Governance: Managing Conflict - The Centre for Organizational Governance in Agriculture

January 23, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm(PDT/PST)

The Centre for Organizational Governance in Agriculture (“COGA”), with financial support from the governments of Canada and British Columbia, delivered through the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, is very pleased to present a professional development program for directors, officers, management, staff and others of BC Agricultural Boards, Commissions and Associations.  (Download flyer)

Governance: Managing Conflict

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

9:00 a.m. Registration; 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Quality Hotel & Conference Centre Pinnacle 2 Room 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford

About the Workshop

The scope and complexity of issues facing agricultural organizations seems to continually expand and the skills, knowledge and expertise called upon from Directors and Officers grows similarly. This workshop is designed to address emerging issues in the field of agriculture.

Conflict of Interest within Boards

Learn how to avoid and manage conflict within your board. A hands-on activity will let you put into action some of the tools you will hear about.

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) & Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

Get an insight into the LMIA process, the first step to hiring Temporary Foreign Workers and the roll labour governance plays.

Governance in Regulated Markets

Learn how to ensure accountability and governance within your board.

Ministry of Agriculture - Update

We are looking forward to hearing the latest programs and priorities the Ministry is working on.

Panel Discussion

Along with a moderator, three to four industry peers will share their first-hand experience of dealing with conflict within boards.


There are two ways to register:
1. Complete the attached registration form “Governance – How the West was won! and email to or

2. Go on-line to and click on the registration link.

The cost of this workshop will be $150 plus GST, which includes snacks, lunch and course materials.