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Upcoming Academy Courses

Chair with Intention™ | September 15-16, 2022 (Vancouver)

As goes the chair, so goes the board – its dynamics, its performance, its effectiveness. Leadership is a board imperative. Organizational success demands that boards not only develop the leadership they need today, but also build the leadership of tomorrow.

Chair with IntentionTM is our 1.5-day course for current and incoming chairs. Participants network with peers facing similar issues to develop their chairship - the skills, practices and approaches that differentiate board leaders from meeting administrators.

 

Course Dates: September 15-16, 2022

Course Schedule

Thursday: 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Includes cocktail reception) 

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • WATSON will provide a more detailed agenda closer to the course date. 

 

Course Fee

Early Bird Price (Until August 15, 2022) - $1,500 + GST

Regular Price - $1,650 + GST

Includes:

  • Chair with Intention™ Handbook
  • Cocktail reception end of Day 1
  • Breakfast and lunch on Day 2

 

WATSON - COVID-19 Workshop Protocols

Please note that WATSON reserves the right to implement safety protocols if necessary or as per the provincial health orders at the time of the workshop; these may include requiring proof of vaccination, spaced seating etc. WATSON also reserves the right to cancel any workshop if there is a rise in cases or if new provincial health restrictions are suggested/implemented. The workshop will be rescheduled, and all participants will have priority registration for the rescheduled workshop or a future one. WATSON is not responsible for any costs participants have incurred e.g., flights, hotel etc.

Price: C$1650.00

Date: September 15, 2022 - September 16, 2022

Available Spaces: 18

Governing with Intention™ | September 22-23, 2022 (Vancouver)

Governing with Intention™ is WATSON’s flagship course based on the three tenets of intentional governance – purpose, belief and design. It delivers practical tools and clear guidance to address the governance challenges facing many organizations. Learn how to shift the dialogue to the issues that matter, navigate the line between governance and management, elevate your personal contribution at the board table and design your board’s culture. Ideal for current, new and incoming directors and chairs, members of the management team supporting the board, corporate secretaries and others who play a role in your organization's governance.

Course Schedule:

September 22-23, 2022

Course Timing (Day 1 and Day 2. Coffee, Tea, snacks and lunch provided):
8:30am-5:00pm*

*WATSON will provide a more detailed agenda closer to the course date.

 

Early Bird Price (until August 15, 2022) - $2,200

Regular Price - $2,400

Register 4 or more participants from the same board for $2000/each. Please contact us to receive a discount code.

 

WATSON - In-Person Workshops During COVID

In Case of Illness

If any participant is sick or showing symptoms (fever/chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, difficulty breathing, cough, sore throat), has been exposed to someone who tested positive, or is feeling unwell in any way, they are NOT to attend the workshop. They may transfer their registration/spot to someone else or will have a credit to attend a future session. They should contact Academy Coordinator, Taylor Mebs as soon as possible at taylor@watsoninc.ca.

Things Can Change

WATSON reserves the right to cancel any workshop if there is a rise in cases, new Provincial health orders/restrictions are suggested/implemented, or if the facilitator is sick/shows symptom or has been exposed to someone who tested positive. The workshop will be rescheduled, and all participants will have priority registration for the rescheduled workshop or a future one. WATSON is not responsible for any costs participants have incurred e.g., flights, hotel etc.

 

Price: C$2400.00

Date: September 22, 2022 - September 23, 2022

Available Spaces: 13

Governing with Intention™ | October 20-21, 2022 (Toronto)

Governing with Intention™ is WATSON’s flagship course based on the three tenets of intentional governance – purpose, belief and design. It delivers practical tools and clear guidance to address the governance challenges facing many organizations. Learn how to shift the dialogue to the issues that matter, navigate the line between governance and management, elevate your personal contribution at the board table and design your board’s culture. Ideal for current, new and incoming directors and chairs, members of the management team supporting the board, corporate secretaries and others who play a role in your organization's governance.

Course Schedule:

October 20-21, 2022

Course Timing (Day 1 and Day 2. Coffee, Tea, snacks and lunch provided):
8:30am-5:00pm*

*WATSON will provide a more detailed agenda closer to the course date.

 

Early Bird Price (until September 20, 2022) - $2,200

Regular Price - $2,400

Register 4 or more participants from the same board for $2000/each. Please contact us to receive a discount code.

 

WATSON - In-Person Workshops During COVID

In Case of Illness

If any participant is sick or showing symptoms (fever/chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, difficulty breathing, cough, sore throat), has been exposed to someone who tested positive, or is feeling unwell in any way, they are NOT to attend the workshop. They may transfer their registration/spot to someone else or will have a credit to attend a future session. They should contact Academy Coordinator, Taylor Mebs as soon as possible at taylor@watsoninc.ca.

Things Can Change

WATSON reserves the right to cancel any workshop if there is a rise in cases, new Provincial health orders/restrictions are suggested/implemented, or if the facilitator is sick/shows symptom or has been exposed to someone who tested positive. The workshop will be rescheduled, and all participants will have priority registration for the rescheduled workshop or a future one. WATSON is not responsible for any costs participants have incurred e.g., flights, hotel etc.

 

Price: C$2400.00

Date: October 20, 2022 - October 21, 2022

Available Spaces: 18

What’s New

The Regulatory Role in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Asian Heritage Month

We Asked The WATSON Team – Why Do You Serve On Your Not-For-Profit Board?

WATSON focuses exclusively on governance.

That’s why organizations from across Canada trust us to help them establish and improve their practices and processes, conduct board, director and CEO evaluations, educate their boards and management teams, plan for board and CEO succession and recruit high performing directors and executives.

 

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