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RECORDING: *Non-Member Pricing* 2022 January - Police Board Governance, A Primer to Brush Up on Your Basics

RECORDING: *Non-Member Pricing* 2022 January - Police Board Governance, A Primer to Brush Up on Your Basics

$125.00 $200.00

During this refresher session, seasoned Police Governance authority Andrew Graham will provide a research-based overview of how you should build an effective police governance system, starting with the fundamentals. Attendees can expect to delve into the answers to these foundational questions:
  • What is your purpose?
  • What does it mean to govern?
  • Are governance and oversight different?
  • To whom/what is a Board/Commission accountable? How?
  • What are the key activities of Boards/Commissions?

No matter what your level of expertise in governance is, we aim to encourage you to re-examine the fundamentals of your governing body in order to strengthen public safety in your community.


ANDREW GRAHAM, Adjunct Professor. School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Andrew Graham teaches at Queens University School of Policy Studies as well as a variety of international and Canadian venues. Professor Graham teaches in both the graduate and professional development programs at Queens. He designs and delivers courses on leadership, financial management, policy implementation, risk management and police governance. He is the author of Canada’s leading textbook on managing public money, Canadian Public Sector Financial Management, available through McGill-Queens Press.

He has worked with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada in the development of public sector learning material and sits on its Public Sector Advisory Committee. He has worked with several countries on public administration financial competence.

For ten years, he served as National Editor of the Case Study Program of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Canada’s leading source of public sector case studies. He has also published Making the Case: Writing and Teaching Case Studies, also available through McGill-Queens. He also edited Innovations in Public Expenditure Management, a publication of the Commonwealth Secretariat and authored Canada’s Critical Infrastructure: When is Safe Enough Safe Enough? for the Macdonald Laurier Institute of Canada. He also received the Principal’s Award for Curriculum Design at Queen’s University. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Affairs Education. Financial Management Institute of Canada (fmi*igf) awarded Professor Graham the 2013-2014 Alan G. Ross Award for Writing Excellence for his article “What is financial literacy for the public manager”.

With respect to risk management, he has written extensively in this area, including an e-book Implementing Risk Management, available free on his website. He has worked internationally in training organizations on risk, financial management and professional learning.

He has worked extensively on issues of police governance in Canada, working with national and provincial organizations in providing advice and training on how to build effective police governance. He has developed police governance training, based on his research at the Conference Board of Canada, for the Canadian Police College and the Canadian Association of Police Governance (CAPG). He has advised First Nations on police governance, advising the First Nations Police Governance Council on design and delivery of effective governance in the indigenous context. He recently completed a review of the Peacekeeper Law of Kahnawá:ke and developed an intensive training program for new board members. He provided advice on governance to the 2018 Inquiry into the Thunder Bay Police Service Board by Senator Murray Sinclair and subsequently developed an onboarding training package for the new Board. The CAPG awarded him the 2018 Emil Kolb Aware for leadership in police governance in Canada.

An Assistant Deputy Minister for 14 years in the federal government with over 30 years of service, he has experience in line operations (Warden, Kingston Penitentiary), leading a complex regional operations, and a number of national policy and corporate leadership roles, including Senior Deputy Commission of the Correctional Service of Canada. He has extensive corporate management experience, including having served as the ADM, Corporate Services of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He took part in an executive interchange to the Conference Board of Canada for two years, focusing on governance and risk.

He served as President of APEX, the professional association of public executives. He is a voting member of the Institute on Governance. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Public Administration Journal of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

He has a Masters of Arts degree in political economy from the University of Toronto and a B.A. from Glendon College, York University. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Canadian Centre for Management Development. He holds a Diploma in Landscape Design and Horticulture from Guelph University. He is a graduate of the Orvis School of Fly Fishing.

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