The Niagara Institute
The Niagara Institute, a division of the Conference Board, was established in 1971 to enhance the quality of Canadian leadership-in business, government and non-governmental organizations. The institute's programs are highly concentrated, engaging and student-focused-attracting leaders from across Canada and around the world.
We equip leaders with the essential leadership competencies needed to achieve organizational results. Each year, thousands of employees from hundreds of organizations turn to Niagara programs for their leadership development.
More than half of the top 100 companies named by the Financial Post are Niagara Institute clients; and 20 of the top 25 are our clients.
The Directors College
The Directors College, a partnership between the Conference Board and McMaster University, offers professional development programs designed to stimulate innovative, independent and provocative thinking.
The Chartered Director Program and the selection of Specialized Programs address both the structural and behavioral skills required to be an effective board and committee member or chair. They raise the bar for professional standards and look at the dynamic relationship among corporate governance, shareholder value, and responsibilities to stakeholders.