Seminars & Workshops

EMBA Mini Class on Corporate Governance


Experience the dynamic environment of one of our SFU Beedie classes.

About this Event

The Executive MBA Mini-Class: Current Trends in Corporate Governance

Governance is all around us. Whether a public or private, for-profit or non-profit entity, governance structures and mechanisms define the organization. However, governance is changing, evolving from shareholder to stakeholder primacy and a long-term outlook. Experience the dynamic environment of one of our EMBA classes in this session that will examine changes in Canadian corporate governance through a series of dynamic, short case studies.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Location: Livestream this class from anywhere in the world! Zoom details will be sent out 24 hours prior to the event.


Welcome and Introductions: 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm PST

Mini-Class and Discussion: 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm PST

EMBA Program: 12:50 pm -1:00 pm PST

Q&A and Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Find out your local time for the event here!


Dr. Michael Parent is a Professor at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. He received his MBA and PhD degrees from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada and qualified for the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation. Before joining SFU, he was an Assistant Professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business. From 2015-2017 he was a Professor and Vice-Dean at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and also held an appointment as a Senior Special Advisor to the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada, Government of Canada, in 2018-2019.

An award-winning teacher, Michael has written over 50 teaching case studies and co-authored three case teaching books. He is an active executive educator, and has taught programs for the federal and provincial governments in Canada, Crown Corporations, as well as a number of public and private companies and their Boards.

Michael is the Academic Director for the Vancouver cohort of the Directors’ Education Programs for Canada’s Institute of Corporate Directors, co-Academic Director for the Montréal cohort, Founding Academic Director of the Ottawa cohort, and teaches the IT and Cybersecurity Risk module nationally.

The Executive MBA Program:

SFU Beedie’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program goes beyond an MBA. It is designed for senior professionals like you who have extensive leadership experience. As an EMBA student, you gain:

  • An unparalleled executive network. On average, students have 18 years of work experience, 10 of which is in management. They come from every industry.
  • The flexibility to work while you study. The program is delivered in a part-time format over the course of 20 months so you don’t need to step away from your leadership duties.

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