Upcoming Events

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The McMaster Collaboratorium

Cross-discipline initiative from The Directors College, Executive EMBA in Digital Tranformation, Health Leadership Academy and Executive Education

This new virtual series from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University is for board directors, executives and emerging leaders and examines how governance and leadership best practices are evolving in the areas of business and healthcare.

Join expert academic and business panelists as they explore topics in real-time and provide practical insights (and bonus follow-up materials) to help organizations work through the challenges they are facing right now.

New topics and panelists are will be added based on feedback so check the McMaster Collaboraorium website for updates.

You may select the Governance stream or individual events across streams. Current students and alumni from the C.Dir. program have the opportunity to join a limited space interactive post-session dialogues with panelists. All sessions will be recorded and available as we move through the series.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits: Qualifies for 1 CPD hours

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Virtual - Weekly - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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June 16, 2020

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Culture, COVID and the Board

Governance Solutions

Navigating the Greatest Cultural Transformation Opportunity and Threat of Our Lifetime

If you're not leading your culture, your culture is leading you. There are a lot of things happening around us in our culture that will impact your boardroom - not to mention your homes, families, workplaces, corporations, cities, nations, and your world. You can either lead through that proactively, or you can let the culture overcome you.

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks beginning Wednesday, June 17

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits: Qualifies for 8 CPD hours

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Virtual - Weekly - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

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June 17, 2020

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The Directors College – Information Session

The Directors College

Given the rate of change in an ever-shrinking world, organizations will need to ensure their board members have the training and practical experience required to govern effectively.

Poor board compositions, cultures and tactics have caused irreparable damage to the reputations and financial values of large companies over the past few years, but having the right mix of forward thinking, values-driven, and change-enabling leaders can mitigate risk.

Learn more about The Directors College and the McMaster University accredited Chartered Director (C.Dir.) Program from Principal, Dr. Michael Hartmann.

Hear about the key principles of director education and its ability to add value and enhance board effectiveness.

Gain insights into the unique features of our programs, including how we deliver content that meets the evolving needs of directors.

Learn about our holistic approach and the diverse faculty and participants that make our sessions engaging and dynamic.

Engage in discussion and get answers to your governance education questions.

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Virtual - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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June 25, 2020

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A Guide for New CEOs: Getting Off on the Right Foot with Your Board

Governance Professionals of Canada

The first year after a new CEO’s appointment is an opportunity to start the CEO/Board relationship off on the right foot, avoiding pitfalls and setting a tone for a constructive board/ management relationship that can yield significant benefits for years to come. The corporate secretary is in a unique position to guide a new CEO on this important transition, and this Webinar will help you gain constructive insights and helpful advice to enable and support this process.

Speaker, Beverly Behan, President, Board Advisory, LLC, will lead the 2 hour Webinar, focusing on key subjects including: one-on-one meetings with directors, board engagement in strategy, the role of the governance professional in supporting the new CEO as well as using the board evaluation as a constructive tool.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits: Qualifies for 2 CPD hours

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Webinar 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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July 14, 2020

Webinars (ON-DEMAND)

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A Fresh Look at the HRC: An Evolving Mandate & Approach to 2020

Compensation Governance Partners and WATSON Advisors

The importance of the Human Resources Committee (HRC) is on the rise, evolving from a primary focus on compensation to a broader mandate that carries significant weight. Learn how the HRC can best position itself and trends in HRC mandates, composition/skills, practices and compensation.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits: Qualifies for 1 CPD hours

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Recorded Webinar November 14, 2019 12pm - 1pm EST

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Tenets of Good Corporate Governance

The Conference Board of Canada

Leading governance expert Richard Leblanc and Jo Iwasaki of ACCA discuss themes and issues that commonly recur across the debate on corporate governance.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits: Qualifies for 1 CPD hours

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Recorded Webinar September 12, 2018

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Marijuana and the Workplace: What Leaders and the Board Should Know

The Conference Board of Canada

Bonny Mak, an employment and labour lawyer with Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm. She discusses the evolving legal context associated with marijuana, as well as shares some key considerations for leaders and the board in updating policies and drug and alcohol programs to protect both organizations and workers under the coming changes.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits: Qualifies for 1 CPD hours

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Recorded Webinar July 19, 2018

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How to Succeed as a Non-Profit Board Director

The Conference Board of Canada

Join us for this 60-minute session as lawyer Josephine Victoria Yam walks us through the fundamentals on how to succeed as a non-profit board director.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits: Qualifies for 1 CPD hours

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Recorded Webinar March 21, 2018

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Building a Cyber Savvy Board

The Conference Board of Canada

During this webinar, Dr. Kabilan outlines six key insights for building a cyber savvy board.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits: Qualifies for 1 CPD hours

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Recorded Webinar February 1, 2018

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The Secret Behind Board Chair Success: Providing Effective Board Leadership

The Conference Board of Canada

Join governance expert and researcher Stanislav Shekshnia as he shares the findings from the INSEAD study including the role of Board Chairs and best practices from top Chairs to effectively lead a board of directors.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits: Qualifies for 1 CPD hours

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Recorded Webinar January 18, 2018

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Ethics: Conversations in the Boardroom and in the Hallways

CPA Ontario

Throughout this course, expert interviews provide insights into how to manage the tone at the top, the benefits of diversity in the boardroom and the threat of unconscious bias.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits: Qualifies for 2.5 CPD hours

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Online: Available for 30 days after registration
closes, may watch as any times as needed.