Roundtable Series

The Associates Program’s Roundtable Series offers Associates members the opportunity to participate in informative and interactive presentations from business leaders on topics related to today’s business challenges and opportunities.

Two to four Roundtable Series events are usually held each year, which are open to all member organizations of the Associates Program.

Upcoming Roundtable Series

Previous Roundtable Series


  • Richard Powers, National Academic Director of the Directors Education Program and the Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program


  • Craig Ryan, Director, Social Entrepreneurship, BDC
  • David King, District president of Robert Half
  • Dr. Wade Locke, Professor of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Mar.)


  • Karl Moore, Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization, McGill University (Nov.)
  • Craig Dowden, Peak performance coach, author and speaker (Oct.)
  • Lyle Wetsch, Associate Professor of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University (April)


  • Charles Randell, President & Chief Executive Officer, C-CORE (Sept.)
  • Niamh Brennan, Visiting Professor, Rotman School of Management & Michael MacCormac Professor of Management, University College Dublin (July)
  • Steve Winter, President and CEO, Newfoundland Liquor Corporation (March)
  • Edward Johnson, former Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Power Corporation of Canada (Jan.)


  • Graham Leslie, Founder, Galpharm International (May)
  • Shannon MacDonald, Atlantic Managing Partner, Deloitte (March)
  • W. Glenn Rowe, Paul MacPherson Chair in Strategic Leadership, Richard Ivey School of Business (Jan.)


  • Gerry Higgins, Director, Social Value Lab (UK) / CEO, Community Enterprise (Scotland) (Sept.)
  • M. Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE Canada (May)
  • Zoe Yujnovich, President and CEO, Iron Ore Company (April)


  • Rhonda Zygocki, Executive Vice-President, Policy and Planning, Chevron Corporation (Oct.)