If you live in the District of North Vancouver, you can take pride in the fact that a small portion of your tax revenue helped pay for Mayor Richard Walton’s education. Mayor Walton was reimbursed $9,647 for a Directors Education program course he took recently.
The DEP program is jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The program fee is $17,500 plus taxes for all modules, along with a $500 application fees.
According to the school, the 12-day course is taught by leading governance experts delivered in four three-day modules and offers practical learning to help directors navigate the boardroom intricacies.
The program offers experiential learning through breakouts and board simulations for directors from public and private companies, Crown corporations, public institutions, co-operatives, and large not-for-profit organisations across Canada.
Mayor Walton was the only elected representative in the June 2017 batch of the course that was held in Vancouver.
(This story was carried in the print edition dated October 1.)