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Meet Irene Seiferling

Large or small, public or private, family-owned, closely-held or professional practice - every business or organization needs effective, value-added governance.

Meet Irene Seiferling

Irene Seiferling, founder and President of Board Dynamics, is a respected corporate governance consultant, family business adviser and corporate director. She brings more than three decades of experience to her work, helping businesses, the public sector, professional associations and not-for-profit organizations build strong governance systems and cultures of success.

An accredited family business adviser, Irene supports family enterprises and professional service firms in succession planning and governance.

She facilitates with the succession process, establishing exit plans and goals, and having those all-important conversations which are critical to smooth succession for the owners, partners and management.

Irene is deeply involved in many aspects of her community. In addition to serving on boards in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, she regularly provides pro bono governance advice to not-for-profit boards, board chairs and management.

Irene and husband Larry have been named as one of the first “Power Couples” in the province by Saskatchewan Business Magazine.

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Irene Seiferling

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“Throughout my professional career, my work has been grounded in personal relationships with my clients. These close, personal relationships allow me to build a high level of trust with my clients, ensuring confidentiality and discretion. As I come to know and understand what clients do, I can see the aspects of governance that are unique to their situations and work with them to develop right fit solutions to problems.

I know I can offer my clients the highest return on their investment by working with them in hands-on, direct contact relationships. In return, I see boards that are confident, and who provide significant leadership.”

  Irene Seiferling

Professional Training and Experience

Irene’s professional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics (with distinction), University of Saskatchewan
  • Professional training and certifications from:
  • Corporate Director Accreditation (first in Saskatchewan), Institute of Corporate Directors, in partnership with the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
  • The National Association of Corporate Directors, (NACD-U.S.)
  • John Carver Policy Governance Institute.
  • Queen's University School of Business.
  • Certified Family Business Adviser, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.
  • Writer, experienced speaker and retreat facilitator.

Affiliations and Involvement

Community engagement is a core value of Board Dynamics. Irene Seiferling is committed to active participation in both professional organizations that support good governance and a variety of community initiatives. Irene is currently a member of:

  • Canadian Society of Association Executives
  • Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries
  • Consumers' Association of Canada - former national president
  • Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
  • Institute of Corporate Directors - Co-Founder and Past Chair, Saskatchewan Chapter
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD-US)
  • Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce
  • Saskatoon Business and Professional Women's Club
  • Saskatoon Jazz Festival Board of Directors
  • Saskatoon Women's Network
  • Tourism Saskatchewan
  • Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan
  • Writer, experienced speaker and retreat facilitator.

  • Board Dynamics can sit down with you, talk about your situation and discuss how we could help. Give us a call or drop us a line today