TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - The Directors' Education and Accreditation
Program (DEAP) has been a resounding success for senior government and
business leaders in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The program, offered by the Canadian arm
of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), an
international leader in governance training and education, recently celebrated
its 13 graduates in Iqaluit.
Alan Carriere, a graduate of the program and a director on the Board of
Qullik Energy Corporation found the courses to be "well structured, well
defined and presented by the best in their respective fields." After a week of
in depth instruction, Mr. Carriere stated the DEAP program is "the ultimate
Corporate Governance training session one can hope for."
The DEAP program, which had its initial launch in Canada last fall in
Toronto, has also been extremely successful in the Caribbean. The program
consists of four modules: Governance, Financial Reporting and Disclosure, Risk
Management and Strategy, all taught by experienced industry leaders.
According to Janis Riven, past President ICSA and Chair of its Continuing
Professional Development Committee, "the DEAP curriculum emphasizes a
practical approach to learning, allowing Directors to more effectively manage
their responsibilities to their organization and their stakeholders." Ms.
Riven explained that also unique to the program is the professional
designation of Acc. Dir. (Accredited Director).
ICSA in Canada conducts the DEAP program along with its existing
partners, which include Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, AON Reed Stenhouse, Canada,
and a yet to be announced finance partner.
"Companies having a DEAP graduate join them have on their Boards of
Directors the best governance professionals the world has to offer," said Ms.
Riven. The schedule for DEAP sessions for the balance of 2008 is:
Vancouver - September 11-13
Toronto - September 24-26
Ottawa - October 6-8
Montreal - October 29-31
Calgary - November 24-26
ICSA is the only organization to provide a globally recognized
professional program leading to international designations (ACIS and FCIS) for
governance professionals, corporate secretaries and professional
administrators. The Institute has 36,000 designation-holders and 28,000
students in over 70 countries. For more information, visit www.icsacanada.org.
For further information:
For further information: David Petrie, ICSA, (416) 944-9727 or
1-800-501-3440, firstname.lastname@example.org or Janis Riven, (514) 776-6470,