouver
04 Mar 2014 Governance Boot Camp for Mining Organizations - Toronto
04 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Calgary
03 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Toronto
04 Feb 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Toronto
04 Feb 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Toronto
23 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Co-Ops
23 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Privately Held Companies
22 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
22 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporations
04 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Toronto Power Breakfast
03 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Calgary Power Breakfast - CANCELLED
02 Dec 2013 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: Option Trading, Dark Pools and more for Corporate Secretaries
02 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Vancouver Power Breakfast
21 Nov 2013 Corporate Governance and Accountability
07 Nov 2013 Meet and Greet Toronto
06 Nov 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Small- to Mid-cap Issuers
30 Oct 2013 Directors' and Officers Liability: Toronto Breakfast Event
29 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Large- to Mega-cap Issuers
21 Oct 2013 Vancouver: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
18 Oct 2013 Calgary: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
17 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Co-Ops
17 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call for Privately Held Companies
16 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
16 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporations
15 Oct 2013 Toronto: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
10 Oct 2013 Montreal: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
04 Oct 2013 Directors' and Officers Liability: Edmonton Breakfast Event
03 Oct 2013 Directors and Officers Liability: Calgary Breakfast Event
02 Oct 2013 Directors and Officers Liability: Vancouver Breakfast Event
16 Sep 2013 Disclosure Requirements Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management
18 Aug 2013 Excellence In Governance Awards Reception & Dinner
18 Aug 2013 15th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
20 Jun 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Toronto
18 Jun 2013 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: Shareholder Activism
14 Jun 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Toronto
03 Jun 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Calgary
31 May 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Vancouver
23 May 2013 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary - Vancouver
23 May 2013 Meet and Greet Vancouver
20 Mar 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Vancouver
18 Mar 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Calgary
14 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Large Issuers
14 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Private Sector
13 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Small & Medium Size Issuers
13 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
12 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporation
06 Dec 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Calgary
05 Dec 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Vancouver
29 Nov 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Toronto
22 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Private Companies
20 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Small & Medium Size Issuers
20 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Calls for Large Issuers
13 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Crown Corporations
13 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Not-for-Profit Organizations
19 Aug 2012 14th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
12 Jun 2012 Discussion on Governance in Times of Crisis | Discussion sur la gouvernance en temps de crise
29 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Edmonton
28 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Calgary
25 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Vancouver
23 May 2012 The Canadian Institute’s National Forum on Protecting and Defending the Board
14 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Toronto
05 Dec 2011 Alberta Chapter of CSCS: Annual Christmas Cocktail Reception and Update on Shareholder Democracy Issues
22 Nov 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Calgary
21 Nov 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Vancouver
25 Oct 2011 CSCS Alberta Chapter: Panel Discussion on the Proposed National Instrument 51-103
24 Oct 2011 CSCS 2011 SHAREHOLDER DEMOCRACY SUMMIT
13 Oct 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Toronto
08 Aug 2011 CSCS Webinar - Planning to Network
20 Jun 2011 CSCS Calgary Chapter: AGM Roundtable Discussion & 1st Annual CSCS Calgary Chapter Golf Classic
18 May 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Edmonton
05 May 2011 CSCS Calgary Chapter: Discussion on Directors’ Compensation and Executive Compensation Trends & Policies
09 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Ottawa
07 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Toronto
03 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Calgary
01 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Vancouver
01 Jan 2011 CSCS 12th Annual Corporate Governance Conference - WEBINAR NOW AVAILABLE
26 Nov 2010 CSCS Practical Workshop / Toronto
24 Nov 2010 CSCS Practical Workshop / Ottawa

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