2022 Spring Workshops

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Providing an Inclusive Process: Diversity and Equity in Investigation Processes

Monday, May 9th

12 noon ET – 2:00 p.m. ET
Zoom (link to be sent out prior to event)

Pricing

CNAR Members: $89/ticket
Non-Members: $119/ticket

There are many issues that surround the fair, accessible, psychologically safe, and culturally aware delivery of regulatory investigations. This program will be delivered by an expert in building inclusive, equitable and anti-racist cultures, and an expert in investigations. Together they will help to define the issues, consider the possibilities, and provide thoughtful and practical approaches to enhancing the delivery of regulatory investigation services. Fairness and due process, safety, and inclusion are not just words but must be embodied in the actions we take. This program is designed to get us one step closer to that reality.

What You Will Learn:
  • Concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The application of these concepts to the work of regulatory investigators
  • Practical things you can do to ensure fair, unbiased, and neutral investigations
  • Keys to ensuring the process is psychologically safe for all people
Who Should Attend:

This program is great for anyone involved in the delivery, administration, or oversight of regulatory investigations.

Faculty:

Mastering Evidence Collection

Wednesday, May 11th

12 noon ET – 2:30 p.m. ET
Zoom (link to be sent out prior to event)

Pricing

CNAR Members: $89/ticket
Non-Members: $119/ticket

The collection of evidence is central to any investigation.  Investigators must carefully consider what evidence should be collected at the outset of each investigation, and, at times, it is necessary to collect evidence unannounced to maintain the integrity of the investigation. Successfully collecting evidence unannounced requires skill and careful planning as challenges routinely arise. Knowing what to expect and having proven strategies to navigate such challenges is essential.

What You Will Learn:

This workshop will provide participants with criteria to assess when evidence should be collected unannounced, how to prepare for an unannounced attendance and the systematic steps that should be completed to ensure a fair – yet thorough – process.  We will also explore strategies to effectively navigate the many challenges that can arise and review the pitfalls investigators can fall into.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is appropriate for those with experience in investigations who would like to refine their organization’s process.

Faculty:
  • Greg Hutchinson, President, Barker Hutchinson & Associates Ltd. (Complete Bio)
  • Alex Saul, Manager of investigations, Barker Hutchinson (Complete Bio)

Assessing Internationally Educated Applicants: Canadian Experience and the Changing Legislative Landscape

Tuesday, May 17th

12 noon ET – 2:30 p.m. ET
Zoom (link to be sent out prior to event)

Pricing

CNAR Members: $89/ticket
Non-Members: $119/ticket

In the context of increasing focus on equity, diversity and inclusion in the regulatory landscape, there is a growing trend towards legislation that will require regulators to consider new practices in relation to internationally educated applicants. Recent legislative direction includes plans to remove Canadian experience requirements, advance alternatives to assess required competencies, and align requirements across jurisdictions where possible.

What You Will Learn:

Representatives from World Education Services and Touchstone Institute will provide information on legislative trends and focus on best practice approaches to ensuring safe practice through means other than the Canadian experience requirement. This will be followed by interactive breakout discussions where participants will have the opportunity to share experiences, explore what these new developments signal for their work, and discuss how they can adapt existing policies and practices to meet regulatory needs within this changing environment.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop will benefit policy and operations regulatory professionals responsible for the assessment, evaluation and registration of internationally educated professionals.

Faculty:
  • Joan Atlin, Director of Strategy, Policy and Research, World Education Services (Complete Bio)
  • Karl Flecker, Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy, World Education Services (Complete Bio)
  • Sten Ardal, Chief Executive Officer, Touchstone Institute (Complete Bio)
  • Andrea Strachan, Director, Learning & Simulation and Lead, Communicative Competence Centre, Touchstone Institute (Complete Bio)
Please note: CNAR is in the process of migrating members to a new Member portal system. The system will recognize your email, but all registrants will need to reset their password to complete this registration. This does not need to be the same password as your current Member365 CNAR member portal account. Please note, your profile on the regular CNAR Member portal will remain active during this transition. Please click HERE for detailed step-by-step instructions on resetting your password or contact Peony Chiang at pchiang@cnar-rcor.ca if you require assistance. Thank you for your patience!
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Providing an Inclusive Process: Diversity and Equity in Investigation Processes

Monday, May 9th

12 noon ET – 2:00 p.m. ET
Zoom (link to be sent out prior to event)

Pricing

CNAR Members: $89/ticket
Non-Members: $119/ticket

There are many issues that surround the fair, accessible, psychologically safe, and culturally aware delivery of regulatory investigations. This program will be delivered by an expert in building inclusive, equitable and anti-racist cultures, and an expert in investigations. Together they will help to define the issues, consider the possibilities, and provide thoughtful and practical approaches to enhancing the delivery of regulatory investigation services. Fairness and due process, safety, and inclusion are not just words but must be embodied in the actions we take. This program is designed to get us one step closer to that reality.

What You Will Learn:
  • Concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The application of these concepts to the work of regulatory investigators
  • Practical things you can do to ensure fair, unbiased, and neutral investigations
  • Keys to ensuring the process is psychologically safe for all people
Who Should Attend:

This program is great for anyone involved in the delivery, administration, or oversight of regulatory investigations.

Faculty:
  • Dean Benard, President & CEO, Benard + Associates
  • Leena Sharma-Seth

Mastering Evidence Collection

Wednesday, May 11th

12 noon ET – 2:30 p.m. ET
Zoom (link to be sent out prior to event)

Pricing

CNAR Members: $89/ticket
Non-Members: $119/ticket

The collection of evidence is central to any investigation.  Investigators must carefully consider what evidence should be collected at the outset of each investigation, and, at times, it is necessary to collect evidence unannounced to maintain the integrity of the investigation. Successfully collecting evidence unannounced requires skill and careful planning as challenges routinely arise. Knowing what to expect and having proven strategies to navigate such challenges is essential.

What You Will Learn:

This workshop will provide participants with criteria to assess when evidence should be collected unannounced, how to prepare for an unannounced attendance and the systematic steps that should be completed to ensure a fair – yet thorough – process.  We will also explore strategies to effectively navigate the many challenges that can arise and review the pitfalls investigators can fall into.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is appropriate for those with experience in investigations who would like to refine their organization’s process.

Faculty:
  • Greg Hutchinson, President, Barker Hutchinson & Associates Ltd.
  • Alex Saul, Manager of investigations, Barker Hutchinson

Register here