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WATSON knows governance

March 14, 2019

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WATSON knows governance. Period. Our Governing with Intention™ 2-day course is facilitated by WATSON’s very own governance experts. Through the course, we deliver practical tools and clear guidance incorporating on-trend and current governance practices to help uncover and navigate through difficult scenarios faced boards.

So, what is the fuss about WATSON’s governance education:

  1. We understand what it means to be intentional. Intentionality means doing what makes sense for your organization and being thoughtful in designing processes that support organizational success.
  2. Maximize contributions from key individuals on your board and management team. Determine roles, responsibilities, and relationships that support effective governance. We lay the foundation for directors to hit the ground running, be successful, and make impactful contributions.
  3. Your time together as a board is precious. WATSON breaks down the time your board spends together showing how imperative is it that your meetings, agendas, forward calendars, and meeting practices are highly evolved. Work smarter, not harder, to make the hours count.
  4. Strengthen board culture. If you are not intentional in designing the type of board dynamics you need, the dynamic will create itself. Learn how to identify problem areas, craft meaningful solutions, and introduce new practices to improve relations.
  5. Shed light on the grey line between governance and operations. Over time, WATSON has seen a shift in the types of activities directors should be involved in to carry out their responsibility to the organization. From strategy, planning, risk, and ethics, to stakeholder engagement, boards must be mindful about when they lead and when they collaborate with management.
  6. Forward thinking. We analyze and discuss leading renewal practices to help ensure the organization has the board and executive leaders it needs to achieve its goals over the next five years.
  7. Questions about directors’ legal responsibilities? From fiduciary duty to reasonable reliance on management, we cover all the basics and shift the conversation from theory to practice with real-life case studies.


Register today for an upcoming WATSON governance course to learn more.