DIRECTORS’ EDUCATION & ACCREDITATION PROGRAMME
The Directors’ Education and Accreditation Programme (DEAP) is an advanced director training course, aimed at preparing directors for the important role that they play in the governance of corporations. The DEAP was developed by the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada (CGIC), formerly Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators/Chartered Secretaries Canada (ICSA/CSC), in partnership with the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais, and with contributions from AON Canada.
The inaugural programme was offered in June 2007, in St Kitts-Nevis and Saint Lucia, by Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange Limited (ECSE), in collaboration with the ICSA/CSC, as a part of the ECSE’s efforts to promote good corporate governance standards in the Caribbean. The programme was subsequently rolled out in Toronto, Canada, in November. To date, Caribbean programmes have been held in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. The DEAP is now being offered online in the Caribbean.
Registration in the programme is open to all directors, corporate secretaries, CEOs, and other senior executives of public and private companies, as well as public sector (statutory) corporations. Legal practitioners, accountants, chartered secretaries and other professional corporate advisers, as well as persons aspiring to directorships are also invited to participate.
The details of the course are as follows:
Programme: The course will be delivered in three modules, namely, i) Governance for Directors, ii) Finance for Directors, and iii) Strategy and Risk Management.
Duration: 3 days, with 1 full-day learning workshop for each module, consisting of presentations, discussions and case studies.
Assessment: At the end of each day there will be a knowledge assessment exercise (completed in class). Participants must be successful on each module’s knowledge assessment to be granted the accreditation.
Faculty: Facilitators will be drawn from a team of experienced Canadian and regional academics and practitioners.
Material: The course material will be provided to participants in electronic form after registration.
Location: On-Line. The programme is being held online to enable participation from any geographic location.
Date: 19 – 21 July 2021
Fee: ECSE and CGIC members – US$2,050
Non-members – US$2,200
Early Bird Discounted Rates (Payment before 30th June 2021)
ECSE and CGIC members – US$1,900
Non-members – US$2,050
Registration for the DEAP may be done by completing the PDF registration form available here. Payment should be made either by Bank Draft, made payable to the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange, or by wire transfer. The Wire transfer payments instructions are provided on the registration form or can be downloaded here.
Early registration is recommended, as places are limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first in time basis. Payment must be received by the ECSE to confirm registration.