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With the repeal of The Crown Corporations Public Review and Accountability Act the duties of Council are being transitioned to the Crown Services Secretariat.  In the interim we will continue to enhance public Board governance through the Board Performance Training program for Manitoba public sector Agencies, Boards, Commissions (ABCs) and Crown corporations. Please see below for upcoming sessions.

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Upcoming Sessions

Director Liability for Public Sector Boards, Agencies & Commissions

Governance Fundamentals Series
February 27, 2018 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 Tanya Brothers – Crown Counsel with Legal Services Branch of Manitoba Justice.

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The Role of the Board in Risk Oversight

Governance Fundamentals Series
March 1, 2018 12:30PM – 4:00PM

The board has a collective role when it comes to risk, which includes identification and oversight of relevant risks affecting the organization. What role does the board play when developing a risk culture, strategy, or appetite? How does the organization come up with metrics to monitor the identified risks, and who is responsible when things go wrong? This course will examine the risk oversight process, including the role of management, staff and the board.

This is a new course for 2016.

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Financial Essentials for Directors

Governance Fundamentals Series
March 7, 2018 12:30PM – 4:00PM

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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Board Evaluation & Governance Assessment

Governance Fundamentals Series
March 14, 2018 12:30PM – 4:00PM

Board Evaluation & Governance Assessment How effective is your board? How do you know? One of the first steps is performing an effective evaluation of your current processes and performance. Examining your board practices and performance, as well as director self-evaluations, are all components of this important process. This course will review the rationale and purpose for performing board evaluations, coupled with an examination of some of the tools available for conducting analyses – including CCC's Director Competency Profile evaluation tool created by MNP. As well, we have invited the Office of the Auditor General of Manitoba (OAG) to provide some insights into this challenging aspect of board governance, and share key evaluation practices used in their governance assessments.

Note: Please bring samples of your board's evaluation/assessment tools (if you have any available to share).


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

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Board Performance Training

Emerging Topics Series