Boardroom Financial Essentials (BFE)

Advance your financial knowledge so you can confidently make sound financial decisions.

Every board member must have a solid grasp of the financial practices impacting their business. It is not only necessary so directors can ensure the integrity of their organization’s financial reports, but also so they can deliver better leadership and increased value to their boardrooms and their stakeholders. This financial knowledge is always essential, but it is especially critical for directors today to help their organizations navigate unpredictable economic times.

This course will help directors examine the fundamental differences between board and management perspectives on matters of finance. They will also delve into linking financial plans to strategic plans, capital projects, merger and acquisition transactions and key performance indicators. Participants will apply their learnings in an immersive, hands-on case study so they can discover how to optimize their contribution to financial discussions in the boardroom.


ICD.Ds: $950 plus applicable taxes
ICD Members: $1050 plus applicable taxes
Non-Members: $1,500 plus applicable taxes

Non-Members who apply for admission into any short course will receive a one-year ICD membership (value of $450). 

Refund Policy

Current Offerings

City Course Application Deadline Deadline Time Course Offering Course Time
Online BFE 6 October 24, 2024 4:30 PM ET November 14, 2024 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET
Online BFE 7 February 6, 2025  4:30 PM ET February 27, 2025 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET
Online BFE 8 May 21, 2025 4:30 PM  ET June 11, 2025 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET

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Robert D. Brouwer


National Director of Studies and Senior Instructor

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L. Robin Cardozo


Chair, Ontario Nonprofit Network; Executive in Residence, Rotman onBoard

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J. Robert S. Prichard

O.C, O.Ont., F.ICD
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Dr Catharine Farrow

PhD, PGeo, ICD.D
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