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Council provides support to Manitoba Crown corporations and advice to government related to Crown corporations. Council enhances public board governance through training programs and workshops for Manitoba public sector Agencies, Boards, Commissions (ABCs) and Crown corporations.

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Upcoming Sessions

Roles & Responsibilities of Effective Boards (Orientation)

Governance Fundamentals Series
September 7, 2016 12:30PM – 4:00PM

Public boards, agencies and commissions have a significant role to play with respect to the success of their organizations. From legal to ethical, understanding the board’s roles and responsibilities are critical to the effectiveness of a board’s performance. This orientation session will also cover the public sector environment and the duties expected of directors. 

If you have recently been appointed to a board, this is the course the government recommends you take.


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Financial Essentials for Directors

Governance Fundamentals Series
September 21, 2016 5:30PM – 9:00PM

The goal of this course is to provide Board Chairs and Members a better understanding of financial information in the public sector that will help them to better fulfil their roles and responsibilities. We will look at the roles of Board members, management, the Audit Committee and the external auditors together with some fundamental concepts that are the basis for financial reporting. Using some simple examples we will look at each of the main financial statements including the notes to allow participants to become more comfortable with each of the statements. We will also look at some procedures and tools that can be applied to the statements to build on this information.

Suggested prerequisite: Roles & Responsibilities of Effective Boards (Orientation)

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Director Liability for Public Sector Boards, Agencies & Commissions

Governance Fundamentals Series
September 22, 2016 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Do you think you are “bullet-proof” because you were told government has a blanket liability insurance policy for directors? Wrong! Think again! This workshop tells you the realities of liability for board members:

  • What are the sources of board member liability?
  • What protections are available for board members?
  • What should board members do when things go wrong?

This workshop is hosted by Mary McGunigal – General Counsel with Legal Services Branch of Manitoba Justice.

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The Fundamentals of Tribunal Decision-Making: What New Appointees Need to Know

Quasi-Judicial Boards & Administrative Tribunals
September 28, 2016 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Congratulations on your appointment as a subject matter expert to an administrative tribunal in Manitoba. This session will help answer four questions that should be top-of-mind for all tribunal members:

  1. How do you work with your enabling legislation?
  2. How do you conduct a fair hearing?
  3. How do you deal with bias (real or apprehended) regarding either the subject matter or the people affected by your decisions?
  4. How do you write good reasons for decision?


Facilitated by Karen Busby:

Karen Busby  is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Centre for Human Rights Research. As is a long time teacher of administrative law, a former member of the Vulnerable Persons Review Panel and author of the Manitoba Law Reform Commission Report, Improving Administrative Justice In Manitoba: Starting With The Appointments Process (2009), Professor Busby brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. In 2015 she received the University of Manitoba’s Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Board Performance Training

Emerging Topics Series