Workshop B — Board Governance Master Class: An In-Depth Look at the Functions, Duties, and Roles of Board Subcommittees

Jan 29, 2024 1:30pm – 04:30 PM

Darinka Pejic
Chair, Audit Committee and Finance Committee
Institute of Public Administration Canada (IPAC)

David R. Beatty C.M., O.B.E, F.ICD, CFA
Director, The David & Sharon Johnston Centre for corporate Governance Innovation
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

This session is offered only in person.

As the roles of the Crown Corporation board evolves, subcommittee functions have become a critical component for effective governance. Boards of Directors must ensure their policies and strategic directions are in place to properly guide top leadership. This workshop will closely look at developing best practices for successful functioning subcommittees within a Crown Board.

  • Developing essential strategies for setting up subcommittees on the Board
    • Types of subcommittees and their duties
    • Proven subcommittees that ensure effective governance
  • Evaluating Board members and their skills when deciding subcommittees
  • Understanding how to incorporate Crown leadership in the committee process
  • Assessing the benefits of committees and the power of delegation
  • Analyzing the purpose of a subcommittee
    • Focus on achieving Board objectives