At the end of a comprehensive 125-hour training, 47 company managers recently passed their exams under the only university degree program in corporate governance in Quebec. These people join a network of nearly 1,300 Certified Corporate Directors (ASC) who hold the keys to tangible impact on boards of directors (BODs) and ensuring sound corporate governance.
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ASC: real added value for organizations
The undergraduate degree program of the College of Corporate Managers at Université Laval leads to the designation of the ASC, three letters recognized throughout Canada and France. The network of ASCs has approximately 1 300 certified company managers from diverse backgrounds. These people already demonstrate their expertise in their field and, thanks to this high-quality training, master the tools that make them a real added value for boards. Quebec institutions can also access the College’s Corporate Directors Bank to connect with these exceptional candidates and draw on their expertise on their boards or committees.
What CHWs Earn at the End of the Program*:
- 98% of alumni agree that they speak in a more influential and relevant way during board meetings.
- 97% of these people say they have a better understanding of their role as a director and its implications.
- 96% of CHWs contemplate finding a better balance between their oversight and strategic role.
- 93% believe they are in a better position to deal with difficult and ambiguous situations.
*Source: Special Research, March 2022.
1300 ASCs in the same boat
Once they receive their Certificate Diploma from the College of Corporate Directors, ASCs see their profile listed online in the Certified Corporate Managers Bank. This search tool facilitates the recruitment of highly qualified corporate managers, particularly by making it possible to select the best candidates according to their skills profile. Thus CAs can easily find the administrator that matches their needs.
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Over the past twenty years, the role of a company director has undergone profound changes. Looking at the professionalization of governance, we are seeing an expansion of the responsibilities of boards of directors, which play a weighted role in corporate strategies. In such a context, we always demand more people sitting on the board. This is why governance training – such as a college degree program – becomes necessary, when it is not a prerequisite. indispensable condition To become a member of the board of directors of certain organizations.
Leader in manager training in Quebec
Unique in Quebec, the Undergraduate Certificate Program in Corporate Governance from the College of Corporate Directors offers a highly flexible pathway that matches the realities of the professionals who pursue it. The certification includes a total of 125 hours of training, divided into five modules, including 35 hours of training and simulation within CAs and mock committees. Concretely, this program allows people who participate in it to upgrade their governance skills, guided by professionals and professional academics who focus on knowledge, know-how and soft skills.
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