Missed your opportunity to register for the CNAR 2020 Interactive Digital Event? We are now offering the chance to view select sessions! Rental includes 72-hour access to the video recording. (Please note, the pricing is per session and does not include the attendee chat content). All videos include HST.
Regulators are Employers Too: Employment in the Age of COVID-19 (Original broadcast date: November 25, 2020)
A regulator has many functions. We often hear about regulators’ gatekeeping function and discipline function vis-à-vis their applicants and members, or about their governance issues vis-à-vis their boards of directors or councils. However, we don’t often hear about their function as employers vis-à-vis their own staff. And yet, human resources issues are incredibly important to regulators. These issues can have a huge impact on a regulator’s ability to meet its overarching public interest mandate, mostly because it is well understood that engaged employees will produce better results. Conversely, a mishandling of human resources issues can affect the regulator’s risk profile in significant ways. In this session, the panelists explore these issues in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel features Natasha Danson, Partner, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc; and Claude Balthazard, Registrar and Vice-President Regulation Human Resources Professionals Association.
Case Studies: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned from Regulatory Reform Processes (Original broadcast date: November 19, 2020)
Regulators are under increased scrutiny to ensure fair, transparent and accountable processes to meet their legislative mandate and expectations of government, stakeholders and the public. Join senior officers of three regulators as they discuss their recent experiences with regulatory reform. While each undertook a different approach, all have achieved increased transparency and accountability. Among many shared insights, participants will learn about: the challenges and triumphs each organization faced in modernizing its processes and improving oversight; how automation, risk profiling, and measuring impact helped improve the regulation of members, responses to complaints and the protection of the public; overcoming hurdles associated with organizational culture in implementing change; and how to breathe life into requirements of transparency and accountability. This discussion features Michael Caffaro, Assistant Registrar and Complaints Director College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta; David Kay Chief Professional Conduct Officer, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta; Cindy Smith, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association; and Julie Gagnon, Partner, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP.
Top Ten Cases (Original broadcast date: November 18, 2020)
This session covers the ten most significant professional regulation cases decided during the past year. Cases cover all areas of professional regulation (e.g., registration, complaints, discipline). For each case you will not only find out what decision was made and why, but also the lessons regulators can learn from the cases. Facilitated by Richard Steinecke, this panel of regulatory experts features Marjorie Hickey, McInnes Cooper; Julie Maciura, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc; and James Casey, Field Law.
Able or Just Willing? A Discussion of the Evolving Role of Volunteers in Professional Regulation (Original broadcast date: November 12, 2020)
The relationship between regulators and their volunteers is changing. Volunteers carry out some of the regulator’s most important functions, but are not always subject to commensurate levels of training, risk management, and oversight. With significant change in the governance of regulators coming (or already underway), it is the right time for all regulators to think critically about how they recruit, select, train, compensate, and evaluate their volunteers. This panel features: Thomas Lutes, General Counsel/Deputy CEO, Architectural Institute of BC; Graeme Keirstead; Deputy Registrar / Chief Legal Counsel; College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia; and Greg Cavouras, Associate, McFee & Roos LLP.
Effective Governance: Maximizing Innovation in the Absence of Legislative Change (Original broadcast date: November 11, 2020)
The duty of every regulatory body and its council is to regulate in the public interest. How does a council achieve effective governance when its legislation presents barriers? There are a number of matters considered to be best practices in governance. Despite a growing consensus on these best practices, provisions in the governing statute may mean that it is not possible in the short term to achieve a legislative change with respect to the size, composition and process for selection of council members. This panel discusses various steps that can be taken to improve effective governance of regulatory bodies without legislative change. This panel features: Nancy Lum-Wilson, Registrar and CEO of the Ontario College of Pharmacists; Lise Betteridge, Registrar and CEO of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers; Beth Deazeley, Registrar and CEO of the College of Early Childhood Educators; Debbie Tarshis, Legal Counsel, WeirFoulds LLP; and Deanna Williams, President, Dundee Consulting Group Ltd.
The Growth of Online Proctoring in Credentialing: Applications to High-Stakes Exams (Original broadcast date: October 28, 2020)
Online proctoring continues to experience greater exposure and traction in the credentialing industry as the technology behind it advances to new levels and addresses concerns related to stability, security, and accessibility. How do these advancements impact uptake for high-stakes credentialing programs? Is online proctoring an appropriate delivery mode for these programs? What are the security considerations to keep in mind as high-stakes credentialing programs assess and consider this delivery method? What are the key elements to keep in mind and evaluate in terms of measurement equivalence for examinations administered through online proctoring in comparison to other test administration modalities? The panel shares how online proctoring and test center delivery compare but also how they differ, using key data points as it relates to exam performance. They will also discuss pros and cons for different delivery modalities to better understand the opportunities and risks associated with the adoption of online proctoring as a complementary or alternative approach for the delivery of high-stakes examinations. In addition, the panel will share why credentialing bodies should consider online proctoring as it will undeniably continue to be a growing part of the industry’s future. The panel features Isabelle Gonthier, President and COO, Yardstick Assessment Strategies; Greg Pope, Director of Examinations, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA); Autumn Saylor, Director, Assessment Services, International Code Council (ICC), and Tamara Richter, Executive Officer, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).
Q&A with William Lahey (Original broadcast date: October 26, 2020)
On October 26th, 2020, CNAR was very honoured to present William Lahey, President of the University of King’s College, Full Professor of Law (on leave) at Dalhousie University, Chair of the Board of EfficiencyOne, and a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society at CNAR's Master Class workshop.
During this compelling presentation and Q&A, Mr. Lahey provided his insights into what we can expect from professional occupational licensing in the future: what are governments doing and what have we learned from the reports of external reviews? What can we all do on our own to be better regulators? CNAR is pleased to offer this session replay to all CNAR 2020 Conference registrants as a special bonus session (used with permission from Mr. Lahey).
Braiding Two Worlds: Developing Culturally-Responsive Regulatory Practices in an Era of Truth and Reconciliation (Original broadcast date: October 15, 2020)
The mandate of the Ontario College of Teachers involves reviewing and accrediting programs of professional education including a number of Indigenous Education programs in several faculties of education across Ontario. Accreditation reviews involve coordination between Accreditation Unit staff, faculties, accreditation panels, and the Accreditation Committee of the Council. These coordinated efforts demonstrate a shared commitment to ensure a high standard for teacher education programs in the province of Ontario. To further situate the work of accreditation in an era of Truth and Reconciliation, the Accreditation Unit has engaged in a review of its regulatory processes. By engaging Indigenous scholars and knowledge holders to lead us in the development of culturally-responsive processes within existing structures of the regulatory environment, we have engaged members and the broader public to provide input on how to adapt a colonial ‘transactional’ process in an attempt to braid the two world-views. This panel features Anna-Marie Nielsen, Manager of Accreditation, Ontario College of Teachers; Carmelina Martin, Program Officer, Ontario College of Teachers; and Marg Raynor, Program Coordinator, The Tecumseh Center for Aboriginal Research and Education.