Boost your Career with WCT: How to get on a Board

Join the GTA and Waterloo Region chapters of WCT for our upcoming virtual session sponsored by Corus and featuring experts who will provide practical insights and tips for enhancing your career by becoming a board member.


Board membership presents an incredible opportunity to grow your leadership skills, enhance your network and, ultimately, make a real difference in the success of an organization. It can be hugely rewarding both in fast-tracking your career, and in providing a meaningful opportunity to advance a cause or an organization that you are passionate about.

So how do you get started?

The GTA and Waterloo Region chapters of WCT invite aspiring board members to join a virtual workshop facilitated by Deborah Rosati, an accomplished corporate director, entrepreneur, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and certified Corporate Director (ICD.D) with more than 30 years of experience, to discuss practical tools to improve your board-readiness, build your profile, and land your first board gig.

Key take-aways will include:

  • Master the Foundations of Board Service

  • Position Your Board Offer and Value Proposition

  • Get Board Interviews

  • Ace Your Board Interview

You will also hear from a panel of industry leaders that are currently serving on boards (big and small). The panelists will discuss how they landed their board seats, how board membership has enhanced their careers, what their responsibilities include, and what you should watch out for when looking for board positions.

Event Agenda:

  • 12:00-12:05 Welcome & Introductions

  • 12:05-12:35 Presentation by Deborah Rosati on How to Get Yourself On a Board

  • 12:35-1:15 Panel discussion with leaders that are experienced corporate directors:

    • Cheryl Fullerton, EVP, People and Communications at Corus Entertainment

    • Aliza Lakhani, Regional CEO and Dean of Northeastern University Toronto

    • Alison Chick, Head, Business and Health & Wellness Ventures, at RBC

  • 1:15-1:30 Q&A

The learning doesn't end when the event wraps up. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of Deborah Rosati’s e-book "How to Get Yourself On a Board" (



October 6th, 2021 12:00 PM through  1:30 PM
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