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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, January 30, 2019 - Virtual Event: Networking for Introverts
  • Wednesday February 13, 2019 - Developing Resilience During Change & TODN AGM
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Wednesday March 20, 2019 - Virtual Event: Beyond Leadership: What the Study of Individual Development Can Tell Us about Transforming Organizations
  • Wednesday April 17, 2019 - What Constitutes a Conflict Intelligent Organization?
  • Thursday May 2, 2019 - Virtual Event: Want High Engagement? Help Employees Find Their Purpose
  • Wednesday May 8, 2019 
  • Thursday June 6, 2019 - Summer Social & Wise Crowd Consulting
  • Wednesday June 19, 2019 - Virtual Event
  • Wednesday September 18, 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

"Excellent webinar presentation today by Linda Hoopes. Very useful and professional." Peter Lawton  

Upcoming events

    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual Event (Webinar)
    • 45
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    Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Fee: Guests $25 (CAD) Early Bird through January 23, $35 thereafter (CAD)

    Note: Registration will be closed on January 29th to ensure all participants can be provided with the link to this virtual session. 

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

    Description: Networking for Introverts

    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:  Networking for Introverts

    Does the word 'networking' make you uncomfortable? Do you believe it has something to do with introversion? The truth is, some of the best networkers are introverts, but it's our mindset that needs work on. Join Bobby Umar, 5x TEDx speaker and author of "How to Network Anywhere, Anytime, with Anyone", as she shares his best insights into more mindful networking, and creating relationships that foster great meaning and wellness. Learn to build, grow and leverage your network. Discover how to make a lasting impression, grow a large network of contacts, nurture mutually beneficial relationships and maintain authenticity in person and online, including practical tips to leverage platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Even if you are an introvert in a new environment, Bobby can teach you how to leverage your introverted superpowers and be one of the most memorable people in the room.

    Speaker's Bio

    Bobby Umar, President Raeallan, CEO, DYPB - Discover Your Personal Brand

    Bobby Umar is an inspirational speaker, coach, and one of the most prolific advocates of heart-based leadership in North America. Inc Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brené Brown, John Maxwell and Robin Sharma. Bobby is a 5x TEDx speaker, and one of the top social media influencers in the world, with over half a million followers. He has been named the "2nd Best Business Coach to Follow" on Twitter and the "4th Best Leadership Influencer" according to Kred. Bobby is an author of three books, including an international #1 Best Seller. He is also a frequent Huffington Post contributor and he is the host of a weekly tweetchat called “The Power of Connection” that has reached over 65 million impressions weekly. To date, his social media influence has garnered over 1 billion impressions. Bobby was also named a "2015 Speaker to Watch” and most recently, he was named a "Top 7 Networking Guru to Follow".

    A social media advocate, who champions authentic connection and leadership, Bobby has appeared on dozens of podcasts, TV and radio shows. With a background in brand marketing (Kraft and Unilever), engineering (Bombardier) and the performing arts (Second City), Bobby has led Raeallan (www.raeallan.com) for over a decade and is now a recognized thought leader in networking, social media and personal branding. He founded the DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand (www.dypb.ca) conference, the largest event in North America dedicated solely to personal branding, featuring 60 experts and over 300 delegates. 250,000+ people from across the world have experienced Bobby’s high-energy keynotes, interactive team-building activities, and engaging workshops.


    • 13 Feb 2019
    • 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E. Gallery Room
    • 48
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    Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019

    Fees: Please note the four registration options available to you for this session (two for members and two for non-members). To get the most out of this session, we strongly recommended that participants complete a Personal Resilience Questionnaire in advance. The cost of $30.00 per person can be paid with your registration.

    Guests:

    • With the Personal Resilience Questionnaire: $105 (CAD) Early Bird by February 6, $115 thereafter (CAD)
    • Without the Personal Resilience Questionnaire: $75 (CAD) Early Bird by February 6, $85 thereafter (CAD)
    Paid TODN Members:
    • With the Personal Resilience Questionnaire: $30 (CAD)
    • Without the Personal Resilience Questionnaire: Free

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

    Description: Developing Resilience During Change & TODN AGM

    Event Itinerary:

    • 5:15 - Sign-in and open networking
    • 6:15 - Board introductions
    • 6:30 - Primary event
    • 8:15 - Event wrap-up and other business
    • 8:25 - AGM
    • 9:00 - Event concludes

    Primary event: Developing Resilience During Change with Tidal Shift followed by the TODN AGM

    When an individual is experiencing high levels of change, their capacity to adapt can rapidly be depleted. Resilience—the ability to remain productive during turbulence—helps people achieve better outcomes for themselves and their organizations. This session examines why change can be challenging and introduces a set of seven “change muscles” that help individuals use their energy more effectively as they move through the adaptation process. 

    By the end of the session, you will increase your knowledge and ability to:

    ·       Understand why change can be challenging.

    ·       Formulate effective responses to change-related challenges.

    ·       Enhance your own resilience.

    ·       Deliver more effective performance during turbulence.

    Prerequisites

    To get the most of out of this session, we strongly recommend that participants complete the Personal Resilience Questionnaire (online, available in multiple languages, takes about 15-20 minutes). The cost is $30.00 – those who purchase the assessment as part of their event registration will receive a link to complete it ahead of the session.

    Once the online assessment is completed, participants will receive their individual profile on their own resilience (at the session), which will help with gaining greater understanding what is required to be more resilient and the ability to develop an action plan for strengthening their resilience.

    Please note: If you are unable to complete the Questionnaire before February 8, 2019 you may not receive your results until after the session.

    Speaker’s Bio

    David Donaldson is a Practice Lead, Leadership & Change Management with TidalShift Inc. David is an experienced facilitator, trainer, courseware developer, and consultant with over 25 years of experience building and delivering solutions for clients across North America.

    David holds a Change Management Practitioner™ (CMP) designation from APMG International, a Project Management Professional (PMP®) designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and is a Certified Training & Development Professional (CTDP) from The Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly CSTD). He is an active member of The Institute for Performance and Learning as well as a faculty member for the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)—a strategic business unit of the Schulich School of Business at York University—for the Master Certificate in Adult Training and Development (MCATD) program.

    Toronto AGM

    After the event, the TODN 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Gallery Room at the Ontario Heritage Building. During the evening, we will be collecting your feedback on some of the new initiatives we implemented, i.e.:

    • Setting a yearly overarching theme instead of a per season theme
    • Posting our events as we source speakers and opening registration early 
    • Offering more virtual events 
    • Refreshing our catering offerings
    • Adding webinars from other OD Communities in our newsletters
    • New partnership opportunities (such as Art of Leadership, Toronto Change Days) and additional ticket giveaways

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


    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual Event (Webinar)
    • 44
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    Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Fee: Guests $25 (CAD) Early Bird through March 13, $35 thereafter (CAD)

    Note: Registration will be closed on March 19th to ensure all participants can be provided with the link to this virtual session. 

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

    Description: Beyond Leadership: What the Study of Individual Development Can Tell Us about Transforming Organizations

    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: Beyond Leadership: What the Study of Individual Development Can Tell Us about Transforming Organizations

    For the last several years, CEOs have been reporting that organizational leaders’ ability to meet the challenges of the future is one of their biggest concerns they have for their business. From the field of psychology, theories of adult development are contributing to our understanding of how we can develop leaders capable of meeting these challenges. In some organizations, this theory is guiding initial efforts at transforming the approach to leadership development. However, there are still significant challenges to redefining the way we develop organizational leaders with these vertical theories. Through the presentation of original research, this session will highlight the key factors determining whether organizations are prepared implement vertical leadership development. The conclusion of the session will consider how the field of organizational development can integrate learnings from vertical development to support the system-level changes needed to transform the way we develop leaders.


    Speaker Bio:

    Hannah Elise Jones is passionate about empowering individuals through organizational change. As a consultant, Hannah has worked with organizations across industries to assess and understand their culture in ways that enable positive change and unleash the potential of individuals. Her passion for improving the workplace experience drew her to the field of OD while at UC Berkeley, where she received an Interdisciplinary Field Studies degree, magna cum laude. As a student in the Master of Science in Organization Development program at Pepperdine University, Hannah developed a deep curiosity about the ways in which the field of OD can push its boundaries and become an essential strategic business function in all organizations. As the recipient of Pepperdine Graziadio Business School's George Award for Outstanding Students, Hannah has been recognized within the OD community and beyond for her dedication to the study and advancement of this field.
    • 17 Apr 2019
    • 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E. Gallery Room
    • 39
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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(https://www.cinergycoaching.com/conflict-mastery-questions-guide/) and Conflict Management Coaching:  The CINERGY™ Model (https://www.cinergycoaching.com/conflict-management-coaching-cinergy-model/). In 1991, Cinnie was appointed Member of the Order of Canada for her work in the travel industry for people with disabilities.

    • 02 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Virtual Event (Webinar)
    • 45
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    Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
    Fee: Guests $25 (CAD) Early Bird through April 25, 2019, $35 thereafter (CAD)

    Note: Registration will be closed on May 1st to ensure all participants can be provided with the link to this virtual session. 

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

    Description: Want High Engagement? Help Employees Find Their Purpose.

    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:  Want High Engagement? Help Employees Find Their Purpose.

    For thirty years, companies have tried to increase employee engagement with little success. It is time to switch the focus from engagement to wellbeing. By focusing on wellbeing, we can help employees connect their purpose to their work and as a result, rekindle the joy in work. This presentation will demonstrate the link between engagement and wellbeing and provide the road map for embarking on the wellbeing journey.  By doing so, organizations can experience an increase in customer satisfaction, a decrease turnover and greater profitability. Our presenter, Julie McGovern, will share a real life example of one organization’s three year journey to increase employee wellbeing.  

    Speaker's Bio: 

    Julie McGovern is currently the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland. In this role, she established the wellbeing framework to guide all workforce initiatives.

    Ms. McGovern has executive experience in various HR roles, including health benefits administration, talent development and recruitment, as well as guiding hospital mergers and integration. She has a Master’s degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources, as well as SHRM-Senior Certified Professional designations.

    Julie is the author of the book: The Happy Employee. She also co-authored the article Engaging Employees in Wellbeing: Moving from the Triple Aim to the Quadruple Aim, which was published in Nursing Administration Quarterly.

    Ms. McGovern is a board member for the Anne Arundel Workforce Initiatives Board and the Anne Arundel County United Way Partnership Board.

Past events

28 Nov 2018 Virtual Event: 5 Surprising Sources of Negativity in Change, and How to Turn Them Around
15 Nov 2018 Winter Social & The Wellness Mentor Conundrum
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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