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Board Human Resources Committee Program

Define the value of human capital.

Create value and deliver on strategic priorities by better understanding the key HR issues boards face today and the critical role of the Board Human Resources Committee.


Rotman's Board Human Resources Committee Program is designed specifically for directors and senior HR executives. It provides insight into the role of the Board Human Resources Committee and its critical importance to the organization. The program examines the Committee's strategic priorities, planning activities, governance mandates and its ability to create organizational value. Program participants learn best practices and the importance of aligning an organization's human resources, processes and culture to its business strategy and performance.

Teaching Methodology

Experienced program instructors provide a framework for discussion and facilitate group interaction, integrating governance and human resources on that basis. Lectures, discussions, panels, group work, presentations, case studies and board room simulations add to the program experience and there is always opportunity for informal discussion, reflection and networking with fellow participants.

This program is beneficial for HR Executives to attend with the Chair of their organization's Board HR Committee.

Who Should Attend

"The companies that thrive in a world of new disruptive technologies have thought deeply about HR as a key element of their winning strategy." -Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School of Management

The program will benefit:

  • senior HR executives responsible for reporting to Board Human Resources Committees 
  • new directors, new HR board and committee members or directors looking to develop their human resources expertise
  • executive HR personnel seeking an integrative, strategic perspective on HR
  • HR professionals with professional development plans for senior positions

Key Benefits

  • understand current trends and practices in executive compensation
  • effectively manage CEO succession planning
  • gain insight into the relationships between Board Directors and HR Executives
  • better understand the Board’s role and value in talent management
  • learn and collaborate with a network of peers

Boards often spend too much of their time evaluating the past and too little time planning for the future.  Critical to the future success of any organization are issues such as talent management and succession planning.  Effective human resource policies and practices are key to an organization’s ability to create value and deliver strategic priorities.  Board directors need to better understand these issues and appreciate how they can contribute and add value to the boards they sit on.

Talent Management

This program has been approved for 19 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A of the continuing professional development (CPD) log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).



This program will be held at the Rotman School of Management from November 15–17, 2016. Program days begin with breakfast between 7:00am and 8:00am. Sessions typically start at 8:00am and end at 5:00pm.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
  • The Changing Nature of Corporate Governance
  • Effectively Managing the Relationship of the HR Committee and the SVP HR
  • HR Committee Mandate, Role and Processes
  • Executive Compensation
  • Talent Management
  • CEO Evaluation
  • Succession Planning
  • Pay for Performance and Shareholder Communications on Pay
  • Panel Discussion: Current Issues for HR Committees


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Fee: $3,950 CAD + HST

Included in program fee*:

  • tuition
  • all program materials and supplies
  • completion certificate
  • class-day meals (breakfast, lunch and breaks)

Application Process


Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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Each application is reviewed by Rotman’s admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.  Applicants do not require a university degree.

Participant Notification Process

If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.


A deposit of 50% of the program fee is required at time of application. The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before the start of the program, whichever is first.  Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.

Fee Reduction

Rotman Executive Program graduates or Rotman MBA / EMBA alumni are eligible for a discount equivalent to 10% of the program tuition. In addition, partner discounts are also offered for some programs. Where program applicants are eligible for more than one discount, only the greater discount will be applied towards the tuition fee. Discounts are not redeemable for cash.

*Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and incidental costs. Participants requiring accommodation during the program are eligible for preferred Rotman rates at select hotels. For more information contact an Executive Programs representative at

Dates and FeesMark your calendar

3-day intensive program

Dates: March 26–28, 2018

Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario

Participant profile: HR executives, board directors, senior management, next-generation HR leaders

Fee: $3,950 CAD + HST

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Our Learning Advisors: Joanne and Giordano

Speak to Joanne and Giordano, our expert Learning Advisors about choosing the right program for you or your organization.

Tel: 416.978.8815

Customize this program

To customize this program, contact Matt Cass. For any other questions, reach out to a Learning Advisor.

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