GOVERNANCE PLATFORM™: PRODUCTS & SERVICES      
         
 

TEACHING AND WRITING, includes

Expert Reports

  • A Report on Corporate Governance Practices: Credit Unions, the Common Good and Regulatory Oversight, for The Financial Institutions Commission of British Columbia, November, 2005.

Director and Executive Education

  • Economic Institutions and Concepts in International Law. Simon Fraser University, Heilongjiang Advanced Economics and Management Program, November, 2005.

  • International Dispute Management. Simon Fraser University, Heilongjiang Advanced Economics and Management Program, November, 2005.

  • Organizational Business Structures and Governance. Simon Fraser University, Heilongjang Advanced Economics and Management Program, September, 2005.

  • Director Professionalism: Duties and Liabilities: Risks and Responsibilities. Institute of Corporate Directors, Corporate Directors College, May, 2005.

First Nations’ Boards and Councils

  • First Nations’ Financial Management and Governance: Leadership Forum and Celebrating Excellence. Presentations to provincial and inter-provincial leaders, in collaboration with First Nations’ Visions Financial Management group for the Aboriginal Financial Officer’s Associations of British Columbia and Alberta (2006).

  • First Nations’ Financial Management and Governance. A program developed in collaboration with First Nations’ Visions Financial Management group for the Aboriginal Financial Officer’s Association (2005-06).

  • Directors Duties and Liabilities in First Nations’ Business Development. Simon Fraser University, First Nations Advanced Management Program, Haisla Kitimaat First Nation, July, 2005.

  • Law and Governance: The Strategic Oversight Role in First Nations’ Councils and Business. Simon Fraser University, First Nations Advanced Management Program, Lake Babine First Nation, April, 2005.

Governance Platform ™ Writing and Seminars

  • Case Study: Conflict of Interest or Integrity – Disney, [WIP,2005].
  • Case Study: Lord of the Board – Conrad Black and Hollinger. 2005.

  • Briefing Note: Beyond Trust and Loyalty – Not Common Sense. 2004.
  • Briefing Note: Building High Performance Boards, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. 2004.
  • Briefing Note: A Test for an Effective Board. 2003.
  • Briefing Note: Strategic Oversight — Pulling Up Your SOx. 2003.
  • Briefing Note: WorldCom and Restoring Trust, R. Breeden. 2003.
  • Briefing Note: Information Needs of Boards in the Twenty-First Century. 2003.
  • Briefing Note: Post-secondary Institutional Senate Reform. 2004.
  • Briefing Note: Right-sizing the Board. 2004.
  • Briefing Note: Land-use Management Governance: New Communities/New Models (wip)

  • Governance Literacy: Building Common Sense. (as am.) 2005.
  • Governance Literacy: English:Mandarin [WIP, 2005]

  • Information-Era Policy: A Report on the Governance of Business Processes in the Construction Industry. 2003.

  • Leadership Literacy in Land-use Governance, ISOMUL, 2002. ( concepts of the public interest and deliberative processes).

  • The Public Interest in the Agricultural Land Reserve: Cabinet Override. Consultant for Stakes in the Ground, a report for the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, 1997.

Legal Writing and Reviews

  • Employee Innovation Rights. Employment Law, newsletter, 1996.

  • Guarantees and Indemnities. Canadian Institute, 1992.

  • Dispute Management and International Trade in Intellectual Property. Design, Technology and the Law Program for Industry and Government, Design British Columbia, 1992.

  • The Law in Professional Practice and Conduct, University of British Columbia, Adjunct Professor, 1992-94.
 

Governance Counsel

Expert Witness

Teaching

 
 
       
   
 

Recent Work

Principled Governance through Comparative and Hybrid Structures:

Governance Practices Status Review: UBC Board (2006)

Governance Structure Review: Professional Medical Association (2006)

Governance in the Arts: Vancouver Biennale (2006)

International Law Program: ABA, New York; delegate (2006)

Web-based Governance Management: APRIO (2006)

Private Equity Enterprise Governance (2004-2006)

Strategic Oversight Duties: Fiduciary and Care, ICD (2005)

First Nations Governance: AFOABC (2005-2006)

Expert Witness: Credit Union Governance (2005)

First Nations Governance Symposium; delegate (2005)

Heilongjiang, China, Advanced Management Program: SFU Strategic Governance Module (2004)

APRIO Board Portal: Governance Counsel for web-based board management tool launch (2004)

A comparative overview of European economic organizations and good governance (2003)

Governance Literacy in Land-Use Planning (2003)