Alberta School of Business

Governance Program for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Available dates

Nov 29, 2019—Jan 25, 2020
5 daysModules info
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CAD 4395 ≈USD 3316
CAD 879 per day
Apr 24—Jun 6, 2020
5 daysModules info
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CAD 4395 ≈USD 3316
CAD 879 per day


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About the course

Imagine your business differently. This program will inspire the way that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) think about board governance. A well-designed board can add value to an enterprise by strengthening decisions, stretching thinking patterns, evaluating strategic alternatives, and dealing with crises. Effective board governance can be the key to navigating disruption and guiding your business to sustained success.

With an impactful combination of evidence-based insight and hands-on learning from industry leaders, this program builds a foundation of governance that enhances decision-making and boosts your ability to achieve strategic objectives. Over the course of five (5) days, you will engage in experiential learning activities and discussions with a talented group of SME leaders, gaining insight and relationships with growth-minded peers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define a board that adds value through strategic insight, hindsight, oversight and foresight
  • Develop strategies for effective oversight of growth, risk, succession and exits
  • Determine the board structure, roles and practices that are right for your business
  • Consider the selection, recruitment and evaluation of board members and CEOs
  • Implement leading practices for effective governance

Who should attend

Attendees are required to be an active participant in small and medium-sized enterprises in one of the following roles:

  • Business owner/equity partner
  • C-suite/senior executive
  • Current or aspiring board director

Trust the experts

David Dominy

David is CEO of FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation, one of Canada's leading foreign exchange brokerage and international payments firms. In addition, he is the founding partner of 3D Capital Inc., a financial and strategic advisory firm active in Western Canada. David’s career includes leadership...


Barry James

Barry James is currently the Chief Corporate Development Officer at Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd and was previously Managing Partner of the Edmonton office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a position he held for ten years. Barry is currently a member of the board of ATB Financial, serving as Ch...


Darren Rawson

Darren Rawson is President of Draw Consulting Ltd., an advisory services firm focused on helping private companies enhance enterprise value through governance, strategy, operational efficiency, and growth. He is a proven executive with 17 years experience as CEO of mid-sized companies including C...


Mary Cameron

Mary Cameron, ICD.D currently sits on the board of Edmonton International Airports, and serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of SureHire. Ms. Cameron is the former President & CEO of Alberta’s Workers Compensation Board, and prior to that, was President & CEO of Payment Systems Corporati...


Jan Halford

Jan Halford, FCA, ICD.D Jane has a profile of service built on a foundation personal and professional skill honed during her 20 years career as a Chartered Accountant, regulator, corporate director, entrepreneur, and volunteer. Jane is actively involved in the community through her service to not...


Tom Redl

Tom Redl is President and CEO of Chandos Construction Ltd. He holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, is a Director of Chandos Construction Ltd., Acorn Communities Ltd. and a past Board Chair of the Citadel Theatre and former member of the United Way Campaign Cabinet...


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Governance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises