Pre-conference program

All sessions took place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

For the program in French, click here.

To download slide decks from the in-person sessions below, please visit the CCBE website under the Ontario public colleges section. Please contact your board executive assistant for the login credentials.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

8 a.m.

Welcome / registration desk opens

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

Good governance – College Centre of Board Excellence

Facilitators:

Anne Corbett, Senior Partner, Borden Ladner GervaisCorbett-Anne_BLG

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.

Jim-MacKay_BerkeleyConsultingGroupGood governance – preliminary agenda

 

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

(This session is mandatory for the Good Governance Certificate.)

Session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. Pre-registration is required. Breakfast (8 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and lunch available.

 

 

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Welcome desk / registration

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

Board orientation – College Centre of Board Excellence

Facilitators: James M. MacKay, Managing Partner, Berkeley Consulting GroupJim-MacKay_BerkeleyConsultingGroup

    Victoria Prince, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais

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 their college’s board.

Board orientation – preliminary agendaVictoria_Prince

 

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

(This session is mandatory for the Good Governance Certificate.)

Session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. Pre-registration is required. Breakfast (7 a.m. to 8 a.m) available.

Location: Civic South, 2nd floor

8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

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

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 appropriate alignment of organization’s strategy and its risk.

(This session is mandatory for the Advanced Good Governance Certificate.) 

Introduction to risk management – part one will also be offered via webinar in January 2016. Date TBC. 

This session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. Pre-registration is required. Breakfast (7 a.m. to 8 a.m) available.

Location: Civic North, 2nd floor

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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

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.) 

Introduction to risk management – part two will also be offered via webinar in March 2016. Date TBC. 

These sessions are open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. Pre-registration is required.

Location: Civic North, 2nd floor

8 a.m. to 12:30 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. Pre-registration is required. Breakfast (7 a.m. to 8 a.m.) and lunch available.

Location: Dominion South, 2nd floor

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

Presidents’ and boards’ executive assistants meeting workshop

Location: Kent, 2nd floor

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Committee of Presidents’ meeting

Location: Dominion North, 2nd floor

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Aboriginal Education Council meeting 

The session will provide an excellent opportunity for continued networking, sharing of best practices, and discussion of common concerns in the area of aboriginal learning between Aboriginal Education Council members and those working in the area of aboriginal education in colleges.

Open to all (refreshments available)

Location: Simcoe/Dufferin, 2nd floor

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

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.

 

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

(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. Pre-registration is required. Lunch available.

Location: City Hall, 2nd floor