MEDIA ADVISORY - Institute of Corporate Directors to Host Celebration of the 100th Course Offering of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program

TORONTO, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), the national association for Canadian directors and boards, invites media to attend a May 28, 2014 Special Cocktail Reception celebrating the 100th national course offering of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP).

The event will also feature the presentation of an honorary ICD.D designation to Joseph L. Rotman in recognition of his distinguished career and the clear demonstration he provides of the skills and knowledge taught in the DEP program.

The DEP, jointly developed by ICD and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, is Canada's leading program for experienced directors to learn about core and emerging governance issues. Alumni of the program include Mark Wiseman (CPP Investment Board), Robert Deluce (Porter Airlines), Rob Sobey (Sobeys Inc.), and Roberta Bondar (Com Dev International).

WHAT: A Special Cocktail Reception celebrating the 100th national course offering of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP). Joseph L. Rotman will also be honoured at the reception and presented with an honorary ICD.D designation.
   
WHO: Hosted by Stan Magidson, President and CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors and Richard Powers, National Academic Director of the DEP, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Remarks by Joseph L. Rotman, OC, LL.D, Board Chair, Canada Council for the Arts
Remarks by Mary Mogford, F.ICD, ICD.D, Director, Nordion Inc. and Valedictorian of the first DEP class
   
WHEN: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET
   
WHERE: Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West

About the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP)
The Directors Education Program was jointly developed by the ICD and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto to help directors strengthen their skills, expand their knowledge and be more effective in creating and protecting value for the organizations and corporations they serve. The DEP is taught by leading business faculty, experienced directors and governance experts at six leading business schools: the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, the Haskayne School of Business at University of Calgary, the University of Alberta School of Business, the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, and the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University. Since the launch of the DEP, over 3,000 directors have completed the program.

About the ICD
The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a not-for-profit, member-based association representing Canadian directors and boards across the for-profit, not-for-profit, and Crown sectors. The ICD has more than 8,300 members and 11 local chapters across Canada. The ICD fosters the sharing of knowledge and wisdom through education, professional development programs and services, and thought leadership and advocacy to achieve the highest standard of directorship. For more information, please visit: www.icd.ca

SOURCE Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)

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Maliha Aqeel
Director, Communications
Institute of Corporate Directors
Tel: (416) 593-7741 ext. 229
Email: maqeel@icd.ca