Directors’ Dilemma Series: A Culture of Bullying and Intimidation & the Board’s Role

Sometimes there is no checklist

Boards deal in ambiguity because many governance challenges require judgement rather than compliance. When faced with “director dilemmas”, definitive information may not always be available and a distinct course of action is not always clear.

This interactive event will focus on one such area of ambiguity: bullying and intimidation in the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to exercise their director skills as they deal with this complex governance problem. Acting as a special board committee of a fictitious company and presented with a set of facts in a case study, you and your fellow committee members will devise a course of action for the full board.

Our moderator, Guy Burry and experienced director Jane Halford, will also provide guidance and share their expertise on this complex subject. 

Insights from the panelists and participants will be collected and included in an ICD guidance document on the topic, to be distributed after the event. 


Guy Burry, ICD.D, Corporate Director

Guy Bury has extensive board experience including the Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Green Municipal Fund, Axsium Group, Greenchip Financial, Royal St. Georges College, Enactus Canada, Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund, Tenth Power Technologies Corp., Knightsbridge Human Capital, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare and Toronto East General Hospital. He is an advisor to the Ivey Foundation and the Greenbelt Foundation. He completed a twelve-and-a-half-year term of service on the York University Board of Governors in 2013 and is Past Chair of the York University Alumni Association. While on the York University Board, he chaired the Investment Committee and was a member of both the Investment and Executive committees. Guy has been a member of the York University Pension Fund Board of Trustees since 2003 and has been a member of the Pension Fund Investment Committee since 2002 and Chair since 2003. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Directors Education Program, attaining his ICD.D designation in 2004 (DEP 1). Guy has more than 30 years’ experience in pensions, systems, investments, human capital and asset consulting, having worked in all facets of the investment services industry.


Jane Halford, FCA, ICD.D

Jane is actively involved in the community through her service to not-for-profit and corporate boards including the United Way, Farm Credit Canada, Alberta Innovates, Hyduke Energy Services, Delta Genomics Centre, and the Institute of Corporate Directors (Edmonton Chapter). 
Jane has a profile of service built on a foundation of personal and professional skills honed during her 25 year career as a Chartered Accountant, regulator, corporate director, entrepreneur, and volunteer. In 2013, Jane stepped out of her role as CEO and Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta to turn her passion into co-founding an innovative business, BOLT Transition Inc. BOLT is transforming how Canadian organizations approach leadership transition in the boardroom and the executive suite.

Presented in partnership with Torys LLP


April 02, 2019

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Director's Dilemma
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Networking Reception
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location | Lieu:

Braemer Room
Royal Glenora
11160 River Valley Road NW
Edmonton, Alberta

CEUs | CFCs:


Price | Prix :

Member: $65 +tax
Non-member: $95 +tax

Organizer | Organisateur:

Edmonton Chapter

Contact | Contacter:

Joline Veitch
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