Due to the unique nature and responsibilities of these organizations, Council has created a special course for people appointed to these organizations:

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

You are welcome and encouraged to take any of our other course offerings, if you feel they apply to your particular board or tribunal. The course descriptions (Governance Fundamentals Series) detail what to expect in these course, but you can also contact us directly for additional information. A light meal is provided during these sessions. Note – actual session length may end up being shorter than posted.

Council would also like to direct you to the Manitoba Council of Administrative Tribunals: http://mcatmanitoba.ca/
MCAT offers courses and resources specific to administrative tribunals.

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

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.

Upcoming Sessions

November 23, 201812:00AM – 12:30PMRegister