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Watson May 30, 2024

Enhancing Board Effectiveness: A Layered Approach to Governance

You may have noticed a few changes to our look and feel over the past few months at Watson – we’

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Watson Aug 22, 2023
Announcing Manijeh Colabella and Jodi Butts as Partners at WATSON

We are thrilled to announce that Jodi Butts and Manijeh Colabella are now Partners at WATSON!   Manijeh and Jodi have

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Watson Mar 30, 2023
First of its Kind Governance Training Program to Provide Police Board Members with Knowledge, Skills, and Confidence to Oversee Policing In British Columbia

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the BC Police Boards Training Program in partnership with the Ministry of

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Watson Mar 30, 2023
Governance Professionals Day

March 29, 2023 was National Governance Professionals Day. In celebration, we’re spotlighting some of our colleagues with backgrounds working as governance

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Watson Mar 08, 2023
International Women's Day 2023: Embrace Equity

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day – Embrace Equity – is especially close to our hearts here at

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Manijeh Colabella Feb 23, 2023
Focusing on the G of ESG

Last year, WATSON brought together board directors in Vancouver and Toronto for a coast-to-coast conversation. In multiple sessions, our governance

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Rachel O'Connor Feb 23, 2023
Is Your CEO Succession Up to Scratch?

“Such systemic failure has nothing to do with competence, knowledge, or experience, but instead ties to how the CEO transition

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Watson Jan 19, 2023
WATSON Webinar: Exploring the Link Between Gender Equality and ESG

The connection between Gender Equality and ESG may seem obvious with Gender Equality neatly fitting into the ‘S’ of ESG.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Watson Jan 17, 2023
Is Canadian Culture Preventing Constructive Dialogue?

It’s that time of year again. Endless emails outlining the many things boards should focus on this year: 5 things

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Watson Sep 30, 2022
How WATSON is Spending the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to commemorate the legacy of the residential school system

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