Directors’ Dilemma: Sometimes There is No Checklist


Join us at this interactive event focused on the difficult issues confronting a fictional board. Using a case study, participants will be asked to act as a special committee of the board of directors of Geriatric Research Foundation of Canada. Through a series of questions, attendees will deliberate on options and discuss possible actions that the board could take to avert a crisis with the support of an experienced director. 


Sometimes there is no checklist. Boards deal in ambiguity because many governance challenges require judgement rather than compliance. When faced with “director dilemmas”, definitive information may not always be available, and a distinct course of action may not always be clear. Learn from your peers and experienced board members as you tackle, discuss options and work through real-world boardroom challenges.


Robin Cardozo is an experienced Board member, and a workshop leader and consultant in board governance. 



He spent 30 years in executive positions with leading social benefit organizations in Ontario, including United Way Greater Toronto, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and SickKids FoundationHe is currently engaged as a board director, as an executive mentor, and as a governance training consultant at the Institute of Corporate Directors. 


Robin currently serves as Board Chair at Soulpepper Theatre, one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit theatre companies.   In the recent past, he served on the Boards of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Ontario Nonprofit Network (board chair).


Registration is limited.

January 24, 2024 2:30pm – 4:00pm AT
Online, Zoom Meeting
Member: $25
Non-Member: $45



Robin Cardozo




Robert Patzelt


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