What does the ICD.D stand for?
The ICD.D designation stands for ‘Institute of Corporate Directors, Director’ and is granted to individuals who have completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program, have successfully passed the examination process, have committed to a minimum of 14 hours of ongoing governance education annually and are current members in good standing of the Institute of Corporate Directors. To date, 5,270 directors have earned the ICD.D designation.
Why should I use the ICD.D?
The ICD.D represents a lifelong commitment to excellence in the boardroom, a desire to stay current, and to be a more effective director. With an ICD.D, you are recognized as a director who can have more informed, focused and effective discussions. When used in board biographies or proxy circulars, it demonstrates to stakeholders the best-in-class governance and leadership capacity on your board(s).
How do I use the ICD.D?
The ICD.D should accompany your legacy designations, if any. ICD.Ds are encouraged to use their designation in the following circumstances and any others deemed appropriate:
Are there requirements to maintain the ICD.D?
Yes, to maintain the ICD.D, you need to be a current member in good standing of the Institute of Corporate Directors and to commit to a minimum of 14 hours of ongoing governance education annually. Contact ICD's Manager, Designations at firstname.lastname@example.org for queries and additional information.
BUSINESS CARDS AND EMAIL SIGNATURE
Update your business card and e-signatures with the ICD.D following your name and any other designations you may have, for example:
JOHN SMITH, CM, ICD.D
OFFICIAL BIOS AND PROXY CIRCULARS
Include the ICD.D in your personal and proxy bio with the following wording:
Long form: “[Your name] is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation.”
Short form: “[Your name], Institute of Corporate Directors, Director.”