FOR EXECUTIVES AND BOARD MEMBERS IN THE
GOVERNMENT AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT SECTORS
A 4-DAY PROGRAM OFFERED IN APRIL AND NOVEMBER
MAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION MORE EFFECTIVE
THROUGH BETTER GOVERNANCE
Organizations today face increasing pressure to be open and transparent,
and provide information that is comprehensive and reliable. Failure to provide
this accountability puts individual Board members and their organizations at risk.
Conversely, the opportunity for Boards to contribute to the success of their
organization has never been greater.
This intensive, 4-day program will provide you with
concepts, frameworks and techniques that will enable
your Board to be more effective and increase the value
of your personal contribution.
This Program will enable you to:
• Define the proper roles of Board members
• Decipher and understand key financial statements
• Identify and manage risks, and implement
more effective control systems
• Clarify the relationship between Boards and
staff and focus on results rather than
• Develop the confidence to ask the right questions
After the Program, Queen’s offers several ways to continue
your learning, including Program updates and access to
Queen’s faculty through our exclusive alumni website. You
will also have the opportunity to attend alumni educational
and networking events.
CANADA’S LEADER IN EXECUTIVE EDUCATION
Practical and relevant content delivered by exceptional speakers, Queen’s School of Business is consistently ranked among the
and a commitment to unrivaled customer service, make Queen’s best in the world by Financial Times and BusinessWeek and the
Governance Program an outstanding learning opportunity. best in Canada in the Environics Report on Executive Education.
FINANCIAL TIMES ENVIRONICS
“Queen’s Governance Program has proven invaluable to me over the years in contributing
in a concrete way to the development and implementation of more effective Robert C. Fahlman
governance models within my particular field.” National Program Support & Development (NPSD)
Office of the Chief Criminal Intelligence Executive (OCCIE)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Board members of every organization with a statutory or public interest mandate, and senior executives who
report to those Boards. Participants come from municipal, provincial and federal agencies, Not-for-Profits,
Crown Corporations, government departments and oversight bodies. This Program is a particularly powerful
experience when Board members and senior managers attend together.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply on-line at www.ExecDev.com or call toll-free 1.888.EXEC DEV (1.888.393.2338)
The information you provide us will help ensure that the Program meets your personal objectives.
BENEFITS PROGRAM DETAILS
Queen’s Governance Program will provide a broad DATES Participants should arrive in Kingston by
range of benefits for you and your organization. 4pm on the first day of the Program.
April 6 to 9, 2010
BENEFITS FOR YOU
November 22 to 25, 2010
Enhance your understanding of issues and responsibilities relating
Expand your financial acumen and understanding of risk management
$4,100 Cdn (plus GST)
Learn valuable governance concepts and frameworks FEE
This all-inclusive fee covers: a private
Increase your personal contribution to the Board and the
guest room with bath; full use of a
broad range of amenities and parking;
Develop the confidence and ability to ask the right questions meals and snacks; Program materials;
Network with a group of experienced peers from a variety of and post-Program support.
BENEFITS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION LOCATION Donald Gordon Conference Centre
421 Union Street
Reduce risk through better governance within the organization Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Make more informed decisions with a clear understanding of
the associated risks
Improve long-term planning and evaluate processes and
results against the planned objectives
Create a more productive working relationship between the
Board and senior management
Enhance the Board’s involvement in critical decision making
Information in this brochure is accurate at time of publication.
Queen’s Governance Program uses a variety of teaching 1 GOVERNANCE AND THE
techniques including: ROLE OF THE BOARD
• Class discussions and seminars Understand current expectations of
Boards and how the role of the
• Case studies Board has evolved over time.
• The major roles of the Board
• One-on-one coaching
• The hallmarks of an effective Board Chair
• Group interactions and exercises • Barriers to effective governance,
governance models and Board member
THE PROGRAM IS BUILT AROUND FOUR THEMES: • The impact of governance scandals and
how Boards and individual directors
can influence organizations
• The ways management can support
“Queen’s Governance Program gives you
the tools you need as a Board member
in these turbulent times. By developing
an increased understanding of the role
of the Board, financial reporting, risk
management, and strategic planning,
you will enhance your contribution to
the Board and lower the risk
of unpleasant surprises.”
Dr. David Detomasi
Queen’s School of Business
2 BOARD ACCOUNTABILITY 3 RISK MANAGEMENT 4 THE BOARD’S
FOR FINANCIAL AND BOARDS RESPONSIBILITY FOR
REPORTING AND AUDIT CONTROL
Clarify the role of the Board
Understand key financial statements of Directors, key Board committees Understand control models and
and the role of the auditor and the and top managers in risk the tools needed to apply them in
audit committee. management. your organization.
• How better governance and • Define risk and how to measure and • Discuss the two leading models
accountability benefits organizations manage it of control:
• The basics of accrual accounting and • Examine environmental, political and • The COSO model – a model for
using Generally Accepted Accounting strategic risks control evaluation
Principles to make and justify financial • Identify and assess the four alternatives • The COCO model – a model for
reporting decisions for effective risk management control improvement
• Read financial statements and interpret • The pitfalls of performance measurement
• Assign responsibility for risk
financial patterns and trends management systems when used as control systems
• Develop financial reporting strategies • The audit committee and control
• Ensure that management is providing
• The roles and responsibilities of the the information needed by the Board • Vision, mission, boundaries, diagnostic
audit committee and how audits add to oversee the management of risk and interactive controls
value to the organization
• Performance measurement and
• Ensure every member of the Board reward – the role of the compensation
understands financial statements and committee
Session leaders include senior professors from Queen’s School of Business and
knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in
touch with today’s business world through real-world business experience, Board
memberships and their own consulting practices.
DR. SCOTT CARSON | Director, Queen’s MBA | Queen’s School of Business, Kingston, Ontario
Scott Carson is the Director of Queen’s MBA, and is past Dean of the School of Business at Wilfrid Laurier University. In business,
he was Vice-President and Head of Corporate Finance for CIBC in Toronto and also worked as an executive at Chemical Bank of
Canada (J.P. Morgan Chase) and the Mercantile Bank (National Bank). While on leave from Wilfrid Laurier, he was Chief Executive
Officer of the Ontario Government’s Privatization Secretariat. He has also been a member of numerous boards of directors in both
the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
DR. DAVID DETOMASI| Assistant Professor of International Business | Queen’s School of Business, Kingston, Ontario
David Detomasi has taught international business and country analysis at Queen’s University and a variety of courses at the Royal
Military College of Canada, focusing on international relations and strategic planning. He is also active in case writing, having
produced cases currently in use at Queen’s University and the Royal Military College. In the private sector, he has consulted with
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and The World Economic Forum in examining the strategic and governance practices of the world’s
most influential companies.
DR. TONY DIMNIK Assistant Professor of Management Accounting and Control | Queen’s School of Business, Kingston, Ontario
Tony Dimnik is an authority on strategic control systems and the relationship between capital budgeting and strategy. He has
contributed to the understanding and practice of Activity-Based Costing and the Balanced Scorecard and his current research is on
Open Book Management. He was recently named one of the best university lecturers in Ontario and has served as the chair of the audit
committee of several companies. One of his interests is cinema and he often writes and speaks on how accountants are portrayed
in the movies.
Clients: Microsoft, Financial Executives International, Alcan, VIA Rail, Canada Post, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Royal Bank, and Cirque du Soleil.
DR. SHAWNA O’GRADY Associate Professor of Human Resources | Queen’s School of Business, Kingston, Ontario
Shawna O’Grady is an authority on team building, human resource management, and the cross-cultural aspects of international
business. She is an experienced team facilitator who is in high demand for her original approach to team building. She is also the
author of Border Crossings – Doing Business in the U.S., an award-winning book on international business.
Clients: Microsoft, MDS, Mattel, Shoppers Drug Mart, Enbridge Consumers Gas, Industry Canada, BMW, Novo Nordisk, Oracle,
Xerox, Bell Canada, GlaxoSmithKline, Ministry of Finance, Canada Post Corporation, and TD Canada Trust.
Session Leaders are subject to change.
EXPERIENCE THE EXCEPTIONAL…
As one of the world’s largest and most respected providers of executive education,
Queen’s Executive Development Centre has been providing exceptional experiences
for almost 30 years.
PERSONALIZED FOR YOU NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Queen’s creates a personalized experience for each participant Executive education programs at Queen’s include numerous formal
through Program features such as: and informal opportunities to network with fellow executives and
managers, as well as faculty and senior administrators from
• Your objectives are solicited prior to the start of the Program
Queen’s School of Business. As Canada’s largest provider of
and reviewed by the session leaders. Content is then customized
executive education, participants benefit from being part of a
to ensure everyone’s objectives are met.
diverse peer group that reflects the global nature of today’s
• Optional lunch-time sessions and one-on-one meetings with business landscape.
session leaders are available to review concepts for which
you require further discussion or clarification.
PRACTICAL AND RELEVANT Queen’s believes that a healthy and balanced lifestyle is critical to
We are committed to deepening your understanding of current the success of today’s manager or executive. The Program’s optional
issues and concepts. Participants apply these concepts and test Lifestyle Component will introduce you to an array of recreation,
their new-found skills and knowledge in an action-learning fitness, and leisure activities that can be incorporated into your
environment. daily life.
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During the Program you will stay at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, near the Queen’s campus
– well-known for its comfortable guest rooms, excellent food, and numerous amenities.
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