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2021 Agenda


The 2021 ICD National Conference will feature renowned speakers and governance experts leading important conversations around this year’s theme: Next Level Governance In an Era of Massive Transformational Change

 Please note all times are in EDT.
  9:00am - 10:00am      

PLATFORM OPENS - NETWORKING

 
            
  10:00am - 11:50am     

WELCOME REMARKS

 
       
Rahul K. Bhardwaj, LL.B, ICD.D
President and CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors

 
 
           
       

KEYNOTE ADDRESS DR. DAMBISA MOYO

 
       


How Boards can Work Better in a Chaotic World 

Drawing on her unique balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgement, and her ability to turn economic insight into investible ideas, Dr. Dambisa Moyo will discuss how boards can tackle the most urgent challenges of the 21st century.

 

           
       

ICD FELLOWSHIP AWARD TRIBUTE

 
       

RETHINKING STRATEGY AND RISK   

 
 

 

 

 

Session hosted by Conference Co-Chair
Barbara G. Stymiest, FCPA, FCA 

 
 
Sponsored by :                  

    
 

 
   
Moving the Dial on Climate Governance 

Unique insights on boardroom climate journeys - how leading boards are advancing progress on risk mitigation, opportunity identification and planning for net-zero.

Speaker: Gillian Davidson, PhD
Speaker: Robert Pace, C.M., D.COMM
Moderator: Bruce Lourie, PhD


Multi-Dimensional Risk Oversight

Explore forward-thinking, strategically aligned approaches to scenario planning for complex, compounding and unprecedented risk. 

Speaker: Colleen Johnston
Interviewer: Annalisa King, ICD.D 
           
  11:50am - 12:30pm   

 

NETWORKING

 
           
       

ICD FELLOWSHIP AWARD TRIBUTE

 
  12:30pm - 2:25pm     

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - VIVEK WADHWA

 
       
Industry Disruptions and Trillion-Dollar Opportunities

Exponentially advancing technologies are disrupting businesses. Hear bestselling author Vivek Wadhwa explain the business impacts of these advances and the types of issues that board members should increasingly concern board members. 
           
     

 

ICD FELLOWSHIP AWARD TRIBUTE

 
       

ENHANCING PERFORMANCE AND VALUE CREATION

 
     

 

Session hosted by Conference Co-Chair Dr. Indira Samarasekera, O.C.
 

Sponsored by: 

 
 
   
Optimizing Long-Term Performance

How boards can enhance long-term value creation by bridging between financial returns and positive societal impacts by being clear and authentic about corporate purpose.

Speaker: Robert G. Eccles, PhD

The Board's Role in Overseeing Delivery of Organizational Purpose

If corporate purpose is the beacon by which an organization’s performance is measured, how must boards and management effectively navigate its delivery?

Speaker: Kathleen McLaughlin
Speaker: Janet Yale, ICD.D 
Moderator: Peter Armstrong 


Integrating Stakeholder Perspectives

Demonstrating value to stakeholders is key to long-term success. Hear practical and legal reflections on the advantages and complexities of integrating stakeholder perspectives into strategic decision-making in the boardroom.

Speaker: Honourable Leo E. Strine, Jr. 
Speaker:  Martine Turcotte, Ad. E.
Moderator: Patricia Olasker 
           
  2:25pm - 3:05pm   

 

NETWORKING

 
           
     

 

ICD FELLOWSHIP AWARD TRIBUTE

 
  3:05pm - 5:00pm    

DEFINING CULTURE AND VALUES

 
     

 

Session hosted by Conference Co-Chair JP Gladu, ICD.D

Sponsored by:

 

  
   
Governing for Trust 

If company performance and trust are inextricably linked, what is the board’s role in building and managing trust, and what are the consequences of losing it?

Speaker: Nicole Gillespie, PhD
Speaker: Bruce MacLellan, FCPRS
Moderator: Rahul K. Bhardwaj, LL.B, ICD.D


Indigenous Board Leaders’ Round Table

Insights and reflections on optimizing value through Indigenous participation in Canadian boardrooms.

Speaker: Roberta L. Jamieson, O.C., IPC
Speaker: Keith Martell, CPA, CA, CAFM
Moderator: Mark Podlasly


Walking the Talk

Learn what bold and deliberate actions boards must take to achieve optimal corporate culture to advance their organization's strategy.

Speaker: Clara Shih
Interviewer: Hubert T. Lacroix, ICD.D
             
       

INSIGHTS AND REFLECTIONS FROM THE 2021 ICD FELLOWS

 
       
Isabelle Courville
F.ICD
Chair, Canadian Pacific Railways; 
Chair, HR Committee,
SNC-Lavalin;
Director, Veolia Environment, IGOPP 
 

Dr. James (Jim) D. Fleck
CC, BA, DBA, LLD, DSL, F.ICD
Past Chair and
Director of numerous
public, private,
non-profit and
government boards

Sponsored by :

Harold (Hal) Kvisle
P.Eng, MBA, FCAE, F.ICD
Chair, Finning International, ARC Resources;
Director, Cenovus Energy

 
Honourable John Manley
P.C., O.C., F.ICD
Chair, CIBC, CAE;
Chair, Governance Committee, Telus
 
         
       

CLOSING REMARKS

               
  5:00pm - 6:00pm     

PLATFORM OPEN FOR CONTINUED NETWORKING

 
*Agenda and times are subject to change