2023 CMAC Governance Summit

Registration Open Now!

Join governance expert, Dr. Richard Leblanc, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET on September 14, for a four-hour tailored delivery of best governance practices for Canadian clubs, which will include questions and answers throughout. Not just for GMs and COOs - bring your Board and team members and learn together!
This summit will be held virtually via Zoom.

Topics covered include:

  • recent changes in the legal duties of directors
  • the role of the club Board in strategy
  • club risks and Board oversight 
  • GM succession planning by the club Board
  • best practices in recruiting club directors
  • addressing club Board dysfunction
  • club committees reporting to the Board
  • audit committee red flags; virtual meeting trends
  • making your Board and committee meetings more effective

About Dr. Richard Leblanc

Dr. Richard Leblanc is one of Canada’s leading experts on corporate governance and accountability. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Ontario, and is an award-winning teacher, researcher, lawyer, public speaker, consultant and specialist on boards of directors. He teaches at leading universities including Harvard University. He is a member of Canadian Who’s Who.

Dr. Leblanc brings to business and professional audiences a depth of information from his extensive research and work with over 250 organizations and boards, and training and development of over 1,500 directors and managers. He is engaging, dynamic, and personable. Because of his work with leading companies and current research, he is always on the cutting edge of emerging global developments.

Dr. Leblanc has authored over 200 publications and reports, delivered over 450 invited speeches and training sessions, and sat for over 450 media appearances.

Dr. Leblanc is Editor of “The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members,” 2nd Ed. (Wiley, 2020). His first edition has sold 7,000 copies worldwide and the seminal “Inside The Boardroom” has sold over 6,500 copies. Dr. Leblanc’s work has been described by various faculty at Harvard, Yale, London Business School and elsewhere as “great & much needed,” “wonderful and pragmatic,” “thorough” and “nothing short of remarkable,” as well as by Fortune 500, NYSE, FTSE and other company leaders as “leading edge,” “ground-breaking,” “valuable guidance,” “indispensable,” “compelling” and “exceptional.”


Dr. Leblanc shared his expertise with members and their boards last year and here is what some of the participants had to say:

"Richard did an excellent job of simplifying the duties and responsibilities of a board member. He had awesome stories as well that supported many of his points."

"Great knowledge for Board Members to have as well as the General Managers."

"Very engaging speaker - a requirement for a 4-hour session. Advice was practical and contained a few 'quick wins'."