Enhancing Your Board Opportunities
The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) believes that effective
directors contribute to better boards and stronger governance practices.
Being appointed to a board takes time, dedication, effort and
While the ICD is not a board placement agency, we offer many tools,
resources and opportunities for in-person networking to assist our
members in their quest to obtain director positions:
- A personal service that assists organizations
in finding the best directors to help them create better boards. At the
heart of the ICD Directors Register is a national member database of
highly-skilled professionals who are ready to serve on boards and
committed to practicing good governance.
Director Education/Professional Development - The ICD offers a full
suite of national director education programs including the Directors
Education Program and NFP Program (both jointly developed
with Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto) and
one-day short courses developed by directors for directors.
These offerings provide participants with the skills and knowledge they
need to be more effective directors. In addition, the ICD hosts topical
seminars and conferences across the country through a network of local
The ICD.D certification, granted by the Institute of Corporate
Directors, provides a higher level of knowledge, commitment and
credibility to the director profession.
- The ICD hosts and sponsors a wide range of events that bring Canada's
foremost directors and business leaders together to share ideas and make
- Corporate governance is an ever-expanding area and navigating through
the vast amount of information that exists on the subject can be both
time-consuming and challenging. The ICD offers a number of resources
that help members to understand the issues of the day and keep current
on emerging trends and best practices.
Governance in Action
What do the principles, policies and practices of
well-governed organizations look like? Visit our Governance Practices section where we have
compiled governance templates and tools from some of the top-ranked
Canadian companies, not-for-profit organizations and public sector
agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs).