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WATSON Featured in CPABC InFocus Magazine May/June 2020

May 22, 2020

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WATSON is proud to partner with CPABC to deliver a new CPABC executive education program (Fall 2020). Teresa Budd, WATSON Governance Advisor will deliver a three-day workshop that will combine content from WATSON’s Flagship Governing with Intention™ and Chair with Intention™ courses to equip current and future directors with the skills needed to navigate the modern boardroom. It will take place on October 26-28 in Vancouver.

For more information about WATSON’s course with CPABC, or to register today, click here

Also highlighted, is Heather Kelsall, WATSON Governance Associate, who authors the featured article “Leveraging Your CPA Designation in the Boardroom”, (page 44), and Jane Butterfield, WATSON Practice Lead, Advisory, is featured (page 18) a as Fellow for the incredible accomplishments she has earned over her career.


WATSON Presents for Ontario Chamber of Commerces (OCC)

May 14, 2020

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We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC). WATSON’s Governance Advisor, Natasha Himer, will be presenting an exclusive webinar to the OCC Chamber Network’s board of directors and senior management teams, Effective Governance: A Solid Foundation is More Important Now Than Ever.”.

If you are a director or part of the senior management team of one of the 135 chambers in Ontario, we invite you to join us on May 28, 9:50AM-11:15AM EST.
For more information and to register please contact OCC



WATSON Joins The Directors College and McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business Webinar

April 29, 2020

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Rachel O’Connor, WATSON Practice Lead, Leadership & Performance, will be a web panelist on Compensation and Performance Management for Executives and Directors: Trends, Changes and Practices, a webinar sponsored by The Directors College and McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business, on May 5, 2020.

Hosted by Michael Hartmann, Principal of the Directors College, Rachel will be joined by Christopher Chen, Managing Director of Compensation Governance Partners, to understand how practices for CEO and executive compensation, CEO performance evaluation and director remuneration are evolving – both due to COVID-19, and more generally. Rachel and Chris will talk best practices as well as in dialogue with participants, what we are seeing right now at this challenging time exploring questions like:
  • How should we measure CEO performance this year? Can we do a meaningful CEO evaluation?
  • Should we pay bonuses earned for 2019, even if we are now in a crisis?
  • How should we adjust director pay?
  • What should we do about LTI plans given our current low share price?
  • Should we change our performance (and STI) measures now, mid year, to reflect the fact the goal posts have moved?

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WATSON Presents at CPA BC Not-For-Profit Forum 2020

February 4, 2020

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Natasha Himer will be a key speaker at the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia Not-For-Profit Forum on February 12, 2020, in Vancouver, BC.

Through a series of talks and interactive sessions, participants develop actionable insights that tie mission to growth and boost performance outcomes. Plus, explore the latest issues in policy, compliance, disruptive tech and more from Canada’s top not-for-profit experts.

Equipped with the latest research and in-depth knowledge, Natasha Himer will review emerging areas of focus for Boards in the not-for-profit sector, drawing on case studies to illustrate how Boards are improving their governance in areas such as oversight of organizational culture and board diversity.

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