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.

2020 New Governors' Workshop

On November 18th and 19th, CIS Ontario member school governors, heads of school and financial officers gathered online, for an interactive afternoon full of learning through case studies. We would like to thank Richard Powers, instructor for Rotman's Executive MBA, OMNIUM, MBA and Executive Education Programs, for facilitating and walking us through a host of information in regards to best practices in governance issues. 

Topics covered included: 

  • 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 National 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 also serves as the Academic Director of the CUES Governance Programs in Canada.

For additional information, please contact:
Sheri Little
Executive Assistant/ Event Manager