CNAR 2021 Workshop Series


CNAR 2021 Workshop Series features interactive and informative sessions from our valued partners: Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, Meazure Learning, Rosen Sunshine, Field Law and Benard + Associates. 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 2021 workshop schedule today! (All sessions will be held virtually over Zoom; Member pricing available. Click registration links below for details.)


October 1st, 2021: Assessing Credibility: More Art Than Science Assessing credibility is one of the most difficult of the adjudicative arts. This half-day, interactive workshop is designed to teach discipline committee members how to make credibility assessments. Field Law’s Professional Regulatory Group will explore what factors are considered reliable indicators of credibility and what factors are unreliable. In addition, presenters will provide a structured methodology for discipline committee members to use in caucus to assess credibility; and address tips and pitfalls with respect to credibility in written decisions. To review the full session description please click HERE. To register for this session, please click HERE.

October 4th, 2021: Fundamentals in Professional Regulation

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. For more information, please click HERE. To register for this session, please click HERE.

October 5th, 2021: Explain This! A Workshop on Reputational Crisis Responses and Communications

Reputational disasters for regulators can arise without warning. A Board or staff member can say something that is completely contrary to the mission and values of the organization. A committee may make an indefensible decision. Using a workshop format (including poll questions and breakout room discussions) attendees will work through how to analyze and respond to six scenarios and will create the outline of the communications plan for each predicament. For more information, please click HERE. To register for this highly interactive course by Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, please click HERE.


October 6th, 2021: Good Governance Begins at Home

Regulators are responsible for ensuring the good governance of professionals by setting the standards for professional activities and ensuring - or enforcing - compliance. However, like any organization, preserving and strengthening member and stakeholder confidence starts with the Board or Council. Part of being an effective regulator, therefore, includes providing appropriate training and resources to Board members and being able to avoid or mitigate conflicts and governance issues when they arise. For more information about this workshop, please click HERE. To register for this compelling session hosted by Rosen Sunshine, please click HERE.

October 7th, 2021: Psychometric Beyond the Basics

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. For more information about this event, please click HERE. To register for this highly educational session by Meazure Learning, please click HERE.


October 8th, 2021: Investigations Mastery: Taking Processes to the Next Level Investigators - and the investigation process - are always open to scrutiny and criticism by defence counsel, decision makers, appeal boards…even the media. This is a necessary reality for ensuring investigators are accountable and the process of investigations is fair for all involved. What can investigators do to avoid being in a position where their competence and ethics are called into question? This workshop will examine some of the typical pitfalls investigators fall into during the Canadian regulatory process and how to avoid them. Attendees, through a combination of presentations and scenario analysis in breakout groups, will explore how to improve their investigative approach by adapting proven approaches. To review the full session description, please click HERE. To register for this session, please click HERE.

October 15th, 2021: Master Class: Truth, Reconciliation, and Regulators

A more detailed session description, as well as the speaker line up, will be announced in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye on www.cnar-rcor.ca for more information. To reserve your seat at this extremely important and timely session, please click HERE.