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Building strong relationships is the cornerstone of success, particularly for leaders in management roles. In an ever-evolving landscape, management possesses greater control than they may realize. The key is to learn how to effectively leverage the board's power and drive optimal outcomes.
The ICD-Rotman Board Dynamics Program (BDP) aims to set executives up for success by empowering them the act boldly, but strategically. Developed in partnership with Rotman, the BDP provides practical tools and proven approaches to establish a roadmap for building strong and productive relationships with the board.

Who Should Participate?

  • This course is for any member of the C-suite or those at the senior VP level, whose management role is to work with and through their board to achieve the organization’s goals. Whether newly promoted or working with a new board, this program will help executives optimize their interactions, gain alignment and work more effectively with their Board.

Key Benefits

  • After completing all components of the course, participants will:
    • Develop a strong understanding of management’s key role relative to the board.
    • Learn to apply strategies to establish effective and ongoing management engagement with the board.
    • Gain valuable tools and practical approaches to close information gaps and achieve alignment between management and the board.
    • Be immersed in a dynamic learning environment while learning from esteemed faculty while gaining first-hand real-world examples and insights from engaging guest speakers.
    • Network and learn from industry peers, fostering valuable connections and expanding your professional network . 
    The ICD-Rotman Board Dynamics Program gives leaders in executive management roles the roadmap they need to optimize the dynamic between management and the board.


  • Experience an engaging learning environment with our in-person sessions, held over two consecutive days. Led by esteemed faculty members and guest speakers, this program offers breakout group exercises, case studies, interactive discussions, and real-world examples. Attendance at the in-person sessions is mandatory for course completion, ensuring a dynamic and enriching experience.

    Participants will receive readings and other resources that must be reviewed independently in preparation for the live sessions.

Current Offerings

  • City Code Application Deadline Course Dates
    Toronto BDP 19 November 3, 2023 November 22 - 23, 2023

Directors In Residence

  • ICD works with exceptional industry leaders who reside in the classroom during the program, offering participants first-hand insights.


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