Continuing Professional Development

Governance Professionals Never Stop Learning

Undertaking professional development allows you to keep your knowledge and business skills up to date, develop your personal skills, support professional growth, and may further your career. All members of CGIC are encouraged to partake in ongoing professional development.

Chartered members have annual mandatory professional development requirements as governed by our Continuing Professional Development policy to ensure ongoing professional development and growth. Mandatory professional development is a commitment to the public to ensure Chartered members abide by the highest standards in the profession.

About Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the maintenance, enhancement, and continuous improvement of knowledge, skills, and abilities. The focus of CPD is firmly on results – the benefits that professional development can bring you in the real world. 

Effective January 1, 2012, all Associates and Fellows of the Institute, except those who have retired, are required to undertake a minimum of twenty (20) hours of professional development annually in order to remain members in good standing. This activity must consist of at least five (5) hours of structured activities; the balance may be unstructured activities.  Chartered members are asked to make an annual declaration that they have met the minimum number of CPD hours required as part of the renewal process.

Recent Online CPD Sessions

Crisis Management for Governance Professionals

On November 24, 2021, The Quebec Branch of The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada hosted a CPD session, Crisis Management for Governance Professionals with Jane Shapiro, Senior Vice-President, National Crisis Communications Lead, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada.

Identifying and addressing the Insider Threat

On November 9, 2021, The British Columbia Branch of The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada hosted a CPD session, Identifying and addressing the Insider Threat with Dr. Mark Lokanan and Bill Danielsen.

Cybersecurity Culture: How Does Your Organization and Board Measure Up?

On October 21, 2021, The Ontario Branch of The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada hosted a complimentary CPD session, Cybersecurity Culture: How Does Your Organization and Board Measure Up with Steve Rainville, CEO of CYDEF.

A copy of the presentation is also available for download

20 Technologies That Will Change Everything in 2021 and Beyond

On September 22, 2021, Fellow of The Institute Lal Balkaran, MBA, FCMA, FCPA, FCGA, FCG, CGMA, CIA. 20 Technologies That Will Change Everything in 2021 and Beyond. Mr. Balkaran is a seasoned risk, governance & internal audit consultant, and internal audit leader.

A copy of the presentation is also available for download

PRMIA Risk Management Challenge 2021


On April 19, 2021, 12 finalist teams competed virtually in the international championship round of the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge. The teams represented undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities across the globe. Congratulations go out to the 2021 Risk Management Challenge champions, The Big Four from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto: Jason Ho, Xinyuan (Laura) Liu, Mingze Li, and Xiangyi (Irene) Liang.

A copy of the presentation is also available for download

Globalization Trends – A Perspective on Hong Kong as a chosen place for incorporating in South East Asia


CGIC hosted a complimentary online CPD Session with Joseph Yau, senior practicing director for C K Yau & Partners CPA Limited The webinar, Globalization Trends – A Perspective on Hong Kong as a chosen place for incorporating in South East Asia, took place on June 15, 2021, via Zoom.

A copy of the presentation is also available for download

What is Beneficial Ownership and Why Does it Matter?


CGIC hosted a complimentary online CPD Session with Kim Willey, Bermuda and British Columbia Senior CounselThe webinar, What is Beneficial Ownership and Why Does it Matter, took place on May 26, 2021, via Zoom.

A copy of the presentation is also available for download

Internal Responsibility System: Creating Foundation of the Health and Safety Act


CGIC Ontario Branch hosted a complimentary online CPD Session with Michael Benedict, Professor – Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance. The webinar, Internal Responsibility System: Creating Foundation of the Health and Safety Act took place on May 19, 2021, via Zoom.

A copy of the presentation is also available for download


Visit the CGIC Youtube Page for more online CPD recordings.

Looking for structured CPD activities?

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What Do I Need to Track?

It is good practice to maintain records of your personal CPD efforts. You will only need to demonstrate your activities if you are selected at random audit, where we will work with you to determine if the policy criteria has been met:

  • What type of CPD the activity falls into (structured or unstructured)
  • The name of the course or event, if applicable
  • What the activity involved
  • The date/s you completed the activity
  • How many hours you spent on the activity
  • Your feedback/thoughts on the activity – what you learned and how this has helped you/will help you

Consider downloading this CPD Tracking spreadsheet to keep track of the CPD you complete throughout the year.

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