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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 Sep 28, 2022
From the Throme Room to the Board Room: Three Leadership Lessons from Queen Elizabeth II

On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II passed away after 69 years as monarch and head of state for 15 Commonwealth realms. Whether you’

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Watson Sep 01, 2022
NEW - An Intentional Approach to Governance - WATSON's W Model

When governance is not working well, directors usually know there is an issue. But unless they are steeped in governance

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Ming Pilz Sep 01, 2022
People in a New Paradigm

People in a New Paradigm The summer months lend themselves well for time for reflection and perhaps this summer more

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Watson May 31, 2022
Asian Heritage Month

Continuing a Legacy of Greatness May Was Asian Heritage Month   Asian Heritage Month has been an opportunity for us

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Watson May 01, 2022
International Women's Day 2022

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BreakTheBias. Many organizations are making progress with their DEI initiatives, but

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Watson Apr 25, 2022
Why do you serve on your NFP Board?

WATSON Celebrates Non-profit Volunteer Board Day (BC)  – Hear from the WATSON Team Why They Serve On Their Not-For-Profit Board. WATSON

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Watson Apr 01, 2022
Jodi Speaks - McCarthy Tétrault Advance™: 12th Annual National Retail and Consumers Markets Summit

WATSON’s Jodi Butts presented at the McCarthy Tétrault Advance™: 12th Annual National Retail and Consumers Markets Summit, together

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Watson Mar 17, 2022
5 Ways to Make the Most of your Next AGM

Non-profit directors, got AGM on your mind? You’re probably thinking about whether it’s online (again) or if it’

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Watson Mar 01, 2022
Black History Month at WATSON

Black History Month has been an opportunity for the WATSON team to reflect on why we study history. We created

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