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The Not-for-Profit Program, jointly developed by the ICD and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, is an intensive program focused on key accountabilities and responsibilities for NFP leaders through extensive use of team-based learning.

Offered nationally, the NFP Program is taught by top faculty from Canada’s leading business schools and some of Canada’s most accomplished and highly respected directors-in-residence.

Current Offerings

  • Course Code Application Deadline Course Dates
    NFP 51 Accepting Waitlist Application until October 22, 2021. Contact November 22-25, 2021 (online)
    NFP 52 November 12, 2021 December 15-16, 2021 (online from 8am to 5pm ET)
    NFP 53 December 9, 2021 January 8-9, 2022 (online from 10am to 6:30pm ET)
    NFP 54 January 7, 2022 February 7-8, 2022 (online from 8am to 5pm ET)


Applicants should have either board experience, senior management experience, or professional experience. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated experience with, or a desire to become involved in, the corporate governance of not-for-profit organizations.

Space is limited and there is no guarantee of admission into the program. The NFP Program learning environment balances diversity, experience and the ability of participants to contribute positively within the group.


Participants will focus on key accountabilities and responsibilities for NFP leaders through extensive use of team-based learning to ensure participants learn from both faculty and their peers. This innovative program provides practical learning that can be immediately applied.


  • Attend this program and gain the following benefits:

    • Understand your fiduciary duty
    • Learn best practices in governance
    • Build group decision-making skills
    • Apply change management principles to elevate board effectiveness
    • Leverage board contacts built through the program


The current program format consists of four synchronous, half-day sessions delivered online on consecutive days.


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