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  • 09 Jan 2018 4:12 PM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    ICF Toronto all day conference "Journey to Mastery" on Tuesday March 6th, 2018 (8am - 5pm)

    Overcoming Immunity to Change: Keynote speaker Robert Kegan
    Bestselling author of Immunity to Change (2009), published by Harvard University Press. Robert will share a holistic approach to development that spans individuals, teams, and organizations.

    Being Irresistible: Michael Bungay Stanier
    Author of The Coaching Habit (2016) and recently voted the #3 Coaching Guru in the World. Michael will take us through a practical, hands-on, ‘the medium is the message’ session, showing us how to use the neuroscience of engagement to refine and enhance every experience we create.

    ICF Toronto 2018 PRISM Award 
    celebration luncheon will recognize organizations that use coaching to yield measurable business results. Recipients come from sector categories of small to large private, public and not for profits.

    Robert Kegan takes the stage again in the afternoon...

    Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization: Robert Kegan

    Robert's latest book, An Everyone Culture (2016), reveals how some companies organized around the simple conviction that organizations will best prosper when they are more deeply aligned with people's strongest motive, which is to grow.

    Early bird price available until January 31st, $275 for ICF Toronto membership and $375 for non members

  • 22 Oct 2017 9:36 PM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    BreakthroughHR 1

    Tuesday January 16, 2018  |  8:00 am - 12 noon |  Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville

    Presented by Silicon Halton and Facilitated by Bob Nagar- TODN Member

    We are entering an era where Talent Platforms make it possible to deconstruct work and disperse it to free agents in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. How are your company’s Human Resources functions impacted and how do you lead, and build future leaders, in this disrupted workforce future?

    Join us to hear David Creelman, co-author of Lead the work: Navigating A World Beyond Employment, share his insights on the future of work, and Professor Catherine Connelly will present on the unfortunate phenomenon of knowledge hiding in the workplace. In her interactive session we will talk about three types of knowledge hiding:

    1. Why knowledge hiding is a real problem
    2. Why people hide knowledge (and why some people don't)
    3. What can organizations and managers do differently, and what to do if you notice that people are hiding knowledge from you

    How can you disperse work if knowledge is hiding?

    If you are a Senior Human Resource Professional, Human Resources Manager, or CEO/COO in a knowledgeworker industry, then this Breakthrough HR event the place to learn, meet, think, and grow.


  • 19 Oct 2017 4:39 PM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    Presented by Emergenetics Ontario -

    Facilitated by Karen Elkin, TODN member

    TODN Members receive $50 off!


    On November 27, come check out Emergenetics, a proven psychometric tool used by corporations, public sector organizations, and individuals around the world, but new to the Canadian market. The Meeting of the Minds Workshop is a signature program developed to reveal thinking and behavioural preferences through experiential learning in order to realize greater individual and team potential. Developed by an educator and industrial psychologist, the Emergenetics profile is based on a wide body of academic literature covering psychology and neuroscience, and explores a 7-attribute model revealing both thinking and behaviour preferences – leading to more than 400 unique profiles and ensuring that no one feels "force-fit".

    This workshop is used as a talent development platform in a corporate or organizational environment by empowering individuals and setting the tone for a positive culture. Emergenetics workshops have been delivered around the world in a multitude of languages and settings, and can be customized to meet organizational development needs including leadership and/or personal development, team building, and communication.

    Your registration includes an individual Emergenetics profile, refreshments, and the Emergenetics experience: always simple to understand, easy to use, fully engaging and fun! Feel free to email Karen Elkin at with any questions before you register!

    Workshop Objectives

    This workshop is designed to help you:

    • Learn and understand your thinking and behavioral preferences
    • Work effectively with diverse teams
    • Increase self-awareness and confidence
    • Communicate more effectively
    • Build teams that are customized to meet organizational {needs or requirements}
    • Recognize personal and organizational core values

    Who should Attend

    • Individuals seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and others
    • Managers who aspire to build cohesive teams
    • Consultants/trainers looking for neuro-scientific tools that resonate with individuals and organizations
    • Coaches/mentors and psychologists who are interested in gaining additional insight into their processes

    Date: November 27, 2017

    Location: 87 Elm Street, Toronto (Boardroom)

    Time: 12:30 - 5:00 pm

    Cost: $249 (includes workshop and Emergenetics profile) - TODN members use the code 50OFF to receive a discount of $50

    Trainer: Karen Elkin

    Click HERE to register!!!

  • 01 Sep 2017 2:12 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 6th Annual GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Summit. Available to the first 100 registrants.

    When: Wednesday November 22, 2017
    Time: 9AM – 4PM
    Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

    Guest speakers and presentation topics include:

    • Dr. Bill Howatt, Chief Research & Development Officer, Workforce Productivity at Morneau Shepell Inc.
    Topic: Mental Health & Resiliency
    The Coping Crisis – Essential skills for employers and employees to deal effectively with environmental stressors and promote resiliency.
    • Tim Magwood, Master Storyteller and Catalyst at Mark of a Leader

      Topic: Leadership Excellence

      The art of storytelling to improve communication and maximize team effectiveness.

    • Todd Nelson, Senior Consultant and Investment Leader at Willis Towers Watson

      Topic: Emerging Trends in Employee Wellness Management

      Supporting financial well-being in a multi-generational workforce.

    • Judy Croon, Author, Comedian and Motivational Speaker

      Topic: Stress Management

      The power of humour to diffuse stress, build optimism and promote enthusiasm.

    Register online with promo code TODN HERE.

  • 29 Aug 2017 9:33 AM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    TODN members receive 15% off WORKTECH17 Toronto: Explore the Future of Work & the Workplace

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

    WORKTECH17 Toronto is the forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation.

    WORKTECH17 Toronto will attract some of the biggest and brightest names to debate, discuss, and divulge the last thinking on the Future of Work and the Workplace.

    Join senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management architecture, design and professional advisors to listen to global thought leaders, further their knowledge and share best practice and expertise.

    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 at 15% 

  • 28 Aug 2017 2:21 PM | Bob Nagar (Administrator)

    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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