The International Young Governance Professionals (IYGP) is an independent, global community of young leaders dedicated to cultivating fresh perspectives in corporate and non-profit governance.
Governance and board positions are typically associated with later stages in careers and knowledge about governance is gained ‘on the job’. However, as failures in governance have become increasingly public, more and more young people have become interested in corporate and non-profit governance as a field of research, theory and practice.
IYGP was created based on key findings from a panel session held in 2010. A group of young people involved in board governance, academically and professionally, came together as part of the Young Governors’ Speak plenary session at the 2010 Annual Conference of the International Policy Governance Association (IPGA) to discuss their experiences in governance and how they viewed the future of governance. This session prompted the idea of broadening this panel session into a wider event for young people interested in corporate and non-profit governance. This resulted in young people creating the first ever International Young Governance Professionals Annual Summit in Toronto, Canada, in June 2013 which was a great success and these summits are now taking place each year.
The 5th Annual IYGP Summit took place from June 22-24, 2017, in San Diego, CA, USA.
The IYGP also aims to serve as a network and community for young governance professionals year round and our volunteers are currently working on new events, webinars and seminars to add to our yearly calendar. If you would like to join our mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.