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Thursday, June 20
 

8:30am

Pre-Conference Registration Open
Thursday June 20, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Foyer

10:00am

Pre-Conference Session: How Ends Policies Result in Real Impact in the World (Policy Governance Theory and Practice)
CEO Ends Policy Interpretation is a critical component within the Policy Governance system.  It is one of the primary tools that the Board has to press the organization to translating the Board’s big Ends ideas into real impact in the world. The Policy Governance system includes specific components for the CEO Ends interpretation. These elements include an operating definition which qualifies or describes the good to be done for what groups of people; in other words, what the specific return on investment or value is expected to be. Rationale must also provide justification for the operating definition. This workshop will share new learning from in the field of Policy Governance advanced practice on key concepts, techniques, and lessons learned from effective CEOs and Boards related to Ends Policy Interpretation. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field

Karen Fryday-Field

Senior Partner, The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting
Karen is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Management and Governance Consulting in London, Ontario, Canada which provides governance and strategic organizational development consulting services to boards and senior management teams.  Karen consults regularly to address governance... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:00am - 4:30pm
Room GH

10:00am

Pre-Conference Session: Introduction to Policy Governance (Policy Governance Theory and Practice)
A full day workshop, that offers you the opportunity to learn about the Policy Governance® model. Through presentations, interactive small group exercises and shared experiences deepen your understanding of the practices that enable a board to effectively use this system of governance and appreciate how Policy Governance can positively affect the way your board operates and overall organizational effectiveness.


Speakers
avatar for Rose Mercier

Rose Mercier

Senior Consultant, The Governance Coach™
Rose Mercier is a senior consultant with The Governance Coach. She received advanced training at the 2009 Policy Governance® Academy™. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Govern for Impact (formerly the International Policy Governance Association) for six years, serving... Read More →
avatar for Richard Stringham

Richard Stringham

Senior Consultant, The Governance Coach™
For over 30 years, Richard has provided development services to a range of organizations such as co-operatives, professional regulatory organizations, non-profit groups, and commodity organizations. As a member of the management team for a non-profit educational organization, he led... Read More →



Thursday June 20, 2019 10:00am - 4:30pm
Room C

10:00am

Main Conference Registration Open
Thursday June 20, 2019 10:00am - 5:30pm
Foyer

12:00pm

5:00pm

First Timer's Orientation
Thursday June 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room F

6:00pm

 
Friday, June 21
 

7:15am

Breakfast
Menu
Fruit juice
Sliced fresh fruit
Scrambled eggs
Potatoes rosti
Bacon and sausage
Toast
Butter, marmalade and jams
Coffee, tea and herbal tea


Friday June 21, 2019 7:15am - 8:15am
Room AB

8:00am

Registration Desk Open
Friday June 21, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
Foyer

8:30am

Opening General Session and Keynote: Leading with Purpose-The Conversations Boards Need to Have
In organizations around the world, the pressure is on. With increasing consumer expectations, growing competition and the gathering pace of globalization, the need to stay viable is greater than ever. The lauded leadership styles that were finely adapted to the past reality will not carry us forward and need a radical re-orientation.

The global conversation about a purpose and a rapidly expanding business case demonstrate that a purpose-led approach enables leaders to unlock the deeper potential of their organization and bring benefits to us all in the longer term.

Whilst purpose-led leadership might sound simple, it calls for a real shift in mindset and behaviours. This talk will outline how leaders can strengthen their leadership by bringing their whole selves to work and having catalytic conversations that put purpose right where it belongs – at the heart of good board governance and leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Rozenthuler, C. Psychol, AFBRsS

Sarah Rozenthuler, C. Psychol, AFBRsS

Business Psychologist and Dialogue Coach, Leadership Consultant
Sarah Rozenthuler is a Chartered Psychologist, leadership consultant and pioneer of purpose-led leadership. She has over 15 years international experience consulting to many different organizations including BP, Rolls Royce, Spencer Stuart, Standard Chartered Bank, Saïd Business... Read More →



Friday June 21, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Room AB

10:00am

Break
Friday June 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Foyer

10:30am

Making an Impact with Policy Governance: 10 Key Principles for Effective Boards (Policy Governance Theory and Practice)
Anyone needing an introduction or refresher in the ten principles of Policy Governance will appreciate this fast-paced workshop in Carver governance model fundamentals. Combining simple visuals with real-world examples, this presentation will ensure that participants have a basic understanding around what Policy Governance is, how it helps boards make an impact on the world, and the other benefits it enables for boards, CEOs, staff, owners, and key stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Mogensen

Susan Mogensen

President, Brown Dog Consulting
President of Brown Dog Consulting since 1999, Susan Mogensen’s passion lies in helping people work more effectively together in pursuit of productivity, profit, and progress. Starting off as a page in the House of Commons, Susan served in multiple roles in the Canadian Parliament... Read More →



Friday June 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Room C

10:30am

Navigating an Uncertain Future: A Narrative Scenario Approach to Envisioning (Policy Governance Theory and Practice)

According to the Carver model of Policy Governance, “The Board’s first direct product is the organization’s linkage to the ownership.” This presentation will discuss the approach that two organizations, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL), have taken towards ownership linkages. 

The ISA promotes the professional practice of tree care for over 24,000 members/owners worldwide. The ISA Board acts as the link between the owners (members) and the operational organization.  Linkage with the ownership requires an affirmative outreach to not just the most vocal but also to the silent segments as well. With 56 component organizations representing geographical and professional segments of our profession linkage is a challenge. We will share with you our plan, methods we’ve used, and some of what we’ve found after first three years of coordinated linkage activities. 

PEGNL is a provincial organization which regulates the practice of engineering and geoscience in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. In 2017 the PEGNL board undertook a process to enhance its strategic foresight by using narrative scenarios to facilitate the consideration of a range of possible futures. The board identified two issues that would have the most impact on the organization in the next 5 to 10 years, climate change and the economy, through interviews with key thinkers representing segments of the ownership. The board then developed these two issues into four narrative scenarios to understand the impact of the two polar opposite cases for each issue. The scenarios were then brought to a selected group of owners and stakeholders for feedback in a facilitated focus group setting, with the results being compiled and used as an input to the boards annual ends review.




Speakers
avatar for Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is the Urban & Community Forestry Program Leader for the Texas A&M Forest Service. Paul is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist , Certified Arborist/ Municipal Specialist, and is a member of the ISA Board of Directors. He graduated... Read More →
avatar for David Goosney, P. Eng.

David Goosney, P. Eng.

Chair of the Board of Directors, Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador
David Goosney, P. Eng. is an engineer currently living and working in St. John's, Newfoundland. David Graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelors of Engineering in 2007. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists... Read More →
avatar for Anne Beard

Anne Beard

Manager, System Forester, Public Service Company of New Mexico
 Anne BeardManager, System ForesterPublic Service Company of New MexicoAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USAE: anne.beard@pnm.comP: +1.505.241.3644 Anne Beard is System Forester for Public Service Company of New Mexico and has worked in the arboriculture field for over 30 years. She is a member of International Society of Arboriculture and the Utility Arborist Association. She holds Certified Arborist/Utilit... Read More →



Friday June 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Room F

10:30am

Using Strategic Foresight Within Policy Governance (Policy Governance Theory and Practice)
This session will explore the role of Strategic Foresight in an organization committed to Policy Governance. It will proceed in a hands-on and minds-on way to deal with these questions: Why must a Board now learn to embrace Strategic Foresight as a new and vital obligation?  Why must a Board not leave Strategic Foresight to its CEO?  Why must the CEO be involved in Strategic Foresight?  Just what is Strategic Foresight, anyway?  Why is it becoming a requirement in well-governed organizations? How can you tell sound strategic foresight from schlocky futures work? How might we get started? 

Speakers
avatar for Ruben Nelson

Ruben Nelson

Executive Director, Foresight Canada
This session will be facilitated by Ruben Nelson, Executive Director, Foresight Canada.  Ruben was a keynote speaker at our 20013 Conference in Toronto.  Today, Ruben is widely recognized as a Canadian pioneer of serious futures thinking and its application to governance and leadership... Read More →



Friday June 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Room GH

11:45am

Lunch and Govern For Impact Update Sponsored by The Governance Coach
Menu
Soup of the day
Chicken cesar salad
Coffee, tea and infusion

Friday June 21, 2019 11:45am - 1:15pm
Room AB

1:30pm

Directors' Duties in the Spotlight
As the legal duties of directors come under the spotlight internationally, this session will examine how the legal duties of directors underpin good governance and the most important considerations, particularly in times of crisis or organizational change.  

Speakers
avatar for Julien Morissette

Julien Morissette

Julien is cross-appointed to the Litigation Department and the Insolvency & Restructuring Group at OSLER. His practice is diversified and includes commercial, administrative and constitutional litigation, investigations as well as corporate restructuring and insolvency proceedings... Read More →



Friday June 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room C

1:30pm

Monitoring with Precision: How to REALLY KNOW your organization is performing as the Board expects
This provocative session is intended to stimulate thought about one of the Board’s most fundamental and essential functions: judging whether the organization is compliant with the Board’s EL policies and whether it is delivering the outcomes (Ends) the Board expects for owners and clients. Presenters will challenge the use of process data as acceptable evidence, and instead will lay out a by-the-numbers monitoring roadmap that demands documented evidence of compliance and reasonable progress. Learn how the Board can (and should) confidently assess organizational performance based on reports characterized by hard data rather than by anecdotal processes and activities.


Speakers
avatar for Linda Dawson

Linda Dawson

The Aspen Group
Linda has more than 36 years of executive experience in the fields of leadership and business development, governance coaching, and communications.  For the past 26 years, since launching AGI with Dr. Randy Quinn, her consultative work has focused on customized governance training... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Randy Quinn

Dr. Randy Quinn

The Aspen Group
For three decades, Randy was the CEO of two highly successful state associations in the United States serving and representing school boards. With Linda Dawson, he co-founded AGI: Aspen Group International LLC in 1993. During the ensuing 26 years, Randy has worked with boards in most... Read More →



Friday June 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room F

2:45pm

Break
Friday June 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Foyer

3:15pm

Who are the Owners and the Board’s Obligation to and Leverage Through Engaging with Them? (Policy Governance Theory and Practice)
This workshop will address the Board’s responsibility to not only identify the owners it serves, but to engage with those owners whether they be moral owners from a broad community, specific legal owners, shareholders, or others.
 
Govern for Impact, has just completed a whitepaper on “Who are the Moral Owners?” which will form part of the basis of this workshop. A Board’s commitment to owner connection and voice can shake the foundations of governance.
 
In joining this session, you will share in a dynamic discussion on is linkage “really” needed and who should Boards connect with and why. Karen will share insights from her last work with Caroline Oliver who was instrumental with the Govern Consistency Team in framing this Whitepaper.
 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field

Karen Fryday-Field

Senior Partner, The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting
Karen is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Management and Governance Consulting in London, Ontario, Canada which provides governance and strategic organizational development consulting services to boards and senior management teams.  Karen consults regularly to address governance... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room C

3:15pm

Using Roberts Rule of Order in Good Governance
Wow! You really want me to attend a Robert’s Rule of Order Training? Boring! This training is designed to teach RROR in a fun and exciting way. The course will discuss ways to efficiently and effectively govern your meetings. Topics will include: discuss: proper agenda, minutes, secretary, consent agenda, proper ways of making and carrying motions, and methods of voting.

Speakers
avatar for John M. Williams

John M. Williams

John M. Williams is best described as a Servant Leader using education and advocacy to ameliorate social inequity. John is Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Alpha Homes, Inc. (Akron OH) a non-profit corporation providing quality housing and supportive services... Read More →



Friday June 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room F

3:15pm

What will your Board be like in the Future? Diversity and Inclusion
The state of California has enacted legislation that mandates the inclusion of women on the boards of publicly traded companies located in the state. This legislation highlights the continuing discussion and debate on board composition. What will be the legislative, cultural, and economic factors affecting future board composition?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber, Ph.d

Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber, Ph.d

Marlene Janzen Le Ber is Associate Professor and Chair, School of Leadership & Social Change at Canada’s only women’s university, Brescia University College. She holds two Adjunct Research Professor appointments; one with the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at Ivey... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room GH

4:45pm

Govern for Impact Annual General Meeting
Friday June 21, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room AB

6:00pm

Buses Depart for Manoir Montmorency from the Hotel Pur
Buses will leave from the Hotel Pur at 6:00pm and at 6:15pm. 

Friday June 21, 2019 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Lobby

7:00pm

Dinner Event at Manoir Montmorency
Located a mere 15 minutes from Old Québec, Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a spectacular historic site. Its 83-metre-high waterfall dominates the landscape. You will also have the chance to eat a tasty dinner and try the cable car.  We will have transportation to and from Manoir Montmorency. Buses leave the Hotel Pur at 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm. We will return with buses departing the Manoir at 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm

There will be a cash bar. Dress for cool weather next to the falls. The falls are a 5 minute walk from the Manoir.

The Menu:
Appetizer
Profiterole with smoked salmon, creamy dill cheese and red capelin caviar
Soup
Soup of the moment
Main Course
Grilled beef shoulder tenderloin, parsley root puree with hazelnut butter, shallot sauce and long pepper
Dessert
Our pastry chef's sweet delight
Coffee, tea or infusion

Friday June 21, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Manoir Montmorency
 
Saturday, June 22
 

6:30am

Meditation Event -To support scholarships for international young governance professionals
Carve out some time for yourself.

Use breathing to help you unwind after a busy couple of days of learning and networking. Meditation is the perfect way to re-energize and move into the last day of conference with a clear and focused mind.

Dive deeper into your breath to create an energetic flow, warming and settling the body. Then, help quiet and steady the mind to complete your morning meditation.

Cost is a suggested donation of $10.  All donations will go to the Caroline Oliver Fund for a New Vision to help provide  young governance professionals' scholarships in 2020.


Speakers
avatar for Eve Wenger

Eve Wenger

Eve works with Group i&i Consultancy, a firm specializing in organizational development, strategic communications, and program evaluation with a focus on encouraging peacemaking wherever possible.To develop her own sense of peace, Eve has been working on both her sitting and moving... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 6:30am - 7:00am
Room J

7:15am

8:00am

Registration Desk Open
Saturday June 22, 2019 8:00am - 3:45pm
Foyer

8:30am

General Session and Keynote: Gloom to Boom: How Boards Transform Strategic Risk into Value for Stakeholders
In this world tour of strategic risks and opportunities, Dr. Bonime-Blanc reviews some of the key environmental, social, governance and technological risks and opportunities (what she has coined “ESGT” in her forthcoming book Gloom to Boom) that business, non-profit and government leaders confront today and will confront tomorrow, providing a resilience and value creation framework to tackle such challenges successfully and sustainable.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Dr. Bonime-Blanc is founder and CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, a strategic governance, risk, ethics and cyber advisor to executives and boards at companies, government agencies and NGOs. She is the Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico... Read More →



Saturday June 22, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Room AB

10:00am

Break
Saturday June 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Foyer

10:30am

Organizational Purpose and 'Ends'
There is increasing discussion about the importance of clear organizational purpose and the leadership role of the board. How can boards navigate the question of purpose and articulate the organization's 'Ends'?

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Rozenthuler, C. Psychol, AFBRsS

Sarah Rozenthuler, C. Psychol, AFBRsS

Business Psychologist and Dialogue Coach, Leadership Consultant
Sarah Rozenthuler is a Chartered Psychologist, leadership consultant and pioneer of purpose-led leadership. She has over 15 years international experience consulting to many different organizations including BP, Rolls Royce, Spencer Stuart, Standard Chartered Bank, Saïd Business... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Room C

10:30am

Fun with Finances
If you are looking to learn to read your organization's financial documents - this highly engaging session is for you. We will also present categories of policies that a Policy Governance(r) board should create to effectively guide a CEO and monitor the financial health of the organization. We will discuss how detailed your financial policies need to be.

This is not you typical dry talk about finances. Come play with us. Learn and have fun!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

President, Treeline Associates
Michael Palmer is the founder and President of Treeline Associates. Treeline is an association management and accounting services company, a member of the prestigious Association Management Institute and currently celebrating its 20th year. Treeline has offices in both the US and... Read More →



Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Room F

10:30am

The Irrational Board Research
Research, especially in the area of Behavioral Economics, documents the persistent biases that individuals and groups exhibit. How does this play out with board decision making and what can boards do to mitigate this?

Speakers
avatar for Ted Humphrey

Ted Humphrey

Governance Chair, Nuvision Federal Credit Union
Ted Humphrey has been a board volunteer for 15 years and has been on a Policy Governance Board for 10 years.  Last year he completed the Policy Governance Proficiency Program, and he is currently the Governance Chair of Nuvision Federal Credit Union. He is an Adjunct Professor of... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Room GH

11:45am

Lunch and Awards Program Sponsored by Meridian Edge Consulting Leadership and Governance
Menu
Blend of baby lettuces and blackberry compote
Honey and mead lacquered grain fed chicken breast
with vegetables and fingerling potatoes
Coffee, tea and herbal tea


Saturday June 22, 2019 11:45am - 1:15pm
Room AB

1:30pm

Delegating with Clarity (Policy Governance Theory and Practice)
Many CEO's struggle to achieve clarity of delegation. Boards who delegate have an even more difficult challenge. They are accountable but not usually involved in, or present for, the day-to-day work. So what does clarity of delegation from a board to its CEO look like? And why is it important? Policy GovernanceÒ Principles offer answers to those questions and more. How do you know where to draw the line between board and management decision-making and work completion? What happens if it goes wrong? This workshop will provide methods of delegation that can make the delegation process and use easier in practice and more likely to succeed.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Craymer

Eric Craymer

Eric Craymer brings a unique blend of professional training and real world experience to the projects he is associated with. He has been a business owner, researcher, manager, and consultant. He has attended and taught multiple workshops on Policy Governance®, been on the IPGA board... Read More →



Saturday June 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room C

1:30pm

Self-Evaluation: Improving Organizational Performance by Improving Governance Performance (Policy Governance Theory and Practice)
A USA-wide survey and study of school boards showed that regular self-evaluations by governing teams correlated with stronger improvements in student performance. In addition, this study and many others have found strong correlations between board focus on monitoring organization performance and improvements in organization performance. A natural extrapolation of these separate but related findings: boards that want to have the largest impact on organizational performance should have a self-evaluation that focuses on the quality of the board's monitoring work. Curious about how to get there? Join us and let's talk about it.

Speakers
avatar for AJ Crabill

AJ Crabill

Deputy Commissioner for Governance, Texas Education Agency
A. J. Crabill, TEA's Deputy Commissioner for Governance, is responsible for supporting the agency's work regarding school improvement, charters, governance, complaints management, system support & innovation, investigations, school discipline/safety, waivers, and districts of innovation... Read More →



Saturday June 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room F

1:30pm

Gloom to Boom – A Strategic Risk & Opportunity Workshop
Integrating some of the themes of her morning keynote, Dr. Bonime-Blanc will lead an interactive, hands-on governance workshop in which attendees will work through a couple of crisis scenarios as well as share some of their own organizations’ most critical global strategic risks in a discussion intended to sensitize and mobilize board members into proactive strategic risk and opportunity oversight in our increasingly turbulent world.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Dr. Bonime-Blanc is founder and CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, a strategic governance, risk, ethics and cyber advisor to executives and boards at companies, government agencies and NGOs. She is the Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room GH

2:45pm

Break
Saturday June 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Foyer

3:15pm

Closing General Session and Keynote: Finding Your Voice: A Story of Resilience
Finding Your Voice: A Story of Resilience

Zahra Al-Harazi is a passionate entrepreneur, an internationally-recognized designer and creative director, a sought after inspiring public speaker, a loud crusader for women, youth, and equality, and a mother that beams with pride when you ask about her three kids.
Today, her voice is clear and confident, a powerful tool of commerce and philanthropy, and an inspiration to eager audiences. But this was not always the case.
Raised in a country where women didn’t have a voice, Zahra’s early search for her identity became about standing out as little as possible. Sixteen years ago she moved to Canada and quietly hid away from what she didn’t understand. As a new immigrant and young mother with no understanding of the culture or business world and no higher education on which to build a life in her new country, she had little confidence then in what she had to say.

She found her voice — and a new sense of belonging. Her voice is a voice of inspiration, a voice of entrepreneurship admired across Canada, a voice of understanding, a voice of confidence and a voice that has captivated audiences across the globe.
In this inspiring presentation, Zahra will show you how she channeled frustration into defiance, the mistakes she wishes she hadn’t made, the milestones that propelled her, and how a clear and powerful voice can help anyone get what they want most in life.

Speakers
avatar for Zahra Al-Harazi

Zahra Al-Harazi

co-Founder, Skillit
Entrepreneur and Transformative Leadership ExpertThe road to real leadership is rarely a straight one. Among Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, few have faced more obstacles than Zahra Al-Harazi. With a no-holds-barred attitude, Zahra helps people and organizations realize... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Room AB

5:00pm

Final Night Reception
Saturday June 22, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Terrace