Young Directors (JAIGOPP)

The mission of the Young Directors of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) is to educate, prepare, and involve the Quebec business community by organizing interesting events and by spreading information through social media with the ultimate goal of sensitizing young professionals to the great challenges in governance facing public and private organizations.



The program offered by the Young Directors of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) consists of a series of conferences developed to offer young professionals, whether they are current or aspiring directors, an opportunity to develop and deepen their knowledge of good governance, to exchange with other passionate individuals, and to prepare for a role as a director.

Key benefits of the program include:

  • Improving knowledge about good governance: Opportunity to exchange on a variety of stimulating topics with well-known experts and experienced directors of public and private companies, as well as non-profit organizations;
  • Networking with other passionate professionals: The Executive Committee of the IGOPP Young Directors selects around 35 individuals from diverse backgrounds who have distinguished themselves by their professional, academic and social accomplishments;
  • Preparing for a role as a director: Members benefit from effective tools and good governance practices promoted by the IGOPP.


The program includes the following activities:

  1. Opening Cocktail

Each fall, the IGOPP Young Directors organize a major event to launch the season, which is open to the public. This event is an excellent way to meet young professionals interested in governance.

  1. The Program’s Conferences

During our conferences, a number of relevant and stimulating subjects are discussed and moderated by our speakers and experts in good governance coming from the public and private sectors.

  1. Simulation: from theory to practice

Once the theoretical foundations of good governance have been discussed and illustrated by the practical experiences of our speakers, the IGOPP Young Directors organize the simulation of a board meeting during which practical case studies are explored and resolved.

  1. Closing cocktail and diploma ceremony

This event marks the end of the program and brings together the current class of participants, the Executive committee of the IGOPP Young Directors and the officers of the IGOPP.

To see this year’s program (all events are in french), please click here. If you want to submit your application for the group of 2021, please click here and the application process will end on Sunday, December the 6th at midnight.

If you are not available for 2021, you can express also express your interest for 2022 and join our mailing list to find out about next year’s events by emailing us at



On November 17th 2020, almost 100 participants were joining the virtual launch event for the 2021 season of the JAIGOPP. The event tackled subjects such as risk and crisis management from the standpoint of board of directors. Tickets could be bought on the following Eventbrite link. **The event was in french**



The Executive Committee of the Young Directors of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations is comprised of a group of young professionals distinguished by their leadership, community involvement, and professional as well as academic accomplishments.



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