Grace A. Westcott

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Grace A. Westcott
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Grace Westcott attended the University of Toronto, receiving her BA with great distinction in 1981, and her LLB with honours in the same year. She obtained her LLM from Columbia University School of Law in the City of New York in 1984, where she studied intellectual property, constitutional law and legal philosophy. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1983.

Ms. Westcott has a commercial law practice focusing on copyright, media and the cultural industries. She acts for a number of trade associations and organizations in the those industries, as well as for a corporate and individual clientele in book publishing, digital publishing, music recording, film and television production, and collective management of copyright.

Prior to commencing her own practice, Ms. Westcott was a partner in the firm of Cassels Brock & Blackwell. Her background includes extensive experience in general corporate practice.

She has acted since 1996 as the Executive Secretary of the Canadian Copyright Institute, on whose behalf she has been heavily involved in matters of copyright reform and member education. She is the author of numerous articles on copyright matters and is the editor of a reporting service on Canadian copyright reform. Ms. Westcott writes and speaks frequently on copyright issues.

Degrees and certifications

  • BA - University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1981
  • LLB - University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1981
  • LLM - Columbia University School of Law, New York City, New York, United States 1984

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Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations