Day 1 - Tuesday, January 18, 2022

9:00
Remarks from the Chair
9:15

THINK TANK ON BOARD DIVERSITY

How to Meet Diversity Standards for Your Board, Gauging Public Expectations and Identifying Diversity Barriers
10:15

CASE STUDY

How to Run a Successful Recruitment Campaign: Concrete Action Items for Achieving Diversity and Inclusion in Your Organization
11:00
Networking Refreshment Break
11:15

HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIOS

A Forensic Examination of Cyber Security Risk Management: Everything Board Members Need to Know Including When to Panic!
12:00

PANEL

How to Effectively Align Policies Across Government Jurisdictions: Senior Executive Reveal Lessons Learned and How to Get it Right
12:45
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
2:00

THINK TANK

How to Pivot After an Election: Transitioning and Fostering Productive Working Relationships with an Incoming Minister
3:00
Economic Report from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
3:30
Networking Refreshment Break
3:45
CEO Performance Appraisal: How to Manage Performance Reviews, Evaluations, and Compensation Transparency
4:30

KEYNOTE

Attracting C-Suite Candidates of the Future: Identifying the Needs of your Crown Corporation and Attracting Top Candidates
5:00
Closing Remarks from the Chair

Day 2 - Wednesday, January 19, 2022

9:00
Remarks from the Chair
9:05

KEYNOTE

ESG Expectations for Publicly Traded Companies
9:35
Top Mistakes to Avoid and How to Transition from a Corporate Social Responsibility framework (CSR) to an Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) framework
10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30

LIVE AUDIENCE POLLING

Crown Corporations of the Future: Embracing Organizational Change Management and Strategies for Implementing Initiatives to Maintaining Relevance and Resiliency
11:30

PANEL

Crisis Communication and Reputational Risk Management: Lessons from Private and Public Sectors’ on How to Respond to Public Controversy Challenges and Continued to Serve its Customers
12:15
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
1:30
Key Takeaways from Incoming Bias, Harassment and Pay Equity Laws and What Boards Need to Do
2:30

ONBOARDING NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Implementing a Skills Matrix to Appoint Qualified Board Members and Achieve a Seamless Transition when Board Succession Occurs
3:15
Networking Refreshment Break
3:30

PANEL

Expectations and Responsibilities for Handling Procurement: Weighing the Pros and Cons of International Trade Agreements
4:15

SPOTLIGHT

Demystifying Special Examinations and Top Pitfalls for the Board to Avoid
5:00
Closing Remarks from the Chair

Day 1 - Tuesday, January 18, 2022

9:00
Remarks from the Chair
9:15

THINK TANK ON BOARD DIVERSITY

How to Meet Diversity Standards for Your Board, Gauging Public Expectations and Identifying Diversity Barriers

  • Exploring public perspectives of diversity and expectations, and discussing whether your board is representative of the community it serves
  • Examining what tools can be used for benchmarking diversity
  • Examining discriminating policies and implementing more inclusive policies

10:15

CASE STUDY

How to Run a Successful Recruitment Campaign: Concrete Action Items for Achieving Diversity and Inclusion in Your Organization

Gain actionable strategies from the Canada Council for the Arts’ ambitious recruitment campaign to fill 70% of the publicly posted positions with people who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, racialized, Deaf or living with a disability.

11:00
Networking Refreshment Break
11:15

HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIOS

A Forensic Examination of Cyber Security Risk Management: Everything Board Members Need to Know Including When to Panic!

  • Calculating risk thresholds for government and shareholders
  • Identifying disruption and calculating the amount of disruption, and mitigating disruption
  • Best practices and policies on handling ransomware
  • Evaluating commercial and professional liability on insurance policies

12:00

PANEL

How to Effectively Align Policies Across Government Jurisdictions: Senior Executive Reveal Lessons Learned and How to Get it Right

  • Ensuring government policy is aligned and harmonized across federal, provincial and municipal organizations
  • How data can affect decision making when implementing policy

12:45
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
2:00

THINK TANK

How to Pivot After an Election: Transitioning and Fostering Productive Working Relationships with an Incoming Minister

  • Exploring the impacts of a federal election on crown corporate governance
  • Best practices for briefing a new minister, managing the relationship and conducting good governance
  • Measuring the success of an ambitious or late-coming mandate

3:00
Economic Report from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

  • Forecasting the economic recovering and estimating the trickle-down effect
  • Tips and tricks to best meet reporting requirements
  • Perspectives on how boards allocate funding, including executive salaries

3:30
Networking Refreshment Break
3:45
CEO Performance Appraisal: How to Manage Performance Reviews, Evaluations, and Compensation Transparency

  • Balancing the role of the PCO and the role of the board during a performance appraisal
  • Reporting requirements for PCO and conducting a thorough performance appraisal
  • Tactical ways to maintain board independence

4:30

KEYNOTE

Attracting C-Suite Candidates of the Future: Identifying the Needs of your Crown Corporation and Attracting Top Candidates
5:00
Closing Remarks from the Chair

Day 2 - Wednesday, January 19, 2022

9:00
Remarks from the Chair
9:05

KEYNOTE

ESG Expectations for Publicly Traded Companies
9:35
Top Mistakes to Avoid and How to Transition from a Corporate Social Responsibility framework (CSR) to an Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) framework

A look at the framework and recommendations provided by the Canadian Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) for companies reporting on the impacts of different climate-related risks and opportunities on issuers.

  • Reporting on physical risk, including climate change impacts assets and operations
  • Reporting on transition risk, such as transitioning from to a lower carbon economy, including policy, legal, technology, market, and reputational risks
  • What is the standard for ESG and what is the standard for disclosure

10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30

LIVE AUDIENCE POLLING

Crown Corporations of the Future: Embracing Organizational Change Management and Strategies for Implementing Initiatives to Maintaining Relevance and Resiliency

  • Recognizing indications and changes in public expectations
  • Identifying triggers for corporate re-invention, privatization, and selling
  • Gauging the appetite for adopting a higher risk versus maintaining caution
  • Identifying barriers to corporate adaptation

11:30

PANEL

Crisis Communication and Reputational Risk Management: Lessons from Private and Public Sectors’ on How to Respond to Public Controversy Challenges and Continued to Serve its Customers

  • Best practices for decision making when developing a communication strategy with the public, including what expertise and advise was solicited in the decision process?
  • How is the effectiveness of a communication strategy measured?

12:15
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
1:30
Key Takeaways from Incoming Bias, Harassment and Pay Equity Laws and What Boards Need to Do

  • The federal Pay Equity Act (2021) effective in August 2021, will affect federally regulated private and public sector employers
  • Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canadian Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act came into effect January 2021.
  • Amendments to the Public Service Employment Act (2021) In June 2021, strengthen provisions to address potential bias and barriers in staffing processes and reaffirm the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

 

2:30

ONBOARDING NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Implementing a Skills Matrix to Appoint Qualified Board Members and Achieve a Seamless Transition when Board Succession Occurs

  • Achieving board excellence by appointing qualified board members
  • Matching the board members experience to the open position
  • How does the government give board members authority in the hiring process for board members?

3:15
Networking Refreshment Break
3:30

PANEL

Expectations and Responsibilities for Handling Procurement: Weighing the Pros and Cons of International Trade Agreements

Canada has free trade agreements with Chili, Colombia, European Union, Honduras, Korea, Panama, Peru and Ukraine for all goods, services and construction services.

  • Streamlining the procurement process and when to escalate the conversation to the board level
  • Balancing the responsibility to uphold international trade agreements against a “buy local” mentality
  • Examining rules for disclosure and transparency

4:15

SPOTLIGHT

Demystifying Special Examinations and Top Pitfalls for the Board to Avoid

Under the Financial Administration Act (FAA) a Crown corporation may be audited to ensure it is maintaining systems and practice to ensure assets are safeguarded and controlled and to ensure resources are managed economically and efficiently, and its operations were carried out effectively

5:00
Closing Remarks from the Chair

Human Capital Metrics: A Practical and Complete Guide on How to Measure Your Workforce and Benchmark Diversity on Boards

Jan 17, 2022 8:30am – 12:00pm

What is it about?

In this hands-on workshop, you will benefit from real life examples, pitfalls to avoid and the latest best practices. Don’t miss this detailed, in-depth look into the metrics that are needed to clearly differentiate your organization from your competitors, drive accurate reporting, and foster board and investor confidence.

Crash Course on the Fundamentals of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and How to Achieve and Measure Targets

Jan 17, 2022 1:00pm – 4:30pm

What is it about?

This introductory session will address how Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) applies to a corporate context, including how to measure the company’s performance, how to measure the company’s environmental impact and initiatives, as well as social and governance operations.