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.
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 served basis.
Join us in Victoria, BC, August 19 - 22, 2018!
We have a great line-up of sessions and topics confirmed, such as:
...and more! For a sneak peek at the developing program agenda click here.
Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Secretary, Manager Corporate Governance, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, VP Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Risk, Compliance, Director, Associate Corporate Secretary, Board Administrator.
If you are looking to:
...then this conference is for you. The GPC Annual Conference attracts governance professionals from all sectors and industries, and functions including:
Plus! - Get the most out of your professional development! The 2018 Annual Corporate Governance Conference program will offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Continuing Legal Education (CLE). Full credit details will be announced once the final conference program has been confirmed.
For additional conference details, including travel and accommodation information click here
Join us for a panel discussion with leading practitioners in the Edmonton area as they talk about their path to becoming governance professionals, including how they fell into the roll, the training they sought and the toughest and most rewarding parts of their rolls.
For further information or to provide input on future events in Edmonton, contact Toby Chan, ATB Financial.
The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for holding successful meetings – the ultimate decision-making process for all organizations including:
The purpose of this module is to help give you an understanding of business finance, and the role of the Board, Audit Committee, Auditors and the Governance Professional in the preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information.
Participants will develop an understanding with respect to:
Participants will explore the following topics in depth:
Committee focus and work
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations can be made up to March 30, 2018 for Vancouver 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.
Canadians will be able to legally buy and grow cannabis for recreational use by October 17th, 2018. Is your Board ready for the impact?
The legalization of cannabis will open up a whole new market to Canadians and with it, the need to understand how this will affect our workforce. Employers and their Boards will need to understand the implications and ensure workplace strategies and policies are a priority.
This event will explore cannabis in the workforce from a legal, scientific, medical, and occupational health and safety perspective.
Janice Detta Colli, C.Dir., Founder of Board Flight Paths
Janice Detta Colli has been a well-regarded leader and expert in the executive search industry for over 20 years. She began her career in the research side of the business and then moved into top management roles at some of the world’s best known firms, culminating in her role creating and leading the Toronto office for the oldest global search firm in the world.
In the fall of 2014, Janice created her own business leveraging both her long executive search career and her early career as a Sociology Instructor at the University of Western Ontario. She established Board Flight Paths out of her passion for working with Boards of Directors. Janice is focused on working more closely with senior executives who want to sit on Boards of Directors or who want to find a new, more challenging Directorship role. She also helps Boards effectively assess the talents they possess and recruit the skilled directors they need to grow their business.
Due to her deep relationships with senior executives, Janice has also established a small, elite, highly confidential team of experts across a variety of disciplines who will assist Boards with their most sensitive issues. Janice works one on one and facilitates groups to support executives while they build and hone the pragmatic skills required to build their careers on Boards across Canada and Internationally.
Currently, as a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) Janice sits on the Board of the national foundation, Women in Leadership, is on the Advisory Board for a Strategic Consulting start-up, is on faculty with The Directors College and is building upon her own not for profit Directorship experience as she expands her own Board career.
Tracy Kay, Partner, Employment and Labour Law Group, Minden Gross LLP
Tracy is a Partner in the Employment and Labour Law Group. Her practice focuses on assisting employers with such issues as hiring, discipline, promotions, termination, human rights, employee loyalty, workplace investigations regarding harassment and bullying, unions, and workplace safety. She represents clients at mediations, hearings, and trials.
Tracy takes a proactive approach to the law and works to find solutions to her clients' concerns. Her hands-on approach enables clients to navigate employment issues without losing sight of their business. Tracy becomes involved in her client’s business by looking at the long term plan, understanding the culture of the organization, and how that impacts the client’s employee issues. With this approach, Tracy understands the background of her client’s requests and can assist with creative solutions that the client may have not considered. She also regularly conducts in-house training seminars on proactive employment issues so her clients are aware of and stay ahead of statutory requirements.
In Tracy’s area of practice, facts do not always unfold as originally told. She has the ability to react to new information quickly and develop the right next step for the desired outcome. Tracy’s down-to-earth and compassionate nature make her a trusted advisor to her clients.
Jan Chappel, Senior Technical Specialist- Occupational Health and Safety, Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety
The purpose of the session is to provide the introductory basics, with selected corresponding tools, to introduce the Governance Professional to two key elements of Risk Management:
Cancellations can be made up to September 28, 2018 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.
The EG Awards recognize the important contribution governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value. These 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.
TMX Market Close Ceremony
GPC, alongside governance professionals attending the 2018 Excellence in Governance Awards (EGAs) will close the market this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. To register for the market close, please click here.
*Black Tie Optional
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.
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)
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.
Friday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm (Includes breakfast, breaks, and lunch)
Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Includes breakfast, breaks, and lunch)
Sunday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (Includes breakfast only)
Cancellations can be made up to October 26, 2018 for Calgary 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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