Institute of Corporate Directors - DEP

Directors' Education Program

For current and recent directors on the board of a public or private company, not-for-profit organization, or Crown or public agency

Halifax, Nova  Scotia | Sobey School of Business

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You can expect a highly interactive 12-day program of roundtable discussions, real-time case studies, and on-point insights from leading governance experts. The DEP allows experienced directors to build on their expertise, fine-tune skills for around the boardroom table, and strengthen their capacity to create and protect value for their organizations. In your quest to be a better director, it will help you clarify your mission and fully exercise your director potential.The Directors Education Program (DEP) — jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto — is the most definitive course of study for board directors in Canada. The Sobey School of Business is pleased to collaborate in offering this internationally-recognized program for directors, in Halifax. Our program provides instruction from regional and national DEP leaders.

This program is completed in four three-day modules. It connects you to an extended network of leading directors who are bringing better governance to Canada and its communities.

Completing the Directors Education Program is the first step in attaining the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors, the professional body representing the director community in Canada.

Lawyer, Partner, McInnes Cooper

"The Directors Education Program addresses the challenges faced by directors in a relevant and engaging way. The combination of world class faculty and diverse, talented participants makes the DEP a must for any director interested in enhancing their boardroom skills. I recommend it without reservation."

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Canada Post

Director, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Where, When & How Much

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Please note the Institute of Corporate Directors handles all program applications.


Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University. 923 Robie St, Halifax, Nova Scotia



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APPLICATION (non-refundable)

  • Non-Member Rate $500 +GST
  • ICD Individual Member Rate $250 +GST
  • ICD Board Member Rate no application fee

Note: Non-members who apply for admission into the DEP will receive a one-year complimentary ICD membership, valued at $395.


  • $18,500.00 + GST (as of 2020)

Includes: All reading materials and meals during the program (breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and beverages).


To inquire about the program including your eligibility, contact Maureen Finlan at 416.593.7741 x248, or email her at

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