Upcoming Events

How to Construct Your Board

04/04/2017 7:15:00 AM | Vancouver
Changing and growing governance requirements are driving ever increasing scrutiny on the composition of the board. Skill matrices, term limits, retirement ages, director evaluations, board succession, continuing education and diversity are some of the important considerations that you, as an existing director, need to consider as you plan your approach to populating your board. And understanding these considerations is equally important to individuals looking to join a board, so you understand the value you offer.

Cybersecurity and Critical Privacy Issues: Board Directors, Are You Ready?

06/04/2017 7:30:00 AM | Toronto
The cyber-threat landscape is rapidly evolving. The role of the board needs to expand, specifically in its oversight of cybersecurity risk; just as it oversees any other critical strategic, operational, financial and compliance risks facing the organization. Recent breaches of privacy, such as the Ashley Madison hack, have been called “cyberterrorism”. Companies, not their users, are ultimately responsible for the security of their websites. So how do boards ensure they have the proper cybersecurity governance in place? 

It’s Time to Make Corporate Governance Canada’s Global Competitive Advantage

18/04/2017 12:00:00 PM | Ottawa
At a time of great upheaval among governments and corporations, Canada’s high standards of governance can act as a beacon in the flight to quality. But this will only happen if our leaders actively promote the idea that strong boards make strong organizations, make a strong country – and a stronger, safer world

The Internal Audit Function - What Boards Should Know- Saskatoon

19/04/2017 12:00:00 PM | Saskatoon
 Join us for a discussion examining the role and function of the Internal Audit department and how the Board can work with them to gain insightful information into the corporation.

Better Governance, Better Health Care

19/04/2017 12:00:00 PM | Winnipeg
Our health care sector is undergoing massive transformation.  Today’s health care facilities have become veritable substantial business enterprises with complex and challenging agendas for boards.  As a consequence, the need for better governance in health care has never been greater, and it is widely accepted that strong board governance is associated with higher quality patient care.

The Board’s Role in Strategic Planning

20/04/2017 7:15:00 AM | Kelowna
Strategic Planning is talked about and written about probably more than any other business practice. Frequently quoted but often poorly understood, Strategic Planning sometimes takes up more time than necessary. Poor understanding of what strategy is often results in ill-defined and unrealistic goals, especially when there is a misalignment between the organisational culture and the strategies chosen.

The Internal Audit Function - What Boards Should Know - Regina

20/04/2017 12:00:00 PM | Regina
Join us for a discussion examining the role and function of the Internal Audit department and how the Board can work with them to gain insightful information into the corporation.

Cyber Security - Risks and Considerations for Boards

21/04/2017 11:30:00 AM | Edmonton
This session will further enhance a board member’s understanding of the new realities of cyber risk and focus on what a board needs to do to maintain effective governance and establish long term capability to help protect and respond to an evolving cyber landscape. Our panelists will share their experiences and insights and suggest practical actions for Directors to prepare for, and defend against, such threats.

SAVE THE DATE - Board Composition: Why Talent Matters on a Family Business Board

25/04/2017 7:30:00 AM | St. John's
Registration will open closer to the event date, and more event details coming soon. 

Risky Business (Kitchener-Waterloo)

26/04/2017 7:15:00 AM | Kitchener-Waterloo
WHAT ARE the potential consequences of ineffective enterprise risk MANAGEMENTThe list of potential exposures can appear quite daunting. Of course Boards are very familiar with financial and operational risks and are generally very good in ensuring management has solid plans to mitigate potential events that could cripple a company.  But what about organizational risks; external risks; compliance risks; reputational risks? Where are the vulnerabilities? What are the interconnections? What are the exposures the Board needs to examine - which will have a material impact on asset values or threaten an enterprises viability?  

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