New Governors’ Workshop

Designed to educate and update all governors of CIS Ontario member schools' boards with regards to best practices in governance issues, this workshop is for heads of school, chief financial officers and governors who are new to CIS Ontario member schools or have served on a CIS Ontario school board for a few years.

The 2023 New Governors' Workshop will take place on November 23, 2023 with two sessions to choose from;  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Registration Fee: $90 per participant

Check your inbox or the CISO Connect Heads' Network for more details. Information will also be shared by email to the Assistant to the Heads of School, Human Resources Network and CFO Leads.

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Richard Powers, instructor for Rotman's Executive MBA, OMNIUM, MBA and Executive Education Programs, will facilitate and walk us through a host of information in regards to best practices in governance issues. 

Topics covered include: 

  • Your Role as a Governor
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Standard of Care
  • Supervision of Management
  • Board Decision Making
  • Notes & Board Minutes
  • Governor Skills Matrix
  • Governor Succession
  • Types of Committees
  • Governor & Board Evaluations
  • The Board & Head of School
  • Liability & Insurance
  • Effective Governors/Meetings

Richard Powers, an instructor for Rotman's Executive MBA, OMNIUM, MBA and Executive Education Programs, is an internationally recognized expert in both corporate and not-for-profit governance, Richard is the Academic Director of The Directors Education Program (DEP) and the Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program (GEP) (in partnership with the Institute of Corporate Directors – ICD). Richard is a director of several not-for-profit organizations and frequently comments on legal and governance issues in various media across Canada.


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For additional information, please contact:

Jeremy Barr
Event Manager
jbarr@cisontario.ca
613-449-0226