NFP Governance Essentials Program

NFP Governance Essentials Program (Saskatoon, SK)
Location : K W Nasser Centre (256 - 3rd Avenue South)

Stay tuned for future course offerings!

Please note the Institute of Corporate Directors handles all program applications at:

Tel: 1.877.593.7741 ext. 290 (Hadi Hassani)
Email: education@icd.ca
Website: www.icd.ca/NFP

Institute of Corporate Directors
2701 - 250 Yonge st.
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 2L7

Better serve your Not-for-Profit organization AND ITS MISSION.

Introduction & Background:

The NFP Governance Essentials Program (NFP Program), presented by RBC Foundation and TELUS, was jointly developed by the Rotman School of Management and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

The NFP Program is an intensive 2-day program taught by prominent faculty and some of Canada's most accomplished directors of not-for-profit organizations. This innovative program provides learning on key accountabilities and responsibilities of not-for-profit leaders. A limited number of RBC Foundation and TELUS scholarships are available.

In addition to being offered in Saskatoon, the program is also offered at other leading business schools in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St. John's and Winnipeg.

"Awesome program, I debated taking this program, but it has definitely added value. The board models and influencing change session were real highlights, but all sessions were top notch!" - Vern Bachiu, President & CEO, Triall Counsulting

Who Should Attend?

  • Directors and Executive Directors of small and large not-for-profit organizations.
  • To be eligible for admission, applicants should have either board experience, senior management experience, or professional experience. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated experience with, or a desire to become involved in, the corporate governance of not-for-profit organizations. 

"Great session. Great to meet new people, great relevant information. I will certainly recommend the NFP Program to others." - Ray Morrison, Board Chair, Saskatoon Public Schools

Key Learning Objectives:

This innovative program is the only national program offered across the country and provides learning that can be immediately applied. Participating directors in this premier course will focus on key accountabilities and responsibilities for NFP leaders through extensive use of team-based learning to ensure participants learn from both faculty and their peers.

Attend this program and gain the following benefits:
  • Understand your fiduciary duty
  • Learn best practices in governance
  • Build group decision-making skills
  • Apply change management principles to elevate board effectiveness
  • Leverage board contacts built through the program

For more information or to apply visit: http://www.icd.ca/Courses/NFP-Program.aspx

"Instructors were steller. Content was very solid and facilities were great. Group dynamics helped inform my knowledge gain." - Steve McLellan, CEO, Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

Jointly developed by:

Rotman     ICD


Supported by:


Program Fees

$2,500 plus GST

  • This fee includes tuition, all reading materials and meals during the program. Meals include breakfast, morning break, lunch, afternoon break and beverages throughout the day. 
  • Non-members receive a one-year complimentary ICD membership (valued at $395) on admission into the program.