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Board Governance Training for 2019/20

By Ryan Mulatz, Program and Policy Analyst, Board Governance and Operations

November 2019

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is once again offering governance training for agriculture-related boards, agencies and associations across the province. The Institute on Governance will provide the training over several two-day sessions. All members of your board are welcome. Executive directors, general managers, CEOs and other leadership staff can register.

The first day of each session will focus on general governance best practices and will serve as a good entry point for new boards/members, or those looking for a refresher. The second day of training will be unique for each session and allow for an in-depth look into specific topics to further build upon the basics. The three themes of the sessions planned are oversight, governance systems and strategy and risk.

The oversight, monitoring and stewardship session will take place in Saskatoon Dec. 4-5, 2019. In this session, attendees will look at the various information and reporting needs of boards. This will include how to ensure you have the best information possible when making decisions. Topics covered include oversight of corporate functions, financial oversight and audits, strategy implementation and evaluation, as well as crisis management and continuity.

The governance systems session will be held in Regina Jan. 28-29, 2020. This day will look at board member recruitment, onboarding, learning and self-assessment, tools to support governance system health, organizational leadership and building effective relationships.

Finally, the strategy and risk session, taking place in Saskatoon Feb. 25-26, 2020 will take a deeper look at boards’ strategic plans. The session will look at the strategic planning process, implementation, maintain strategic focus, analyzing and mapping risks to your organization, and risk management.

Participants are free to register for full training sessions, or only the days that are most relevant to your board.

As per past governance training sessions, there is no cost to register or participate. Participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodations.

To register yourself or your board, send participant names, agency name, contact information including email, days you wish to attend and dietary restrictions by email to Board Governance Training.

For any questions, contact Ryan Mulatz or call 306-7878-5364.

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