Chartered Director Program

Our Chartered Director Program is especially characterized by its candid, off-the-record discussions in a highly interactive forum with board of directors members and senior C-suite executives who are leading Caribbean Organizations through major opportunities, and real-world challenges.


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Chartered Director Program


In the dynamic landscape of corporate governance, where the principles of accountability, transparency, and ethical leadership reign supreme, the Caribbean Governance Training Institute (CGTI) stands as a beacon of excellence. At the heart of its offerings lies the prestigious Chartered Director Program, a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip aspiring directors and seasoned board members alike with the essential skills and insights needed to navigate the complexities of modern governance. With an illustrious faculty comprising industry veterans and thought leaders, the program delves deep into key areas such as the principles of good governance, financial oversight, risk management, succession planning, and strategic thinking.

The cornerstone of the Chartered Director Program is its commitment to instilling a robust understanding of the fundamental principles that underpin effective governance. Marcel Mongeon, a distinguished expert in governance practices, spearheads this critical component with his insightful sessions on “The Principles of Good Governance” and “Roles, Responsibilities, Accountabilities, and Culture.” Drawing from his extensive experience advising boards across diverse sectors, Mongeon elucidates the core tenets of governance excellence, emphasizing the importance of integrity, transparency, and stakeholder engagement. Participants are immersed in lively discussions and case studies, gaining invaluable perspectives on fostering a culture of accountability and driving organizational success through ethical leadership.

Complementing Mongeon’s expertise, Peter Ostapchuk, a seasoned financial strategist, brings his wealth of knowledge to the forefront with his sessions on “The Essentials of Financial Oversight” and “Risk Oversight.” With a keen focus on safeguarding stakeholders’ interests and enhancing organizational resilience, Ostapchuk delves into the intricacies of financial stewardship and risk management. Through interactive workshops and real-world examples, participants learn to decipher financial statements, assess risk exposure, and implement robust oversight mechanisms to mitigate potential threats. Armed with practical tools and strategies, directors emerge poised to make informed decisions and safeguard the financial health of their organizations in an increasingly volatile business environment.

No discussion on governance would be complete without addressing the critical aspect of succession planning. Enter David Ostapchuk, an esteemed authority on leadership development and organizational strategy, whose sessions on “Succession Planning: Good Boards Need Good Directors (& Good CEOs Too)” and “Developing Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning” offer invaluable insights into building resilient leadership pipelines and fostering strategic agility. Through interactive exercises and thought-provoking discussions, participants explore the intricacies of identifying and nurturing top talent, succession planning best practices, and the pivotal role of strategic foresight in driving sustainable growth. Armed with a holistic understanding of leadership succession and strategic thinking, directors are empowered to steer their organizations towards long-term success in an ever-evolving marketplace.

The Chartered Director Program at CGTI transcends traditional pedagogy, offering a transformative learning experience that blends academic rigor with practical relevance. Through a rich tapestry of lectures, case studies, group exercises, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, participants are not merely passive learners but active contributors to their own professional development journey. The program’s multidisciplinary approach encourages cross-functional collaboration and fosters a culture of continuous learning and innovation—a testament to CGTI’s unwavering commitment to shaping the future leaders of governance excellence in the Caribbean and beyond.

In conclusion, the Chartered Director Program at CGTI stands as a paragon of excellence in governance education, offering a comprehensive curriculum designed to empower directors with the knowledge, skills, and insights needed to thrive in an ever-evolving business landscape. With a stellar faculty comprising industry luminaries such as Marcel Mongeon, Peter Ostapchuk, and David Ostapchuk, the program not only equips participants with a robust understanding of governance fundamentals but also fosters a culture of ethical leadership, financial stewardship, and strategic foresight. As directors embark on their journey towards chartering excellence, they emerge poised to lead with integrity, navigate complexity, and drive sustainable growth in an increasingly interconnected world.

Chartered Director Program


AFTERNOON: 1:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., EVENINGS: 6:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

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