2024 Workshop
Attend the 2nd Annual
University Governance Workshop

September 12, 2024, 2 ET (3.5 hours plus an additional half hour optional question and answer period)

  • 11:00 to 2:30 PDT
  • 1:00 to 4:30 CDT
  • 2:00 to 5:30 EDT
  • 3:00 to 6:30 ADT

Who Should Attend:

University Board Members at all levels and the governance professionals attending with their board members.


  • Early Bird (register and pay by July 12, 2024): $399 plus GST
  • Post July 12, 2024, registration/Full rate:  $499 plus GST
  • Group rate for 10 or more – Contact: cpitcher@universitygovernance.ca

*Free registration for governance professionals who register and attend with three or more board members.

All New Topics:

  • Recent Developments in University Governance – a cross-country check up
  • Board Recruitment Leading Practices
  • Relationship between the Board and Academic Governing Body
  • Boards and Institutional Neutrality – Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression

External Board Members said:

“Excellent, informative and hit on all the important topics”.

“This workshop ensures that external board members appreciate the unique complexities of university board governance and introduces all board members to principles and strategies for effective governance in that context. Highly recommended!”

“Cheryl’s command of the subject matter is deep with a broad understanding of many institutions’ governance model. She performed detailed research and analysis which provided added individual value to each participant. The format was very good and time allotted for questions allowed for more nuanced discussion and issues exploration. She is a leading voice on governance best practices”.

“This session should be a requirement for all newly appointed board members to any higher education board”.

A faculty board member said:

“I was expecting something superficial, in the line of a self-help guru, and with obvious pro-administration leanings. It’s true that if you come to this meeting with pro-union sympathies, you should be prepared to hear that unions are an impediment to good governance. But Ms. Foy is obviously highly experienced, did her homework, kept control over the proceedings, and spoke with great respect for academic integrity and its democratizing potential”.

What’s Different:

In addition to addressing current topics, we will be inviting additional speakers and asking board leaders from universities across the country to share regional developments.

Registration is limited – please register early.