Governance Program

Private Capital Governance Program

Presented by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) and delivered in partnership with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)


Are you ready to take your governance expertise to the next level?

Whether you’re an investor, independent director, or CEO, these programs will equip you with the knowledge and tools to excel in board governance and make a significant impact on the organizations you serve.

Both programs will offer a unique blend of virtual and in-person sessions, combining the convenience of online learning with the invaluable networking and collaborative opportunities that come with face-to-face interactions. Our expert faculty will guide you through a comprehensive curriculum that addresses the specific challenges and opportunities within the PE and VC sectors.

VC Governance Program

Dates: April 17 + 24 (Virtual) May 8 + 9 (In Person), 2025. Location: Toronto

The VC Governance Program, delivered in collaboration with the Institute for Corporate Directors (ICD), is designed to empower VC investors, independent directors, and CEOs. This program will deepen your understanding of best practices, provide insights into recent corporate governance developments, and equip you with practical skills and strategies to drive governance excellence in VC-backed organizations.

Toronto PE Governance Program

Dates: Nov. 19 + 25 (Virtual), Dec. 4 + 5 (In-Person), 2024. Location: Toronto.

Calling all private equity investors and independent directors! The Toronto PE Governance Program, delivered by CVCA and ICD, is your opportunity to refine your governance skills and stay at the forefront of the industry. This program will refresh your understanding of best practices, leverage academic research and current governance practices, and equip you with practical strategies to make a substantial difference in the governance of PE-backed organizations. Join us in Toronto to connect with peers and unlock your full governance potential.

How you will learn

The Private Capital Governance Program will be delivered as a blended learning program with live online content and in-class sessions. Sessions will be delivered through faculty presentations, case studies, group discussions, and expert panels with board directors, you’ll explore board issues that you can apply to your own portfolio company boards. 

What you get out of it

In addition to sharpening your skills as a high-performing board director, upon completion of the Private Capital Governance Program (Venture Capital Cohort) you will receive a unique digital and paper Certificate of Completion from the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). This document will showcase your achievements and commitment to board governance.