Events and Webinars

Participation in the below events and webinars are eligible to be used towards the Chartered Director’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.


Directors College Events

  • Exclusive Faculty & Alumni Networking Event
    • Date: Tuesday September 01st, 2015
    • Time: 5-7PM
    • Location: Toronto, ON
    • RSVP:
    • Big news announcements and Directors College updates to come exclusively to our Alumni and Faculty first at our Fall networking reception hosted at the brand new NATIONAL PR offices in Downtown Toronto.





  • Risk Governance Workshop – Corporate Governance Trends, Pressures and Responses

    • Date: October 07, 2015
    • Speaker: Prof. Richard Leblanc (speaker bio)Richard Headshot
    • Location: Toronto, ON

In this session our faculty member, Prof. Richard Leblanc, will present some key trends and issues in corporate governance based on his research and work with award winning boards, including: board composition and skill set; the strategic role of the board; developments in risk governance; internal controls and assurance; executive compensation; the changing role of governance gatekeepers and assurance providers; shareholder accountability, activism and value creation; reputation risk and social media; IT governance and cybercrime; and tone at the cop, culture and whistle-blowing.

The program will be highly dynamic, inclusive, practical and useful – with examples drawn from advice to award-winning boards, serving as an expert in governance failure, the academic and practitioner literature, and practical cases.


Anyone who sits on, advises, or reports to any type of board (public, private, Crown, NFP) will benefit enormously from this condensed and effective course. Your instructor has been past adjudicated as one of the top university teachers in Ontario.

  1. Knowledge of current trends and issues;
  2. Immediate application and takeaways;
  3. Skills of synthesis, analysis and constructive challenge in boardroom situations.
  • Registration details to follow soon!


Industry Events

Recent Events

  • August 16–19, 2015 – CSCS 17th Annual Corporate Governance Conference & Awards (Montreal, QC)
  • June 10–12 – FEI Canada Annual Conference (Winnipeg , MB)
  • June 16, 2015  – DeGroote School of Business Digital Leadership Summit (Toronto, ON)
  • April 09, 2015 – An Exclusive Dinner with The Honourable John Manley (Ottawa, ON)
    In Partnership with FEI Canada, National Capital Chapter
    Read Lessons Learned from The Honourable John Manley here
  • March 26, 2015 – Annual Graduation and Alumni Event (Toronto, ON)
    Keynote Speaker: Jean-René Halde President and Chief Executive Officer Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
    See the full album of graduation photos


Upcoming Webinars

Recent Webinars

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours can also be completed with industry readings, events and webinars. See suggestions here including a list of readings and recent governance webinars here

What our graduates say?

“The Directors College experience has been nothing short of exceptional, with immediate benefit within the boards on which I serve. Undoubtedly, this program supports its brand of being the gold standard in board governance effectiveness. Of particular benefit was the opportunity to share the learning experience with colleagues within their various roles at the boardroom table. I have developed an enriched knowledge base from which to draw, as well as an enhanced quality network. Without hesitation, I recommend this program, and congratulate its faculty and staff for its commitment to excellence within its mandate.”

Silvia Martini, Vice-President, Interlink Research Inc.

“I performed a significant amount of research when selecting an option for advanced governance education. All of my research pointed to The Directors College. Being the only university accredited program was important, but more important, was that the faculty has an amazing balance of academic and professional background. No other program offers such a unique and high learning environment – the perfect balance of academia and real examples. The experience is demanding and allows you to generate a vast networks of peers who are dedicated to raising the bar on governance – truly the gold standard.”

Daniel Johnson, B.Comm, C.Dir., Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Credit Union

“The Chartered Director program provided me with a solid foundation in governance which built my confidence to comprehensively serve as a director. The exceptional content and educational process enhanced my curiosity, courage and ability to ask the right questions on crown, non-profit and corporate boards.”

Victor T. Thomas, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C., Vice Chair, SaskEnergy

“I thought the entire program was very well developed and comprehensive. You never know what to expect when you sign-up for these programs and this exceeded my expectations and was a great learning opportunity.”

James Scongack, C.Dir., Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, Bruce Power LP

“I found the Chartered Director Program to be an excellent forum to understand how strong governance complements effective management. The ability to create and execute an effective strategy is significantly enhanced by a robust process inclusive of board engagement where the right questions are asked and expected outcomes are identified. I truly enjoyed the setting which fostered a strong level of interaction that was supported by quality presentations and material. As CEO of a Shared Service Organization set to deliver benefits to its members, I see the advantage of having a number of our board members participating in this program.”

Tony Di Emanuele, MBA, C.Dir., President and CEO, Mohawk Shared Services

“A strong board needs a combination of industry knowledge and sound judgement. You need people able to challenge one another, but in a productive environment. The Directors College provides skills, perspectives and tactics to drive value as an effective and successful board member. As a graduate of the Chartered Director Program, I found The Directors College an excellent survey of the critical issues and developing trends of today’s corporate environment. I highly recommend The Directors College.”

The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., C.Dir., President & Chief Executive, Canadian Council of Chief Executives and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

“The changes that impact corporate governance are establishing a pattern of increased accountability for the delivery of long-term value to customers, shareholders, employees and society. Proper corporate governance is now being defined to include knowledge of critical elements such as risk management and the measurement of strategic performance. At the end of the day, each board will be judged on its ability to effectively deliver value, rather than on its structure. The Directors College innovative program fills a unique and important gap in providing knowledge and insight as to how this expectation can be met. CMA Canada is pleased to be a sponsor of this timely initiative.”

Steve Vieweg, C.Dir., CPFA (Hon), FCPA FCMA, CEO, CPA Western School of Business

“As an organization focused on educating corporate secretaries, the CSCS believes in furthering the potential of board members to better contribute to building effective governance structures. Given the key role of directors and corporate secretaries in applying proper boardroom practices, corporations need to ensure that these individuals meet a professional standard. The Directors College curriculum covers all the formal regulatory issues for directors and also addresses the informal skills of building effective and appropriate relationships with senior management. We see significant benefits to this program and CSCS is pleased to endorse it.”

Lynn Beauregard, President, Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries

The Directors College has developed a director education program which goes well beyond the fundamentals to address the structures and the behavioural components of principle-based governance. I am proud to be associated with the Directors College and I am honoured to lend my name to the College’s graduate award.

Gilbert Bennett, Director and Former Chairman of the Board, Canadian Tire Corporation Limited