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ICPM Board Effectiveness

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Improve your board performance for pension and other long-horizon investment institutions by developing your capacity to navigate the growing complexities of the sector.

Overview

The Board Effectiveness Program (BEP) is offered in partnership with the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM), and focuses on board performance support for pension and other long-horizon investment institutions. This learning program communicates the critical role these pivotal societal financial giants hold in providing economic security for their beneficiaries. The program is designed to develop the Board’s ability and capacity to navigate the growing complexities of the sector and improve business processes while continuing to build equity.

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Board Chair Harry Keiley and I truly enjoyed the BEP program. It was one of the best educational courses we have participated in thus far. We look forward to sending other CalSTRS Board members in the future.

Sharon Hendricks | Vice Board Chair
CalSTRS, United States


The program offers effective research, practical solutions, group networking, training sessions and access to skilled professionals, both academic and business, to guide the learning.

Bob Scheuber | Board Chair
QSuper, Australia


The Rotman ICPM Board Effectiveness Program gave me new insights both from the academic presentations and the stimulating case study discussions. Here in Sweden, I have started to implement some ideas to increase the efficiency of the board that I chair.

Urban Karlström | Board Chair
Första AP-Fonden, Sweden


A solid, comprehensive program delivered by top faculty members and strong business leaders. Senior participants from around the world bring diverse experience and perspective.

Micheline Bouchard | Board Member
Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Canada

In partnership with:

Rotman’s International Centre for Pension Management


This program is recognized as a Green Course by the Sustainability Office, University of Toronto for the 2016–17 academic year.

This is a Green Course

Key Benefits

Leading pension practitioners and academics help participants understand their board role in key strategic areas:

  • Organization Mission
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Board Dynamics
  • Roles of Boards vs. Management
  • Investment Beliefs
  • Risk Management
  • Organization Design
  • HR Management/Compensation
  • Member Communications

BEP participants are provided with an integrated framework to critically examine how these issues are linked together.

The program attracts pension plan board members from around the world which provides valuable insight into a wide variety of pension governance issues and the opportunity to build a global network of like-minded individuals.


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This program has been approved for 28.5 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A of the continuing professional development (CPD) log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Who Should Attend

The BEP is designed for board members and trustees of pension and other long-horizon investment institutions. 

Applicant Selection

The admission committee will consider applications from individuals of non-ICPM organizations to the degree that

  • there is room in the BEP offering
  • the applicant has a relevant skill/experience set
  • the applicant's organization is a substantial player in the pensions world


Each program offering is limited to 35 people.

Schedule

Topics include:

  • Organization Mission
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Board Dynamics
  • Roles of Boards vs. Management
  • Investment Beliefs
  • Risk Management
  • Organization Design
  • HR Management/Compensation
  • Member Communications

Faculty

Rotman Executive Program faculty are known for their ability to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace, and to transmit skills to participants with the best teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring you the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.

Meet the faculty and instructors teaching in the ICPM Board Effectiveness Program

Keith Ambachtsheer

Keith Ambachtsheer »

Rob Bauer

Rob Bauer »

David Beatty

David Beatty »

Alexander Dyck

Alexander Dyck »

Claude Lamoureax

Claude Lamoureux »

Geoffrey Leonardelli

Geoffrey Leonardelli »

Richard Powers

Richard Powers »

Ed Waitzer

Ed Waitzer »

Eric M. Wetlaufer

Eric Wetlaufer »

Barbara Zvan

Barbara Zvan »

   

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Fee: $6,950 CAD + HST

Included in program fee*:

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

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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.

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4.5-day strategic program

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Dates:
November 26–30, 2018

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Location:
Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario

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Participant profile:
Board members and trustees of pension and other long-horizon investment institutions.

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Fee:
$6,950 CAD + HST

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For more information and to apply

International Centre for Pension Management

20 Carlton Street, Suite 123
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 2H5 Canada

Tel: 416.925.4153
Fax: 416.585.3005
Email: icpm@icpmnetwork.com

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