Pre-conference program

All sessions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Pdf versions are available in English and French.

November 25 calendar-saturday

8 a.m.

Welcome / registration desk opens

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Good governance College Centre of Board Excellence

Facilitators:

Victoria Prince, Incorporated Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais

James M. MacKay, Managing Partner, Berkeley Consulting Group

This highly interactive workshop is designed for board members and board staff to provide a greater understanding of good governance principles and concepts and roles and responsibilities of board members. Participants have the opportunity to engage and learn from each other and gain a greater appreciation of the perspectives and value each governor brings to the governing process. They also gain a greater appreciation of the role of board staff.

Delegates are asked to bring a copy of the Manual for Effective College Governance to the session as it will be referred to throughout the session.

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  • This session is mandatory for the good governance certificate.
  • This session also counts as two (2) elective credits towards the College Leadership Excellence package.

Who can attend?

  • Board members and board staff of Ontario and non-Ontario colleges
  • College Leadership Excellence package delegates
    • For more information on the College Leadership Excellence package, click here.

Pre-registration is required. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Lunch will also be served.

Location: Birchwood ballroom, Mezzanine floor

Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Board chairs’ and vice-chairs’ meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for Ontario college board chairs and vice-chairs to discuss issues of current concern. An agenda for the meeting will be distributed prior to the meeting.

This session does not count towards the good governance or advanced good governance certificates.

This session is open to Ontario college board chairs and vice-chairs only.

Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Chestnut room, Mezzanine floor

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aboriginal Education Council meeting

Breakfast and lunch available available.

Location: Willow room, Mezzanine floor

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Pre-conference welcome reception

Open to College Centre of Board Excellence and Leadership Excellence attendees

Location: Pinnacle room, 43rd floor

5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Student Governors’ Workshop: Being the best I can be – College Centre of Board Excellence

Facilitator: Emily Bain, Director, Government and Community Relations, Colleges Ontario

Speakers: Ismail Nabih, Past Student Governor, Centennial College

Abdullah Mushtaq, Director of Advocacy, College Student Alliance

Student governors bring a unique perspective to each college board. Not only are they actively pursuing their goals in the college academic setting, but they have been also been elected to serve as a governor for a one-year period. The purpose of this workshop is to provide student governors with a learning and networking opportunity to further their growth in their new role. Areas covered will include:

  • Unique issues that student governors face and how to address them.
  • What is the role of the local student association/government?
  • Equality at the board table: How can I contribute?
  • Lessons learned from former student governors
  • Balancing academic and board responsibilities.

This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for student governors to build their network. Join us for this interactive discussion to build your capacity as a student governor.

This session counts as one credit towards the three elective credits needed for the advanced good governance certificate. This session is open to student governors only.

Dinner available.

Location: Chestnut room, Mezzanine floor

 

 

November 26 

7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Welcome / registration desk opens

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Leadership Accountability Gap: What’s really getting in the way of your organization’s success – College Leadership Excellence Program

Facilitator: Vince Molinaro, Global Managing Director of the Leadership Transformation Practice, Lee Hecht Harrison

What does it really mean to be a leader today? This has become the most critical question for colleges as they contend with a myriad of challenges at a time of unprecedented change of disruption. To succeed, colleges will need truly accountable leaders in place at every level. In this thought provoking and practical presentation, Vince Molinaro will help you become the truly accountable leader your company needs you to be. In this session, you’ll walk away with practical insights on how to:

  • Be a more deliberate and purposeful leader. 
  • Learn to tackle the hard work that is holding you back. 
  • Build a strong leadership culture in your company.

This session is mandatory for the College Leadership Excellence certificate.

Who can attend?

  • Ontario college board governors may attend this session, if interested, but the session will not count as an elective credit for the Advanced Good Governance certificate.
  • The session is also available to delegates who have purchased the College Leadership Excellence package: 
    • Senior vice-presidents
    • Vice-presidents
    • Associate vice-presidents
    • Deans
    • Associate deans
    • Directors
    • Chiefs of [functional department, eg. CFO, CIO, etc.]
    • Registrars
    • For more information on the College Leadership Excellence package, click here.

Pre-registration is required. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Location: Osgoode ballroom east, lower concourse

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Board orientation – College Centre of Board Excellence

Facilitators:

Victoria Prince, Incorporated Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais

James M. MacKay, Managing Partner, Berkeley Consulting Group

New board members and board staff want to make a contribution to the vibrancy of their boards. Through this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the relationships of the college board between the president, board chair and other board members and will strategize on how to contribute to — or facilitate — a healthy and smart dialogue at board meetings. It is also an opportunity for each person to initiate his/her personal governance professional development plan and discuss his/her legacy to the college’s board.

This session is mandatory for the Good Governance certificate.

This session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. Jim-MacKay_BerkeleyConsultingGroup

Breakfast at 7 a.m.

Location: Chestnut room, Mezzanine floor

8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Introduction to risk management (part one) – College Centre of Board Excellence

Presenters:

Philip Racco, Enterprise Risk Management, MNP, LLP

Alex Pocrnick, Consultant, Enterprise Risk Services Practice, MNP, LLP

Rani K. Dahliwal, Senior Vice-President, Planning and Corporate Services, and CFO, Humber College

In this 90-minute session, external experts will discuss the board’s role in the oversight of the risk management function including:

  • Key principles of effective risk oversight.
  • Barriers to effective risk oversight.
  • Questions that board members may want to ask management, advisers and each other to ensure there is appropriate alignment of the organization’s strategy and its risk.

This session is mandatory for the advanced good governance certificate.

This session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff.

Breakfast at 7 a.m.

Location: Osgoode ballroom west, lower concourse

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to risk management (part two) – College Centre of Board Excellence

Facilitators:

Philip Racco, Enterprise Rosk Management, MNP, LLP

Alex Pocrnick, Consultant, Enterprise Risk Services Practice, MNP, LLP

Rani K. Dahliwal, Senior Vice-President, Planning and Corporate Services, and CFO, Humber College

During this 90-minute session, external experts will look at the components of risk management and the risk management process. Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of the roles of management and the board in the development of risk appetite and risk tolerance statements. The risk reporting process will also be discussed.

This session is mandatory for the advanced good governance certificate.

This session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. 

Location: Osgoode ballroom west, lower concourse

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Presidents’ and boards’ executive assistants meeting workshop

Location: Leaside Room, 4th floor

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Aboriginal Education Council meeting

Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Location: Willow room, Mezzanine floor

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Committee of Presidents’ meeting

Breakfast at 8 a.m.

Location: Birchwood ballroom, Mezzanine floor

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Annual general meeting

Location: Birchwood ballroom, Mezzanine floor