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Applied Governance (Calgary) - Two and Half day Course

  • 01 Mar 2019
  • 7:00 AM
  • 03 Mar 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • TBA

Registration

  • 2950 + GST
  • $3150 + GST

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Day 1

Meeting Processes and AGMs

The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for holding successful meetings – the ultimate decision-making process for all organizations including:

  • The legal and regulatory requirements for Board, committee and shareholder or member meetings
  • Tools and processes for organizing and holding successful and effective meetings
  • The special nature of shareholder and member meetings and best practices

Financial Literacy for the Non-Financial Governance Professional

The purpose of this module is to help give you an understanding of business finance, and the role of the Board, Audit Committee, Auditors and the Governance Professional in the preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information.

Participants will develop an understanding with respect to:

  • Accounting terms and the significance and relevance of financial information
  • The budgeting process including the fundamentals of preparing and mastering budgets
  • Basic concepts underlying the preparation and presentation of financial statements
  • Controls and policies that help ensure accuracy and reliability of accounting systems

Day 2

Minutes and Minutes Management

The purpose of the session is to provide the tools for preparing minutes that protect the organization and its directors – with the objective of evidencing the due-diligence of the Board in its decision-making processes.

Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

  • The legal and regulatory requirements for minutes
  • Tools and processes for implementing and maintaining effective minutes
  • Best practice minute taking, preparation and maintenance procedures

Records Management

This course covers one of the governance professional’s key skills. The governance professional is often responsible for managing the organization’s collective memory, and certainly the core memory related to the Board of Directors and the subject matters most often entrusted to the governance professional, ranging from Board meeting records, to records pertaining to directors, subsidiaries, compliance, and ranging to insider reporting, securities compliance, acquisitions due diligence, ethics matters, and many, many other critical areas of responsibility. Unless there is a robust records management process, things can get messy fast.

Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

  • Canada Business Corporations Act
  • Provincial business corporations, legislation
  • Confidentiality and longevity
  • Succession and seniority records
  • Board evaluation records

Day 3

Board Committees Framework

The purpose of this session is to provide information on the tools and framework for the purpose of committees, relationship to the board, roles and responsibilities, board delegation along with committee rights and authority.

Participants will explore the following topics in depth:

Committee focus and work

  • Types of Committees
  • Committee mandate template
  • Committee reporting process and template
  • Structuring the Committee


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations can be made up to February 14, 2019 for Calgary session. All cancellations must be received by email to events@gpcanada.org and are subject to a $100 administration fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations received after that date. Attendee name substitutions are allowed at any time. Please email events@gpcanada.org with the replacement contact’s information.

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