The DEAP welcomes experienced and newly appointed directors with management or professional experience. Participants are drawn from a mix of backgrounds including public, Crown and not-for-profit corporations.
Work before the session - DEAP delivers critical content in a condensed period of time. When you register for DEAP, you will receive access to the study guides to be reviewed ahead time, ensuring the group begins the program at a similar level of knowledge. Depending on your background, plan on spending up to 30-40 hours with these materials in advance to familiarize yourself with the subject matter.
During the Session - The workshop is three days in duration consisting of presentations, discussions, case studies and a quiz (completed in class) for each module. The session provides a unique opportunity to learn about many different sectors; come prepared to share your experiences and perspectives with the group!
Each day will begin at 9:00am Eastern with multiple breaks provided throughout the day including 30 minutes for lunch. Assessments will be completed electronically at the end of the session.
After the session - Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the Accredited Director designation (Acc.Dir.) and receive membership in our Affiliate Group for the remainder of the calendar year. As an Affiliate Group member, you will have a subscription to Corporate Governance Quarterly, our premier publication on good governance practice and access to special rates for seminars, workshops and other continuing professional development opportunities.
Certification Maintenance - Although no formal Professional Development hours are currently required, certification is maintained through continuous annual membership.
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DEAP is $3,290 (early-bird rate - available 30 days in advance of the session taking place) or $3,540 (within 30 days of the session taking place) per participant.
Both rates include your first year of membership (until December 31, 2022) to The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada (CGIC). An annual membership fee of $290 is required after your first year to maintain your designation.
The session will be held via Zoom. The link will be provided to you once your registration has been processed.
Governance for Directors
Finance for Directors
Strategy and Risk Management for Directors
Governance for Directors - This module will introduce you to the general governance standards and principles of current day corporate governance through the following learning objectives:
Finance for Directors - The directors of any entity must be concerned with the well being of the entity they are entrusted to oversee. Directors must be independent and objective in fulfilling their fiduciary duties. An understanding of the basics of accounting, financial reporting and internal control is crucial to this objective.
The most important aspects of finance for the director to understand include:
Strategy and Risk Management for Directors - Boards have a key role to play in strategy and risk management. However, it is not always clear on what that role should be. In addition, there may be challenges in understanding the fundamentals of strategy development and risk management amongst a Board of Directors. This module is designed to address these issues.
At the end of this module candidates will:
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