LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

Registration

For CAAT college administrators, webinar registration is complimentary.

For the Certificate program, fees are those fees associated with in-person sessions and conference registration fees for the Higher Education Summit (HES).

To enroll in the Certificate program, click here to register.

Click here to download the Leadership Excellence Program Brochure.

Certification Requirements

  • Five (5) mandatory sessions, plus
  • Six (6) or more elective credits

A minimum of two (2) of these elective credits must be completed in person

Elective sessions offered in-person at the Higher Education Summit may vary from year to year.

Registrants may wish to complete at least two electives in the same year so only one HES registration fee is incurred.

See Program Summary for available options.

Program Summary

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Leadership Excellence Program Summary

Session Title

Credit Requirements

Duties and obligations of governors
Webinar: October 1, 2019 8:00 am – 9:30 am, or
October 15, 2019  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Mandatory

Understanding college financial statements
Webinars: January 29, 2020
8:00 am – 9:30 am, or
February 4, 2020  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The leadership accountability gap - What’s really getting in the way of your organization’s success?
In-person: Pre-conference, Higher Education Summit
December 1, 2019  8:00 am – 11:30 am

Working with boards
Webinar: February 27, 2020 8:00 am – 9:30 am,
or March 10, 2020  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Leadership Symposium
(In-person, May 26/27, 2020)

The college system and introduction to collective bargaining
Webinars: October 24, 2019  8:00 am – 9:30 am, or
October 29, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Elective
A minimum of
six (6) credits,
two (2) of which must
be in-person sessions

Conducting difficult conversations
In-person: Higher Education Summit
December 1, 2019  3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

NEW: The power of healthy tension – overcome chronic issues and
conflicting values
In-person: Higher Education Summit
December 2, 2019  9:15 am – 10:15 am

NEW: Creativity as an essential 21st century work and life skill
In-person: Higher Education Summit
December 2, 2019  10:45 am – 11:45 am

College financial leadership
Webinars: January 8, 2020  8:00 am – 9:30 am, or
January 16, 2020  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Leadership: Confident decision making
Webinar: TBA

Risk management for senior management – an introduction
Webinar: April 17, 2020  8:00 am – 9:30 am,
or April 22, 2020  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Schedule

All webinars are offered twice to accommodate schedules and are 90 minutes in duration, unless noted otherwise. Registration is required for just ONE of the sessions.

Fall Sessions & Registration

Session Title

Session Description 

Presenters

Registration Details 

Duties and obligations of governors Mandatory This session gives an overview of the roles of the board, the general and specific legal duties of governors, personal liability for corporate acts and omissions and provides a brief overview of risk management and indemnification. Conflict of interest and the board’s role regarding the new Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment) will also be discussed.

Victoria Prince, Incorporated Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais

Daniel J. Michaluk, Partner, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Webinar

October 1, 2019 (8am) and October 15, 2019 (noon)

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The college system and introduction to collective bargaining

Elective

The first part of this session provides the context for the system as a whole, including a brief history of the system and the impacts of higher education. It looks at the current key issues, the challenges and opportunities ahead and the strategic priorities for the system and Colleges Ontario’s role vis-à-vis these system issues and priorities.

The second part of the session provides an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the College Employer Council and to collective bargaining for the college system.

Linda Franklin, President & CEO, Colleges Ontario

Graham Lloyd, CEO, College Employer Council

Webinar

October 24, 2019 (8am) and October 29, 2019 (noon)

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The leadership accountability gap - What’s really getting in the way of your organization’s success

 

Mandatory

What does it really mean to be a leader today? This has become the most critical question for colleges as they contend with a myriad of challenges at a time of unprecedented change and disruption. To succeed, colleges will need truly accountable leaders in place at every level. This thought provoking and practical session will help you become the truly accountable leader your company needs you to be. You’ll walk away with practical insights on how to:

  • Be a more deliberate and purposeful leader
  • Learn to tackle the hard work that is holding you back
  • Build a strong leadership culture in your company

Vince Molinaro, Founder and CEO, Leadership Contract Inc.

In-person, pre-conference,
Higher Education Summit

December 1, 2019, 8:00 am – 11:30 am

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Breakfast available 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Conducting Difficult Conversations

Elective

Having difficult conversations is a critical leadership skill. Participants will learn how to have effective conversations that reduce stress, build relationships and resolve conflict. 

Tracy Cocivera, National Practice Leader, Knightsbridge

In-person, Higher Education Summit

December 1, 2019, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

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The Power of Healthy Tension

Elective

This session examines how leaders can embrace conflicting views in ways that manage tensions and provide a competitive advantage.

Tim Arnold, President, Leaders for Leaders

In-person, Higher Education Summit

December 2, 2019, 9:15 am – 10:15 am

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Creativity as an essential 21st century life skill

Elective

This session will provide participants with proven principles and strategies to promote creativity and creative problem solving, which many experts say is fundamental to professional success.

Gerard J. Puccio, Department Chair and Professor, Buffalo State - The State University of New York

In-person, Higher Education Summit

December 2, 2019, 10:45 am – 11:45 am

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Winter Sessions

Session Title

Session Description 

Presenters

Registration Details 

College financial leadership

Mandatory

This webinar will provide guidance on the role of the Board and good governance practices it may adopt around financial leadership. The components of revenue and expenditures will be discussed along with financial health indicators, the current financial status of the college system and the influence of the province on college financial matters.

 

This session will also touch on legislation, regulations, risk management and fiduciary duties and standard of care. While these areas are covered in more detail in other CCBE sessions, this webinar will illustrate how, ultimately, all of these matters overlap one another and the need for Board members to have some understanding of them in a financial context.

Brandon Lander

Webinar, January 8, 2020 (8am) and January 16, 2020 (noon)

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Understanding college financial statements

Mandatory

Financial statements provide critical information on a college’s financial health and its ability to pursue and achieve its strategic objectives. This session will provide an introduction for board members, board staff and senior managers on:

  • Basic components of financial statements
  • Financial statement objectives
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles “GAAP” for colleges
  • Role of senior management and boards vis-à-vis financial statements
  • What to focus on in the financial statements i.e. key things to look for
  • Reporting of financials to key internal and external stakeholders
  • Upcoming “GAAP” changes for college financial statements

Robert Wilkes, CPA, CA, Partner, BDO Canada LLP Partner

Marcus Sconci, CPA, CA, Partner, BDO Canada LLP

Webinar, January 29, 2020 (8am) and February 4, 2020 (noon) 

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Working with Boards

Mandatory This webinar will look at what a college’s senior management can do to work most effectively with its board ensuring the board is educated and informed and able to perform its governance responsibilities effectively.

Webinar

February 27, 2020 (8am) and March 10, 2020 (noon)

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Risk management for senior management - an introduction Elective External experts will look at the critical role senior management plays in leading risk management, building a pervasive risk culture and ensuring that the board has the information it needs to endorse the president’s proposed approach to, and proposed strategies for, risk management. Sarah Dionne, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Practice, MNP LLP
Philip Racco, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Practice, MNP LLP

Webinar

April 17, 2020 (8am) and April 22, 2020 (noon)

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Leadership TBA

Elective

Webinar

Spring Sessions

Session Title

Session Description 

Presenters

Registration Details 

Leadership symposium

Mandatory

Topic TBC

In-person

May 26/27, 2020 (Tentative)