Inaugural CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Program Sold Out
TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investor Relations
Institute (CIRI) has had so much interest in the CIRI/Ivey Investor
Relations Certification Program and Certified Professional in Investor
Relations (CPIR) designation that the inaugural program is full.
Applications are now being accepted for the September 2012 program.
A limited number of spots are still available for the September 2011
Experience Recognition Program (ERP). The ERP is a somewhat condensed
version of the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program that
is available to individuals with ten or more years of investor
relations experience. To learn more or to apply, contact Andrew Wright.
"We are thrilled with the tremendous interest shown in this program. We
believe a professional certification will raise the bar for the
practice of investor relations and create greater awareness of the
important role it plays in the capital markets," said Tom Enright,
President & CEO, CIRI.
The certification program was developed to address a need for formal
education in the field of investor relations. CIRI has worked with the
Richard Ivey School of Business (Ivey) to develop a program that will
cover all relevant areas of this multi-disciplinary role including
capital markets, corporate governance, securities law, finance and
communications. This initiative supports CIRI's mandate of contributing
to the transparency and integrity of the Canadian capital market by
advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional
competency of its members, and the stature of the profession.
CIRI has partnered with Ivey, Canada's top ranking business school, to
offer this 10-month program that will be delivered through a
combination of online and face-to-face classes. Once individuals have
successfully completed the program, they will write an examination
offered through CIRI to become a Certified Professional in Investor
CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives
responsible for communication between public corporations, investors
and the financial community. CIRI contributes to the transparency and
integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of
investor relations, the professional competency of its members and the
stature of the profession. With more than 600 members and four chapters
across the country, CIRI is the voice of IR in Canada. For further
information, please visit www.ciri.org.
The Richard Ivey School of Business (www.ivey.ca) at The University of Western Ontario is Canada's leading provider of
relevant, innovative and comprehensive business education. Drawing on
extensive research and business experience, Ivey faculty provide the
best classroom experience, equipping graduates with the skills and
capabilities they need to tackle the leadership challenges in today's
complex business world. Ivey offers world-renowned undergraduate and
graduate degree programs as well as Executive Development at campuses
in London (Ontario), Toronto and Hong Kong.
SOURCE Canadian Investor Relations Institute
For further information:
Director, Communications & Professional Development