CGIC National CPD Webinar – EQ for the Governance Professional

The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada will be hosting a complimentary CPD session, EQ for the Governance Professional, with Fellow of The Institute, Paul Dubal, FCG, P.Adm., Acc.Dir., on January 20th, 2021.

All CGIC members are invited to attend. Learn more and RSVP your attendance below. 


EQ for the Governance Professional
Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 60-minute Zoom webinar
BC: 10:00 am PT; AB: 11:00 am MT; ON/QC 1:00 pm ET; Bermuda 2:00 pm AT

Speaker: Paul Dubal, FCG, P.Adm., Acc.Dir., Founder, Perfect Balance Consulting.

Session: In this session, Fellow of The Institute Paul Dubal will examine the vast range of skills the modern governance professional needs when dealing with a diverse range of demanding stakeholders and share practical guidance on how the governance professional can avoid costly ‘on-the-job’ learning and use Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to achieve status as a leader, coach, and influencer.



Paul Dubal, FCG, P.Adm., Acc.Dir.

Paul has 25 years of corporate secretarial, corporate governance, and regulatory experience both in-house and as a professional services consultant in the United Kingdom, Canada, Caribbean, and the Middle East. He has worked for KPMG LLP and PwC in leadership roles and served in senior in-house roles for several listed financial services companies. He has also provided governance services to Mid-Cap and Large-Cap companies in Europe, North and South America, and the Caribbean region. Paul has worked extensively with a diverse range of boards and senior management teams on governance matters. His most recent assignment was as Head of Corporate Governance at First Abu Dhabi Bank, the largest bank in the Gulf region, where he developed the Bank’s corporate governance framework, advised the Board and executive management on the new UAE Corporate Governance Regulations, refined the Bank’s management committee, and developed its international governance structure across twenty jurisdictions globally.

A certified life coach, group coach, and emotional intelligence (EQ) practitioner, Paul has recently founded Perfect Balance Consulting (, providing governance solutions to small/mid-Cap organizations, group training across a variety of business solutions, and one-to-one executive coaching to mid-senior level professionals with a focus on leadership and EQ. Paul has recently completed the book EQ for the Governance Professional, which explores the vast range of soft skills required of a successful governance practitioner. Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada (CGIC), a graduate of the GPC Education Program (GPC.D), and holds an LLB from Middlesex University (UK) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Leicester De Montfort University (UK).

EQ For The Governance Professional

Details of Paul’s book, “EQ for the Governance Professional” may be found HERE

CGIC has been empowering aspiring governance professionals to excel for 100 years. There has never been a better time to be involved in governance and be an advocate for CGIC.  We are a community and together we will excel as leaders in the practice of good governance for 100 more.

Looking for structured CPD hours?  View our upcoming CPD sessions on our CPD event calendar or watch past CPD webinar recordings on the CGIC YouTube channel.

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