Conflict of Interest: How to Stay Out of Trouble!

Date: Wednesday, June 18 2014 – 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Description: This ninety minute webinar has two, equal-time segments. For the first forty-five minutes, the three panellists– an integrity commissioner (Rust-D’Eye), a fairness officer (Chamberland), and an ethicist (Nitkin)—will each take turns providing answers to four questions about the scope, approach and best practice of managing conflict of interest challenges. During the second 45 minute segment, attendees can pose questions to the three panellists, hear answers to all questions posed to the panel by the moderator, in addition to the panellists discuss a range of practice and skills issues including complaint resolution and handling methods, relevant case law and management guidance. In the initial segment, the panellists will each address for questions:

  1. In a municipal government setting, what is conflict of interest?
  2. How should conflict of interest be addressed, trained to and/or handled?
  3. What are the limitations of current legislation, regulations, and practice?
  4. What are best practice tools or techniques to prevent conflict of interest?

Outcome: Conflict of Interest: How to Stay Out of Trouble is intended to help inoculate politicians, lawyers and clerks with a better appreciation of how conflict of interest may affect their activities. Elected and appointed officials share an interest in good governance, and the three presenters will share a range of insights into practical challenges in Canadian municipalities. Who this course is for: Municipal councillors; Municipal CEOs; Local government Clerks, Risk managers, and Directors of Procurement and Logistics This course was taken by over 65 persons in December 2013.

Location(s): On-line so attendees can be anywhere but emphasis is on participants in London, Toronto, Ottawa, and Sudbury

Benefits in your participation

Highlight relevant legislation and recent court or investigation decisions Help inoculate politicians, lawyers and clerks with a better appreciation of how conflict of interest may affect their activities. Discuss practical, personal thinking skills to anticipate and reduce risk Insights into responsible governance skills Elected and appointed officials share an interest in good governance, and the three presenters will share a range of insights into practical challenges in Canadian municipalities. This Conflict of Interest: Proactive and Principled Inoculation Against Wrongdoing in Municipalities program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 1.5 Professionalism Hour(s).

Pricing: $125 per registrant; $100 per person if three or more from one organization. Registration fee includes pre-read material, opportunity to submit questions in advance and during the webinar, and access to PowerPoint slides and/or transcript afterwards.






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