CNAR 2022 Workshop Series features interactive and informative sessions from our valued partners: WeirFoulds LLP, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, Meazure Learning, PSI, Benard + Associates, Barker Hutchinson & Associates and Field Law. Please take a moment to check these out, as well as CNAR’s historically well-received Fundamentals in Regulation and highly-anticipated Master Class, and plan your CNAR 2022 workshop schedule today! (All sessions will be held in-person in Charlottetown, PEI only; Member pricing available. Click session description links for details.)
CNAR’s 2022 Master Class Workshop will take a deep dive on equity, diversity, and inclusion, exploring what regulators are doing – and can do – for sustainable action beyond tokenism. The workshop will cover EDI from a governance and organizational perspective – EDI within regulatory bodies – and from a professional perspective.
The day will feature an inspiring keynote address, presentations from experts in EDI and regulatory bodies for a variety of professions from across Canada, the opportunity to engage in Q&A with presenters, interactive breakout discussions, and networking with fellow attendees.
The Fundamentals of Regulation Workshop will appeal to anyone who is seeking to learn more about professional regulation in the Canadian context. This compact – yet comprehensive – program is designed to provide attendees with content that is both practical and informative, featuring presentations from experts in their respective fields in regulation.
This hands-on skills-based workshop will address common stages of fitness to practise (FTP) or incapacity matters, taking participants from the initial stages of a matter through to its conclusion, with a particular focus on resolution strategies as well as how to distinguish between discipline and fitness to practise matters.
Presented by CNAR Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
During the last two plus years regulators adapted and improvised to accommodate the challenges a pandemic brought to their doorstep. The delivery of services to the public continued with altered processes, and this was most notably evident in the areas of investigations and hearings. This three-hour session will examine the changes that were implemented; what worked; where the struggles were; and the impact on the delivery of fair, accessible, and transparent investigations and hearings.
Presented by CNAR Partner, Benard + Associates
This program is designed for regulators with some board or council experience who want to learn more. We will cover topics such as working within a co-governance model with public representatives, assessing and addressing key trends affecting the profession, establishing the regulator’s strategic direction, providing effective regulatory oversight, governance and regulatory performance assessment, and working with a CEO or Executive Director.
Presented by CNAR Partner, Field Law
Have you ever wondered what goes into developing and administering a credentialing examination? Do you worry whether the candidates who pass your exam are truly competent? This is the crux of psychometrics and test development. Regulators in Canada have a statutory obligation to protect the public; the proper application of psychometric and test development principles is a vital component.
More information about this event available soon.
Presented by CNAR Partner, Meazure Learning
In this workshop, speakers from various regulators will discuss their experiences dealing with harassing or abusive practitioners. Participants will be encouraged to share stories and strategies for dealing with these attacks in guided small group discussion. (Please note: this session is only available to the staff and committee members of regulatory bodies.
Presented by CNAR Partner, Steinecke Macuira LeBlanc
This workshop will provide participants with the fundamentals for a successful investigative interview, including strategies for interviewing registrants, complainants and witnesses, navigating challenges and obstruction, and avoiding common pitfalls. We will also explore how regulators can take their interview process from good to great and ensure their process is, in fact, fair and defensible. Topics will be presented in an interactive and engaging format from a variety of perspectives: investigator, prosecutor and defence counsel.
Presented by CNAR Partner, Barker Hutchinson & Associates
The workshop will appeal to anyone who is seeking to learn more about how unconscious bias influences decision-making and the best practices that can be adopted to address it. Drawing on recent case law and legislative changes, this program is intended to provide practical information and strategies to help regulators promote decision-making that is open-minded and free from bias.
Presented by CNAR Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
Data forensics for exam security is the use of statistical trends and analytics to detect traces of fraudulent behavior. It has successfully been used to detect activity like proxy testing, item pre-knowledge, and exam site collusion. Attendees will be exposed to practical and proven statistical methods for identifying cheating behavior. While some of the methods will be complex and may require the assistance of a statistician, others will include simple steps that can be implemented as a first line of detection.
Presented by CNAR Partner, PSI