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Essential Governance Practices for NPOs
Practical steps to oversight, strategy and risk management in the current environment

What we will discuss:
• Optimal board structure and guidance
• Strategic planning - what is it and why is it so important
• Managing uncertainty - how do you know what your biggest risks truly are?
• Budgeting and forecasting - best practices and strategies
• Policies and procedures - right-sizing and re-sizing

Nov 30, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Chris Meyers, CPA, CA
Partner @Welch LLP
Chris has over twenty years of experience in accounting and financial management in various management roles and sectors. Chris began his career as a student with Welch in 1998, and left the firm temporarily to take on roles with the Bank of Canada, the Department of Finance Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). He served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer for IRCC as well as Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Finance. Chris brings his public-sector experience to Welch’s Government Services business line. In addition to his background with Welch, his experience as a senior financial executive in complex and financially significant entities provides a unique perspective on approaches to financial management. Chris graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2003 with a Masters in Accounting and successfully completed the Uniform Final Evaluation in the same year.
Emilie Wilcox
Partner @Nīewe Consulting
Emilie Wilcox is a Partner at Nīewe Consulting and one of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 recipients for 2021. Over the course of her career, spanning close to 20 years, she has focused on providing governance, risk and performance management, strategic planning and business transformation solutions to multiple clients in Canada, the UK, Australia, Ireland, Spain and Peru. She has worked in various industries, including public sector, not-for-profit, financial services, construction, defence, and food & beverage. Emilie specializes in helping organizations right-size the key processes required for good governance, risk and performance measurement.