Our Day 2 session will provide participants with some best practices on ensuring effective meetings, and tools and tips for undertaking board evaluations. The workshop will be structured, but informal and interactive, with seasoned facilitators who will encourage your questions, concerns and individual stories.
Venue: Fairmont Southampton
101 South Shore Road, Southampton, SN 02, Bermuda
Room Block: Fairmont Room - $199 USD
Corporate Secretaries and governance professionals, Board members and board advisors, Accounting firms, Advisory firms, Law firms, Not for profit, Government agencies.
Day One: Monday, March 18
Governance processes almost entirely involve the effective functioning of relationships among different stakeholder groups. In this session, we start with the role of the board of directors: responsibilities, accountabilities, and key relationships. We then consider how committees can function as effective tools for better board decision making, reviewing effective structures, mandates and limitations. The effectiveness of boards and their committees are highly dependent on the individual directors – how do you ensure the right mix, the right behaviours, and the process of board renewal? Finally, we discuss how the board works with management, focussing on key issues such as ‘information asymmetry‘, sharing the strategic planning process, and ensuring effective risk management.
Day Two: Tuesday, March 19
1. Effective Meetings
In Partnership with
John Dinner, President,
John T. Dinner Board Governance Services
For the past 15 years, John Dinner has been consulting to boards of directors across sectors and across Canada. He provides valued counsel, guidance and support to boards who want to govern well. Prior to his highly successful career as a consultant, John provided management support to the board of directors of a leading Canadian financial institution. During this time, his work was recognized with the National Award in Governance.
Janis Riven, BCL, LLB, MBA, FCIS, Acc.Dir,
Principal, governance and compliance solutions, Adjunct Professor, John Molson School of Business
Ms. Riven, based in Montreal, has an established consulting practice on governance and compliance matters with clients encompassing publicly listed and closely held companies, as well as various types of not-for-profits, and is currently Adjunct Professor at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, where she teaches Corporate Governance. She is a well-known speaker both in Canada and abroad at conferences on corporate governance, and has acted as a facilitator for boards and board committees of a number of different organizations seeking to improve their governance effectiveness. As well, she is an experienced board member, having participated on dozens of boards. Ms. Riven was formerly Vice President, Compliance and Secretary for the Canadian and global operations of RBC Insurance. She is a member of the Quebec Bar, a Fellow of the ICSA, and currently serves on the boards of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI), the Facility Association, and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (ICSA) Quebec.