Upcoming Events

SOLD OUT- Cyber Security - From a Director's Perspective

01/03/2017 11:30:00 AM | Ottawa
Cyber Risk oversight is nuanced, complex and volatile. The panel will explore the issues facing Boards and Directors from different points of view: theory, reality, and best practices. This session will enhance Directors’ understanding of the new reality they face and focus on what they can do as Boards to maintain effective governance that will protect and enhance value in the evolving cyber landscape.

How to get on a Board of Directors: Where to Go, What to Do and What you Need

02/03/2017 11:30:00 AM | Fredericton
Serving on a board can be an incredibly rewarding experience for the properly prepared board member. This session will provide information and best practices for securing a position on a board of directors. Our distinguished speakers will offer keen insights on the topic, and discuss the considerations and skills and you need to develop to properly prepare yourself to become a board member.

Trade Agreements: A Bevy of Swans

02/03/2017 4:30:00 PM | Calgary
At a time when some world leaders and citizens are calling for tighter borders and revised trade agreements, how should Canadian directors be assessing their enterprise trade risks and opportunities?

Shareholder Activism- What Directors Need to Know

07/03/2017 7:15:00 AM | Vancouver
Shareholder activism is on the rise in Canada and around the Globe.  Shareholders are the owners and are exercising their rights when they are not satisfied with the company’s performance, direction, leadership, environmental record, social policies and a host of other reasons – frankly sometimes for the good of all shareholders and sometimes only for their own self-interest.   Companies and Directors need to take shareholder activism seriously and be prepared to respond.

The Gender Dividend in Family Business

07/03/2017 7:30:00 AM | Toronto
The Gender Dividend in Family Business Conference - Presented by: Clarkson Centre @ Rotman, Initiative for Women in Business @ Rotman , Grant Thornton LLP and Institute of Corporate Directors.

Risk Communication

14/03/2017 11:45:00 AM | Victoria
Internationally-acclaimed author James Hoggan will offer insights on risk communications, the subject of his most recent book. Jim will reflect on risk communication as it relates to board strategy, crisis and issues management, social licence challenges, and project approval controversy. He will share valuable lessons for boards, along with advice on how to approach these communication challenges in more innovative ways than historically has been the case. Please join us for an informative, entertaining session with Jim Hoggan

A Canadian Business Leader’s Insights on Governance

15/03/2017 7:00:00 AM | Edmonton
 In her role as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Canada and Vice President GE, Elyse is a passionate champion for Canada’s competitiveness, advancing the country’s science and technology base and competitive fiscal policy.

Board Governance of Alberta Crown Agencies, Boards and Commissions

15/03/2017 7:15:00 AM | Calgary
There are almost 300 public agencies in Alberta and approximately 3,000 positions appointed by the government to serve on governing boards.  Together these administer approximately 50 per cent of the provincial budget.  Over the past several years, the prior and current provincial governments have spent considerable time and effort to improve the management, coordination and quality of agencies, boards and commissions.  In advance of the session, attendees will be provided with a summary of the Alberta government’s objectives and policies regarding Crown ABC’s.

Governing through Acquisition and Integration with Fortis CFO Karl Smith

15/03/2017 12:00:00 PM | St. John's
Join us for an engaging discussion on the ins and outs of governance during acquisitions and mergers.  Hear from Karl Smith on best practices in working with your Board of Directors and real life stories on big deals as he discusses strategy, risk, regulation, financial opportunity and doing transactions beyond Canada’s borders.  What happens once the deal is done? Karl will also address the role of good governance during integration, and more.

Jewels in the Crown: The Role of a Director on an Arts & Culture Board

15/03/2017 12:00:00 PM | Winnipeg
While passion for the mission is a great motivator, it isn’t all that is needed to serve an organization well.  Board service comes with a lot of responsibility, and boards in the creative sector have challenges that are unique to these types of organizations.  We will touch on a few of them at our luncheon co-presented by The Associates of the Asper Business School.

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