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Governing with Intention™

Bring Your Issues to the Classroom. Bring Solutions Back to the Boardroom.


Join WATSON in Vancouver

At One of Our 2019 Governance Courses

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WATSON’s Governing with Intention™ delivers practical tools and clear guidance to address the specific governance challenges facing directors and management. 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.

In this course participants will:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of their organization’s governance
  • Understand the principles of an intentional approach to governance
  • Discuss the practical application of directors’ fiduciary responsibilities
  • Determine ways to maximize the contribution of key roles on the board and management team
  • See how changes to governance practices can enhance board and committee practices
  • Strengthen board culture by focusing on board dynamics and the board/management relationship
  • Ensure the organization has the board and leaders it needs to achieve its goals over the next five years through leading practices in renewal
  • Test their strategic orientation and shift to a more strategic perspective

Find out more and download the Course Flyer


Who should attend:

  • Current, new or incoming director
  • Board chair or incoming chair
  • Management who plays a role in the organization’s governance
  • CEO looking to better understand how to work with your board
  • Professional who works with boards.

What you receive:

  • Evening of Governance dinner with your peers
  • Governing with Intention ™ workbook – exploring key governance areas
  • Room at a Glance – a snapshot of who is in the room
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments