Pre-conference program

All sessions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

For the French pre-conference program, click here. To download the pdf version of the program, click on “Download program” from the drop down list of the Program menu tab.

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.

 

November 19 calendar-saturday

8 a.m.

Welcome / registration desk opens

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

Good governance – College Centre of Board ExcellenceVictoria_Prince

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.


Good governance – preliminary agendaJim-MacKay_BerkeleyConsultingGroup

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.

Location: Dominion Ballroom, 2nd floor

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aboriginal Education Council meeting

Breakfast and lunch available available

Location: Willow Room

 

 

November 20 

7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Welcome / registration desk opens

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

Board orientation – College Centre of Board ExcellenceVictoria_Prince

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.

Board orientation – preliminary agendaJim-MacKay_BerkeleyConsultingGroup

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 Ballroom, 2nd 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 appropriate alignment of organization’s strategy and its risk.

Introduction to risk management (part one) – preliminary agenda

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

Introduction to risk management – part one will also be offered via webinar on January 26, 2017.

Session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. Pre-registration is required. Breakfast available (7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.).

Location: Civic Ballroom North, 2nd floor

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.)

Introduction to risk management – part two will also be offered via webinar on March 8, 2017.

Session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. Pre-registration is required.

Location: Civic Ballroom 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 and 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 Room, 2nd floor

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Aboriginal Education Council meeting

Breakfast available

Location: Willow Room

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

Committee of Presidents’ meeting

Location: Dominion North, 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

Facilitator: Don Sinclair, Executive DIrector, Student Success and Human Resources, Loyalist College

Presenters: Jason Tremblay, Former Student Governor, Loyalist College

                   Ciara Byrne, Director of Advocacy, College Student Alliance

                   Jane Holmes, Special Advisor, Government Relations, Colleges Ontario

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.

Student Governors’ Workshop – preliminary agenda

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.)

The session is open to student governors only. Pre-registration is required. Lunch available.

Location: City Hall, 2nd floor