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2016 CPIR FAQs

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Thinking about enrolling in the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program? View this slide share to have your questions answered!

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2016 CPIR FAQs

  1. 1. Thinking About Enrolling in the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program? CPIR FAQs Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.
  2. 2. In 2011, CIRI and the Ivey Business launched the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.
  3. 3. The CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program is an intense, but flexible 10-month program that focuses on capital markets, corporate governance, securities law, finance and communications… Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.
  4. 4. … with 13% of CIRI members holding the CPIR designation. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.
  5. 5. Considering joining this elite group? Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.
  6. 6. Here are 12 FAQs about the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program to help you get started. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.
  7. 7. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. How will the Investor Relations Certification Program benefit me? Q: #1
  8. 8. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. Here’s how the CIRI/Ivey IR Certification Program benefits some of our members … #1
  9. 9. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. “I was recently a part of the billion-dollar sale of Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. and was able to apply what I learned in the valuation component of the CPIR program. Without that knowledge I would have struggled to participate in discussions with the Board and Executive Team. A lot of what I learned in the negotiations and strategy modules also enabled me to contribute in ways I never would have been able to before. ” - Alyssa Barry, CPIR, Past Manager, Investor Communications Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. Recipient of the 2012 Belle Mulligan Scholarship #1
  10. 10. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. “I highly recommend the CPIR program to IROs looking to strengthen their skills and advance their career. The program covers a wide range of topics that are relevant and based on the discipline's best practices. The course is delivered by high quality instructors who equip their students with the latest thinking and meaningful insight to help them excel when engaging with the C-Suite, the board and the market. The CPIR helped me to think differently; to be more analytical and strategic. The professional designation enhances credibility and provides a competitive advantage. As someone who has dedicated her career to professional development, I believe the CPIR program delivers a comprehensive learning set that is difficult to match.” - Nathalie Megann, CPIR, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, Chorus Aviation Inc. #1
  11. 11. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. “The CPIR designation is the most relevant certification available for those currently in, or looking to enter the fields of investor relations and corporate communications. The program covers every aspect needed to excel in the profession today and the content is delivered in a mix of face-to-face lectures and practical on-line team-based assignments by IVEY’s world class faculty. A truly stimulating experience and a worthwhile investment in personal and professional development.” - Berk Sumen, CPIR, Bonavista Energy Corp. #1
  12. 12. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. What are the prerequisites needed to participate in the IR Certification Program? #2 Q:
  13. 13. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. To participate in the CIRI/Ivey IR Certification Program you must: 1. Have at least three (3) years investor relations experience*, OR 2. Have four (4) years of related corporate experience and have participated in CIRI’s Essentials of Investor Relations program within the past five years, OR 3. Have four (4) years of combined experience in investor relations and a related field and have participated in CIRI’s Essentials of Investor Relations program within the past five years; AND 4. Submit two professional reference letters, one of which is from your current employer. *Where 50% or more of your time was spend on investor relations #2
  14. 14. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. What is the format of the program?Q: #3
  15. 15. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. The IR Certification Program consists of: • A three-day face-to-face session in Toronto in September; • 12 online classes between October and May; and • A two-day face-to-face session (at CIRI's Annual Conference) #3
  16. 16. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. I’m not familiar with the online class format. What can I expect from these classes? Q: #4
  17. 17. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. Each online session consist of a 2-hour pre-taped lecture, for students to listen to at their leisure, followed by a live one-hour interactive session. #4
  18. 18. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. I travel for work. What happens if I miss an online session? Q: #5
  19. 19. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. All online sessions are archived for students to listen to lectures at their leisure. #5
  20. 20. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. What time commitment should I expect to make as a student in this program? Q: #6
  21. 21. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. Students who have been successful in this program generally commit between 6-10 hours a month to complete readings and assignments. #6
  22. 22. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. How do I earn the CPIR designation?Q: #7
  23. 23. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. Once students have completed the 10-month program, they will be required to write a final exam. Upon passing the certification examination students will earn their CPIR designation. #7
  24. 24. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. What are the requirements for maintaining my CPIR designation? Q: #8
  25. 25. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. In order to maintain your CPIR designation, you must maintain your membership in CIRI, agree to comply with CIRI's code of ethics and complete a minimum of 14 continuing education units (CEU) annually. Below are some ways to earn your CEUs. • Participate in continuing education programs and events • Speak at CIRI National and Chapter events • Serve as a mentor • Volunteer on a CIRI National or Chapter Board or Committee #8
  26. 26. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. What is the cost of this program? #9 Q:
  27. 27. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. The cost to complete the program is $8,950 for CIRI members and $9,450 for non- members. #9
  28. 28. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. Is there financial support available for this Program? #10 Q:
  29. 29. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. You may be eligible for a Canada Job Grant. These grants are “available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will: • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs. • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs. • Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.” Contact CIRI (416-364-8200) or visit https://ciri.org/Certification/Scholarship/CanadaJobGrant.aspx for more information. #10
  30. 30. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. When does the 2016-2017 IR Certification Program start? #11 Q:
  31. 31. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. The 2016-2017 class will begin in Toronto on September 26, 2016. #11
  32. 32. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. What is the deadline to apply for this year’s program? #12 Q:
  33. 33. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified. The deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 IR Certification Program is July 15, 2016. #12
  34. 34. Are you ready to apply? Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.
  35. 35. Apply today to Be Certified. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.
  36. 36. Do you have more questions? Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.
  37. 37. Call us at 416-364-8200 or visit us online at CIRI.org to learn more about the IR Certification Program. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.
  38. 38. Take that next step and get noticed with CIRI/Ivey’s IR Certification Program. Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be certified.

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