2024 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 and applications are currently being excepted until June 30, 2024.  Click here to learn more about the Program. 


Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Cost: Free for members & non-members
Location: Virtually - The zoom link will be provided in advance.

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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 & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI)

Nathalie was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) in September 2023. A seasoned executive with over 25 years of professional experience, she had previously served 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 served on CIRI’s National Board of Directors from 2016 to 2023 where she served 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 Past Chair in 2023.

Nathalie 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.


4/23/2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
Virtual - Eastern Time Virtual - Eastern Time, CANADA

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