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  • 16 Oct 2019 3:51 PM | Kristen Thomason (Administrator)

    November 22 to 24 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre located at 6 Garamond Court Toronto - TODN members receive 10% off Toronto Change Days 2019!

    Promising to be a learning experience unlike any other, the 2019 theme is “Living Values” and we will be spending the whole of the weekend of November 22-24, having a fun packed exploration of change and our theme. I know several of your members benefited form the experience last year, and still discuss the experience to this day!

    The format is based on the highly successful Berlin Change Days, which maximizes the benefits of interactive, inclusive and engaged learning through facilitated workshops to a conference model. We don’t have speakers, we limit presentations and we encourage our sessions to be different and pushing the boundaries of change and learning. Our workshop facilitators take risks, and deliver highly creative and engaging sessions in 90 minute windows, interwoven by a weekend learning journey delivering by dynamic hosts.  We encourage our participants to jump in, and be bold and daring in sharing their experiences and their desire to learn. We value human relationships and connection, and drop the sales pitches.  This conference is not all about adding to your collection of anonymous business cards and the challenge to stay away as talking heads deliver PowerPoint presentation after presentation. If you are a change agent, a change disruptor or a change navigator who would love to meet a great group of dynamic people enthused and keen to learn about change, this is your kind of space!

    With almost 30 international facilitators bringing their global presence to the event, we don’t want it to feel like anything else the Toronto Change Community has previously experienced. We keep it small enough to maintain a feeling of community and no more than 150 people will be there. We are excited to have Stephan and Sander Ummelen bringing their “Church of Change” to open proceedings and a range of workshops focused on change and values through the lenses of fashion, history, the future, technology, yoga and many more... This will be an amazing weekend of change focused learning for all attendees.

    The discount code for TODN members is TODN2019

    Conference information can be found at

    Registration can be made at

  • 25 Sep 2019 1:28 PM | Kristen Thomason (Administrator)

    Date: Nov 6th & 7th with optional day on the 8th

    Time: 8am – 5pm both days (and the same on the optional third day)

    Location: Sonoma County Wine Country (170 Railroad St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401)

    Here's your chance to participate in the first-ever talent development conference especially for innovators, movers & shakers who want to connect,  learn from each other, and help shape the future of talent development. Experience cutting-edge thought leadership from keynoters, facilitators, and attendees, solve real problems, build your network, and accelerate your career. The conference will be packed with 9 interactive sessions and workshops, plus 4 amazing keynotes from big thought leaders like Josh Bersin, Liz Wiseman, Julie Winkle-Giulioni and Michael Bungay Stanier.

    To access the TODN Member discount head to  and use code TODN300 

    For more information check out

  • 06 Sep 2019 2:58 PM | Kristen Thomason (Administrator)

    Join Brent Lowe and Susan Basterfield on Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – Tue, Oct 22, 2019, 4:30 PM EDT, at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Avenue, Toronto, ON M4E 2T4 

    Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn meeting structures, faciliation methods and ways of working that enhance relationships, build trust and surface otherwise untapped ideas. They quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone. Liberating Structures offer disruptive innovation that can replace more traditional controlling and constraining approaches.

    This 2-day Immersion Workshop is designed to introduce participants to a large number of Liberating Structures very rapidly – it’s a fast cycle “see one, do one, teach one, do another one” method of learning. The idea is to create awareness of the range of possibilities that Liberating Structures open up. Also, covering a wide variety of structures underscores the idea that there is no single way to address complex challenges.

    To secure your $50 discount, go to, click on the green tickets button, then on “Enter Promotional Code” in the top right of the screen. The Toronto OD Network promotional code is TODN.

    For more information see

  • 09 Aug 2019 4:41 PM | Kristen Thomason (Administrator)

    Taking place 4th and 5th November 2019 at McCarthy Tetrault and Deloitte House, this conference brings together some truly inspiring and innovative thinkers to discuss the future of work and the workplace. WORKTECH19 will examine innovations and developments that will have a significant impact on the way we work. It is the forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation.

    WORKTECH brings innovative ideas and inspiration to the workplace community through inter-disciplinary speakers and learning experience to enhance creativity and move thinking forward. Join 100+ 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 practise and expertise.

    Click here to access the TODN members 20% discount:

  • 19 Jun 2019 9:20 PM | Jane Watson (Administrator)

    Business Coaching Advantage Certification Program™

    TODN Members save $200 on BCA Part 1: Coaching Essentials!

    Gain the skills, confidence, and credibility to coach in a business context with the Business Coaching Advantage Certification Program™.  Ideal if you are a HR business partner, OD consultant or a leader with a significant focus on coaching and developing other leaders – and you want to enhance your coaching capabilities and earn an internationally recognized credential.

    Created by Dorothy Greenaway and Melinda Sinclair, Principals of PeopleDynamics Learning Group and internationally recognized experts in leadership coaching, coach education and leadership development.  Also co-authors of The Leadership Coach’s Advantage: A Guide for Practice. The Business Coaching Advantage Program™ is accredited by two of the world’s most prominent and well-recognized coaching associations; the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) and the International Coach Federation (ICF).

    Rates & Dates for BCA Part 1: Coaching Essentials

    • September 25, 2019 start: Virtual coursework & practicum (Regular: $3,645 CAD; TODN Members: $3,445 CAD + tax)
    • October 16, 2019 start: In-person coursework & virtual practicum (Regular: $4,640 CAD; TODN Members: $4,440 CAD + tax)


    • BCA Part 1 is WABC Accredited - graduates earn the designation: Registered Corporate Coach™
    • Continue on with BCA Parts 2 & 3 (Advanced) to earn your ICF ACC or PCC credential.

    For more details, sign up for our next Info Session or e-mail Maggie DiStasi here or call 416-988-5115.

  • 10 May 2019 12:19 PM | Jane Watson (Administrator)

    For Mental Health month Starlingbrook Leadership Consulting is offering a free course for leaders on How to Lead a Mentally Healthy Workplace.

    Register here for essential insights and actionable tips on how to create a healthy workplace. You'll learn: 

    • How to minimize the stigma associated with mental health.
    • Signs and symptoms of when someone is becoming unwell.
    • How to start a conversation with someone you are concerned about.
    • How to support your employee without burning yourself out either.

  • 05 Apr 2019 9:44 PM | Jane Watson (Administrator)

    The Certified Change Agent credential is an internationally recognized designation. Attendees focus across the three days on three pillars of learning – How people experience change, how organizations navigate change and how to develop your role as a change agent to support people and their organization through change.

    The workshop engages you with active discussions, individual, pairs and group activities, multimedia learning, Lego® Serious Play® and a set of unique and proven tools and techniques for change enablement. The workshop includes 9 different change approaches, the competency of leadership, the relationship of project management and agile approaches in change, personal resilience, stakeholder engagement and influence without authority and more. The workshop is delivered by Rich Batchelor with over 25 years of experience in change across the globe.

    Upcoming Dates and locations:

    TORONTO: MAY 25-26 (weekend intensive)

    OTTAWA: JUN 5-7

    TORONTO: JUN 19-21

    SUDBURY: JUN 26-28

    TORONTO: SEP 18-20

    LONDON: OCT 2-4


    TORONTO: DEC 4-6

    To access the TODN member discount, use code TODN150 during registration. 

  • 29 Mar 2019 8:20 AM | Jane Watson (Administrator)

    Conflict management coaching, also known as conflict coaching, is a specialized niche in the field of coaching in which a trained coach assists clients on a one-on-one basis to effectively manage their interpersonal disputes and enhance their conflict management skills.

    The CINERGY® model of conflict management coaching was created in 1999 by certified coach and former lawyer Cinnie Noble - author of Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You and Conflict Management Coaching: The CINERGY™ Model.

    Participants who attend our four-day workshops are entitled to 29-31 CCEUs from the International Coach Federation.


    Upcoming 2019 Course Dates:

    • in Ottawa November 12-15
    • in Toronto November 19-22

    Link for more Information: or contact TODN member Cinnie Noble at

    NOTE: There is a $200.00 discount for our workshops for members of TODN. JUST SAY YOU ARE A TODN MEMBER WHEN YOU REGISTER AND THE DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED.

  • 19 Mar 2019 12:29 PM | Kristen Thomason (Administrator)

    Lead and support change at any level!

    UPCOMING Program DATES April 15, 2019 - January 31, 2020

    Location Miles S. Nadal Management Centre 222 Bay Street, Toronto

    Designed for both those new to OD and Change, as well as those who have been practicing in the field without formal training, The Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change has been designed to give you the applied knowledge and practical experience necessary to solve critical business and organization development challenges with proven behavioral science-based approaches and techniques. Building on theory/practice integration, you will develop a repertoire of skills, knowledge and resources that will be immediately applicable to your own workplace setting – whether a business, government, healthcare, not-for-profit or volunteer organization. 

    11 days + 6 days practicum over 9 months

    Optional: Start your Masters Certificate journey at any of the first three standalone modules. Complete all modules to obtain your Masters Certificate.

    For more details or to register see:
  • 15 Mar 2019 3:01 PM | Kristen Thomason (Administrator)

    Human Synergistics accreditation and certification programs prepare change agents to use the Human Synergistics integrated suite of assessments and simulations to produce measurable improvements in individuals, groups, and organizations. This network of change agents supports us in our mission of Changing the World — One Organization at a Time®.

    There are three different Certification Workshops multiple times a year (in both English and in French- this agreement is specific to the English workshops that are offered here in Ontario).

    · General Certification Workshop- Team and Group development & Leadership Development

    · Culture Certification workshop- Organizational Culture Inventory™

    · Leadership Impact Workshop- Leadership Impact Inventory™

    These interactive, hands-on workshops prepare you to expertly apply our assessments, surveys, and simulations to meet a variety of organizational change and development goals, including developing effective employees and teams, enhancing the impact of leaders, and building Constructive cultures.

    To access the TODN discount download the sign up form for the workshop you wish to attend and specify you are a TODN member.

    Impact Workshop 2019.pdf

    General Certification Workshop 2019.pdf

    Culture Workshop 2019.pdf

    For further information visit

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