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.
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 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
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the replacement contact’s information.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations can be made up to November 3, 2017 for Vancouver session. All cancellations must be received by email to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the replacement contact’s information.
Why you should Attend
During this presentation you will receive a basic overview of the fundamental structure of the three main financial statements: the balance sheet, the income statement and the cash flow; how the statements are related to one another, and how they differ.
Guy Bridgeman Ph.D. ICD:D
Senior Vice President and CFO
EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Guy is CFO for EPCOR Utilities Inc., an Edmonton based utility that provides electricity and water/wastewater utility services in Western Canada and the Southwest United States. The company has an asset value of approximately $6.2 billion, 2016 net income of $309 million and 2,800 employees in Canada and the United States.
A Director of RuggedCom (RCN: TSX) from 2003 – 2012; an Ontario industrial communication technology firm that was founded in 2001, went public in 2007 and was taken private in 2012. Guy was a member of the Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee.
Guy currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the River Valley Alliance (RVA) and is Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. The RVA is a municipally owned corporation that promotes the development of the park trail system along the North Saskatchewan River in the Edmonton Capital Region. Current capital funding under management is $110 million.
He also serves on the Executive of the Edmonton Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and on the Board for the Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment (CABREE) at the University of Alberta.
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