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Description

In this critical course, participants will receive practical guidance and real-world perspectives on how boards can better monitor and evaluate culture, including questions board members need to ask to identify red flags that can contribute to a toxic work environment.
 

Course Offerings

  • City Course
    Code
    Instructor Led 
    Session
    Peer-Exchange
    Session
    Application
    Deadline
    Online BOC 003
    Morning 
    Session
    January 21, 2021,
    9am-12:30 pm EST
    January 27, 2021,
    9am-10am EST
    Accepting waitlist, please contact Kim Carthy at kcarthy@icd.ca
    Online BOC 004 
    Afternoon 
    Session
    January 21, 2021 
    2pm-5:30 pm EST
    January 27, 2021
    2pm-3pm EST
    January 7, 2021
    Online BOC 005
    Morning 
    Session
    February 18, 2021
    9am-12:30 pm EST
    Feburary 25, 2021
    9am-10am EST
    January 21, 2021
    Online BOC 006
    Afternoon
    Session
    February 18, 2021
    2pm-5:30 pm EST
    February 25, 2021
    2pm-3pm EST
    January 21, 2021
    Online  BOC 007 
    Morning 
    Session
    March 24, 2021
    9am-12:30 pm EST
    March 31, 2021
    9am-10am EST
    February 24, 2021
    Online BOC 008
    Afternoon
    Session
    March 24, 2021
    2pm-5:30 pm EST
    March 31, 2021
    2pm-3pm EST
    February 24, 2021

Eligibility

  • The Board Oversight of Culture (BOC) course is ideal for boards of directors of for-profit, Crown and not-for-profit organizations who want to improve oversight of culture for a healthy and productive workplace.
     

Objectives

  • Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Understand the greater societal and social context organizations now operate in and how this can impact their cultures
    • Understand why culture is important within the boardroom
    • Identify the evolving legal duties and potential liabilities of directors
    • How to effectively assess, monitor and change your culture
    • Differentiate the responsibilities of the board vs.  management for building and maintaining a healthy environment.
    • Recognizing the importance of culture within the boardroom – from the selection of directors to avoiding unconscious bias.
    • Uncovering issues related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within your organization and understanding the board’s role in their oversight.

Benefits

  • Benefits to your board work: You will be equipped with the necessary tools and practical insights to situate your organization within a wider social context, and develop a subsequent framework to effectively assess, monitor and transform the culture into an optimal one for your organization’s purpose.
     

Format

This program uses a blended online learning model that weaves together best practices in adult education with creative networking opportunities.
  • The model includes:

    Independent online learning (up to three hours)

    Comprised of e-learning modules, videos, webinars, podcasts, readings, polls and more, independent learning enables participants to work through material at the time and pace that best suits their individual needs. It also allows for content to be broken into shorter, more digestible sections, and delivered in multiple formats to appeal to different preferences.

    Live, instructor-led session (approximately three hours)

    This instructor-led online session will focus on the application of concepts covered through independent learning. The live session might include class discussions, breakout group discussions and exercises, Q & A with instructors and other experts, simulations, live interactive panel discussions, live polling and online chats.

    Peer group exchange (approximately one hour)

    With small participant groups, facilitated online peer exchange will enable learners to build meaningful connections with peers, and exchange ideas and experiences that flesh out newly acquired knowledge and skills.

    Learning sustainment tools and resources

    Following course completion, participants may receive follow-up resources – such as recommended reading materials, videos, webinars, portals, courses and self-directed peer exchange. These resources help course alumni maintain up-to-date knowledge and feel engaged as part of the ICD community.

Faculty

Hubert T. Lacroix, ICD.D Headshot

Presenters

Leah Malone, J.D. Headshot
Tracey Riley, CPA, FCA Headshot
Annick Routhier Labadie, M.Sc., PPCC, Integral Facilitator Headshot
Kim Vander Aerschot	 Headshot
Paul DeNicola Headshot
Susan Wolburgh Jenah, JD, ICD.D Headshot
Michelle Cormier, CPA, CA Headshot

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