While most boards conduct evaluations as an expected governance duty, many directors wonder if those evaluations actually have an impact on the performance of the board, individual directors and the organization.
In our October event, we will hear from two experienced directors about how well-conducted, objective and purposeful board evaluations can “raise the bar” on board performance. Norma Beauchamp, ICD.D and Ron Funk will share their story about how evaluations improved the performance and effectiveness of the board of a publicly-traded company, and the positive impact this had on the corporation.
Their presentation will include practical suggestions on conducting board evaluations, including options for formats, methodologies, frequency, timing and follow-up. While board evaluations may appear to be a routine exercise, this presentation will inspire you and your boards to utilize them as a means to drive the effectiveness of your board and organization.
Norma is a corporate director with over 30 years of healthcare experience in several corporate and non-profit organizations. Most recently, she served as the President and CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Canada (2014 to 2017). She currently serves on the boards of Extendicare, Aurora Cannabis Inc., Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. and HLS Therapeutics Inc. Norma gives back to her community, and serves as a member of the National Research Council of Canada and on the boards of the Ontario Caregiver Organization and ALS Canada. She is a Regional Ambassador with Women Get on Board where she connects with women aspiring to serve on boards.
Ron Funk brings over 30 years of experience in business and consulting to his role as Chairman of Aurora Cannabis. Between 2009 and 2021, he has managed his own consulting practice, working with clients on acquisitions, restructurings, strategy development and government relations. Before opening his consulting practice, Ron was employed for approximately 30 years by Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc., serving in various executive roles. Ron recently concluded his service as an Independent Director of Carey Management Inc., a privately held business that owns Canada’s largest independent wholesale distributor. He has also served as an Independent Director of MedReleaf and as Chairman of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association.