ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program

The Directors Education Program is delivered in four three-day modules in cities across Canada. Modules are taught by leading faculty of prominent business schools, some of Canada’s most experienced directors, and leading governance experts.

MODULE I – Strategy Oversight and Foresight

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 – Financial and Stakeholder Oversight

Module II focuses on the board's responsibility to oversee and monitor financial performance, health and disclosure, as well as how to effectively organize and run audit committees. The module also covers the board’s role in overseeing stakeholder and shareholder issues, including social media and competitive intelligence.

MODULE III – Value-Added Boards and Organizations

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.

MODULE IV – Risk Management

Module IV covers oversight of risk, including enterprise risk, cybersecurity and reputational risk. Additionally, the board’s role in mergers and acquisitions is addressed. The program ends by integrating the learning across the four modules into an interactive and engaging exercise.


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