Helping Canadian corporate directors stay informed
The Directors’ Series enables Canadian corporate directors to stay informed on new developments and issues, while maintaining their continuing education requirements. Each complimentary two-hour session is held as an interactive live broadcast in 16 locations across the country.
These sessions strive to help corporate directors be as effective as possible by providing opportunities to hear from seasoned corporate directors, company executives and professional advisors who provide fresh insights on the most current issues concerning corporate governance. Attendees can participate in Q&A sessions with the panelists, and network with their peers. At the end of each session, directors receive ready-to-use, practical information and tools to help them discharge their responsibilities.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming season:
- October 9, 2014
- January 8, 2015
- April 9, 2015
Session topics will be selected closer to the sessions to ensure that current marketplace issues and trends are reflected. Some of the themes discussed during past sessions include: CEO transitions, Focus on the audit committees, and Social license.
To view past sessions of the Directors' Series or to access handout material provided during these sessions, click here.
For directors who hold the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Directors College C.Dir. designation from McMaster University, or the Acc.Dir. accreditation from ICSA Canada, participation in the Deloitte Directors' Series session counts for two hours credit towards the continuing education requirement. The session also counts as two hours credit for the ASC designation for le Collège des administrateurs de société.
Emerging risks - The board's role
October 9, 2014: Emerging risks - The board's role
Emerging risks – The board’s role
Corporate law charges directors with the responsibility for identifying and overseeing the management of key risks in the organizations on which they serve. Risk registers and heat maps have been in use for many years suggesting risk management is mostly science and that risks are all known and quantifiable, evolving in measurable and precise steps. The reality, of course, is that some risks surge out of nowhere, while others evolve slowly, are embryonic for long periods of time, and then transition into major unstoppable trends or erupt into damaging events.
The October 9, 2014 session of the Directors’ Series will explore some of these latter risks as they impact different types of organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Some of the questions to be addressed include:
- Has the nature of regulatory risk changed significantly in the post-crisis years and become harder to define and manage?
- How well have organizations and their boards taken stock of key demographic trends and the risks they present?
- Are boards and management engaging in a broad enough discussion of the impact of technology and the associated risks?
- How should boards and managements engage with each other in identifying, managing, and overseeing emerging risks?
Our panel includes:
Chair, Risk Review Committee, Sun Life Financial Inc.
Chair, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Past President, University of Guelph
Senior Partner, Global Regulatory and Corporate Governance, Deloitte LLP
Vice Chair, Deloitte
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- January 8, 2015
- April 9, 2015