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Upcoming TODN Events

The theme for 2017/2018 is Innovation in Organizational Development

Mark your calendars 
  • Wed Feb 7, 2018 
    • Strengthening Your OD Practice Through Positive Psychology and TODN AGM 
  • Thurs March 8, 2018
    •  Design Thinking Methodology in Action with Lee-Anne McAlear
  • Wed April 18, 2018
    • Diversity, Innovation and Bias with Renée Bazile-Jones
  • Wed May 2, 2018 
    • The Motivated Brain with Helle Bundgaard and Summer Social  

Upcoming events

    • 02 May 2018
    • 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E. Birkbeck Room
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    Date: Wednesday May 2nd 2018
    Fee: Guests $75 (CAD) Early Bird through April 25th, $85 thereafter (CAD)

    Location: Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E., Birkbeck Rm.

    Description: The Motivated Brain

    Event Itinerary:

    • 5:15 - Sign-in and open networking
    • 6:15 - Board introductions
    • 6:30 - Primary event
    • 8:15 - Wrap-up and other business

    Primary event: The Motivated Brain

    Motivation Factors help individuals, teams and organizations identify what to pursue and what to avoid to stay highly motivated. We measure, develop and help maintain motivation:

    Measure: We offer a suite of motivation assessments, which identifies the individual’s or the team’s motivational drivers and measure the level of motivation.

    Develop: Based on the assessment results, we provide a various exercises, workshops and programs to improve the individual’s or team’s motivation.

    Maintain: We offer different kinds of maintenance and follow-up programs

    Learning outcomes for this talk:

    • How is motivation connected to the brain?
    • Why is motivation too important to leave it to someone else (e.g. your manager)?
    • How can you take control and ownership of your own motivation?
    • What is the return on investment in motivation?
    • Why is extrinsic motivation short term – and intrinsic motivation long term?

    Approximately two weeks before the talk, we will invite (free of charge of course) all participants to complete the Motivation Factor Pin Pointer Pro – our extended motivation assessment. In combination with the speech, the assessment result will help the attendee to understand his or her own motivational drivers, and I will use the assessment results for a live demonstration. (We of course confirm that the contact information only will be used for this event – and will be deleted after use.)

    More Details:

    Motivation theory has acknowledged the individual aspect of motivation and even gone so far as to provide ways to catalog different sets of motivators, behaviors and styles, yet we still end up with a one-size-fits-all approach. The mass motivation approach may offer short-term results and incentive programs and benefits may earn us a place on the “Best Places to Work” lists, but in the long run, are simply not effective.  Motivation is a complex interplay of factors unique to each of us which requires personal connection and dynamic management.  This sounds complex.  It doesn’t have to be.

    Join us for an inspiring informative talk to learn about how to identify and strategically invest in your and your employees own motivation.

    Bio of the speaker

    Helle Bundgaard

    Following a successful career as a senior sales and business development executive for Fortune 500 companies, Helle decided in 2003, to pursue her passion for human behavior and motivation.

    Her goal was to bridge theory and practice by developing non-complex tools which, used in a simple way, could uncover behavioral patterns and personal motivation factors – something that often feels like a complex and confusing process.

    Four years of intensive research on the brain’s reaction and response patterns, combined with known psychological and motivational theories, led to the launch of the Hierarchy of Motivation© and the Motivation Factor® Methodology. Both are the foundation of Motivation Factor as we know it today.

    In addition to heading up Motivation Factor, Helle is External Lecturer at UNIL – University of Lausanne, SIM – Singapore Institute of Management and member of the international coaching team at IMD – International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland, where she coaches senior executives from around the world.

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Virtual Event (Webinar)
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    Date: Thursday, June 21st 2018
    Fee: Guests $75 (CAD) Early Bird through June 14th, $85 thereafter (CAD)

    Location: Virtual (Dial-in instructions for joining the webinar will be sent to registered participants closer to the event date)

    Description: How to Grow a Six-Figure OD Business

    Event Itinerary:

    • 6:30 - Introductions and announcements
    • 6:40 - Primary event
    • 8:10 - Event wrap-up and other business
    • 8:15 - Event concludes

    Primary event: How to Grow a Six-Figure OD Business

    In this virtual session, Sarah McVanel will share how she built a six-figure OD business in eighteen months. She will explain the diversified revenue stream model she uses and how it enables scale, flexibility and a family-first focus. This session will include strategies and tools you can use to start or grow your business that will shirk off doubt and worries. You can even use these tools as an established OD practitioner to reinvigorate your business if you’ve maxed out on your time or energy. We will explore making decisions for your business based on your passions and core values. This session will also include tips and tools for OD experts who are ready to venture into speaking or simply want to offer more value to their clients by way of some emerging trends, such as virtual offerings.

    Speaker Bio:

    Sarah McVanel helps leaders leverage the exponential power of recognition to retain top talent and sustain healthy bottom lines. She speaks nationally on the topic, leads workshops, coaches leaders and conducts organizational recognition program reviews.

    Sarah is a Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional, Professional Certified Coach, Certified Human Resources Leader and President-Elect of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. She has a BA in Psychology, MSc in Family Relations, and Diplomas in Human Resources and Healthcare Administration.

    Sarah has over 17 years’ experience including at a senior leadership level and now owns the boutique firm Greatness Magnified. She is an author of peer-reviewed journals, industry articles, three books, Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness: Solution Focused Strategies for Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines (2015), The FROG Effect: Tools and Strategies to Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness (2016) and #GreatnessBizHacks: 100+ Tips to Grow a Profitable, Service-Based Business You Love! (2018), as well as a comprehensive membership site The FROG Portal: Strategies and Tools to Retain Your Best Staff and Clients.

    Additional Helpful Resources:

          Resources available for participants at no charge here

    ●      Examples of products Sarah can send you to sample here

Past events

18 Apr 2018 Diversity, Innovation and Bias
08 Mar 2018 Design Thinking Methodology In Action
07 Feb 2018 Strengthening Your Organization and OD Practice Through Positive Psychology & TODN AGM
16 Nov 2017 Wise Crowd Consulting and Winter Social
18 Oct 2017 The Role of Technology in Driving Organizational Change
12 Sep 2017 The Innovation Neuropathway
08 Jun 2017 TODN Unconference - Summer Social and Sharing
19 Apr 2017 “VUCA” Leadership: Leveraging "VUCA Prime" to Thrive in Turbulent Times…"
09 Mar 2017 Deepen your OD capacity with Michael Bungay Stanier
08 Feb 2017 "Conversational Intelligence" followed by AGM
24 Nov 2016 Wise Crowd Consulting and Winter Social
19 Oct 2016 LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace: Opportunities, Challenges, and Legal Imperatives
15 Sep 2016 ROWE: Opportunities and Challenges
01 Jun 2016 Summer Social
14 Apr 2016 What does the future of work look like?
02 Mar 2016 The Talent Revolution: 3 Mega Trends Fueling a New Focus on People in 2016
04 Feb 2016 The Shifting Nature of Work and the Workplace:A Model for Engagement in Cross-Cultural Teams
18 Nov 2015 Redefining Engagement - Winter Social
14 Oct 2015 Redefining Engagement - Achieving Outcomes Through Building Connection
16 Sep 2015 Redefining Engagement - Considering Generational Perspectives
11 Jun 2015 TODN Unconference - Summer Social and Sharing
06 May 2015 Improv! Come Play!
26 Mar 2015 Learning and Performance through Facilitated Peer Coaching
18 Feb 2015 TODN Annual General Meeting
18 Feb 2015 The Future of Learning
27 Nov 2014 "Drumming" and Networking - Our Annual Winter Social
23 Oct 2014 M​ental Health in the Workplace
17 Sep 2014 Building Resilient Organizations: Lessons from the US Army and the Science of Resilience
24 Jul 2014 TODN Patio Night
12 Jun 2014 Holacracy--with Fernando Lopez
08 May 2014 New Mental Models for Working with Teams and Organizations--with Mark Federman
27 Mar 2014 Agile Change Management--with Jason Little
27 Mar 2014 TODN Annual General Meeting
12 Feb 2014 Rescheduled for May: New Mental Models for Working with Teams and Organizations--with Mark Federman

Refund Policy for Events

In order to create a positive environment for our participants, we work with our venue and catering partners in advance of our TODN events, to plan for anticipated numbers. If you are unable to attend an event that you have paid for (i.e. non-members), we do appreciate a minimum of 48 hour’s notice, and will extend you a “credit” to our next event”. We also appreciate that “life happens” and understand that there may be exceptions that require you to miss at the last minute. If this is the case, please contact us and we will work with you to determine credit.

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