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Upcoming TODN Events

Our theme for 2018/2019 is Elevating Workplace Wellness Through OD

Mark your calendars with these upcoming event dates:
  • Wednesday September 26, 2018 - UnScripted Mindset: Think Faster. Lead Smarter. Act Now!
  • Wednesday October 17, 2018 - Dealing with Post Traumatic Job Disorder (PTJD)
  • Thursday November 15, 2018 - Winter Social & The Wellness Mentor Conundrum
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - Virtual Event: 5 Surprising Sources of Negativity in Change, and How to Turn Them Around
  • Wednesday February 13, 2019 - Speaker & TODN AGM
  • Thursday March 7, 2019
  • Wednesday April 17, 2019 - What Constitutes a Conflict Intelligent Organization?
  • Thursday June 6, 2019 - Summer Social & Wise Crowd Consulting
  • Wednesday September 11, 2019
  • Thursday October 17, 2019
  • Wednesday November 20, 2019
Testimonials from past TODN event attendees:

"TODN did it again with a great speaker serving content rich insight on a plate of warm motivation!" Seymour Hersh

"Sarah is a very positive, engaging and inspiring speaker and I found her session to be highly valuable. She is an expert in people and business and she shared numerous helpful tips on how to take your business to the next level while remaining true to your values." TODN member

Upcoming events

    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E. Gallery
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    Date: Thursday November 15, 2018
    Fee: Guests $75 (CAD) Early Bird through November 8th, $85 thereafter (CAD)

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

    Description: Winter Social & The Wellness Mentor Conundrum

    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

    Primary event: The Wellness Mentor Conundrum with Dina Barazza

    In this interactive workshop, we will explore how wellness and mentoring are a key ingredient to one’s success.  We will discuss the key attributes to owning a mentor mindset and key considerations to building your own mentor mind map. This framework can be applied to both personal and professional development and future collaborations for others.

    Dina Barazza, Certified Mentor Practitioner (CMP) & Leadership Expert will expand on the benefits of mentoring, what mentoring does for self and others in both a personal and professional setting while providing tips to manage one’s personal conundrum.  The journey of mentoring and wellness has been proven to be a recipe for success and during this workshop, you will draw through expressions, self-reflect, discuss, consider and map out key actions towards your own wellness mentoring mind map.

    Participants in this workshop will have a participant guide for note taking, engage in group discussions, and participate in developing their very own mentor mind map. 

    This program is designed to highlight the key ways to deliver future workshops and create an effective and impactful learning experience, along with the template & tools towards self-development.

    Facilitator Bio:

    Dina Barazza is the President and Chief Learning Officer of The Talent Consortium, a consulting practice specializing in human resource consultation, leadership & mentor programs. She has more than 25 years of experience in organizational effectiveness, learning & leadership, education, sales and marketing, project management and human resources. 

    As a professional speaker, motivator and fire-starter, Dina is an advocate and voice for women, persons with disabilities and young professionals. At the forefront of workforce and diversity & inclusion and workforce mandates, she has been a champion for women’s development. Dina is the Founder of Avanti Women, a GTA member-based organization that empowers women to move forward professionally and personally through networking, mentoring and learning. In addition to being a business consultant, speaker and mentor in the women space, she has developed a reputation for her trailblazing thought leadership in women empowerment.

    As a part-time professor at Humber College, Dina has taught over 500 students, teaching mostly training and development courses. She is certified as Human Resources Leader, Achieve Global Trainer and graduated from the Disney Institute with Business and Management Effectiveness. She is also a MBTI & DiSC Certified Trainer and is Internationally Certified as a Mentor Practitioner.

    Note: Please advise us of any dietary restrictions or disability-related accommodations required at least 7 days prior to the event at:

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual Event (Webinar)
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    Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Fee: Guests $25 (CAD) Early Bird through November 21st, $35 thereafter (CAD)

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

    Description: 5 Surprising Sources of Negativity in Change, and How to Turn Them Around

    Event Itinerary:

    • 12:00 - Introductions and announcements
    • 12:05 - Primary event
    • 1:20 - Event wrap-up and other business
    • 1:30 - Event concludes

    Primary event: 5 Surprising Sources of Negativity in Change, and How to Turn Them Around with

    Linda Hoopes, President of Resilience Alliance, is on a mission to bring more positivity into the tools and practices of organizational change. In 25+ years of work in the field, she has identified a strong and unconscious bias to frame much of what we do in negative terms: gaps, risks, failure rates, resistance etc. While this perspective can be valuable, she believes that power, energy, and competitive advantage come from consciously incorporating a more positive point of view. In this webinar, she will highlight five specific, practical ways to add positivity to your work.

    Speaker Bio:

    Linda Hoopes is an author, speaker, and consultant who helps individuals, teams, and organizations learn to thrive in turbulence. She incorporates a wide range of perspectives in her work, including a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology, 15+ years working with change expert Daryl Conner, 20+ years of studying and writing about resilience, certification as a massage therapist, and her passions for travel, music, sailboat racing, and photography. One of her super powers is taking complex ideas and expressing them in elegant, practical ways. She is the author of two books, including Prosilience: Building Your Resilience for a Turbulent World, which won the EPIC 2018 e-book award in the nonfiction category.
    • 17 Apr 2019
    • 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E. Gallery Room
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    Date: Wednesday April 17 2019
    Fee: Guests $75 (CAD) Early Bird through April 10th, $85 thereafter (CAD)

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

    Description: What Constitutes a Conflict Intelligent Organization?

    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: What Constitutes a Conflict Intelligent Organization?

    Inevitable as it is, interpersonal and team conflict in workplaces is generally not viewed as an opportunity for growth and development of the organization or its staff. Rather, ill-managed conflict or avoiding the signals it raises can result in costly problems due to attrition, stress and medical leaves, reduced productivity, low morale and even loss of reputation.

    On April 17, 2019 please join conflict specialist Cinnie Noble, who will share her expertise about the opportunities to be gained from facing conflict head on. She will discuss what constitutes a conflict intelligent organization and what the ingredients are for building one.

    Bio of the speaker:

    Cinnie Noble is a former social worker and lawyer who entered the world of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the 90’s. She is a certified mediator and coach (PCC) and is a pioneer of the CINERGY® model of conflict management coaching. Cinnie coaches and trains her model worldwide and is passionate about helping people find their way through conflict and training others to do so.

    Cinnie is the author of two coaching books – Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You( and Conflict Management Coaching:  The CINERGY™ Model ( In 1991, Cinnie was appointed Member of the Order of Canada for her work in the travel industry for people with disabilities.

Past events

17 Oct 2018 Dealing with Post Traumatic Job Disorder (PTJD)
26 Sep 2018 UnScripted Mindset: Think Faster. Lead Smarter. Act Now!
21 Jun 2018 Virtual Event: How to Grow a Six-Figure OD Business
02 May 2018 The Motivated Brain
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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