Executive Education

Governance Program for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

 
 Start Date   Duration   Location   Investment
 Nov 17, 2017   5 days   Edmonton   $4,395 +GST
 Apr 20, 2018  5 days  Edmonton  $4,395 +GST 
Program fees include instructional fees, materials, and meals 



 Start Date   Duration   Location   Investment
 Apr 22, 2016  4 days  Edmonton  $3,500 +GST
Program fees include instructional fees, materials, and meals 
 Start Date   Duration   Location   Investment
 Apr 22, 2016  4 days  Edmonton  $3,500 +GST
Program fees include instructional fees, materials, and meals 
 Start Date   Duration   Location   Investment
 Apr 22, 2016  4 days  Edmonton  $3,500 +GST
Program fees include instructional fees, materials, and meals 
 Start Date   Duration   Location   Investment
 Apr 22, 2016  4 days  Edmonton  $3,500 +GST
Program fees include instructional fees, materials, and meals 

Overview

The five-day program will focus on how to strategically grow the business, create the governance structure, develop financial literacy and compensation strategies, build out the risk plans and understand the difference between leading the business as a board director and leading the business as a member of the c-suite. This program is short and effective and gives you an opportunity to join a network of talented people.

The program is for CEOs, CFOs or COOs, as well as board directors of small to medium sized enterprises that need governance and advisory board education.

Sponsored by:

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Program Highlights

The Governance Program for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises combines research-based findings on governance practices within the SME sector with practical, hands-on learning from industry leaders.

Through participating, you will be better equipped to:
  • Address the working dilemma of the board and adapt to competing priorities.
  • Evaluate and build strategies for firm growth and transition, as viewed through a financial and human capital lens.
  • Configure a governance structure that aligns with your firm’s needs.
  • Build an effective board process that allows for director and organizational development.
  • Develop financial literacy tactics for board members, i.e. how to ask the right questions, how to grow the firm, and how to evaluate exit strategies.
  • Explore the considerations in the selection, recruitment and evaluation of CEOs.
  • Develop compensation strategies that fit your industry and organizational capacity.
  • Build risk assessment and mitigation strategies for your firm.
  • Understand how to better communicate with your stakeholder groups.
  • Network with like-minded individuals.

Who Should Attend?

  • Are you interested in growing your business and creating a long term sustainable strategy?
  • Are you interested in developing an effective board?
  • Are you interested in learning leading practices for good governance?
This program is designed for individuals working within the SME sector. Directors, executives and business owners are welcome to attend. Eligible attendees are required to have executive or professional experience, are currently sitting on boards, or are looking for board appointments in the near future.

Program Schedule

Module I: 

 Nov 17, 2017
 8:30 - 12:00 Leading Practices for Board Structure and Operations 
Don Cummings
 12:00 - 1:00  Lunch   
 1:00 - 4:30 Becoming an Effective Board 
Don Cummings
Nov 18, 2017 
 8:30 - 12:00 Strategic Thinking Jim Beaubien
 12:00 - 1:00  Lunch   
 1:00 - 2:30 Private Company Governance  
Tom Redl  
 2:30 - 4:30 High Performance Governance
Mike Percy
                                                                                           

 

Module II:

Jan 11, 2018
 8:30 - 12:00 Financing Strategy for Your Business & Exit Strategies Dave Dominy & Barry James 
 12:00 - 1:00  Lunch   
 1:00 - 2:30 Access to Capital and Enterprise Valuation   Mark Donnelly 
 2:30 - 4:30 Financing Strategy for Your Business & Exit Strategies 
Dave Dominy & Barry James
Jan 12, 2018
 8:30 - 12:00 Developing a framework for Enterprise Risk Management
Peter Watson 
 12:00 - 1:00  Lunch   
 1:00 - 3:00 CEO and Board Evaluation & Compensation Strategies
Bob Petryk 
 3:00 - 4:30 Succession Planning 
Bob Petryk
 Jan 13, 2018
 8:30-1200 Capstone Case   Don Cummings  
 12:00 - 1:00
Lunch 
 
 1:00 - 3:00 Capstone Case  
Don Cummings 
 3:00 - 4:30 Graduation Ceremony  
                                                                             

Instructors

JIM BEAUBIEN
Jim has more than 35 years’ experience as a consultant, facilitator, and educator. He specializes in strategic planning, organizational development and leadership with an emphasis on implementation. He works primarily as a senior consultant to executives in business and health care organizations. Jim is the co-founder and CEO of HOPE Learning Systems Ltd., an Alberta-based consulting firm. 

MARY CAMERON 
Mary Cameron, ICD.D currently sits on the board of Edmonton International Airports, and serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of SureHire. Ms. Cameron is the former President & CEO of Alberta’s Workers Compensation Board, and prior to that, was President & CEO of Payment Systems Corporation, a high-tech joint venture between IBM and the Government of Alberta. Ms. Cameron formerly served a 10-year term as a member of the EPCOR Board of Directors, and is also a past Board member of Churchill Corporation. Ms. Cameron received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She was named as the Consumer Choice Award’s Edmonton Businesswoman of the Year in 2010, and has been recognized as one of Alberta Venture’s 50 Most Influential Albertans (2000) and as an ITV Woman of Vision (1999). 

DON CUMMINGS
Don has had extensive experience with board and executive management in complex change strategy and turn-around situations, and has also gained experience through sitting on several boards. He is accomplished in developing systems and processes that enable board and executive teams to work toward common goals and fulfil the accountabilities of their respective roles within the organization.

DAVID DOMINY
David is currently the CEO of FIRMA Foreign Exchange. In addition, he is the founding partner of 3D Capital Inc. David’s career includes leadership roles in public, private, crown and not-for-profit enterprises engaged in a variety of industries. He has been a member of over 30 boards in a variety of private, public, crown and not-for-profit enterprises. Board roles include: Chair, Vice Chair, Chair Audit Committee, Chair HR & Governance and Chair Investments.

BARRY JAMES
Barry is currently the Chief Corporate Development Officer at Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd and was previously Managing Partner of the Edmonton office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a position he held for ten years. Barry is currently a member of the board of ATB Financial, serving as Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the University of Alberta Board of Governors, the University of Alberta Senate and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Province of Alberta. He is also a member of the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation Board, Corus Entertainment, AutoCanada Inc., The Galleria, Surehire Inc. and is co-chair of the Mayor’s Business Round Table.

DON LOWRY
After 16 years, Don recently stepped down from the position of President & CEO of EPCOR Utilities in 2013 to focus on corporate board work and to serve on local community boards and associations. Don is currently non-executive Chair of Capital Power and non-executive Chair of Canadian Oil Sands. As well he serves as a director of Stantec, Melcor REIT, and Hydrogenics Corporation.

BOB PETRYK
As a senior leader and executive, he acquired a diverse experience base in Canada and internationally that included Human Resources, Government Relations, Business Development, Project Management and Operations. Currently, Bob is a member of the Board of Directors at Edmonton Airports where he chairs the Governance and Human Resource Committee. He was also chair of the recent CEO Search Committee at Edmonton Airports. 

DARREN RAWSON
Darren is President of Draw Consulting Ltd., an advisory services firm focused on helping private companies enhance enterprise value through governance, strategy, operational efficiency, and growth. He is a proven executive with 17 years experience as CEO of mid-sized companies including Cougar Drilling Solutions, Hagemeyer Canada (dba CenturyVallen) and Shanahan’s. He has experience with publicly traded, family-owned and private equity backed enterprises and has participated in numerous acquisitions both as buyer and seller. He has been doing business internationally for over 22 years throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Darren is an active Corporate Director and Board Chair, sitting on numerous private and non-profit boards.

TOM REDL
Tom is President and CEO of Chandos Construction Ltd. He holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, is a Director of Chandos Construction Ltd., Acorn Communities Ltd. and a past Board Chair of the Citadel Theatre and former member of the United Way Campaign Cabinet. Tom is currently the Board Chair of Edmonton Airports and Redl Kitchens, a family business.

PETER WATSON
Peter is a Corporate Director and business advisor with extensive experience in the roles of chairman, president, and CEO in publicly-traded, private, and not-for-profit corporations. Peter has 35 years of experience in the service industry; 25 of which have been in organizational leadership roles like Chairman, President, and CEO.

Overview

The four-day program will focus on how to strategically grow the business, create the governance structure, develop financial literacy and compensation strategies, build out the risk plans and understand the difference between leading the business as a board director and leading the business as a member of the c-suite. This program is short and effective and gives you an opportunity to join a network of talented people.

The program is for CEOs, CFOs or COOs, as well as board directors of small to medium sized enterprises that need governance and advisory board education.

Sponsored by: 

Program Highlights

The Governance Program for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises combines research-based findings on governance practices within the SME sector with practical, hands-on learning from industry leaders.

Through participating, you will be better equipped to:

  • Address the working dilemma of the board and adapt to competing priorities.
  • Evaluate and build strategies for firm growth and transition, as viewed through a financial and human capital lens.
  • Configure a governance structure that aligns with your firm’s needs.
  • Build an effective board process that allows for director and organizational development.
  • Develop financial literacy tactics for board members, i.e. how to ask the right questions, how to grow the firm, and how to evaluate exit strategies.
  • Explore the considerations in the selection, recruitment and evaluation of CEOs.
  • Develop compensation strategies that fit your industry and organizational capacity.
  • Build risk assessment and mitigation strategies for your firm.
  • Understand how to better communicate with your stakeholder groups.
  • Network with like-minded individuals.

Program Schedule 

Module I: 

 April 22, 2016
 8:30 - 12:00 Strategic Thinking   Jim Beaubien
 12:00 - 1:00  Lunch   
 1:00 - 2:30 The Case of Private Company Governance   Tom Redl  
 2:45 - 4:30 High Performance Governance Don Lowry  
April 23, 2016 
 8:30 - 12:00 Leading Practices for Board Structure and Operations  Don Cummings 
 12:00 - 1:00  Lunch   
 1:00 - 4:30 Becoming an Effective Board  Don Cummings

Module II: 

May 27, 2016
 8:30 - 12:00 Developing a framework for Enterprise Risk Management Peter Watson
 12:00 - 1:00  Lunch   
 1:00 - 4:30 Financing Strategy for Your Business & Exit Strategies Dave Dominy & Barry James
May 28, 2016 
 8:30 - 10:30 CEO and Board Evaluation & Compensation Strategies Bob Petryk
 10:45 - 12:00 Succession Planning  Bob Petryk 
 12:00 - 1:00  Lunch   
 1:00 - 4:30 Capstone Case Don Cummings

Who Should Attend? 

  • Are you interested in growing your business and creating a long term sustainable strategy? 
  • Are you interested in developing an effective board? 
  • Are you interested in learning leading practices for good governance? 
This program is designed for individuals working within the SME sector. Directors, executives and business owners are welcome to attend. Eligible attendees are required to have executive or professional experience, are currently sitting on boards, or are looking

Instructors

DON CUMMINGS
Don has had extensive experience with board and executive management in complex change strategy and turn-around situations, and has also gained experience through sitting on several boards. He is accomplished in developing systems and processes that enable board and executive teams to work toward common goals and fulfil the accountabilities of their respective roles within the organization.

JIM BEAUBIEN
Jim has more than 35 years’ experience as a consultant, facilitator, and educator. He specializes in strategic planning, organizational development and leadership with an emphasis on implementation. He works primarily as a senior consultant to executives in business and health care organizations. Jim is the co-founder and CEO of HOPE Learning Systems Ltd., an Alberta-based consulting firm.

PETER WATSON
Peter is a Corporate Director and business advisor with extensive experience in the roles of chairman, president, and CEO in publicly-traded, private, and not-for-profit corporations. Peter has 35 years of experience in the service industry; 25 of which have been in organizational leadership roles like Chairman, President, and CEO.

DAVID DOMINY
David is currently the CEO of FIRMA Foreign Exchange. In addition, he is the founding partner of 3D Capital Inc. David’s career includes leadership roles in public, private, crown and not-for-profit enterprises engaged in a variety of industries. He has been a member of over 30 boards in a variety of private, public, crown and not-for-profit enterprises. Board roles include: Chair, Vice Chair, Chair Audit Committee, Chair HR & Governance and Chair Investments.

TOM REDL
Tom is President and CEO of Chandos Construction Ltd. He holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, is a Director of Chandos Construction Ltd., Acorn Communities Ltd. and a past Board Chair of the Citadel Theatre and former member of the United Way Campaign Cabinet. Tom is currently the Board Chair of Edmonton Airports and Redl Kitchens, a family business.

DON LOWRY
After 16 years, Don recently stepped down from the position of President & CEO of EPCOR Utilities in 2013 to focus on corporate board work and to serve on local community boards and associations. Don is currently non-executive Chair of Capital Power and non-executive Chair of Canadian Oil Sands. As well he serves as a director of Stantec, Melcor REIT, and Hydrogenics Corporation. 

BOB PETRYK
As a senior leader and executive he acquired a diverse experience base in Canada and internationally that included Human Resources, Government Relations, Business Development, Project Management and Operations. Currently, Bob is a member of the Board of Directors at Edmonton Airports where he chairs the Governance and Human Resource Committee. He was also chair of the recent CEO Search Committee at Edmonton Airports. 

BARRY JAMES
Barry is currently the Chief Development Officer at Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd and was previously Managing Partner of the Edmonton office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a position he held for ten years. Barry is currently a member of the board of ATB Financial, serving as Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the University of Alberta Board of Governors, the University of Alberta Senate and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Province of Alberta. He is also a member of the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation Board, Corus Entertainment, AutoCanada Inc., The Galleria, Surehire Inc. and is co-chair of the Mayor’s Business Round Table.

MARY CAMERON 
Mary Cameron, ICD.D currently sits on the board of Edmonton International Airports, and serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of SureHire. Ms. Cameron is the former President & CEO of Alberta’s Workers Compensation Board, and prior to that, was President & CEO of Payment Systems Corporation, a high-tech joint venture between IBM and the Government of Alberta. Ms. Cameron formerly served a 10-year term as a member of the EPCOR Board of Directors, and is also a past Board member of Churchill Corporation. Ms. Cameron received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She was named as the Consumer Choice Award’s Edmonton Businesswoman of the Year in 2010, and has been recognized as one of Alberta Venture’s 50 Most Influential Albertans (2000) and as an ITV Woman of Vision (1999).

Financing Strategy for Your Business & Exit Strategies
Financing Strategy for Your Business & Exit Strategies