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Vancouver Level I Series

*** Check Back Soon for Application Information ***

The 4-session 20 hour series is for individuals in management or professional roles with little or no board experience who are interested in serving on a not-for-profit board.


DAY 1


Thur, May 4th, 2017
9:00am - 4:30pm


Oceanic Plaza -
1066 West Hastings Street,
20th & 23rd Floors,
Vancouver, BC

Unconscious Bias

Unconsciously, we tend to like people who look like us, think like us and come from backgrounds similar to ours. In the board room, bias can be costly. It can cause us to make poor decisions and miss opportunities. Learn how to overcome your unconscious biases and engage board colleagues in discussions that create a positive board culture and lead to better decisions.


Diversity in Governance

The traditional corporate governance framework is not the only framework directors should understand. The June 2014 ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in its Tsilhqot’in decision greatly widened the scope of the rights that accompany a claim of title. This ruling for example underscores the importance of understanding the governance model embraced by Aboriginal peoples. Learn about the defining elements of this model and others to ensure the board as a whole can deliver real value and contribute to the success of the organization.


Key Responsibilities and Decision Making

Learn about the importance of ethics and the distinction between ethics and legal behavior. This course also outlines the various roles on a board, including the Board Chair, Committee Chair, and the Corporate Secretary.

You will learn about the five key responsibilities associated with being a board member:

  1. guiding or approving the organizational strategy
  2. determining the allocation of resources under uncertainty
  3. achieving performance
  4. understanding risk
  5. being transparent about what the organization does and how it does it, and communicating key information to stakeholders.

Governance

Learn from Canada's largest corporations' Directors about the different types of corporations, Crown corporations, Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABC) and the corporate governance framework. We will also discuss the board/management interface as well as the board assessment and evaluation process. You will learn about the International Financial Reporting Standards, discuss the pay-for-performance debate, and gain a better understanding of directors' compensation models.


DAY 2


May 18th, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Oceanic Plaza -
1066 West Hastings Street,
20th & 23rd Floors,
Vancouver, BC

Finance

Learn about finance, treasury and audit-related roles; the purpose of a budget and how it is monitored; the use of internal controls; and financial reporting requirements.


Risk Management

Learn from Risk Management specialists about the many different types of risk, ways to identify these risks, manage or mitigate and even leverage these risks to the organization’s advantage.


DAY 3


Thur, June 1, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm


Oceanic Plaza -
1066 West Hastings Street,
20th & 23rd Floors,
Vancouver, BC

Duties and Liabilities

Learn from our legal experts about non-distributing corporations and offering corporations, and where Directors fit into these structures. You will also learn about Directors' fiduciary duties, including the importance of financial literacy, Directors' Duty of Care, and the Civil and Statutory Liabilities associated with being a Director. Our legal experts will also share steps you can take to protect against these liabilities.


Recruitment Process

Our executive search firm experts from Odgers Berndtson share with you the typical not-for-profit director search process, key criteria for selection, as well as ways to position yourself for not-for-profit boards.


Directors' Panel

Meet a panel of experienced directors that may represent experience from the not-for-profit, for profit and/or the public sector boards. You will learn how they began their board careers, how their career has benefitted from board service and the rewards and challenges they experience while serving on a board. This is an opportunity for participants to learn about the real life accounts of board service and speak with successful directors in an intimate classroom setting.


DAY 4


Thur, June 15, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Oceanic Plaza -
1066 West Hastings Street, 20th & 23rd Floors,
Vancouver, BC

Preparation of Your Personal Action Plan and Board Résumé

Get individualized coaching from a professional coach and facilitator to develop your personalized action plan to achieve your board career objectives. With the help of the facilitator, you will create your board résumé.

Vancouver Level II Series

*** Check Back Soon for Application Information ***

The 5-session 27 hour series is for more experienced directors. Ideal candidates have 10+ years of management/professional experience and small/medium not-for-profit board experience, who are interested in joining a national not-for-profit, Crown Corporation, Advisory and/or small/medium private company board.


DAY 1


Wed, April 26th, 2017
9:00am – 4:30 pm


Oceanic Plaza -
1066 West Hastings Street,
20th & 23rd Floors,
Vancouver, BC

Unconscious Bias

Unconsciously, we tend to like people who look like us, think like us and come from backgrounds similar to ours. In the board room, bias can be costly. It can cause us to make poor decisions and miss opportunities. Learn how to overcome your unconscious biases and engage board colleagues in discussions that create a positive board culture and lead to better decisions.


Diversity in Governance

The traditional corporate governance framework is not the only framework directors should understand. The June 2014 ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in its Tsilhqot’in decision greatly widened the scope of the rights that accompany a claim of title. This ruling for example underscores the importance of understanding the governance model embraced by Aboriginal peoples. Learn about the defining elements of this model and others to ensure the board as a whole can deliver real value and contribute to the success of the organization.


Key Responsibilities and Decision Making

Learn about the importance of ethics, the distinction between ethics and legal behavior. This course also outlines the various roles on a board, including the Board Chair, Committee Chairs, and the Corporate Secretary.

You will learn about the five key responsibilities associated with being a board member:

  1. guiding or approving the organizational strategy
  2. determining the allocation of resources under uncertainty
  3. achieving performance
  4. understanding risk
  5. being transparent about what the organization does and how it does it, and communicating key information to stakeholders.

Duties and Liabilities

Learn about Directors' fiduciary duties, Directors' Duty of Care, and the Civil and Statutory Liabilities associated with being a Director. Our legal experts will also share steps you can take to protect against these liabilities.


DAY 2


Wed, May 10th, 2017
9:00am – 4:00pm


Oceanic Plaza -
1066 West Hastings Street,
20th & 23rd Floors,
Vancouver, BC

Governance

Learn from Canada's largest corporations' Directors about the different types of corporations, Crown corporations, Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABC) and the corporate governance framework. We will also discuss the board/management interface as well as the board assessment and evaluation process. You will learn about the International Financial Reporting Standards, discuss the pay-for-performance debate, and gain a better understanding of directors' compensation models.


DAY 3


Wed, May 24th, 2017
12:00pm – 4:00pm


Oceanic Plaza -
1066 West Hastings Street,
20th & 23rd Floors,
Vancouver, BC

Finance

Learn about finance, treasury and audit-related roles; the purpose of a budget and how it is monitored; the use of internal controls; and financial reporting requirements.


Risk Management

Learn from Risk Management specialists about the many different types of risk, ways to identify, manage or mitigate, and even leverage these risks to the organization’s advantage. You will learn about the increased expectations for risk management and the principles of risk intelligence. A detailed review of the key focus areas of risk intelligent governance will be covered, as well as understanding the importance of an organization conducting risk health checks regularly.


Leading the Boardrooms of Tomorrow

Learn about strategic leadership and developing the boards of the future. Examine a real life case study and participate in a mock board meeting to demonstrate practical applications of curriculum.


DAY 4


Wed, May 31, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Oceanic Plaza -
1066 West Hastings Street,
20th & 23rd Floors,
Vancouver, BC

Recruitment Process

Our executive search firm experts from Odgers Berndtson share with you the typical director search process for Canada's largest corporations, trends over time, including a discussion of the boards of the future and the importance of diversity on boards. They will share key criteria for selection, interview preparation, and board career development.


Directors' Panel

Meet a panel of directors with a breadth of cross-sector knowledge and experience. You will learn how they began their board careers, how their career has benefitted from board service and the rewards and challenges they experience being on a board.

You will gain insight into the tips they share for aspiring FP500 board members. This is an opportunity for participants to learn about the real life accounts of board service and speak with successful directors in an intimate classroom setting.


DAY 5


Wed, June 14th, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Oceanic Plaza -
1066 West Hastings Street,
20th & 23rd Floors,
Vancouver, BC

Preparation of Your Personal Action Plan and Board Résumé

Receive individualized coaching from a professional coach and facilitator to develop your personalized action plan to achieve your board career objectives. With the help of your facilitator you will create a board résumé, which the CBDC will forward to national executive search firm Odgers Berndtson for consideration in board searches.

Vancouver Level I Series

*** Application Closed ***

The 4-session 20 hour series is for individuals in management or professional roles with little or no board experience who are interested in serving on a not-for-profit board.

Corporate and Founding Members: $1,245.00
Non-Members: $1,745.00

$95 application fee, plus applicable taxes

To see if you are eligible for Corporate & Founding Member Pricing, click here


DAY 1


Thurs Sept 22, 2016
8:30am – 5:00pm


Downtown Vancouver
Location TBD

Unconscious Bias

Unconsciously, we tend to like people who look like us, think like us and come from backgrounds similar to ours. In the board room, bias can be costly. It can cause us to make poor decisions and miss opportunities. Learn how to overcome your unconscious biases and engage board colleagues in discussions that create a positive board culture and lead to better decisions.


Diversity in Governance

The traditional corporate governance framework is not the only framework directors should understand. The June 2014 ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in its Tsilhqot’in decision greatly widened the scope of the rights that accompany a claim of title. This ruling for example underscores the importance of understanding the governance model embraced by Aboriginal peoples. Learn about the defining elements of this model and others to ensure the board as a whole can deliver real value and contribute to the success of the organization.


Key Responsibilities and Decision Making

Learn about the importance of ethics and the distinction between ethics and legal behavior. This course also outlines the various roles on a board, including the Board Chair, Committee Chair, and the Corporate Secretary.

You will learn about the five key responsibilities associated with being a board member:

  1. guiding or approving the organizational strategy
  2. determining the allocation of resources under uncertainty
  3. achieving performance
  4. understanding risk
  5. being transparent about what the organization does and how it does it, and communicating key information to stakeholders.

Governance

Learn from Canada's largest corporations' Directors about the different types of corporations, Crown corporations, Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABC) and the corporate governance framework. We will also discuss the board/management interface as well as the board assessment and evaluation process. You will learn about the International Financial Reporting Standards, discuss the pay-for-performance debate, and gain a better understanding of directors' compensation models.


DAY 2


Thurs Oct 13, 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Downtown Vancouver
Location TBD

Finance

Learn about finance, treasury and audit-related roles; the purpose of a budget and how it is monitored; the use of internal controls; and financial reporting requirements.


Risk Management

Learn from Risk Management specialists about the many different types of risk, ways to identify these risks, manage or mitigate and even leverage these risks to the organization’s advantage.


DAY 3


Thurs Oct 27, 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Downtown Vancouver
Location TBD

Duties and Liabilities

Learn from our legal experts about non-distributing corporations and offering corporations, and where Directors fit into these structures. You will also learn about Directors' fiduciary duties, including the importance of financial literacy, Directors' Duty of Care, and the Civil and Statutory Liabilities associated with being a Director. Our legal experts will also share steps you can take to protect against these liabilities.


Recruitment

Board recruitment experts will share with you the typical not-for-profit director search process, key criteria for selection, as well as ways to position yourself for not-for-profit boards.


Directors' Panel

Meet a panel of experienced directors that may represent experience from the not-for-profit, for profit and/or the public sector boards. You will learn how they began their board careers, how their career has benefitted from board service and the rewards and challenges they experience while serving on a board. This is an opportunity for participants to learn about the real life accounts of board service and speak with successful directors in an intimate classroom setting.


DAY 4


Thurs Nov 10, 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Downtown Vancouver
Location TBD

Preparation of Your Personal Action Plan and Board Résumé

Get individualized coaching from a professional coach and facilitator to develop your personalized action plan to achieve your board career objectives. With the help of the facilitator, you will create your board résumé.

Vancouver Level II Series

*** Application Closed ***

The 5-session 27 hour series is for experienced directors. Ideal candidates have 10+ years of management/professional experience and small/medium not-for-profit board experience, who are interested in joining a national not-for-profit, Crown Corporation, Advisory and/or small/medium private company board. Admission requires a minimum number of years’ experience in board governance. Upon completion of program requirements (which includes a final exam), CBDC will grant certification to Level II program graduates – Fellow in Board Governance.

Learn more about Fellow in Board Governance.

Corporate and Founding Members: $5,995.00
Non-Members: $7,995.00
Not-for-Profit and/or Public Sector Employee/Director: $4,695.00

$250 application fee, plus applicable taxes

To see if you are eligible for Corporate & Founding Member Pricing, click here


DAY 1


Thurs Oct 6, 2016
8:30am – 5:00pm


Downtown Vancouver
Location TBD

Unconscious Bias

Unconsciously, we tend to like people who look like us, think like us and come from backgrounds similar to ours. In the board room, bias can be costly. It can cause us to make poor decisions and miss opportunities. Learn how to overcome your unconscious biases and engage board colleagues in discussions that create a positive board culture and lead to better decisions.


Diversity in Governance

The traditional corporate governance framework is not the only framework directors should understand. The June 2014 ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in its Tsilhqot’in decision greatly widened the scope of the rights that accompany a claim of title. This ruling for example underscores the importance of understanding the governance model embraced by Aboriginal peoples. Learn about the defining elements of this model and others to ensure the board as a whole can deliver real value and contribute to the success of the organization.


Key Responsibilities and Decision Making

Learn about the importance of ethics, the distinction between ethics and legal behavior. This course also outlines the various roles on a board, including the Board Chair, Committee Chairs, and the Corporate Secretary.

You will learn about the five key responsibilities associated with being a board member:

  1. guiding or approving the organizational strategy
  2. determining the allocation of resources under uncertainty
  3. achieving performance
  4. understanding risk
  5. being transparent about what the organization does and how it does it, and communicating key information to stakeholders.

Duties and Liabilities

Learn about Directors' fiduciary duties, Directors' Duty of Care, and the Civil and Statutory Liabilities associated with being a Director. Our legal experts will also share steps you can take to protect against these liabilities.


DAY 2


Thurs Oct 20, 2016
1:00pm - 5:00pm


Downtown Vancouver
Location TBD

Governance

Learn from Canada's largest corporations' Directors about the different types of corporations, Crown corporations, Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABC) and the corporate governance framework. We will also discuss the board/management interface as well as the board assessment and evaluation process. You will learn about the International Financial Reporting Standards, discuss the pay-for-performance debate, and gain a better understanding of directors' compensation models.


DAY 3


Thurs Nov 3, 2016
9:00am – 4:00pm


Downtown Vancouver
Location TBD

Finance

Learn about finance, treasury and audit-related roles; the purpose of a budget and how it is monitored; the use of internal controls; and financial reporting requirements.


Risk Management

Learn from Risk Management specialists about the many different types of risk, ways to identify, manage or mitigate, and even leverage these risks to the organization’s advantage. You will learn about the increased expectations for risk management and the principles of risk intelligence. A detailed review of the key focus areas of risk intelligent governance will be covered, as well as understanding the importance of an organization conducting risk health checks regularly.


Leading the Boardrooms of Tomorrow

Learn about strategic leadership and developing the boards of the future. Examine a real life case study and participate in a mock board meeting to demonstrate practical applications of curriculum.


DAY 4


Thurs Nov 17, 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Downtown Vancouver
Location TBD

Recruitment

Board search experts will share with you the typical director search process for Canada's largest corporations, trends over time, including a discussion of the boards of the future and the importance of diversity on boards. They will share key criteria for selection, interview preparation, and board career development.


Directors' Panel

Meet a panel of directors with a breadth of cross-sector knowledge and experience. You will learn how they began their board careers, how their career has benefitted from board service and the rewards and challenges they experience being on a board.

You will gain insight into the tips they share for aspiring FP500 board members. This is an opportunity for participants to learn about the real life accounts of board service and speak with successful directors in an intimate classroom setting.


DAY 5


Thurs Dec 1, 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Downtown Vancouver
Location TBD

Personal Board Resume & Action Plan

Receive individualized coaching from a professional coach and facilitator to develop your personalized action plan to achieve your board career objectives. With the help of your facilitator you will create a board resume.


Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing to rsvp@boarddiversity.ca no later than 20 days before the start date of the Series subject to an administrative fee of $150 (plus applicable taxes). No refunds will be provided for cancellations received less than 10 days before the start date of the course. Non-attendance will incur the full course fee. Should the CBDC need to cancel or postpone a Series, applicants will be issued a full refund.

Testimonials

Testimonials

"Diversity in Canada’s boardrooms is critical to enhancing corporate innovation and fostering a resilient economy. CBDC’s “Get on Board” Program makes an outstanding contribution to developing a pipeline of board ready candidates. The Intermediate program was an excellent opportunity to connect with a diverse cohort of directors committed to strengthening their governance skills and knowledge."

Christie Stephenson
Manager, ESG Evaluations & Research

“The strength of this program was having the involvement of current board members presenting not only the material but more importantly their experiences, knowledge and real holistic perspectives that allowed us to look at ways we need to improve and enhance future boards. Having small teams provided each and every one of us a voice to engage, challenge and validate what boards need to become.”

Jerome Beaudoin
CIO, CEDA Group