David Hodgson is a Senior Associate of SEG, specializing in regulatory effectiveness. He has worked with a number of ministries, professions, associations and regulatory bodies in the areas of strategic planning, governance, organization restructuring, government relations and self-regulation. He uses a focused approach to strategic planning and priority setting that enables clients to make decisions on what needs to be done, how to do it and how to measure success.
David offers services to clients in the areas of:
- Assessing the need to regulate professions and industry sectors Building new regulatory bodies from the ground up;
- Restructuring Boards, Councils and committees to improve decision making and accountability
- Creating systems, programs and processes, from registration of members to complaints and discipline as well as codes of ethics and standards of practice, to enable regulatory bodies to carry out their mandates and objects;
- Creating governance policies that clearly delineate the roles of Board/Council members as well as committees and those of staff;
- Leading and facilitating the creation of strategies to guide the operations of associations, regulatory bodies and other bodies to achieve their objectives as well as building the capacity and skills of new CEOs and Registrars.
Background and Qualifications
David is President of Regulation Dynamics, a consulting firm providing services to regulators. He was the Registrar and CEO of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) for 10 years. During that time he was President of the Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario and the Canadian Alliance of Regulators of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to this he was CEO of the Ontario Architects’ Association, the regulatory body and professional association for architects. David came to the regulatory field after holding several senior positions in the Ontario Ministry of Housing.
He has provided management consulting support to clients since 2000. Project examples include:
- David led the creation and implementation of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) as part of the Government initiative to delegate administrative authority respecting the regulation of certain industry sectors to industry self-management.
- He led the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s strategy to increase the productivity and efficiency of the building industry.
- David led the creation and implementation of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba. This included drafting the regulation to create the College, writing the by-laws , practice standards, registration and continuing competence requirements, creating a complaints and discipline process including an operations manual. This project also included a full costing analysis that led to the establishment of registration and other fees.
- Led the development of a mandatory education program related to the Ontario Building Code , and a registration process for municipal building officials and building designers
- Led the harmonization of regulatory standards for the National Alliance of Respiratory Therapist Regulatory Bodies,
- Led the development of a strategic plan and governance policies for the College of Opticians of Ontario;
- Led the development of governance policies and a complaints and discipline process for the College of Early Childhood Educators
- Facilitated the restructuring of the non-statutory committees of the Ontario College of Pharmacists
- Facilitated the creation of strategic plans for the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists, Ontario College of Trades, College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario, and the College of Midwives of Ontario.
- As a key regulatory expert on SEG’s team, he undertook an extensive jurisdictional review related to a project which examined the need to regulate providers of Applied Behaviour Analysis services. He also played a significant role in the development of regulatory options for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
- As a key regulatory expert on SEG’s team, he played a significant role in a project which examined the need to regulate condominium managers, prepared a costing model and participated in the development of regulatory options for the Ministry of Consumer Services.
- As a key regulatory expert on SEG’s team , he played a significant role in a project which examined the need to regulate home inspectors, prepared a costing model and participated in the development of regulatory options for the Ministry of Consumer Services.