The Global Economy and its Effect on Canada and the Manitoba Public Sector (2016)

What are the global economic forces that influence and shape the Canadian and Manitoban economies, and why is understanding these influences critical for your organization?

The Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba is excited to once again sponsor this half day interactive workshop on the global economy and its effect on Canada and the Manitoba public sector. Led by Conference Board of Canada, Senior Fellow and Chief Economist, Glen Hodgson, this session will provide leaders with up to date and timely economic information to assist in planning and decision making. This workshop will address questions, such as:

  • What factors are having an impact on the global economy?
  • How is Canada positioning itself to address the impact of these influences?
  • How will these influences affect Canadians and Manitobans from a number of perspectives, including employment and discretionary income?
  • What are the challenges that Manitoba may face within this context and how will the challenges affect Manitoba
    Crown Corporations?
  • How can the Manitoba public sector position itself to pro-actively address the major economic factors?

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Glen Hodgson brings 35 years of experience and a specialization in international economics and finance to his new position (effective September 1, 2016) of Senior Fellow at The Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Hodgson’s role prior to becoming the Board’s first Fellow was Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist and was responsible for overseeing the Board’s macro-economic outlook products, custom economic and tourism research, and is the Board’s chief spokesperson on economic issues. He is leading several high-profile research initiatives at the Conference Board: the Global Commerce Centre (GCC), the Centre on Tax Analysis, Fiscal Incentives, and Competitiveness (TAFIC), and he guided the formation of L’Institut du Québec, in partnership with HEC. He has published over 275 reports, articles and briefings, and two books. Glen joined the Board in September 2004, after 10 years at Export Development Canada (EDC). He also spent a decade with the federal Department of Finance, and served at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. during the 1980s as Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean.

REGISTER TODAY
If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact the Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 or
info@crowncc.mb.ca

The Emerging Topics Series is intended for all Board Directors and Executive Management of Manitoba Crown corporations. These workshops focus on emerging topics that affect governance and leadership. They provide an opportunity for individuals to engage in discussion and share experiences around important topics. The Crown Corporations Council is pleased to partner with the Asper Executive Education Centre to develop and moderate these workshops.

 

 

Sessions

November 24, 2016 8:30AM – 1:00PM

Truth & Reconciliation - Senator Murray Sinclair

Council is excited to sponsor an important conversation featuring Senator Murray Sinclair on the topic of Truth & Reconciliation, its impact within the public sector and the Board's role in ensuring their corporations are actively facilitating this important discussion within their organizations.

"Reconciliation is about ensuring that everything we do today is aimed at that high standard of restoring balance in the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people." - Senator Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

REGISTER TODAY
If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact the Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 or
info@crowncc.mb.ca

The Emerging Topics Series is intended for all Board Directors and Executive Management of Manitoba Crown corporations. These workshops focus on emerging topics that affect governance and leadership. They provide an opportunity for individuals to engage in discussion and share experiences around important topics. The Crown Corporations Council is pleased to partner with the Asper Executive Education Centre to develop and moderate these workshops.

 

Session will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the James Burns Executive Education Centre (Room 219 – 177 Lombard Avenue).

  • A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30am
  • Lunch and refreshments will also be provided

Sessions

January 9, 2017 8:30AM – 1:00PM

LEADERSHIP IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR: WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba is excited to sponsor a very important conversation on the impact of women’s leadership within the public sector. Joining us for the panel discussion are four women who have each enjoyed successful careers within the public sector.

Moderator Susan Thompson, former Mayor of Winnipeg, will speak to the importance and value of women’s leadership within the public sector and will lead three highly accomplished women in a panel discussion as they tell us their stories.

This half-day interactive workshop and panel discussion will provide participants with an appreciation of the importance of understanding and leveraging the opportunity represented by women leaders within the public sector. Women represent 51% of the population; however, are they proportionally represented within the public sector, why is this important and are their talents being leveraged to the benefit of their organizations and the larger community?

The discussion will highlight the following:

  • What does the “Worldwide Index of Women as Public Sector Leaders” say about the global trends for women leaders in the public sector?
  • How does Canada perform? You may be pleasantly surprised!
  • How does the public sector benefit from women in leadership?
  • Why it is important to ensure that women leaders are adequately represented within the public sector
  • Further the conversation regarding the board’s role in ensuring gender diversity within the public sector

MODERATOR & PANEL GUESTS

SUSAN THOMPSON Former Mayor of Winnipeg Moderator

BECKY BARRETT Former MLA Panel Guest

DIANE GRAY CEO of Centreport Panel Guest

TRACY GRAHAM CFO MBLL Panel Guest

 

Session will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the James Burns Executive Education Centre (Room 219 – 177 Lombard Avenue).

  • A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30am
  • Lunch and refreshments will also be provided

If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 or info@crowncc.mb.ca.

Sessions

January 21, 2016 8:30AM – 1:00PM

Engaging Manitoba’s Indigenous Population: The Future of Manitoba’s Workforce

Much has been written about the growing challenge regarding the human resource talent gaps and deficits faced by Canada, Manitoba and indeed every province. This is a trend that promises to become more pronounced in the years to come. The Indigenous population in Manitoba represents a significant opportunity to close this gap and build talent for the future - particularly within the public sector.

The Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba is excited to sponsor a very important conversation on Manitoba’s Indigenous Advantage, the challenge and the opportunities in closing the talent gap in Manitoba.

This half day interactive workshop and panel discussion will provide participants with an appreciation of the importance of understanding the talent gap challenge that the public sector within Manitoba is facing with an emphasis that this will require a longer term approach, one that starts with education. This discussion will highlight the following:

  • The current talent challenge within Canada, Manitoba and the public sector in particular.
  • The case for focusing on the Indigenous community as an important source of talent for the future.
  • The part that education will play in positioning Indigenous talent to meet the future.
  • How organizations can lead the way - how some organizations are working to meet this challenge.
  • Furthering the conversation regarding the board’s role in ensuring that their organization is meeting the talent challenge through Indigenous talent.

MODERATOR & PANEL GUESTS

Paul Vogt, Moderator President and CEO of Red River College

Dr. Mark Aquash, Panelist Dean of Indigenous Education & Community Relations – Red River College

James Wilson, Panelist Treaty Commissioner for Manitoba

Bryan Luce, Panelist VP, Human Resources & Corporate Services, Manitoba Hydro

If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact the Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 or info@crowncc.mb.ca

Tuesday, March 10th, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Program includes continental breakfast & lunch) James W. Burns Executive Education Centre, 177 Lombard Avenue, 2nd Floor

Sessions

March 10, 2016 8:30AM – 1:00PM

Effective Enterprise Risk Oversight: The Role of the Board of Directors

Enterprise risk oversight continues to grow in importance as new risk oversight expectations are emerging for Boards, CEOs and CFOs. With escalating pressure from regulators, rating agencies and other stakeholders, Public Sector Boards and Crown Corporations face their own unique challenges with respect to risk oversight.

The Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba is excited to sponsor a very important conversation on enterprise risk oversight within the public sector and the board’s role in ensuring that their corporations are adequately addressing those risks and incorporating the appropriate strategies.

Led by John Caldwell, this half day workshop, with a specific focus on Crown Corporations, will:

  • Expose directors to a new framework for the oversight of enterprise risk.
  • Provide directors with a practical understanding of a risk oversight model and how it might be applied and implemented in the crown corporations context.
  • Prepare the crown corporation’s board for a more structured and insightful discussion around its risk oversight responsibility.
  • Set the groundwork for a detailed work plan.
  • Leverage participant knowledge and experience in the oversight of risk through open discussions and dialogue.

John Caldwell is the author of an extensive publication for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants entitled A Framework for Board Oversight of Enterprise Risk. John has extensive executive level and board experience having served as a chief executive officer in three public companies for over nineteen years. Through his career he has also served on a total of fourteen boards of directors. He also serves on three audit committees, chairing two; four corporate governance committees, chairing one and three compensation committees chairing one. John has broad board and executive level experience in distressed situations having served on the boards of Stelco Inc., Geac Computer Corporation, Mosaic Group and SMTC Corporation. This has provided him with invaluable insight into enterprise risk.

Session will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the James Burns Executive Education Centre (Room 219 – 177 Lombard Avenue).

  • A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30am
  • Lunch and refreshments will also be provided

If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 or info@crowncc.mb.ca.

Sessions

December 3, 2015 8:30AM – 1:00PM

Internal Audit – Reducing The Mystique

Emerging Topics Series Workshop #6

This half-day interactive workshop will provide participants with an overview of the internal audit process and the role of the audit committee from the governance perspective in the public sector. CEOs, COOs, CIOs, Corporate Secretaries and board directors will benefit from the workshop.

This workshop will address :

  • The role of the audit committee and of internal audit in the public sector.
  • Who should internal audit report to, and why?
  • The relationship between the internal audit function and external audit.
  • How an effective internal audit team can reduce your corporate risks.
  • How internal audit can help you demonstrate effective management to the audit committee and the board.
  • How to effectively respond to internal and external audit reports and related follow-up.
  • Additional factors relating to internal audit that are critical for effective public sector governance.

The above will be reinforced through cases, interaction and practical application.

This workshop will be facilitated by: Carol Bellringer, Recently appointed Auditor General of British Columbia, former Manitoba Auditor General.

Session will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the James Burns Executive Education Centre (Room 219 – 177 Lombard Avenue).

  • A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30am
  • Lunch and refreshments will also be provided

If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 or info@crowncc.mb.ca.

Sessions

October 9, 2014 9:00AM – 1:00PM

The Global Economy and Its Effect on Canada and the Manitoba Public Sector

Emerging Topics Series Workshop #5

This half-day interactive workshop will provide the participants with an understanding of the global economy, its major influences and how they affect, and will affect, the Canadian and Manitoban economy. The Workshop will focus on the public sector.

This workshop will address questions such as:

  • What factors are impacting the global economy?
  • How is Canada positioning itself to address the impact of these influences?
  • How will these economies affect Canadians and Manitobans from a number of perspectives, including employment, the shifting job market and discretionary income?
  • What are the challenges that Manitoba may face within this context and how will the challenges affect the Manitoba crown corporations?
  • How can the Manitoba public sector position itself to proactively address the major economic factors?

All sessions will be held from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the James Burns Executive Education Centre (Room 219 - 177 Lombard Avenue).

A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30am. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

This interactive session will be facilitated by: Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist The Conference Board of Canada.

To register for this workshop, please contact Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 or info@crowncc.mb.ca.

Sessions

April 30, 2014 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Social Media Strategy and Risk

It is the rage to talk about LinkedIn, Facebook, and the myriad of other social networks that exist. Social Media is more than just the latest Facebook campaign or a decision to Tweet; used properly it can fundamentally change the relationship between the organization and its stakeholders

It is important that your Social Media strategy is leveraged within your organization’s strategy – not tacked on afterwards. Issues that are critical for your organization include avoid the “dark side” and protecting it against identity theft, brand hijacking and other risks. It is also important to effectively measure the results.

This workshop will be facilitated by: Randall Craig. Randall is the president of 108 ideaspace, blogs for the Huffington Post, and hosts the weekly business affairs show Professionally Speaking TV. He is the author of seven books includingtheOnline PR and Social Media series,Social Media for Businessand the recently-released Everything Guide to Starting an Online Business.

Session will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the James Burns Executive Education Centre (Room 219 – 177 Lombard Avenue).

  • A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30am
  • Lunch and refreshments will also be provided

If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 or info@crowncc.mb.ca.

Sessions

December 16, 2014 9:00AM – 1:00PM

External and Internal Stakeholder Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility

This half-­‐day workshop will examine Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its implications for external and internal stakeholders. We will explore opportunities, limitations and barriers to adoption using examples of past experiences by well-­‐ known organizations. As an example, we will explore worker and public safety with a practical discussion from SAFE Work Manitoba.

The goal of this workshop is:

  • To understand the CSR concept
  • To examine the implications of CSR activities for external audiences (the general public, customers) and internal audiences (employees).
  • To understand and identify the opportunities and limitations associated with CSR engagement.
  • To explore the use of CSR within the public sector, and the lessons that can be learned from private sector experiences.
  • To identify potential barriers to effective CSR adoption, and support needed to overcome such barriers.

Moderated By... Namita Bhatnagar, Associate Professor and F Ross Johnson Fellow of Marketing at the I.H. Asper School of Business. Dr. Bhatnagar received her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003, and moved to Winnipeg a year prior to this as an Assistant Professor of Marketing. She has worked in marketing and economics within the telecommunications, merchant banking, and textiles sectors in India after earning a Master of Management Studies and M.Sc. (Hons) in Economics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences in Pilani, India. Dr. Bhatnagar’s research, teaching, and professional interests span the areas of marketing and consumer research, persuasive communications, services management, and socially responsible marketing. Dr. Bhatnagar presently sits on the board of the Immigrant Centre Manitoba Inc. as a marketing expert.

Jamie Hall, COO of SAFE Work Manitoba Jamie Hall is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SAFE Work Manitoba. A former Manitoba Hydro executive, he has held a number of positions there including Division Manager of Distribution Engineering and Construction (Rural) and Manager of Corporate Safety and Health. Jamie holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA with a specialty in Human Resources. As COO of SAFE Work Manitoba, Jamie looks forward to being a part of strengthening and building on the existing safety network and programming in the province in order to help establish Manitoba as a leader in occupational safety and health. Jamie also leads the ethics portion of the Executive Responsibilities course in the Asper MBA program at the U of M.

James Burns Executive Education Centre: 2nd floor 177 Lombard Avenue

A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30AM. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

REGISTER If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact the Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 info@crowncc.mb.ca

Sessions

February 10, 2015 8:30AM – 1:00PM

Ethics and Corporate Values in the Public Sector

This half-­‐day workshop will explore ethics and value in the public sector. The workshop will include discussion on: Whistle-­‐blowing, conflict of interest and public accountability.

  • Unique values of a Crown Corporation.
  • Operating with values that are different from for-­‐profit corporations.
  • The distinctive culture of the public domain and how can it be preserved in an era of “marketization” of public services.
  • Critics of public sector ethics and ways to respond.

Participants will be given the opportunity to describe some ethically troubling scenarios with which they have had to deal in their professional careers. Possible solutions will be canvassed and critiqued.

Moderated by...Professor Arthur Schafer. Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, at the University of Manitoba. He is also a Full Professor in the Department of Philosophy and an Ethics Consultant for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Department of Child Health. For ten years he was Head of the Section of Bio-­‐Medical Ethics in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manitoba. He has also served as Visiting Scholar Green College, Oxford.

Professor Schafer has received a number of awards and honours. He is a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, Honorary Woodrow Wilson Scholar, and a Canada Council Fellow. At the University of Manitoba he has received the Stanton Teaching Excellence Award, the Campbell Award for University Outreach, and the University Teaching Service Award for Teaching Excellence.

Arthur Schafer has published widely in the fields of moral, social, and political philosophy, has made several hundred conference presentations in Canada and abroad, and has written dozens of newspaper articles for The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Medical Post, and The Sunday Times (London). He has been a frequent guest on CBC radio and television, the Discovery Network’s “@Discovery.ca”, and on the CTV, WTN, Global and Baton television networks.

James Burns Executive Education Centre: 2nd floor 177 Lombard Avenue

A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30AM. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

REGISTER If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact the Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 info@crowncc.mb.ca

Sessions

March 23, 2015 8:30AM – 1:00PM

Lean Management Techniques in the Public Sector

This half-­‐day workshop is all about Lean Management techniques, tools and thinking. This workshop will explore the underlying conditions and principles and give you some concrete ideas to bring back to your organization.

Goal of this presentation:

  • Assessing your current position.
  • Setting high targets.
  • Discussing leading change.
  • Exploring the need for following a structured approach.
  • Describing the importance of relying on DATA, not gut feel, past practice or emotion. 
  • Understanding the results.

Expert Moderators...

Dr. Michel Tétreault President & Chief Executive Officer St. Boniface Hospital AND R.C. (Bob) Hamaberg, CMA, FCMA; CEO (retired), Standard Aero

When the doctors in charge of St. Boniface Hospital wanted ways to provide better health care and aerospace firm Standard Aero. St. Boniface Hospital has adopted lean manufacturing and began its journey on “the road to perfect care” in 2008, when it first began applying Lean business principles to health care processes. They have found that people have embraced the opportunity to participate in improving care for patients, and that patients and staff thank them for the opportunity to be heard, and help make change. In preparing for this journey, Dr. Tétreault had excellent coaching from Bob Hamaberg, the former CEO of StandardAero and Dunlop Aerospace who is considered a pioneer in successful adoption of lean practices in the aerospace industry.

James Burns Executive Education Centre: 2nd floor 177 Lombard Avenue

A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30AM. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

REGISTER If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact the Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 info@crowncc.mb.ca

Sessions

April 27, 2015 8:30AM – 1:00PM

The Global Economy and Its Effect on Canada and the Manitoba Public Sector 2015

This half-­‐day interactive workshop will provide the participants with an understanding of the global economy, its major influences and how they affect, and will affect, the Canadian and Manitoban economy. The Workshop will focus on the public sector.

This workshop will address questions such as:

  • What factors are impacting the global economy?
  • How is Canada positioning itself to address the impact of these influences?
  • How will these economies affect Canadians and Manitobans from a number of perspectives, including employment, the shifting job market and discretionary income?
  • What are the challenges that Manitoba may face within this context and how will the challenges affect the Manitoba crown corporations?
  • How can the Manitoba public sector position itself to proactively address the major economic factors?

Moderated by Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-­‐President and Chief Economist, the Conference Board of Canada

Glen Hodgson has over 33 years of experience and a specialization in international economic and financial issues. He is responsible for overseeing the Conference Board of Canada's macro-­‐economic outlook products, tourism, custom economic research, and is the Board's chief spokesperson on economic issues. Glen has published two books and over 225 articles and briefings. He has written extensively on Canadian tax reform and has co-­‐authored a series on the economics of pro sports in Canada. Glen is leading a new Conference Board research initiative, the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC), just as he led the creation of the Board’s Global Commerce Centre. Glen is a regular contributor to the Conference Board's economics blogs and The Globe and Mail's Economy Lab.

Mr. Hodgson joined the Conference Board of Canada in September 2004, after 10 years at Export Development Canada (EDC). He also spent a decade with the federal Department of Finance. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Hodgson served at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C., as Advisor/Assistant to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean.

Mr. Hodgson has a B.A. (Honours) in Economics from the University of Manitoba, a M.A. in Economics from McGill University, and pursued Ph.D. studies at McGill. He is the current president of the Ottawa Economics Association.

Inn at the Forks 75 Forks Market Road Solstice Room

A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30AM. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

REGISTER If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact the Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 info@crowncc.mb.ca

Sessions

May 21, 2015 8:30AM – 1:00PM

The Global Economy and Its Effect on Canada and the Manitoba Public Sector (2016)

The global economy is impacted by many different influences. Understanding those major influences and how they affect the Canadian and Manitoban economy, and ultimately the public sector, now and in the future, is critical to effectively managing your organization.

The Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba is excited to once again sponsor this half day interactive workshop on the global economy and its effect on Canada and the Manitoba public sector. Led by Conference Board of Canada, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Glen Hodgson, this session will provide leaders with the up to date and timely economic information to assist in planning and decision making. This workshop will address questions, such as:

  • What factors are impacting the global economy?
  • How is Canada positioning itself to address the impact of these influences?
  • How will these economies affect Canadians and Manitobans from a number of perspectives, including employment and discretionary income?
  • What are the challenges that Manitoba may face within this context and how will the challenges affect the Manitoba Crown Corporations?
  • How can the Manitoba public sector position itself to pro-actively address the major economic factors?

Glan

Glen Hodgson brings 34 years of experience and a specialization in international economics and finance to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada. He is leading several high-profile research initiatives at the Conference Board: the Global Commerce Centre (GCC), the Centre on Tax Analysis, Fiscal Incentives, and Competitiveness (TAFIC), and he guided the formation of L’Institut du Québec, in partnership with HEC. Mr. Hodgson has written extensively on international economics, Canadian tax reform and fiscal policy, and sports economics. His latest book is Power Play: The Business Economics of Pro Sports, co-authored with Mario Lefebvre and released in April 2014. Mr. Hodgson has a B.A. (Honours) in Economics from the University of Manitoba, a M.A. in Economics from McGill University, and pursued Ph.D. studies at McGill.

Session will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the James Burns Executive Education Centre (Room 219 – 177 Lombard Avenue).

  • A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30am
  • Lunch and refreshments will also be provided

If you are on the Board of Directors or part of the Executive Management team of one of the Crowns under our purview and would like to register for this workshop, please contact Council at 204.949.5270 ext. 101 or info@crowncc.mb.ca.

 

Sessions

April 5, 2016 8:30AM – 1:00PM

Strategic Thinking and Planning: The Role of a Public Sector Board

Emerging Topics Series Workshop #4

This half-day interactive workshop will focus on understanding strategic thinking, which is vital to a board's ability to respond effectively to changes in the organization's internal and external environments.

This workshop will address questions such as:

  • What is the role and responsibility of the board in the strategic process?
  • How does strategy in the public sector differ from that function in the private sector?
  • What are the challenges to strategic thinking for a Manitoba Crown Corporation and how could the board address these challenges?
  • How could the board implement exemplary strategic practices to improve outcomes?

All sessions will be held from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the James Burns Executive Education Centre (Room 219 - 177 Lombard Avenue).

A light breakfast and networking opportunity starting at 8:30am. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

Facilitated by Paul Vogt, Former Clerk of the Executive Council, Government of Manitoba and visiting Scholar, University of Manitoba

Sessions

March 8, 2013 9:00AM – 1:00PM
April 12, 2013 9:00AM – 1:00PM
April 30, 2014 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Know Risk, Know Reward: Risk Management in the Public Sector

Emerging Topic Series Workshop #3

This half-day interactive workshop will focus on the environmental factors that shape the role that Manitoba Crown Board Directors play and will explore tools that will reward your organization for taking a leadership role in proactive risk management.

This workshop will address questions such as:

  • What are a public board's roles and responsibilities?
  • What is the risk environment for a Manitoba Crown corporation and how should the board address it?
  • How does risk management in the public sector differ from that function in the private sector?
  • What risk management tools are available and how does one leverage their use to improve board effectiveness?
  • Why do you need to be a 'pessimist' with respect to risk management and how can this lead to excellence in the execution of your Crown's risk management framework?

Facilitated by Robert Ermel, Manitoba Institute for Policy Research, on behalf of the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba.

Sessions

May 16, 2012 9:00AM – 1:00PM
May 16, 2012 9:00AM – 1:00PM
June 1, 2012 9:00AM – 1:00PM
September 21, 2012 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Financial Understanding and Performance

Emerging Topic Series Workshop #2

This half-day interactive workshop will focus on the following topics:

Financial Realities – The Manitoba Public Environment

  • Outlining the differences between public and private sector finance and demonstrating how these differences affect government business enterprises and government organizations.
  • Discussing the application of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the role played by the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) regarding common financial statements for government organizations in Canada.

Beyond the Numbers – Understanding How Financial Statements Can Make Your Role Less Complicated

  • Emphasizing the accountability, from an oversight perspective, of the financial statements and the accompanying notes and financial policies.
  • Examining the link between the corporate strategic plan and the annual report, which includes the financial statements.

The Finance and Audit Advantage – Making the Numbers Work for You

  • An exploration of the types of questions to ask, to whom and their timing to improve your financial understanding and ability to contribute at significant decision points.
  • Strategies to leverage the internal and external audit functions to enhance your effectiveness as a Director.

Facilitated by the Honourable Reginald Alcock, Executive in Residence for the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba.

Sessions

March 11, 2011 9:00AM – 1:00PM
March 25, 2011 9:00AM – 1:00PM
March 31, 2011 9:00AM – 1:00PM
April 15, 2011 9:00AM – 1:00PM
April 21, 2011 9:00AM – 1:00PM

It's Not the Private Sector: Governance in a World of Constraints and Unknowns

Emerging Topics Series Workshop #1

This half-day interactive workshop will focus on current issues and concepts in roles and responsibilities of public sector directors.  This educational event offers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of roles and responsibilities in the public system and provides the foundation required to govern more effectively and to enhance strategic value.

 This workshop will address questions such as: 

  • Why do governments use boards to govern important services?
  • What is the value proposition of a public sector board?

Facilitated by the Honourable Reginald Alcock, Executive in Residence for the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba.

Sessions

October 22, 2010 9:00AM – 12:30PM
November 10, 2010 9:00AM – 12:30PM
November 26, 2010 9:00AM – 12:30PM
December 3, 2010 9:00AM – 12:30PM
December 10, 2010 9:00AM – 12:30PM