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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 18, 2019 - Facilitated Open Space Technology and TODN Member networking
  • Wednesday October 16, 2019 - Ryan Burwell from the organization '21 Toys'
  • Wednesday November 20, 2019 - Winter Social and Guest Speaker - Michelle Chambers
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

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 21

    Date: Wednesday October 16, 2019
    Fee: Guests $75 (CAD) Early Bird through October 9, $85 thereafter (CAD)

    Location: Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), Annex Location, 720 Bathurst - ‘Garage’ Room

    Description: Empathy Toy Workshop

    Event Itinerary:

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

    Primary event: Empathy Toy Workshop

    The Empathy Toy from Twenty One Toys is a collaborative puzzle that can only be solved when the players clearly understand each other. A 90-minute Empathy Toy workshop provides a practical and hands-on introduction to techniques for leveraging empathy as a team. Through two rounds of gameplay with the Empathy Toy, each paired with expertly facilitated debrief discussions, participants will gain insight into the different communication, collaboration and problem-solving approaches that exist within their team. After the workshop participants will receive a series of action-oriented resources to help as they apply the insights they had about each other and themselves.

    Speaker’s Bio:

    Ryan Burwell

    As Director of Training and Facilitation at Twenty OneToys, Ryan Burwell develops workshops and training opportunities for innovators of all ages. He leads an incredible facilitation team in the delivery of play-based workshops to corporate teams, not-for-profits, K-12 educators, and post-secondary institutions. Delivered across the globe, these highly experiential and laughter-filled workshops provide tangible techniques for practicing more empathic communication, collaboration and problem-solving.

    Ryan and his dynamic colleagues at Twenty One Toys are building a global community of toy facilitators. Unified by the desire to make playfulness, empathy and creativity the new normal in boardrooms and classrooms, they also train independent facilitators and internal facilitation teams in the tools and techniques developed at Twenty One Toys.

    Ryan loves his work because of the people he gets to play and learn with – and he’s excited to meet you!

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

Past events

18 Sep 2019 Fall Kick-Off Event Open Space Technology
19 Jun 2019 Virtual Event: A case study from the English National Health Service on Implementing an OD Practitioner Development Program
08 May 2019 Finding Wellness in the Workplace: Where does power come in? & Summer Social
02 May 2019 Virtual Event: Want High Engagement? Help Employees Find Their Purpose
17 Apr 2019 What Constitutes a Conflict Intelligent Organization?
20 Mar 2019 Virtual Event: Beyond Leadership: What the Study of Individual Development Can Tell Us about Transforming Organizations
14 Mar 2019 The Power of Human Connection
13 Feb 2019 Developing Resilience During Change & TODN AGM
13 Feb 2019 Tidal Shift Resiliency Questionnaire Purchase
30 Jan 2019 Virtual Event: Networking for Introverts
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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