See You in La Belle Province this August

… as that’s where Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) will host its 21st Annual Conference. This is the Canadian conference dedicated to governance professionals. This year’s event will be held August 18 – 21, 2019 at the incomparable Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, seen above.

As mentioned Monday, this week I’m bringing you a look at my upcoming presentations in Atlanta, Edinburgh, Leicester, London, Manchester, National Harbor, New Orleans, Québec City and Southampton. I’d be delighted to see you at one or more of these events.

Do you work with a board of directors?


If you work with a Canadian board of directors, take the time to click here and check out Governance Professionals of Canada’s (GPC’s) 21st annual conference. If you attend, you’ll be in good company; this conference draws more than 350 governance professionals from all sectors across Canada.

This year’s theme is Next Generation Governance – Resilience, Agility and Innovation. When you attend a GPC conference, you can expect two and a half days of workshops, expert panels and breakout sessions focusing on current issues, best practices and the continuing evolution of governance in Canada and internationally.

Take advantage of early registration fees

Registration is now open, and those who register on or before April 25/19 can take advantage of the GPC’s Early-Early-Bird rates. Click here for pricing details and a link to online registration.

Catch my presentation on the Tuesday afternoon

The days of welcoming a new director with a handshake, a parking pass and a manual are long gone. Just as governance and the expectations of directors continue to evolve, so too should onboarding practices. Join me for my presentation, Onboarding Your Directors: Adding Value to the Public Sector Board.

Making the case to attend

As noted on the GPC website, “The conference is for individuals who are seeking support in their governance role, looking to connect with fellow colleagues and provide targeted professional development.” GPC  has published a  template letter to support your proposal to attend the conference, as well as an expense tracking worksheet.

The venue

This year’s conference will be held from August 18 – 21 at Québec City’s impressive Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel. I’ve stayed at this hotel twice before and it would be a challenge to find a more impressive conference locale. The property is situated above the St. Lawrence River and you have Old Québec City – founded in 1608 and desginated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – at your doorstep.


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