2020-21 Board of Directors Retreat

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On September 22 and 23, CPA Manitoba’s Board of Directors held its annual strategic retreat. This year’s session was led by Board Chair, Gord Dowhan, FCPA, FCA, and given the COVID-19 pandemic, was held in a virtual environment. The session began with an inspiring presentation by Carol Bellringer, FCPA, FCA, former Auditor General in British Columbia and in Manitoba. Carol spoke on public trust and the important role we have as CPAs in serving the public and protecting that trust.

During the planning sessions, the board conducted a scan of CPA Manitoba’s environment and the factors affecting the profession in our province. The following day, the group discussed how to serve CPA Manitoba’s stakeholders over the next 10 years before concluding with a scenario planning exercise related to the pandemic. These discussions will inform the annual update to CPA Manitoba’s strategic direction.

Even though we could not be together in person, the board had a rich discussion over the two days and enjoyed team-building activities that even included a game of accounting trivia.