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Registration now open for the 2016 ICD National Conference & Fellowship Awards Gala. Please use this page for Individual registrations only. For group registrations, email conference@icd.ca. To register for the ICD.D Luncheon, visit www.icd.ca/luncheon. Registration Instructions: 1. Log-in to an existing ICD account or Create a New Account 2. Click 'Register Myself' 3. Select preferred session and click 'Proceed to Checkout' 4. Pay for your registration (Submit Order) and... Details
When: June 1–3, 2016
Where: Calgary, AB
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Network with fellow ICD.Ds and reconnect with your DEP colleagues at a special pre-conference keynote address and luncheon. More details on the keynote program will be announced shortly. Please note this event is exclusively for ICD.Ds whose membership is in good standing. The ICD.D luncheon is hosted by KPMG.

When: June 1–2, 2016
Where: Calgary, AB
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Registration now open for the 2017 ICD National Conference & Fellowship Awards Gala. Please use this page for Individual registrations only. For group registrations, email conference@icd.ca. Registration Instructions: 1. Log-in to an existing ICD account or Create a New Account 2. Click 'Register Myself' 3. Select preferred session and click 'Proceed to Checkout' 4. Pay for your registration (Submit Order) and Log-out 5. Check your Inbox for a Confirmation Email and Receipt 6. For ... Details
When: June 21–23, 2017
Where: Toronto, ON
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When: May 30–31, 2018
Where: Vancouver, BC
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When: June 4–6, 2019
Where: Toronto, ON
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Tips and Tactics from the Inside

Understanding how to contribute effectively to the board is an ever evolving process. Join our diverse panel of directors who have served on private company, public company and crown corporation boards as they lead an insightful discussion on the role of the director and share their experiences on how to be effective in the boardroom.

We invite you to our inaugural event compliments of the Affiliate Executive and an opportunity ... Details
When: October 7, 2010
Where: St. John's, NL
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The Role of Public Sector Boards in a Time of Fiscal Constraint

The Atlantic Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors is hosting an event that will focus on public sector governance challenges. Panelist will discuss the current fiscal situation facing all governments and its impact on the governance of Agencies, Boards and Crowns. Panel members and attendees will have a chance to tackle topics like:

- Do board members' have a dual responsibility to both ... Details
When: February 4, 2011
Where: Halifax, NS
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Independent directors serve a vital role in assuring effective corporate governance, yet they are generally sponsored by related parties such as controlling shareholders in public companies, business owners in private companies, or governments in crown corporations. Most often independent directors and related parties have an alignment of interests. However, what happens when the interests or agendas of related parties diverge from the role of independent directors?

Join our... Details
When: February 15, 2011
Where: St. John's, NL
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Join us for a lunch time discussion with Dr. Dirk Schlimm as he shares excerpts from his new book. The presentation will focus on “Influencing Skills for Directors”, followed by a Q&A and book signing.


Registration - 11:30 am
Session - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

When: April 18, 2011
Where: Halifax, NS
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Not-for-profit boards can be as complex and challenging as for-profit boards in today's environment of heightened awareness and demand for accountability, transparency and social responsibility.

This session brings together seasoned directors and senior executives with diverse experience on both NFP and for-profit boards to discuss the role of the NFP director.

Learning Outcomes:
- Gain a stronger understanding of the various types of NFP boards as well as... Details
When: June 14, 2011
Where: St. John's, NL
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Leadership in the Boardroom - Perspectives from Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C.

The Institute of Corporate Directors is honoured to welcome the Honourable Jim Prentice P.C., Q.C. as our guest speaker for the 2011 Boardroom Stories series.

Mr. Prentice joined CIBC in January 2011 as their Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice Chairman, and is responsible for expanding CIBC's relationships with corporate clients across Canada and abroad, and with... Details
When: September 29, 2011
Where: Halifax, NS
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Both public and private sector organizations are being challenged to become more efficient in all types of activities in order to save money or offer better value to customers. One response has been increased collaboration both among public sector organizations and between the public and private sector. Both types of relationships bring with them their own unique attributes in culture, expectations, transparency requirements as well as complexities of accountability as governance... Details
When: September 13, 2012
Where: Halifax, NS
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The Maritime Chapter of the ICD has asked three successful CEOs to share their experiences and perspectives in a moderated discussion on what makes a Board effective - both in terms of adding value to the company and in helping the CEO and management to meet expectations of stakeholders and the Board. We are pleased to present Karen Sheriff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bell Aliant; Robert Hanf, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Power Inc.; and Richard... Details
When: February 25, 2014
Where: Halifax, NS
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Often there is a mystery surrounding how one gains access to board opportunities. Mark Surrette has helped dozens of organizations, public, private and not for profit, recruit Directors and he will share his insight into what organizations seek in Directors, how the process typically unfolds, what criteria is typically used and how potential Directors can best position themselves to be considered when opportunities arise. As opposed to a conceptual perspective, Surrette will... Details
When: February 25, 2016
Where: Halifax, NS
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Making your board effective, profit or not-for-profit, large or small is no easy task. The tips proposed in this morning talk were developed from years of experience and more than a few failures. David has served on 39 different for-profit, publicly traded companies in Canada, the US, Australia, Mexico and the UK. He has been Chair of 9 different publicly traded companies, and 2 not-for-profit organisations: Upper Canada College a boys school in Toronto and The Peter Drucker... Details
When: October 31, 2016
Where: Halifax, NS
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We invite you to attend a morning event on Disruption and Board Governance, with keynote speaker Leonard Brody, Venture Capitalist and 2-time Emmy Nominee.

When: November 2, 2017
Where: Halifax, NS
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What boards can do to ensure organizations have the culture, leadership, and talent to thrive

As CEO compensation dominates the boardroom, is human capital risk being overlooked?

A recent study conducted by Knightsbridge and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) in partnership with the ICD found that the majority of Canadian directors believe boards should be monitoring strategic talent management in addition to compensation. However, in an... Details
When: April 3, 2012
Where: Halifax, NS
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Sustainability is an emerging and evolving issue for many boards of directors. It has been called the next megatrend, which will transform organizations, their market, and the economy. Deloitte recently released a report that indicates that few other issues are expected to have as significant an effect on organizations, the way they operate and the products and services they provide, as sustainability.

Rob Carruthers, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk at Deloitte, will... Details
When: March 27, 2013
Where: Halifax, NS
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While not unique to public sector Boards, many Crown Corporations and other public sector agencies are established with an expectation or requirement that stakeholder groups will be reflected in the composition of the Board of Directors.

When: April 2, 2014
Where: Dartmouth, NS
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Increased scrutiny is placed on the role of the board in risk oversight for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. However, directors of charities and not-for-profit organizations face unique challenges in overseeing enterprise risk management in a regulatory environment that includes varied, and at times, disparate funder and stakeholder... Details
When: September 25, 2014
Where: Halifax, NS
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All organizations face risks. Robust control environments can assist organizations to be accountable and transparent while still achieving their objectives. Our keynote speaker, Andrea Coish, and our panelists will introduce best practices and discuss their own experiences in relation to creating and implementing control environments within... Details
When: October 28, 2014
Where: Dartmouth, NS
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We are very pleased to welcome the new Chair of the ICD, Gail Cook-Bennett to this event. Cheryl Hodder will moderate a "Conversation with the Chair" to learn more about Gail and her experiences as a Board member, her views on the changing dynamics for directorships in Canada, some of the key issues currently facing Boards and the role and vision the ICD can... Details
When: June 10, 2015
Where: Halifax, NS
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When: October 21, 2015
Where: Dartmouth, NS
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We are very pleased to welcome the new recent ICD Fellow, Edward Barrett, F.ICD to this event. Edward Barrett is Chair of NB Power Holdings Co., prior chair of the Crown corporation board's human resources, compensation and governance committees. He also serves on the boards of TSX listed Wajax Industries, two private companies as well as Nav Canada and Medavie Blue Cross. Ed Barrett will provide insight into his experience as a Board member, his views on key issues that Boards now... Details
When: June 20, 2016
Where: Moncton, NB
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Directors have a duty to avoid putting themselves in situations where their personal interests conflict with their fiduciary obligations to the organizations they serve. For directors and members of Crown corporations and other public sector agencies, boards and commissions, the duty can be particularly challenging to define and manage. Join us for a practical discussion of this crucial element of good... Details
When: November 29, 2016
Where: Dartmouth, NS
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