- Tuesday May 14, 2013 (12-1:30pm)
- Tuesday May 16, 2013 (12-1:30pm)
- Tuesday June 25, 2013 (12-1:30 pm)
In partnership with Ernst & Young, the Council holds Board Diversity Best Practices Roundtables in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto (co-sponsored by Odgers Berndtson) and Montréal. Since their launch in February 2011, directors representing 128 FP500 organizations have attended 19 Roundtables to learn more about the steps to increasing board diversity and to share candid, constructive insights on the challenges of improving board diversity in Canada. Board diversity remains a challenge for many of Canada’s largest organizations. We appreciate the candour of the discussions and fully support the Board’s imperative of identifying individuals with the skills and knowledge to fulfill their roles as Directors and increase shareholder value. As a result of these discussions, the Council launched Diversity 50 on November 26, 2012, a new resource for directors and search firms. It is a list of 50 men and women from across Canada with strong competencies that align with the requirements of many Canadian boards.
7 Roundtables took place in 2012 in accordance with the schedule below. We look forward to finalizing the schedule for 13 Roundtables to take place in 2013.
"The "Get on Board" Education Advanced Program I participated in was excellent. In a very short period of time, a variety of experts were able to provide a wealth of information that was both timely and relevant. The structure of the program was very interactive and allowed participants to network with each other and with the presenters, directors and executive search firms. I would definitely recommend this program for individuals who are seriously considering board service.”
"The Get on Board program speakers and facilitators are extremely knowledgeable with valuable experiences to share with participants. It has been an extremely interesting learning experience and continues to feed desire to learn more about Board Governance. I have already been able to take some of the best practices back to my board, which were accepted and are being implemented."