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CNAR’s Winter Workshop 1: Right Touch Regulation in Action

Workshop #1: Right Touch Regulation in Action

Right touch regulation principles were identified over a decade ago. How can regulators review their processes to align to the principles? What concrete actions can regulators take to more closely embody the principles in practice? In these dynamic times, how can regulators use the principles to support change management? What does the future hold?

Dr. Alan Clamp, CEO, Professional Standards Authority, UK, will open the workshop with a presentation titled, The Future of Right Touch Regulation: What Do We Keep and What Do We Change?. Dr. Clamp will consider the right touch principles and application of the right touch assurance model for regulation based on the risk of harm. He will explore the need for regulation to evolve and address new risks; he will also discuss how right touch principles can remain impactful - while major changes in the regulatory landscape demand the evidence base for right touch assurance be kept under review.

Dr. Clamp will also address refocusing of regulation on the right issues and using regulation to prevent harm. He will make the case that this will produce a more compassionate model of regulation and reduce the fear of regulation, as well as contribute to more positive workplace cultures. Finally, Dr. Clamp will highlight the inherent risks associated with regulators operating in a vacuum, and the full benefits of regulation through collaboration. This session will also feature an interactive Q & A.

In the second part of the workshop, Joy Peacock, Andrew Douglas, and Elisha Vadnais from the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) will lead an interactive session, ‘Achieving Regulatory Excellence Through the Framework of Right Touch Regulation. The presenters will take a deep dive sharing the model used by the CRNA for undertaking a right touch regulation review along with:

  • lessons learned from the review process;

  • insights about what it means to demonstrate right touch regulation principles in regulatory practices and operations; and

  • decisions and actions taken to be more aligned with right touch regulation principles.

The approach and methods employed by the CRNA to bring right touch principles to the forefront of decision-making and measurement can be adopted by any regulatory body in the pursuit of high standards of excellence in regulation. This component of the workshop will include a presentation, small breakout group discussion (optional), and Q & A.

A panel of members from the regulatory community engaging in discussion about right touch principles and change management will follow. The discussion will explore a few systemic issues and challenges to change management in the regulatory context, such as identifying and defining the actual problem to be addressed, leveraging data for decision-making, and finding collaborative solutions across provinces despite differing legislative frameworks. Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with the panelists in a Q & A. The discussion will be moderated by Kevin McCarthy, VP – Advisory Services, The Regulator’s Practice, with panelists:

  • Elinor Larney, Registrar & CEO, College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) and President, Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO)

  • Katya Masnyk, Director, Policy, Engagement, and Strategy Implementation, Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP)

  • Juda Strawczynski, CEO & Registrar, College of Patent Agents & Trademark Agents (CPATA)

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024

Time: 11:30 am – 3:15 pm ET

Dr. Alan Clamp Andrew Douglas Elisha Vadnais Joy Peacock

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Elinor Larney Juda Strawczynski Katya Masnyk Kevin McCarthy Read bio here! Read bio here! Read bio here! Read bio here!


Pricing Per Person, Per Workshop:

  •         Members, Partners, and Suppliers: $160

  •         Non-Members: $200

Workshop Bundle – 15% Discount! (per person admission to all three workshops)

  •         Members, Partners, and Suppliers: $408

  •         Non-Members: $510

Read about all three workshops HERE.

To Register: or click the button below.

Refund Information: The Workshop Bundle and Workshop #1 are eligible for a refund until January 25th, 2024. The refund deadline for Workshop #2 is February 21st, 2024, and for Workshop #3, it is March 13th, 2024.

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