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The Professional Director Certification Program™ - Board Governance Training

The Professional Director Certification Program™ is a board of directors training program that develops board governance expertise by ensuring that board directors have the skills, knowledge, attitude and capabilities to fully contribute to the pursuit of excellence.  

 

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To start a Professional Director Education & Certification Program for your organization, sector or board, contact us today!

The particular offering of the Professional Director Certification Program is designed to ensure directors have the skills, knowledge, attitude and capabilities to fully contribute to the pursuit of excellence in corporate governance in the public sector.

Brown Governance Inc., along with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy have joined forces to offer this program.

At the completion of this program, directors will possess:

  • the skills and competence required to fulfill their roles as board members in the public sector;
  • an excellent knowledge of the function of corporate governance and how it operates within their organizational structure;
  • a good knowledge of finance specific to the public sector and the tools and know-how to use financial information appropriately; and
  • a good understanding of their own personal strengths and weaknesses, and be able to continually develop themselves to meet their future needs.

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Dates and Locations

Module 1: Governance and Strategy / 2017 Fall Dates To Be Announced | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Module 2: Governance and Resources / 2017 Fall Dates To Be Announced | Regina, Saskatchewan

Module 3: Governance and Risk / 2017 Fall Dates To Be Announced | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Module 4: Governance and People / 2017 Fall Dates To Be Announced | Regina, Saskatchewan

 Why should I invest in governance training?

•   Governance Drives Success: The better an organization is governed, the better its management, accountability, fiscal responsibility, community engagement, customer care and focus, outcomes and accomplishments. 

•   Capacity Building: Our graduates serve not only on the boards of crown corporations, RHAs, colleges, universities and school boards, but they serve on many other boards across the province in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. This contributes to the country's overall capacity to build and expand on its good governance practices. 

•   Network Benefits: Better governed organizations have strength both vertically – they are managed better – and horizontally – they work well across the system. Together there is a common language about corporate governance principles, concepts, expectations, roles, responsibilities and relationships with each other and with government.

Important details about cancellation, refunds and substitution are provided at the point of registration.  If you require assistance, please call the Registrar at (306) 585-4450 or Brown Governance at (888) 698-3971.

The Approach

This board of directors training program is built on various adult learning models and techniques. These include:

  • Analyzing case studies
  • Making use of a number of highly skilled faculty that include experienced Chairs, CEOs and board members
  • Learning in board room behavior, culture, processes, and dynamics
  • Taking the participant through a series of scenarios and decisions that affect the outcome of a proposed problem
  • Playing the role of a director in a realistic boardroom simulations 

MODULE ONE: Governance and Strategy

Learning Objectives

Successful participants of Module One will have the ability to:

  • Articulate the Right Roles and Responsibilities of Board, Committees, CEO and Executive
  • Establish a Clear Sense of Purpose Direction and Priorities
  • Effectively Ensure the Accomplishment of Strategic Objectives
  • Lead from the Top in Promoting Innovation
  • Deal Fairly With Stakeholders, Government, Management and Staff, Community

MODULE TWO: Governance & Risk

Learning Objectives

Successful participants of Module Two will have the ability to:

  • Oversee Management and Control of Resources
  • Measure the Organization’s Performance
  • Ensure Quality, Employee Health and Safety
  • Communicate: Two-Way and Proactively
  • Effectively Report— With Transparency, Clarity and Accountability
  • Lead through Understanding the Art of Culture and Leadership

MODULE THREE: Governance and People

Learning Objectives

Successful participants of Module Three will have the ability to:

  • Ensure Board and Management Function Effectively Together and Make Decisions Wisely
  • Encourage the Best Mix of Board Members
  • Ensure Accountability of The Board, Committees, CEO
  • Change, Improve and Learn From The Past
  • Conduct Business Ethically and Professionally, With Integrity
  • Oversee Human Resource Policy and Development

MODULE FOUR: Governance and Resources

Learning Objectives

Successful participants of Module Four will have the ability to:

  • Receive Accurate, Complete and Timely Information at the Board
  • Effectively Oversee Programs and Projects of the Organization
  • Evaluate and Oversee the Financial System
  • Provide Value-added Oversight of all Corporate Resources

Examinations

Throughout the program you will have an opportunity to evaluate your progress by completing online quizzes following each session. Once you have completed the four core modules a comprehensive examination. This exam is taken online and will include material from modules one through 4 of the program. It is required that each participant completes all 4 modules of the program to be eligible to write the final examination and obtain certification.

Certification

Certification is viewed as a significant value-added benefit to the program, including a “take-away” benefit for participants who complete and graduate. Certification is viewed by many as a hallmark of a “best practice” director education program today.

Certification for this non-credit program will be provided by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy of two of Canada’s leading universities: the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan. In order to maintain their certification, directors must complete a minimum of 30 hours of qualifying continuing governance education every three years.

Of course, the consistency and quality of the content and delivery of the Professional Director Certification Program is of the utmost importance to its value and the benefit of the certification, and as such the program’s and exam’s educational and academic quality are overseen by an Oversight Committee that includes a strong academic presence.

Costs

Full Program: $8260.00

Individual Modules: $2065.00

Fees are exclusive of any applicable taxes.