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Unprecedented events such as the 2008 financial collapse, the ongoing pandemic, ESG and technology challenges have underscored that good leadership matters when societies are in crisis. To future proof the organizations they are entrusted to govern, boards need to increasingly look beyond the traditional skills matrix. 

Join us to explore how each of us can raise the bar as leaders, and why it’s mission critical for boards to embed character-based leadership within future board composition:
  • How can the board play a leading role in positively impacting a corporation’s future performance?
  • How could the ‘Leader Character’ framework be applied to board composition and succession planning?
  • How may character be coupled with competency when assessing good judgment within the boardroom and beyond?
Learn from leadership best practices as our expert panel shares insights and real-world experience on formalizing the role of leader character at the board level:
  • Carol Stephenson – Corporate Director, GM, Maple Leaf Foods, Mattamy Asset Management
  • Steve Virgin – Director for Character Leadership, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Mac Van Wielingen – Chairman and Founder, Viewpoint Group
Facilitator: Professor Gerard Seijts – Ivey Business School, Western University
Format: Panel discussion followed by interactive breakout sessions.


Carol Stephenson Headshot
Mac Van Wielingen Headshot
Steve Virgin Headshot


Gerard Seijts Headshot
Scott Spindler Headshot