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Leadership Development

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 is Canada’s first accredited corporate director development program. 

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, focusing on practical governance skills and processes, as well as the behavioral and cultural elements of good governance. 

Upcoming Programs

March 20–22, 2014
Chartered Director Program, Module 2: Leadership and Strategy
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

April 3–5, 2014
Chartered Director Program, Module 1: Accountability and Change
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

April 10, 2014
Annual Graduation and Alumni Event
Toronto, ON

April 24–26, 2014
Chartered Director Program, Module 3: Oversight and Finance
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

April 28–29, 2014
Human Resources and Compensation Committee Program, Module 2
Calgary, AB

May 1–3, 2014
Chartered Director Program, Module 5: The Board Simulation
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

May 6, 2014
The Strategic Risk Oversight Program
Toronto, ON

May 22–24, 2014
Chartered Director Program, Module 4: Communication and Social Responsibility
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

May 29–31, 2014
Chartered Director Program, Module 2: Leadership and Strategy
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON