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Directors' Education & Accreditation Program (DEAP)
October 2-4, 2017
Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown, 1110 Howe Street - Vancouver, BC

The DEAP welcomes experienced and newly appointed directors with management or professional experience. Participants are drawn from a mix of backgrounds including public, Crown and not-for-profit corporations.

Before the session

DEAP is a sharply focused program, delivering critical content in 4 areas, Governance, Finance, Strategy and Risk Management in a condensed period of time. When you register for DEAP, you will receive material 3 weeks in advance of the session to be reviewed ahead time – one document for each of the modules.

During the Session

The workshop will be three days in duration and will be a mix of presentations, discussions, case studies and a quiz (completed in class) for each module. The open session provides a unique opportunity to learn about many different sectors; come prepared to share your experiences and perspectives with the group!

Each day begins at 8:00am with a light breakfast. We break for a provided lunch from 12-1pm and the sessions conclude at 4:30pm. Assessments are done in class, click here for more information on the subjects to be covered.

After the session

Upon successful completion and Board approval, you will be awarded the Accredited Director designation (Acc.Dir.) and receive membership in our Affiliate Group for the remainder of the calendar year.  As an Affiliate Group member, you will have a subscription to Corporate Governance Quarterly, our premier publication on good governance practice; access to special rates for seminars, workshops and other continuing professional development opportunities; and the same benefits package extended to our professional members.

Although no formal Professional Development hours are currently required, certification is maintained through continuous annual membership.


Click here to register before Thursday, August 31, 2017 and save $250 - $3,750 ($3,937.50 GST included)

Click here to register after August 31, before the September 25th deadline - $4,000 ($4,200.00 GST included)

To register by fax or mail, please click here to access the fill-able word form.

Need a room? The Holiday Inn has a limited supply available, contact Christina for more details on negotiated group rates.


Fay Booker, FCIS, Acc.Dir., President, Booker & Associates

Ms. Booker has extensive experience in three core and interrelated areas: Corporate Governance, Enterprise Risk Management and Organizational Effectiveness. Fay has conducted numerous consulting assignments reviewing the governance and operations of various organizations - corporations, cooperatives, not for profit, and government agencies (federal, provincial, municipal) - and has always provided sound advice in the best interest of the long-term sustainability of the organization.

Fay consults on governance structures and the supporting resources that enable Boards and Directors to carry out their responsibilities. Fay has assisted Boards in establishing good governance practices that are appropriate in the current business and accountability environment and practices which are appropriate in relation to the needs of the particular organization. There is no one solution that fits all. She has restructured Boards and Board Committees, she has coached Boards in learning and implementing governance practices, and has supported Boards in fulfilling their various governance responsibilities. She has also been engaged by organizations to perform best practices governance reviews to assist them in advancing their governance practices.

Garnet Fenn, MBA, CPA, CA, CMA, CGA (Ontario), CPA/PFP, CGMA (Michigan), CIM, FCSI, FCIS, Acc.Dir, ICD.D

Mr. Fenn was a senior finance executive in the automotive industry until retirement and is a sessional instructor in Finance and Accounting at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor. He holds under-graduate and graduate degrees from the University of Windsor. Mr. Fenn is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario) and Certified Public Accountant (Michigan) and has completed CPA Canada’s tax specialty programs. He is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute, Canadian Securities Institute and is a Chartered Secretary granted through the Canadian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He has completed executive programs at Western University, INSEAD (Paris) and IMD (Switzerland) and a certificate in adjudication at the Osgoode law School.

He has experience in all areas of finance including accounting, taxation, pension plan management, securities regulation, treasury operations, external reporting and financial planning at Chrysler LLC, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, KPMG Chartered Accountants, The Hospice and RBC Dominion Securities. While at Chrysler for 29 years, Mr. Fenn was also assigned to several operational areas including sales, dealer operations, international development, procurement, product quality and business transactions.  

Mr. Fenn is formerly the Group Global Assistant Treasurer of Chrysler LLC in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Vice President and CFO/Treasurer of Chrysler Canada Ltd. He was the Chief Compliance Officer of Chrysler’s global funded trusts including its pension plans ($20 billion in assets) and Financial Controller of benefit plans and a member of the Global Benefits and Investment Committee.

Mr. Fenn now consults with Doher & Company Chartered Professional Accountants in Windsor, Ontario and is currently a Commissioner and Board member with the Ontario Securities Commission and Windsor Canada Utilities where he serves on the Audit and Finance, and Human Resources Committees of these organizations. He is married with two children and lives in Windsor, Ontario.

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