By Jakaeden Frizzell, CPD Program Coordinator
On Tuesday March 19 (Saskatoon) and Thursday March 21 (Regina) the Law Society will be hosting full day seminars covering the basics of sitting on a board of directors. The seminar will qualify for 5.5 CPD hours.
The program is dedicated to a thorough discussion of the responsibilities and best practices of being a board director. With such a high level of responsibility required from directors, this overview will prove beneficial for both new and experienced board members. The day will begin with a presentation on the basics of board work, touching on subjects such as the division of power between directors and shareholders as well as some possible conflicts of interest. The morning will continue with a look into board meeting procedures and a review of the use of meeting minutes. Before noon, attendees will hear from accounting experts who will speak to financial statements and financial literacy in a board setting. After lunch, participants will work through potential real-world scenarios in round table groups with a facilitated review to follow. Next, a panel discussion will dive into different areas of director liability and how you can be protected. The day will wrap up with a presentation on how to be successful as a board member and what makes a good director from management’s perspective.
Open to both lawyers and non-lawyers, this in-depth seminar will cover the information you need to know to serve as a director sitting on a board. Register here: Legal Basics for Boards