The executive networks within Organizational Performance are uniquely positioned to bring together leaders across industries, sectors and functional areas in valuable closed-door discussions. These conversations with peers across the country gives members the unique opportunity to share insights, discuss trends and challenges in their roles making these networks some of the largest members based advisory boards in Canada.
We offer executive networks in:
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
We bring together a diverse group of business leaders to explore the challenges faced by Canadian corporate responsibility and sustainability leaders. Organizations need current information on the most effective tools, resources and thought leadership in the corporate responsibility and sustainability space. This is where The Conference Board of Canada can help.
This network brings together leaders who have responsibility for community investment programs within their organizations from across Canada. By providing a forum for learning, networking and professional development members are able to identify leading-edge, solution-based strategies that position community investment as an integral part of their business strategy.
Best suited for the senior executives who have overall responsibility for public affairs within their organization. This network provides a forum for peer learning and professional development for public affairs executives; enabling members to continually improve understanding of public affairs issues that have potential to influence corporate results and heighten the profile of public affairs within the organization and its contribution to corporate results, through day to day operating practices and strategic planning.
Diversity and Inclusion
A diverse and inclusive work environment is quite simply more productive and innovative. The Council on Inclusive Work Environments (CIWE) provides a forum for diversity professionals to learn about leading-edge practices in diversity, and to share their knowledge and experience with peers. The Council offers a unique opportunity to learn and to bring practical ideas back to your organization.
Governance, Compliance and Risk
Best suited for senior ethics and compliance executives responsible for ethics and compliance in organizations across Canada. As our members face the ongoing challenge of keeping ethics and compliance issues up-to-date and top of mind for employees and company leaders this council offers a forum for peer networking and learning so they can skip the sales pitch and truly understand how companies are building a culture of integrity. We understand that more than policies must be in place.
This council focuses on two areas; Performance and Governance. Membership to this network is owned by the Crown corporation. Members participating in the council meetings, professional development and research can include the CEO, chair, directors and a senior executive responsible for the Board.
This council is designed to help organizations develop, implement and sustain an enterprise-wide risk management process (ERM) that is appropriate to their organization’s unique set of goals, strengths, weaknesses and structures. It provides strategic and operational insights into improving operational efficiency and sustainable improvement of stakeholder returns. Membership is best suited for the executive with direct or oversight responsibility for ERM.
Organization Excellence, Learning and Leadership
Best suited for the HR Leaders with overall responsibility for the learning and/or leadership development strategy and policy in their organizations, the Council for Learning and Leadership Development (CLLD) brings together learning and development professionals to share best practices in corporate learning, human resources, and organizational development.
Best suited for your organization's senior marketing leaders. This council provides members with an unmatched opportunity to network with other marketing professionals outside of their normal day-to-day contacts in their organizations and their industry associations.
This council brings together foundation executives, from various sectors across Canada, to pool experience and debate alternatives in relation to the unique issues of foundation management. The distinctive format of network meetings allows members to exchange perspectives freely, secure in the knowledge that their confidential discussions are appreciated by those in similar circumstances.
Best suited for the public sector executives who lead or are impacted by initiatives relating to strategic review, transformation, collaboration, or innovation. We provide a forum to acquire the insights necessary to tackle today’s challenges. Members benefit from learning opportunities that provide solutions to challenges particular to the public sector in a uniquely collaborative environment.
This council brings together public sector leaders to help them learn about innovative solutions to current and future problems and do their jobs more effectively. Membership is best suited for public sector executives at the director general, executive director, senior director or equivalent level. Members are from across Canada in a variety of sectors at the federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal government levels.
Total Rewards and Labour Relations
Established in 1976, the Compensation Research Centre (CRC) is one of the Conference Board’s most mature networks—providing insights to help your organization develop and execute its compensation strategy and practices. The Centre provides access to knowledge and networking opportunities that are a must for Canada’s compensation professionals.
The Council of Industrial Relations Executives (IRC) provides insights to assist senior industrial relations executives in leading the labour relations function in your organization. Whether your interest is in collective bargaining, managing union–employer relations, or discussing the impact of trends on labour relations in Canada, this council is your gateway to knowledge and networking with other industrial relations leaders.
Strategic Human Resources Management
The Council of Human Resources Executives is one of the longest standing and most successful networking and learning groups at the Conference Board. For over 30 years, senior HR leaders have come together to explore the trends and issues they deem critical to future success. They learn from each other, from Conference Board professionals, and from external experts.
This network is for senior HR executives who lead a government department, agency, or other public service organization such as a hospital or a police force. It is a community of Executive HR leaders is evolving the people-related practices in many of Canada's top Public Sector organizations.
Workplace Health, Safety and Wellness
The organizational benefits of a healthy workplace are many—including reduced health-care costs, improved productivity, and increased employee attraction and retention. The Council on Workplace Health and Wellness (CWHW) provides an exclusive network experience for health and wellness leaders to share and discuss the most effective tools and resources to realize these benefits with peers in organizations across Canada.
This Centre is designed to support the continuous improvement of healthy and safe workplaces. The Health and Safety Leadership Centre (HSLC) allows business leaders, governments, and academics to exchange best practices within a learning community and demonstrate their commitment to enhancing employees’ physical, social, and mental well-being.