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Upcoming TODN Events

The theme for 2017/2018 is Innovation in Organizational Development

Mark your calendars 
  • Tues Sept 12, 2017
  • Wed Oct 18, 2017
  • Thurs Nov 16, 2017 – Winter Social
  • Wed Feb 7, 2018 – Event and AGM 
  • Thurs March 8, 2018 
  • Wed April 18, 2018
  • Thurs June 7, 2018 – Summer Social (UnConference) 

Upcoming events

    • 07 Feb 2018
    • 5:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E. Gallery Room
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    Date: Wednesday Feb 7 2018
    Fee: Guests $75 (CAD) Early Bird through Jan 31st, $85 thereafter (CAD)

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

    Description: Strengthening Your Organization and OD Practice Through Positive Psychology & TODN AGM

    Event Itinerary:

    • 5:15 - Sign-in and open networking
    • 6:00 - Board introductions
    • 6:15 - Primary event
    • 8:00 - Event wrap up and other business
    • 8:15 - AGM
    • 9:00 - Evening concludes

    Primary event: Strengthening Your Organization and OD Practice Through Positive Psychology

    Positive psychology is the science that seeks to explore ‘what’s works’, while traditional psychology has had a predominantly deficit focus on ‘what’s wrong’. Positive psychology can bring a much needed balance to the field of OD by bringing attention to individual and organization strengths and capacities.

    Many business leaders are turning to this emergent evidence-based research to answer the question, “How can I bring and benefit from sustainable well-being to my organization?” Using a positive psychology lens, this interactive session will provide tools and strategies that will not only enhance the well-being of your people, but also assist in identifying and leveraging their strengths to optimize performance outcomes. Learn about how recognizing the ‘positively deviant’ assets within your organization will keep you on the cutting edge of being an Innovation-inspired Positive Organization Development (IPOD) professional.

    Sajel's Bio: Sajel Bellon (Ed.D, CTSS) is a thought-leader, mental wellness professional, educator, and professional speaker who specializes in the sciences of well-being, human connection, positive organizational transformation and post traumatic growth for individuals. She strives to educate and inspire others about various topics and their benefits. For example, “Being Optimally Deviant” and “Whole Systems Thinking” cultivate space for change and enhancing life/work experiences.

    As an adult educator and curriculum developer, Sajel created Canada’s first Positive Psychology Certificate program for Wilfrid Laurier University, where she currently instructs in the program. She continues to design, facilitate and lecture globally at institutions such as UC Berkeley, Central Queensland University, and Champlain College. She continues to partner with organizations (SAHMRI, WPEA, IPEN) internationally to create highly-innovative and collaborative initiatives. Her philosophy in cultivating human connection fosters success and well-being for those under her leadership and with her in partnership.


    After the event, the TODN 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Birkbeck Room at the Ontario Heritage Building.

    At that time, we will have a call for nominations for three positions - Technology, Treasurer and Membership Director.

    As a board, we are a small, interactive team focused on creating the best experiences possible for our members. We are hands-on, passionate about our profession and eager to be involved.

    Past events

    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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