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The Role of the Board
(versus Management) in Strategy


Dr. Chris Bart

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
5:30 - 8:00 PM




Governance today can be chaotic.

Corporate boards are being told that they need to be more "constructively involved" in the development and approval of their organization’s strategy. The problem, however, is one of defining that role. To be sure, the participation of Directors in strategy should be seen as cooperative rather than adversarial. But, this is a murky area as debates continue over the degree to which Boards should help develop their organization's strategy and to what extent the Board should assess, amend and urge corrections. Even worse, many Boards find themselves shut out of the process altogetheror until it's too late to do anything. There is also massive confusion in most Boards as to what the specific definitions of strategy, “mission” and “vision” even mean.

The aim of this presentation is to bring order to the chaos. 

Delegates attending this presentation will gain unique insights and learn:

  • What a board's constructive involvement in company strategy really means.
  • How Boards need to develop an appropriate "shared view" with management about joint responsibilities for strategy.
  • How to stay away from "tactics" at the Board level.
  • The difference between "good" versus "bad" strategy.
  • How to go about monitoring strategy effectiveness and appropriateness.
  • How a Board’s involvement in corporate strategy adds value to executive decision making and organizational performance.


Dr. Chris Bart

Dr. Chris Bart is the world's leading researcher on organizational mission statements. He is Chairman of both Corporate Missions Inc and the Not-For-Profit Governance Institute, and also the Founder and Lead Faculty of The Directors College of Canada. Dr. Bart is the author of several books including the 2010 best seller A Tale of Two Employees and the widely acclaimed CICA publication 20 Questions Directors Should Ask About Strategy. He also has two new books launched in 2013: The Mission Driven Hospital and Achieving the Execution Edge: 20 Essential Questions Corporate Directors Need to Get Answered About Strategy Execution.  Dr. Bart serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Business Governance & Ethics.

Through his pioneering research and teachings, Dr. Bart has become highly sought after by organizations seeking to develop vision and mission statements that get results. His practical approach for bringing mission statements to life has entertained and inspired business leaders and audiences around the world.

Over the years, Dr. Bart has been invited to lecture at numerous institutions throughout the world, including South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Czech Republic and China.  Dr. Bart has been awarded the Ontario Chamber of Commerce "Outstanding Business Achievement Award for Corporate Governance", the HRPA's "Corporate Governance and Strategic Leadership Summit Award", and in 2012, Dr. Bart was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to Canada.




5:30-6:00 Welcome and light refreshments
6:00-6:45 Presentation
6:45-7:30 Discussion, Q&A
7:30-8:00 Networking

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Place:  Théâtre français de Toronto
21 College Street, Suite 610
Toronto, ON M5G 2B3


Tickets: Members $35 + HST

Non-members $65 + HST
Experimental rate of $40 if you are under 40 years
old (member or not). 

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