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The Governor Development and Certification Program

The Governor Development & Certification Program is designed to ensure governors of post-secondary institutions have the skills, knowledge, attitude and capabilities to fully contribute to the pursuit of excellence in corporate governance in the advanced education sector.

To start a Governor Development & Certification Program for your sector or board, contact us today!


Specific objectives of the Governor Development & Certification Program are as follows:

  • To develop and implement a multi-tiered program which meets the training and development needs of new and renewing governors;
  • To improve the confidence and capabilities of governors in their governance practices;
  • To ensure a solid understanding of the fiduciary duties of governors;
  • To ensure governors are both knowledgeable of and well positioned in an effective and appropriate governance system;
  • To provide education in all aspects of governance: behavioural, cultural and structural; and
  • To provide participants with a certification program that recognizes them as Professional Directors (Pro.Dir.©).


The benefits for the governors participating in the program are that by its end they will have:

  • The skills and competence required to fulfill their roles as board members in the sector;
  • An excellent knowledge of the function of corporate governance and how it operates within their business and organizational structure;
  • A good knowledge of business finance 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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