Directors’ Education & Accreditation Program (DEAP) (25.5 ICSA CPD Hours)

Start date: 6th February 2018

End date: 8th February 2018

Location: Vancouver, BC

The DEAP welcomes experienced and newly appointed directors with management or professional experience. Participants are drawn from a mix of backgrounds including public, Crown and not-for-profit corporations.

QC Branch Breakfast Session: Succession Planning – A Core Responsibility of the Board of Directors with Penny Westman, BCL

Date: 14th February 2018

Time: 07:30 - 09:00

Location: Montreal, QC

7:30am – 8:00am Registration and Breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am Presentation with Dora Koop (1 hour ICSA CPD for ACIS and FCIS members)

Location: Montreal Offices of BLG, 1000, rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Suite 900, Montreal, QC
Cost: $15 payable by cash or cheque (made out to ICSA – Quebec) at the door.

RSVP: Email Ingrid by Wednesday, February 7, 2017. Please include any questions you have on succession planning with your RSVP so that Penny can address them! 

Key Governance Challenges 2018

Date: 22nd February 2018

Time: 08:30 - 12:00

Location: Auckland

This topical half day seminar kicks off with two “Ted Talk” style presentations followed by two panel discussions highlighting some of the governance challenges you can expect in 2018.

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Board Dynamics Summit: Unlock the potential of your board

Date: 23rd February 2018

Location: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ

If left unchecked, conflict in the boardroom can escalate to extreme and unresolvable levels, directly affecting the quality of decision making and the overall success of the organisation. Understanding the conditions in which good decisions are made and why conflicts arise between directors, is vital if organisations are to manage them better. The independent nature of company secretaries and governance professionals means that they can play a critical role in maintaining a healthy tension at board level and reducing conflict.

This interactive summit aims to further explore the findings of ICSA’s Conflict and Tension in the Boardroom report by Andrew and Nada Kakabadse. Through facilitated, workshop style sessions, delegates will learn about the influence of personality, power, status and behaviour on board process and work alongside peers to find solutions to common challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

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Women on Boards Networking Event Series

Start date: 8th March 2018

End date: 15th March 2018

Location: Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland

Join fellow women governance professionals to take advantage of an outstanding networking opportunity and to hear from successful women in business sharing their inspiring stories…

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Hamilton 8 March 2018 – Presenter: Laura Langman
Christchurch 12 March 2018 – Presenter: Mai Chen
Wellington 13 March 2018 – Presenter: Amanda Neemia
Auckland 15 March 2018 – Presenter: Julie Hardaker

Data Governance Conference: GDPR and the road ahead

Date: 9th March 2018

Location: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ

Whether you are a listed business, a small private company, public sector or not-for-profit, the need for effective data governance has never been greater.

The value of good data governance underpins the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Due to popular demand we are revisiting our Data Governance Conference, taking a closer look at the regulation and asking, what does good data governance actually look like? This conference will emphasise the importance of boards grasping the significance of data governance, and will reflect upon how compliance presents opportunities, not just obligations. We will also address the importance of not just complying in time for implementation, but ensuring that the right strategies are in place to ensure compliance continues once implemented.

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Breakfast with Mai Chen

Date: 12th March 2018

Time: 06:45 - 09:00

Location: Christchurch

Governance New Zealand and Women on Boards invite you to a special breakfast presentation to hear Mai speak about the critical attributes of a successful Director in the 21st century.

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Academy Governance Workshop: MAT Mergers – good governance and growth

Date: 16th March 2018

Location: ICSA, Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

Multi-academy trust (MAT) expansion can be a contentious issue. Ofsted has raised concerns that expanding too quickly can lead to poor performance in schools, while the Department for Education has put nearly 60 academy chains onto a pause list in order to stop their growth. Despite this, a solution must be found to tackle ongoing concerns around expansion in the near future. Mergers could be a real solution but with so much to take into consideration, the process can seem daunting.

This ICSA workshop puts MAT mergers under the microscope focussing on how you can effectively manage growth whilst maintaining good governance. Taking some of the trickier elements of mergers, our expert speakers will provide guidance on due diligence, governance structures and culture as well as explore transferable learning from the corporate sector.

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Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions

Start date: 10th April 2018

End date: 19th April 2018

Location: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

This half day workshop offers practical guidance on the core functions of meetings, minute-taking and recording resolutions. Governance New Zealand’s expert guidance resource on meeting procedures and other sources of information will be utilised during the course.

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Tuesday 10 April 2018, 9am-12 noon, Auckland
Wednesday 18 April 2018, 9am-12 noon, Wellington
Thursday 19 April 2018, 9am-12 noon, Christchurch

Companies Conference: New governance landscape for PLCs

Date: 13th April 2018

Location: America Square Conference Centre, London

Research suggests that since the financial crisis public trust in big business has remained worryingly low. Many regulators and politicians believe that higher levels of trust can be fostered by improving standards of corporate governance within companies. Whilst the jury is still out on to what extent good governance will actually lead to improved levels of trust, we do know that 2018 will see significant efforts to drive new and improved governance practices in UK PLC.

With an FRC consultation already in place and the Government’s corporate governance reform process well underway, there are already a number of new corporate governance requirements for listed companies to get to grips with. In this conference we dig deeper into some of the main issues for company secretaries and governance professional for the coming year and beyond. Topics include executive pay and incentives, corporate culture as well as current and future issues on reporting and disclosure requirements.

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