Global Network of Director Institutes

In 2012, the Institute of Corporate Directors and eight other leading corporate director organizations formed the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI), an international collaboration of membership organizations to share expertise in corporate governance and professional director development.

Today, GNDI includes 21 director institutes among its members. It enables directors worldwide to stay abreast of leading practices as well as current and emerging governance issues. GNDI is designed to foster closer cooperation between its members, who are globally recognized for their pre-eminence in board and director development activity and collectively represent more than 150,000 individual directors.

GNDI Global Passport

The GNDI Global Passport is a program that unlocks access to benefits and governance resources for directors from around the world. It allows directors who are members of their GNDI home country member organization to access benefits from affiliated director institutes at discounted rates. Benefits include subscriptions to member-only publications, online governance resources, special pricing for events and director registry services, etc.

For ICD members:

As an ICD member, you can sign up to access resources and learning from Australia, Brazil, ecoDa, Germany, the Gulf States, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, the U.S., and the U.K. Please note that you must be a paid ICD member in good standing to sign-up for the Global Passport. Visit to learn more about how you can access the GNDI Global Passport benefits by country.

For GNDI members:

Any individual who does not reside in Canada and belongs to their GNDI home country member organization will be able to become a GNDI Associate of the ICD for a 20% discount from our regular member fee of CDN $450 (for an Individual Membership ). As a GNDI Associate you will generally receive the full range of benefits of the ICD and access to Canada’s pre-eminent director community.