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Governance Voice

By Governance Professionals of Canada

Governance Voice is the official podcast platform of Governance Professionals of Canada and provides a view on critical insights, news, trends, and challenges in the ever-evolving world of corporate governance. This monthly podcast hosts compelling conversations and information on governance with leading experts.
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Bylaws and Crafting Sound Governance
Bylaws and Crafting Sound Governance
In this episode, our host, Letricia Fullerton sat down with Patrick Cormier, Chief Operations, Financial and Legal Officer at the Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada,  to discuss Bylaws and Crafting Sound Governance.  Patrick is a regular conference speaker and instructor on digital signatures, information security and the law. He is a faculty member of GPC’s education program and is a regular facilitator of professional development events. 
44:21
October 18, 2022
 ESG in evolution: Moving from the Why, to the How
ESG in evolution: Moving from the Why, to the How
Our host, Letricia Fullerton sat down with Millani’s President and CEO Milla Craig to discuss the Evolution of ESG and other current trends and sentiments in this area. Milla brings her knowledge and experience to discuss investor reactions and trends to strategically move ESG from the Why? to the How? and to highlight the role of the Governance Professional as it relates to board and management. Millani is also sharing with our Podcast listeners, their 6thAnnual ESG Disclosure Study with a Canadian Perspective (published on September 14th, 2022) along with Millani’s Semi-Annual Sentiment Study of Canadian Institutional Investors.
53:31
September 22, 2022
Minutes Podcast
Minutes Podcast
In this podcast, Letricia Fullerton and Sylvia Groves to talk about minutes. Sylvia Groves, is the author of AAA+ Minutes, The Three Must-Do Fundamentals And 100s Of Practice Tips For Writing Minutes That Protect Your Organization And Its Directors.
47:35
August 17, 2022
The Evolution of the Governance Professional
The Evolution of the Governance Professional
In this podcast, Letricia Fullerton and Edo de Vette sit down and discuss the Evolution of Governance along with Edo’s The Future of Governance Toolkit.  His unique and innovative style to increase the impact and visibility of  Governance professionals has become a worldwide success. He shares practical scenarios that you can apply to your own work as a governance professional.
42:54
July 15, 2022
A Governance Professional's Guide to Corporate Culture
A Governance Professional's Guide to Corporate Culture
Our host, Letricia Fullerton, sits down with guest John Dinner. In this episode, they explore how governance professionals can best explore boardroom culture and best navigate those dynamics. Boardroom culture is increasingly understood as a critical aspect of good governance and board effectiveness. Yet unlike matters relating to board structure and process, boardroom culture has been given little attention. As such, directors often use limited time and energy to navigate power and personality challenges. As John shares in the podcast, an explicit boardroom culture would proactively anticipate and address these obstacles.  To register for our Boardroom Culture event, click here: https://gpcanada.org/Public/iCore-GPC/Event_display.aspx?EventKey=PD07042022&WebsiteKey=070d9a2f-5a42-42e2-a1e7-41e11bde8e47  About John Dinner: https://www.boardgovernance.ca/  To find out more about GPC, please refer to our relevant resources below:     2021 Excellence in Governance Awards (events page) https://gpcanada.org/event-4163937   Excellence in Governance Awards (information page) https://gpcanada.org/EGA   GPC website: https://gpcanada.org/   GPC’s Education Resources https://gpcanada.org/Education   Membership at GPC https://gpcanada.org/page-19559  Governance Library https://gpcanada.org/Governance-Library
59:34
April 07, 2022
20 Questions Board Members Should Ask About Intellectual Property
20 Questions Board Members Should Ask About Intellectual Property
As a key driver in company metrics, intellectual property (IP) requires proactive care and a keen eye for detail to ensure that it is handled appropriately and managed cost-effectively. However, despite its increasing importance as a company asset, effective IP management remains a challenge due to its complexity and the perceived cost of formal protective measures (Intellectual Property Awareness and Use Survey [2019] Stats Canada).   As a governance professional or board member, being aware of these challenges can equip you to navigate intellectual property with a strategic lens. Understand the basic principles of P, typical myths, and key mistakes, to best support your board and organization.    In this podcast episode, Letricia sits down with IP Strategist Natalie Giroux to discuss the 20 questions that you should ask/be prepared for at board meetings. These questions will ensure IP remains top of mind for executives. Some topics explored include the company’s funds being spent optimally, the value is maximized, and that IP-related risks are being managed appropriately.  Acknowledging the complexity of intellectual property with a holistic strategy is key to maximizing your portfolio. These 20 questions will provide insight into how you can harness the full potential of your IP portfolio. Governance Voice is the official podcast platform of Governance Professionals of Canada and provides a view on critical insights, news, trends, and challenges in the ever-evolving world of corporate governance. This monthly podcast hosts compelling conversations and information on governance with leading experts.    Resources  20 questions a board member should ask (Handout): https://gpcanada.org/Common/Uploaded%20files/Events/20%20questions%20a%20board%20member%20should%20ask.pdf  About Natalie Giroux https://stratford.group/team/nataliegiroux/ To find out more about GPC, please refer to our relevant resources below:   2021 Excellence in Governance Awards (events page) https://gpcanada.org/event-4163937  Excellence in Governance Awards (information page) https://gpcanada.org/EGA  GPC website: https://gpcanada.org/  GPC’s Education Resources https://gpcanada.org/Education  Membership at GPC https://gpcanada.org/page-19559  Governance Library https://gpcanada.org/Governance-Library
20:27
April 04, 2022
What Ontario Non Profit and Charity Organizations need to know about ONCA
What Ontario Non Profit and Charity Organizations need to know about ONCA
Are you aware of the NEW Ontario Non-Profit Act (ONCA) which went into force in October 2021? Gain the key insights you need at this free GPC webcast.  What is the new ONCA and how will it impact your organization?   As of October 19, 2021, the changes to the Ontario Non-profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is are in full force. In this free webcast, our expert panel will explore the legal requirements of the ONCA, the importance of these changes and any frameworks that need to be established in your organization.  As governance professionals support their organizations and board members provide strategic oversight throughout this transformation, they need all of the insights to understand how this will impact their organizations and governance processes.   Learning Objectives:  A basic understanding of what the ONCA is and how it applies to your organization How to review and update any relevant documentation and information The steps you need to take in order to ensure compliance and due diligence Risks and effects of this legislation A guideline on how not-for-profit corporations are created, governed and dissolved, as per the ONCA requirements    Who Should Attend: This event is intended to equip governance professionals and representatives in Ontario, as well as board members overseeing corporations and charities within that province.    Moderator: Tamarah Bryan, Communications, Content and Events Specialist, Governance Professionals of Canda   Panel:  Benjamin Miller, Policy Analyst, Ontario Nonprofit News Network; Lawyer, Community Legal Education Ontario  Jade Renaud, Corporate Lawyer, Mann Lawyers LLP
01:31:53
December 07, 2021
 Introduction to Purpose Governance: What boards and governance professionals need to know
Introduction to Purpose Governance: What boards and governance professionals need to know
Boards have a central role to play in adopting and providing oversight of corporate purpose.   Governance Professionals of Canada's (GPC) Manager of Education, Administration, and Special Projects, Letricia Fullerton, sits down with Coro Strandberg, the President of Strandberg Consulting and a Purpose Governance expert to discuss the topic. Today, they discuss the foundation and growing trend of purpose governance, as well as the role of governance professionals and boards in supporting these changes in their organization.    About Coro Strandberg https://corostrandberg.com/   Governance Voice is the official podcast platform of Governance Professionals of Canada and provides a view on critical insights, news, trends, and challenges in the ever-evolving world of corporate governance. This monthly podcast hosts compelling conversations and information on governance with leading experts.    Resources  About Coro Strandberg https://corostrandberg.com/   ISO 37000: Governance of Organizations – Guidance  https://www.iso.org/standard/65036.html   Purpose Governance Framework: Your Board Roadmap for Developing and Governing a Corporate Purpose https://corostrandberg.com/publication/purpose-governance-framework-your-board-roadmap-for-developing-and-governing-a-corporate-purpose/   Purpose Governance: The Role of the Board in Developing and Overseeing the Purpose of the Organization https://corostrandberg.com/publication/purpose-governance-the-role-of-the-board-in-developing-and-overseeing-the-purpose-of-the-organization/   Purpose Governance: A New Role for Boards https://corostrandberg.com/publication/purpose-governance-a-new-role-for-boards/    To find out more about GPC, please refer to our relevant resources below:   2021 Excellence in Governance Awards (events page) https://gpcanada.org/event-4163937  Excellence in Governance Awards (information page) https://gpcanada.org/EGA   GPC website: https://gpcanada.org/  GPC’s Education Resources https://gpcanada.org/Education   Membership at GPC https://gpcanada.org/page-19559  Governance Library https://gpcanada.org/Governance-Library
01:08:03
November 19, 2021
Celebrating Achievement: A Fireside Chat with EGA Judges
Celebrating Achievement: A Fireside Chat with EGA Judges
Governance Professionals of Canada's (GPC) Manager of Education, Administration, and Special Projects, Letricia Fullerton, sits down with two of our EGA Judges to discuss the upcoming Excellence in Governance Awards.  Gigi Dawe, Corporate Oversight and Governance department at Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), and Sylvia Groves, President and Creative Director of Governance Studio, join today's panel.   Today, we will explore the history of the Excellence in Governance Awards, the application journey, the secrets to a successful submission, and the upcoming Excellence in Governance Awards event.  Governance Voice is the official podcast platform of Governance Professionals of Canada and provides a view on critical insights, news, trends, and challenges in the ever-evolving world of corporate governance. This monthly podcast hosts compelling conversations and information on governance with leading experts.   About Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC)   To find out more about GPC, please refer to our relevant resources below:   2021 Excellence in Governance Awards (events page) https://gpcanada.org/event-4163937  Excellence in Governance Awards (information page) https://gpcanada.org/EGA  GPC website: https://gpcanada.org/  GPC’s Education Resources https://gpcanada.org/Education  Membership at GPC https://gpcanada.org/page-19559  Governance Library https://gpcanada.org/Governance-Library
56:09
November 01, 2021
Compassionate Leadership: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever
Compassionate Leadership: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever
GPC in partnership with the University of Guelph presents relevant and timely training on Compassionate Leadership: Why It Matters Now more than ever. Today, we are hearing from Peter Wright, the President of the Planning Group, and Linda Watt, the Director of Learning and Development at the University of Guelph. If you would like to register for this event,  you can do so at this link: https://gpcanada.org/event-4431112 We also have another joint event with the University of Guelph, Communicating Bad News at Work and Doing it well. If you would like more information about that session, please visit the event page here: https://gpcanada.org/event-4430125  
08:22
October 14, 2021
Towards an Inclusive and Innovative Future of Work
Towards an Inclusive and Innovative Future of Work
From August 17-18, 2021, Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) hosted our 23rd Annual Corporate Governance Conference, 21st Century Governance: Forging the Path Ahead. Our agenda featured a list of top-of-mind sessions with over 50 practitioners, academics and leading subject matter experts in governance. This podcast episode shares the opening keynote of the conference, Towards an Inclusive and Innovative Future of Work. Our speaker, Wendy Cukier, is a Founder & Academic Director of the Diversity Institute. She is also a Professor of  Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Governance Voice is the official podcast platform of Governance Professionals of Canada and provides a view on critical insights, news, trends, and challenges in the ever-evolving world of corporate governance. This monthly podcast hosts compelling conversations and information on governance with leading experts. About Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) To find out more about GPC, please refer to our relevant resources below: GPC website: https://gpcanada.org/ GPC’s Education Resources https://gpcanada.org/Education Membership at GPC https://gpcanada.org/page-19559 Governance Library https://gpcanada.org/Governance-Library
47:34
October 05, 2021
Climate Governance: Understanding the Risks; the Role of the Board and the Governance Professional
Climate Governance: Understanding the Risks; the Role of the Board and the Governance Professional
In this podcast, the President of GPC, Lynn Beauregard sits down with the CEO at ESG Global Advisors, Sarah Keyes, CPA, CA, to discuss the urgency of climate governance in today's world. Together, they explore the trending topics and pressing challenges of climate governance, such as systemic risks, the role of the governance professional and the board, value creation, net-zero targets and more.  Governance Voice is the official podcast platform of Governance Professionals of Canada and provides a view on critical insights, news, trends, and challenges in the ever-evolving world of corporate governance. This monthly podcast hosts compelling conversations and information on governance with leading experts. Resources  Annual Corporate Governance Conference https://gpcanada.org/Conference  "Canada makes bid to host headquarters of new sustainable accounting standards organization" - https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-canada-makes-bid-to-host-headquarters-of-new-sustainable-accounting/ Canadian Climate and Law Initiative https://ccli.ubc.ca/  The Case for ESG Governance: Best Practices and Perspectives on the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Role of the Board and Governance Professional (2019 GPC Conference) - https://gpcanada.org/Sys/Store/Products/18941   Chapter Zero (from World Economic Forum) https://www.chapterzero.org.uk/ Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada https://www.cpacanada.ca/#global-navigation  "Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis" - https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-i/ ESG Global Advisors https://www.esgglobaladvisors.com/ Governance in the New Decade: The Rise of Boardroom ESG (2020 GPC Conference) - https://gpcanada.org/Governance-in-the-New-Decade    Governance Professionals of Canada https://gpcanada.org/ Governance Library https://gpcanada.org/Governance-Library  "Government launches consultations on border carbon adjustments" - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2021/08/government-launches-consultations-on-border-carbon-adjustments.html GPC’s Education Resources (GPC.D) https://gpcanada.org/Education Institute of Corporate Directors https://icd.ca/  Membership at GPC https://gpcanada.org/page-19559 Net-Zero Company Benchmark https://www.climateaction100.org/progress/net-zero-company-benchmark/  "Phase 1 Report of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures" - https://www.fsb.org/2016/05/phase-1-report-of-the-task-force-on-climate-related-financial-disclosures/ "The Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risks" - https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/2021/06/22/the-biden-administrations-executive-order-on-climate-related-financial-risks/"
55:36
August 31, 2021
The Art of Board Innovations and CEO Succession Planning
The Art of Board Innovations and CEO Succession Planning
In this episode, President Lynn Beauregard sits down with Beverly Behan to discuss insights and concepts on Innovations in Board-Building and on CEO Succession Planning. Relevant Resources: PWC Annual Directors Study from 2020 that we mentioned in the conversation:  https://www.pwc.com/us/en/services/go... CEO Succession Planning Workshop:  https://boardadvisor.net/workshops/ce... Innovations in Board-Building Workshop and Board and Director Evaluations eBook:  https://boardadvisor.net/books/board-... Use the code PRELAUNCH50 for 50% discount to the courses above. This deal will last until July 31, 2021. GPC’s Education Resources https://gpcanada.org/Education Membership at GPC https://gpcanada.org/page-19559 Governance Library https://gpcanada.org/Governance-Library Governance Voice is the official podcast platform of Governance Professionals of Canada and provides a view on critical insights, news, trends, and challenges in the ever-evolving world of corporate governance. This monthly podcast hosts compelling conversations and information on governance with leading experts.
45:53
August 09, 2021
Governance of the Future: A New Paradigm
Governance of the Future: A New Paradigm
This podcast features a recent webcast from GPC, where Peter Dey and Sarah Kaplan introduced the findings of their report “360 Degree Governance: Where Are the Directors in a World in Crisis?” Many thanks to them for sharing their insights, and to Ekta Mendhi for moderating this session. In this recording, they will unpack the 13 guidelines and recommendations of this new report from the lens of the Governance Professional, and discuss what the impact of these recommendations might be on organizations and their Boards in Canada. Relevant Resources: GPC’s Education Resources https://gpcanada.org/Education Membership at GPC https://gpcanada.org/page-19559 Governance Library https://gpcanada.org/Governance-Library
01:12:11
June 14, 2021
The Role of the Whistleblower – Part 2
The Role of the Whistleblower – Part 2
In a follow-up to our first episode, Lynn Beauregard, president of Governance Professionals of Canada, continues her discussion with Christa Wessel, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of ClearView Strategic Partners Inc. In this podcast episode, they explore the evolution of whistleblowing, and best practices for governance professionals, organizations, and boards across Canada. Sponsorship This episode is sponsored by Clearview Strategic Partners Inc, a Canadian company with deep expertise in ethics reporting/whistleblowing systems and ethics programs. They connect people and organizations to bring together those who have something to report with those who want and need to hear what is reported. To find out more about their company, please visit https://clearviewpartners.com/. The audio in this podcast is brought to you by Impact AV Solutions, building valuable partnerships and customized event designs for each of their clients. Impact AV Solutions is based out of the GTA and able to service events across Canada. For more information on their services, please visit https://impactavsolutions.com. Helpful Resources Compliance Management Systems https://www.iso.org/standard/62342.html CSA Group Publishes Its First Guideline on Whistleblowing Systems https://www.csagroup.org/news/first-guideline-on-whistleblowing-systems/ Evidence on the Use and Efficacy of Internal Whistleblowing Systems https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3273589 How to Scandal-Proof Your Company https://hbr.org/2019/07/how-to-scandal-proof-your-company Sex and Power: #MeToo, one year on https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/09/27/metoo-one-year-on MLB Cheating Scandal https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/astros-sign-stealing-scandal-what-to-know-about-mlbs-penalties-against-houston/ Ottawa announces more than $2.7-million for project to improve process of reporting sexual harassment https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/article-workplace-sexual-harassment-ottawa-announces-more-than-27-million/ Recent Hockey Scandal https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/bill-peters-calgary-flames-racial-slurs-1.5378179 Whistleblower Hotlines - A Clear Return on Investment https://iaonline.theiia.org/blogs/Jim-Pelletier/2019/Pages/Whistleblower-Hotlines-A-Clear-Return-On-Investment.aspx Whistleblowing Management Systems - Guidelines https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:37002:ed-1:v1:en About Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) To find out more about GPC, please refer to our relevant resources below: GPC website: https://gpcanada.org/ GPC’s Education Resources https://gpcanada.org/Education Membership at GPC https://gpcanada.org/page-19559 Governance Library https://gpcanada.org/Governance-Library
20:22
May 03, 2021
The Role of the Whistleblower – Part 1
The Role of the Whistleblower – Part 1
In our first podcast episode, we are delving into the subject of whistleblowing with Christa Wessel, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of ClearView Strategic Partners Inc. Clearview hosted one of the most well-attended sessions of our 2019 GPC Annual Conference on “The Corporate Whistleblower: Why Whistleblowing Should be Top of Mind for All Boards and Governance Professionals.” GPC President, Lynn Beauregard, sits down with Christa to discuss the basics, myths and misconceptions of whistleblowing. Please visit our Governance Library for more resources on this podcast.  Sponsorship This episode is sponsored by Clearview Strategic Partners Inc, a Canadian company with deep expertise in ethics reporting/whistleblowing systems and ethics programs. They connect people and organizations to bring together those who have something to report with those who want and need to hear what is reported. To find out more about their company, please visit https://clearviewpartners.com/. Podcast Sponsorship Plug - Impact AV Solutions The audio in this podcast is brought to you by Impact AV Solutions, building valuable partnerships and customized event designs for each of their clients. Impact AV Solutions is based out of the GTA and able to service events across Canada. For more information on their services, please visit https://impactavsolutions.com. Helpful Resources How to Scandal-Proof Your Company https://hbr.org/2019/07/how-to-scandal-proof-your-company Sex and Power: #MeToo, one year on https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/09/27/metoo-one-year-on MLB Cheating Scandal https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/astros-sign-stealing-scandal-what-to-know-about-mlbs-penalties-against-houston/ Ottawa announces more than $2.7-million for project to improve process of reporting sexual harassment https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/article-workplace-sexual-harassment-ottawa-announces-more-than-27-million/ Recent Hockey Scandal https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/bill-peters-calgary-flames-racial-slurs-1.5378179 Whistleblower Hotlines - A Clear Return on Investment https://iaonline.theiia.org/blogs/Jim-Pelletier/2019/Pages/Whistleblower-Hotlines-A-Clear-Return-On-Investment.aspx About Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) To find out more about GPC, please refer to our relevant resources below: GPC website: https://gpcanada.org/ GPC’s Education Resources https://gpcanada.org/Education Membership at GPC https://gpcanada.org/page-19559 Governance Library https://gpcanada.org/Governance-Library
23:18
May 03, 2021