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Perspectives from The Directors College

Design & Foresight: New Strategic Tools for the Boardroom

Kicking off the fall season for the McMaster Collaboratorium webinar series, Karel Vrendenburg, Director, Global Design Leadership & Academic Programs at IBM and Marianne Jackson, C-Suite Executive (CHRO) and Executive Consultant for public and non-public organizations in Silicon Valley and Institute for the Future board member examine how design methodologies and strategic foresight tools can help boards identify future scenarios and analyze the impacts on their key stakeholders.

Not Your New Normal: Reflections on Director Development and Education Post-COVID-19

On June 16, in the final Spring session of The McMaster Collaboratorium, Terry Goodtrack, C.Dir., President and CEO of The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) of Canada, Kee Wong, Chair of The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Innovation Committee, Patrice Merrin, Independent Non-Executive Director at Glencore and Principal of The Directors College, Dr. Michael Hartmann examine what great governance means in the post-COVID-19 world and the new topics, best practices,

Crown Corporations – Governance Reflections from the Chair

In this session from The McMaster Collaboratorium on June 9, 2020, leading Crown Corporation Board Chairs, Françoise Bertrand, Chair, Board of Directors at VIA and Douglas Harrison, Chair, Board of Directors at the Canadian Commercial Corporation, share their perspectives with The Directors College Principal, Dr. Michael Hartmann, on our current environment and how it has impacted approaches to governance and effective board engagement.

Re-imagining Audit and Risk in Economic Uncertainty

In the June 2 session from The McMaster Collaboratorium, Principal of The Directors College, Michael Hartmann discusses how boards are learning to assess organizational performance, risk and strategy and how they will need to develop an effective audit committee for the current environment and beyond with panelists Dr. Richard LeBlanc, Professor of Law, Governance & Ethics, York University and Faculty at The Directors College and Christine Williams, C.Dir., Governor, Board of Governors, Centenni