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  • 17 Mar 2018 11:11 AM | Jane Watson (Administrator)

    May 7-11, 2018 | Kitchener, Ontario with Linda Lehtonen | TODN members receive $500 off!

    How to do Transformational Teambuilding - Facilitating Meaningful Dialogue, Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving

    "If you can facilitate teams in conflict, you can facilitate anything"

    Join Linda Lehtonen, with over 30 years direct experience working with teams in understanding group process, building high performance teams, and sustaining transformational change. You will discover how to use your 'self as instrument to help teams heal, learn how to inspire compelling, courageous conversations in community, work with consciousness and energy, and become truly impactful in this transformational work.

    Linda’s experience covers leadership, facilitation, conflict resolution, teambuilding, coaching  and personal power and self esteem. She has worked in mining, health care, technology, government, financial and manufacturing companies and at all levels of client systems. Linda is especially renowned for working successfully with especially difficult teams.

    In a vibrant learning community we will create together we will learn:

    • What a transformational process is and how it differs from typical change
    • How to use energy as a transformational catalyst by strengthening access to inner wisdom, increasing consciousness, refining use of personal power and working from a place of love and compassion.
    • The Five Guiding Principles of ‘Self as Instrument’-- working from a place of grace and ease without becoming invested in the toxicity or ‘stuckness’ of the group.
    • The 5 key trouble spots in groups and how to diagnose them.
    • The ‘Kit Bag’ of the facilitator –the key competencies
    • The step-by-step, proven process to help teams grow and heal rapidly– a template for teambuilding based on 30 years experience

    Regular Price $2,950 + tax, TODN members receive $500 discount with code TODN.

    To register contact Linda Lehtonen at 519-669-4479 or email:

    For more visit:

  • 16 Feb 2018 6:01 PM | Jane Watson (Administrator)

    Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma Workshop | Thursday March 15, 2018 |  8:30 am – 4:30 pm |  Return on Energy, Toronto

    Presented by Return on Energy and facilitated by David Shaked

    TODN Members receive 15% off!

    What is noteworthy and interesting about Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma is how it yields fresh insights and remarkable results through maximizing the value across different streams of business, key business processes as well as people management practices. This thinking approach shows you how to identify what is already working efficiently and generating value, and then defines ways to grow and expand those good practices elsewhere. It combines the rigor of LEAN and the innovation and energy of Appreciative Inquiry.

    In this workshop, you will look at processes through a Strength-based ‘lens’:

    • Via the principles of Appreciative Inquiry and other Strength-based approaches like Positive Deviance and Solution Focus
    • Exploring the Strength-based ‘state of mind’ (useful when approaching any change situation)
    • Reframing typical process challenges and Lean Six Sigma topics - how to look at them in an appreciative inquiring way…the power of asking different questions
    • Reframing commonly used quality improvement tools such as 7 wastes, 5S, DMAIC, PDCA, Value Stream Mapping and fishbone analysis, to a strength-based version

    TODN Members receive 15% off the early bird rate for the Toronto session:

    Cost: $335.75 if you book by March 1, 2018 (otherwise $495.00)

    Location: 1 Balmoral Ave, Toronto (Main floor party room)

    Your registration includes a personal workbook, lunch and refreshments.

    For more information, check out the brochure or contact Maureen McKenna via e-mail or at 416-921-3204.

  • 28 Aug 2017 2:21 PM | Bob Nagar

    To our TODN members who attended our April 2017 event “VUCA” Leadership: Leveraging “VUCA Prime” to Thrive in Turbulent Times, you may recall our presenter, Rob Elkington, Ph.D., told us about his upcoming book Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Thriving in the New VUCA Context.

    The good news is the book is now available and Rob has graciously organized a 30% discount for our TODN community. The code is TODN30 and gives a 30% discount when ordering the book. It can be redeemed at the checkout after adding the book to the basket from the catalogue page HERE.

    If you were not able to attend our April event, you too can access the above link for your discount. Also check out our TODN blog where you can access Rob’s presentation HERE.

    Rob offered us significant insights into “VUCA” and challenged us to think and act from a different paradigm as he shared strategies and approaches when working through the lens of “VUCA Prime”. Looking forward to the book to explore, in more depth, the opportunities that “VUCA Prime” presents to us as OD practitioners, to engage with and support our clients in these exciting, complex and chaotic times.

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