Directors Education Program
The Directors Education Program, jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto is the most definitive course of study for board Directors in Canada. In partnership with the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta, the DEP is a highly interactive 12-day program of forward-thinking that incorporates roundtable discussions, real-time case studies and on-point insights from leading academic thinkers, experts in the field of board behaviours and 'guest' executives. In your quest to be a better director, it will help you to clarify your mission and fully exercise your Director potential.
This four 3-day module program connects you to an extended network of leading Directors who are bringing better governance to Canada and it business community. Taking the Directors Education Program is the first step in attaining the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors, the professional body representing the Director community in Canada.
Module I provides a comprehensive overview of fundamental board tasks and processes, including director legal duties and responsibilities, overseeing strategic decisions, as well as managing group dynamics and decision-making in the boardroom.
Module II focuses on the board's responsibility to oversee and monitor financial performance, health and disclosure. Sessions illustrate how to effectively organize and run audit committees, and include exercises to improve personal effectiveness in context of the board meeting.
Module III focuses on the board's role in enhancing human performance, including the appointment, evaluation, compensation and renewal of the executive team. This module also examines how to improve board effectiveness through board selection, director skill development and director evaluation.
Participants integrate their learning across the four modules by helping them identify and prioritize the wide range of issues influencing their organizations. Specific topics include mergers and acquisitions, and technology investment. Time will also be spent on exercises designed to improve communication within the boardroom.
Who should attend
Board directors of public, private or not-for-profit organizations