Institute of Corporate Directors: Boardroom Financial Essentials Course

Institute of Corporate Directors

The Institute of Corporate Directors’ (ICD) Boardroom Financial Essentials is a course designed by directors for directors.  It is intended for both aspiring directors who would like to learn about boardroom finance before stepping onto a board, and for directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations seeking to become better-versed in the general financial aspects of board work.

The course focuses on linking financial discussions to strategic oversight of their organization. It is not a finance course for non-financial managers, nor an accounting course steeped in ratio analysis.

Course participants will have the opportunity to tackle some of the more financially-oriented agenda items that directors encounter and need to work through, including:

  • Linking financial plans to strategic plans
  • Audit Committee reports and the role of the non-audit-committee director
  • Connecting strategy and risk oversight with capital projects and expenditures
  • Executive compensation and bonuses
  • Unique financial issues for not-for-profit/charitable organizations

The lead instructor for the course will be an experienced director who will facilitate the day’s learning and help contextualize the material through their own boardroom experiences. The instructor will be complemented by a seasoned Director-in-Residence, who will offer commentary and insights throughout the day, providing additional real-world context to the material. The day begins with a welcome breakfast and will conclude with cocktails, dinner and a special guest speaker.

Course Details:

Date: March 8, 2012

Application Deadline: Feb. 16

Location: Victoria Golf Club

Fees:  ICD Members – $795 + applicable taxes

ICD Non-Members – $1095 + applicable taxes

For registration and course details, please visit or contact Ryan Burkett at 1.877.593.7741 ext. 228 or