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  • 15 May 2017 10:57 AM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    TODN Members receive 10% off the registration.  Use Event code TODN

    An event for the whole organization, Spark brings together leaders from across the business to explore how they can work together to create lasting and total change. Talks and workshops offer inspiring examples and practical advice on taking action and overcoming obstacles.

    Eliciting the best from employees is more important than ever in today's world, and Spark is devoted to making your company a dynamic, happy place to work – from delivering fast innovation to growing high-performing teams through inspiring leadership. Learn from the leading-edge experiments of radical companies, including flattening the hierarchy, employee ownership, democratic decision-making and holacracy. Develop skills and plans in the workshops in order to return, ready to make change happen.

    At this conference you'll takeaway concrete tools from our 3 themes:

    • Unleash People
    • Organizing the Organization
    • Disruption & Change

    Speakers and details can be found here

  • 26 Jan 2017 9:25 PM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    TODN Members receive an early bird registration of $50 off their tickets on the forthcoming Change Leadership Conference Toronto on May 31st 2017 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre

    One of the biggest challenges faced by organizations today is the increasing need to keep abreast of the rapid pace of change. Leaders and Consultants are constantly being confronted by changes in the areas of technology, digital trends, customer expectations, data management, innovative practices etc.

    This one-day event (May 31St) is designed to provide you with the tools, strategies and knowledge to help you lead change and innovation to succeed in today's fast-paced environment. You will also gain insights on how to influence and lead change, create a culture of change, manage resistance to change and motivate your teams to respond to change better and faster.

    Speakers include John C. Maxwell, Jeremy Gutsche and more.

    TODN special early bird promo code is TODN50, offers ends March 31st. See website for more details and to register 

  • 09 Jan 2017 9:21 PM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    This three day CCA program has three dates and locations to choose from:

    • Feb 15-17, Toronto
    • April 5-7 in Mississauga
    • May 31 – Jun 2 in Toronto

    Can you answer all these questions? 

    • Why does change happen? 
    • What causes change resistance? 
    • How do you gain change resilience? 
    • Do you know who are your change buyers and sellers?
    • Can you name at least 5 different change approaches?
    • What is innovation and change leadership?
    • How do I support my change and become an effective change agent? 

    The answers to these and many more questions are found in the Certified Change Agent Program. The three-day workshop is a hands on learning experience that explores how people deal with change, how to manage change events and what it means to be a change agent. Participants will explore personal and professional changes and gain insight from deconstructing these throughout an evolving learning experience. Every attendee will take away a plan of action for their role as a change agent and online access to all content and additional resources.

    See brochure for more information 

    Your Facilitator:

    Rich Batchelor has 25 years’ experience in successfully delivering change across multiple sectors worldwide. He is a keen advocate of agnostic change management using best fit functions from multiple methodologies. He strongly believes in the power of change agent networks to deliver buy-in to changes across all part of an organization. 

    Testimonials from attendees:

    • “The facilitators knowledge in the field is exceptional and exploring case studies gave a great opportunity to learn in a real life scenario” Rose, HR Manager CISCO
    • “This is an excellent workshop … building on each previous learning element was extremely beneficial” – HR Manager, Porter Airlines
    • “Excellent learning opportunity. Puts the aspects of change into perspective to successfully deliver and support change with a great ease of understanding” – Suzanna Marques, Change Facilitator TD Bank 

    Standard registration is $1495 with early bird rates at $1195 for limited times.  Registration can be made by going to and choosing a workshop date. TODN2017 will give a $100 off registration. 

    This will also give $100 off any of the 1 day change workshops we offer for information

  • 26 Oct 2016 9:00 PM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    TODN Member Registration Special – save 40%.  Join us for this special event on Leadership Excellence & Mental Health

    TODN is pleased to extend an early bird registration offer to the 5th Annual GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Summit.

    • When: Monday November 28th, 2016
    • Time: 9AM – 4PM
    • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building, Room 718

    Guest speakers and presentation topics include:

    • Dr. Peter Jensen; Author, Canadian Olympic Performance Coach and Instructor at the Queen’s Smith School of Business
    • Topic: Leadership Excellence & Thriving in a 24/7 world  - critical skills to manage pressure and operate at peak efficiency
  • 26 Oct 2016 8:50 PM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    TODN members receive 15% off WORKTECH16 Toronto: Explore the Future of Work & the Workplace

    CONFERENCE: Tuesday 1st November, 9am – 5.00pm, McCarthy Tetrault, Toronto Canada

    The future of work is on everyone's agenda. WORKTECH16 Toronto brings thought leaders together to share cutting edge ideas on the future, from both a people and technology perspective. This uniquely-focused event will cover a mix of strategy, technology and property, to give you a real indepth understanding of the future of workplace and how this will affect business. It will allow an understanding of the key drivers of change and enablers of innovation that will shape where and when work takes place.

    Our global speakers will explore future technologies, cutting edge award-winning workplaces and human capital. We will be hearing from the following experts,

    • Jeremy Myerson, Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
    • Matthew Claudel, Researcher MIT Senseable City Lab and Product Manager
    • Lorri Rowlandson - Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions, Brookfield Global Integrated
    • Solutions
    • Melissa Marsh - Founder & CEO, PLASTARC

    …And many more!

    Join over 150 senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management, architecture, design and professional advisers will gather to further knowledge and share best practice and expertise.


    Click here to purchase your conference tickets

  • 09 Jun 2016 6:00 PM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    TODN member offer -  $100 discount with the code - TODN  - Full-day workshop July 13th 2016

    If you run workshops or training - You want to know how to make sure you create the best possible experience for them to benefit from. You want to make sure that you create the best workshop ever given on your chosen subject.

    Using LEGO to Improve Your Facilitation Impact

    This is where LEGO shines through as a means of facilitation for creating unique workshops that no-one will forget in a long while.

    Back in the late 90s LEGO were facing problems. They were losing out to video games, with more and more children having games consoles in the home. This lead to them having an internal revolution. They needed to change and change fast. So, what did they do? They encouraged their staff to play with LEGO. They used it as a tool for innovation.

    This proved successful, unlocking wider opportunities they had not even considered before. Through what they later coined as Serious Play, LEGO innovated their staff and improved their market share.

    Today this methodology has been recognized as fantastic facilitation skills to be passed on between workshop facilitators worldwide. They open up all kinds of doorways, ensuring that there is room for the workshop attendants to grow whilst they learn. You can read all about the science and theory behind LEGO Serious Play here.

    We are offering a one-day workshop to help you to understand the basics of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY and how you can implement it into small modules of your training process.

    Click here to join us!

  • 24 May 2016 9:34 PM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    TODN member offer on the 3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology. The conference will be on June 15 - 17, 2016 at the beautiful White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

    The conference features some of the world's leading experts on applying positive psychology to clinical, educational, organizational and community settings.

    For example, keynotes include Barbara Fredrickson, David Cooperrider, Lea Waters, Kim Cameron and Caroline Miller.

    Over the two days, there will be over 100 speakers, with learning directed at educational resilience (children and youth), mental health, coaching, research, and HR-Organizational development. You can choose from more than 40 concurrent sessions, and hear 4 world renown keynote speakers.

    A number of applied pre-conference workshops will also be held on June 15th.

    TODN members receive a special discount of $200 off the 3 day bundle including the Pre-Conference or $150 off the 2 day Conference registration (applies to current CPPA member and Non-member rates only).

    Please use the special rate code NIAGW . Students, please use code STUD100 to receive an additional $100 off the current student rates.

    (This promotion cannot be applied to any previous pricing or registrations; our Early-Birds benefited from the best conference pricing.)

    To learn more about the conference, please click here to register and/or view the preliminary agenda. 3rd Canadian Conference On Positive Psychology

  • 19 Apr 2016 1:55 AM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)
    I'm inviting people interested in supporting Attawapiskat with their time/ideas/resources.  Please, join our FB group  where you can share/find ideas on how can we organize ourselves to support the community there. Or, make a donation The donations will be used to send books/crafts/workshop materials and help youth leaders to organize personal development/community-building sessions on-site, with the intention of supporting the development of youth in their community building efforts through learning and dialogue sessions. 
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