*NEW DATE* CIRI/Rotman IR Certification Program Information Session

CIRI, in partnership with top ranking business school – Rotman School of Management, delivers a comprehensive Investor Relations (IR) Certification Program that meets the evolving demands on today's IR professionals.

Join us for an information session to learn about the curriculum, top-notch faculty and admission requirements.  This is your opportunity to take your career and organization to the next level.  The Program will begin October 2024.  Click here to learn more about the Program. 


Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Cost: Free for members & non-members
Location: Virtually - The zoom link will be provided one week in advance.

By registering for this CIRI event, you agree to comply with CIRI's Code of Conduct.

What You Will Learn

  • The Program Outline;
  • Admission Requirements; and 
  • How a CPIR designation can positively impact your career.

Who Should Attend

This event is intended for new IR professionals who want to learn more about the program and/or are considering applying. 


Walid Hejazi, Professor & Academic Director, Executive Programs, Rotman School of Management

Walid is an Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy and the Acdemic Director of Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, Fellow of the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship, and member of the Board of Directors of the David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation. His research focuses on the development of strategies which enhance the ability of companies to compete in domestic and global marketplaces. He has worked closely with many companies to develop and implement innovative strategies, with a particular focus on the role of leaders in preparing those companies to lead strategic change. He is currently working on a book that analyzes strategies that can mobilize global pools of capital into the development of sustainable infrastructure projects in the developing world. He has also worked extensively with Canadian and foreign governments on the development of policies around foreign investment and international trade and has testified extensively before parliamentary and senate committees. He teaches in Rotman’s MBA, EMBA and custom executive programs, and has delivered lectures in over 30 countries, and is a frequent commentator in the media.

Nathalie Megann, CPIR, President & CEO, CIRI

Nathalie is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of professional experience, most recently as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs at Chorus Aviation Inc., a publicly traded aviation holding company, where she led the investor relations, corporate communications and public and government affairs functions. Nathalie has been a member of CIRI since 2004 and joined the CIRI Board of Directors in 2016 where she played an integral role as Chair of the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee during her initial tenure. She then held the role of CIRI Board Chair from 2020 to 2022 and played an instrumental role in successfully navigating CIRI through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic while furthering CIRI’s strategic pursuits.

In 2023, she assumed the role of Past Chair of the CIRI Board, and most recently served as interim President and CEO following the departure of Yvette Lokker. Ms. Megann holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an Advanced Major in Political Science and a Diploma in Public Administration, both from Dalhousie University. She is also a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Director (ICD.D) designation.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations should be received 48 hours in advance. Please contact Brittany Snell if you need to cancel your registration.


10/25/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
Virtual - Eastern Time Virtual - Eastern Time, CANADA

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