Keeping The Discussions Strategic – “Mock Board Meeting”

Thursday, February 23, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (breakfast at 8:00)

Location:  Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z4


We say we want boards to be more strategic. But how can we support this during board discussions that aren’t explicitly about the strategic plan? What are the pitfalls that boards tend to fall into? How can staff help board members stay on track to keep discussions appropriately strategic – without going into the clouds? You will leave this meeting with greater insight as to how to keep your board focused and strategic at all times.

Meredith Low will moderate a Mock Board Meeting portrayed by a panel of “Directors” alternating with round table group discussions on the various scenarios presented. Meredith will wrap up each behaviour with thoughts on encouraging a more strategy-focused Board.

Biography – Meredith Low

Meredith Low works with associations to create and implement feasible and inspiring strategies for success.  She started her career in the not-for-profit sector, later becoming a strategy consultant to Fortune 500 companies, then moving to in-house strategic planning and strategy development at one of Canada’s largest banks before forming Meredith Low Consulting.  Meredith can be found at and on twitter @LowMeredith.


8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 pm – Workshop Begins

11:00 am – Workshop Ends
Registration: Before February 3, 2017
CSAE Member – $60
Non-CSAE Member – $75

Registration: After February 3, 2017
CSAE Member – $72
Non-CSAE Member – $90



AV Canada Inc.
Ottawa Tourism/Shaw Centre

Tourism London

Allstream Centre

BMO Institute for Learning

Bramm Research
Scotiabank Convention Centre

The Portage Group


Ontario Real Estate Association

Solution Studio Inc.