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Leadership

New Leadership Models Challenge Boardrooms to Adapt

Dr. Michael Hartmann, Principal of The Directors College and faculty member Michelle Richard, Senior Partner with Boyden Global Executive Search talked to the National Post about the future of the boardroom and the importance of diversity and director education to maintaining the balance needed to succeed.

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

Re-imagining the Future of Work in a post-COVID-19 World

Dr. Michael Hartmann, Principal of The Directors College was joined by panelists Zabeen Hirji, Global Advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte and Dr. Leonard Waverman, Dean, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University in the tenth session of The McMaster Collaboratorium on May 26 for a discussion on how the pandemic has changed how we work, where we work, how leaders lead and what the future holds.

Recruiting, On-Boarding and Preparing Board Directors and Senior Executives in a COVID-19 Environment

On May 19, The McMaster Collaboratorium, hosted by Dr. Michael Hartmann, Principal of The Directors College with guest panelists Michelle Richard, Partner, Leader of Federal and Public Sector Practice, Boyden Global Executive Search and Roger Duguy, Global Practice Leader, CEO & Board Services, Boyden, discussed how organization are rethinking the way that they attract, recruit, and retain their board members and senior executives in the rapidly changing environment brought on by COVID-19.

Navigating Moral Challenges in Times of Uncertainty

Dr. Michael Hartmann along with panelists John Dalla Costa, Founder of the Centre for Ethical Education and Tim O’Brien, General Manager, AI Programs, Microsoft explore the challenges of creating and maintaining ethical standards and behaviours during and post-pandemic, in a session from The McMaster Collaboratorium on May 6.

Compensation and Performance Management for Executives and Directors: Trends, Changes and Practices

On May 5, Michael Hartmann, Principal, The Directors College and guest panelists Christopher Chen, Managing Director, Compensation Governance Partners and Rachel O’Connor, Practice Lead, Leadership and Performance, Watson Inc. discussed how director and executive compensation and performance management approaches are adjusting in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic in the tenth session from The McMaster Collaboratorium.

Environmental, Social and Governance Issues Come Under the Microscope Amid a Global Pandemic

Coro Strandberg and Bob Willard, Faculty of The Directors College, take a look at how companies and their board will be judged by their response to the pandemic and emerging ESG issues that will dominate the post-COVID environment.

Harnessing Governance During COVID-19 to Accelerate Board ESG Oversight Now and Post Pandemic

On April 21, Michael Hartmann, Principal of The Directors College with guest panelists Judy Cotte, CEO at ESG Global Advisors and Coro Strandberg, President of Strandberg Consulting and Faculty of The Directors College discuss how boards can manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) components during the pandemic and how to better manage risk and generate sustainability long-term.

Lessons for Leading a Virtual Organization

In the April 15 session of The McMaster Collaboratorium, Dr. Michael Hartmann and guest panelist Jessica Nordlander, COO of Thoughtexchange, explored the experience of running a fully virtual business with 100s of employees around the world and the implications for leadership, governance and change management.