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You are a leader in your own life! As a leader you are continually faced with surprises that lead you willingly,or not so willingly, into adventure. Come and experience a weekend with a focus on honing your ability to treat your experiences as an adventure, and meet surprises with composure.

Spring Conference 2015

Gail and Frank Co Chairs

Thank you from the Conference Chairs

Have you ever had the good fortune to be a part of a team that plans together, pulls together and performs together? We have! Our fabulous team of volunteers did a remarkable job of preparing everything, ensuring every challenge was met, and ensuring that every wrinkle was swiftly smoothed out. Co-Chairing the Spring'15 Conference was indeed A Surprising Adventure. It was a big job, but a wonderful leadership opportunity, and a chance to make some great friends!

Frank and Gail Gustin
Spring 2015 Co-Conference Chairs

Spring Conference 2015 - A SURPRISING ADVENTURE!

A Surprising Adventure program for  Friday April 24 to Sunday April 26 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites

Friday | April 24th

Information & Help
located in the Foyer near Grand York A, upper level...
Registration: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)
Credentials: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm) 
Authors Corner: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)

Hospitality: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)

Time Event / Location
3:30pm Network Break - Coffee/Tea served
5:00pm Workshops #1 - see speakers and rooms >> 
5:45pm Comfort Break
  ** Wine reception (Outside Grand York A, upper level)
6:00pm First Timers and all Distinguished Toastmasters Meet & Greet (Thornhill, upper level)
6:30pm Comfort Break
  Line up for Banner Parade (Hallway beside Grand York B & C, upper level)
7:00pm Opening Ceremonies (Grand York A, upper level)
  Parade of Banners (parade in from hallway beside Grand York B & C, upper level)
7:30pm DTM Recognition Dinner (Grand York A, upper level)
  DTM medal presentations (Grand York A, upper level)
9:00pm Dance - Let's Go Fly A Kite! (Grand York A, upper level)

 

Saturday | April 25th

Information & Help
located in the Foyer near Grand York A, upper level...
Registration: (7:00 am - 2:15 pm & 5:30 pm  - 7:00 pm)
Credentials: (7:00 am - 7:50 am & 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm)
Hospitality: (7:00 am - 1:00 pm & 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm)
Early Bird Sign Up Fall Conference: (1:00 pm)

Authors Corner: (7:00 am - 1:00 pm & 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm - 9:30pm)

Time Event / Location
7:00am Breakfast Buffet - Breakfast Brag  (Grand York A, upper level)
8:00am District Keynote - Merri Macartney, DTM PDG  (Grand York A, upper level)
 

"Get Out of Jail Free"

8:45am Comfort Break
9:00am Workshops #2 - see speakers and rooms >> 
9:55am Network Break -  Coffee, tea served 
10:15am Workshops #3 - see speakers and rooms >> 
11:10am Comfort Break 
11:30am Communication & Leadership (C&L) Luncheon  (Grand York A, upper)  
12:30pm M.M.A.D. award presentations (Member Making A Difference)
1:00pm Comfort Break
1:15pm Educational Workshop - Craig Valentine, MBA 1999 WCPS (Grand York A, upper level)
 

"Present with Impact and Persuade with Ease"

1:55pm Comfort Break 
2:10pm International Speech Contest  (Grand York A, upper level)
4:10pm 5 minute break - Coffee, tea served 
4:15pm Business Meeting (Grand York B & C, upper level)
6:30pm  **  Wine reception (Foyer near Grand York A, upper level)
7:15pm Governors Banquet (Grand York A, upper level)
  Swearing in of District Officers, Presentations, DG's Keynote
8:50pm Governors Ball (Grand York A, upper level)

 

Sunday | April 26th

Information & Help
located in the Foyer near Grand York A, upper level...
Hospitality: (7:00 am to 8:00 am)
Registration (8:00 am to 10:00 am) 
Early Bird Sign Up Fall '15 Conference (All day)

Authors Corner: (8:00 am to 2:00 pm)

Time Event / Location
7:00am Breakfast Buffet - Breakfast Brag (Grand York A, upper level)
8:00am Presentation - Revitalized Education Program - Justin O'Donnell DTM (Grand York A, upper level)
8:30am Education Workshop - Uri Galimidi (Grand York A, upper level) 
 

"The Neuroscience of Willpower"

9:30am Network Break - Coffee, tea served 
9:45am Evaluation Contest (Grand York A, upper level)
11:15am Comfort Break
11:35am Champion Luncheon (Grand York A, upper level)
12:45pm Douglas Barclay Award Presentation
1:25pm Keynote - Craig Valentine, MBA 1999 WCPS (Grand York A, upper level)
 

"The Surprising Secrets to Getting Remarkable Results in Leadership and Life"

 2:15pm Wrap - up

Workshops Session #1: Friday April 24, 5:00 pm

It's your turn! Three steps to winning Table Topics - Alexandre Matte

It's Your Turn! Three Steps to Winning Table Topics

Alexandre Matte, ACG, ALB

Improve Your Speaking Skills

York B, 2nd floor

Do you enjoy Table Topics or do you hide under the table when it is your turn to speak? In this workshop, Alexandre will share his three steps to creating a great-improvised mini-speech on the spot. When you return to your club, your colleagues will be surprised at your newfound skills.

Your Body Speaks; Who's Listening?  Catherine de Korte, CC

Your Body Speaks; Who's Listening?

Catherine de Korte, CC

Personal Professional Development

York C, 2nd floor

Your body really does speak for you! Find out how the small, seemingly unremarkable movements, gestures or expressions we 'wear' in our personal interactions affect how 'they' feel about us and ultimately how 'they' respond to what we say. Join us for this fun and informative workshop.

Unleash the power of social media - Jinisha Bhatt

Unleash The Power of Social Media

Jinisha Bhatt

Club Excellence

Markham A, 1st floor

This workshop is catered to club leaders and/or individuals involved in Public Relations, Promotions, and Marketing. The focus is on Social Media Management and Marketing and the purpose is to transfer valuable tips and surefire ways to significantly enhance audiences' social media utility.

8 Abilities and 8 Motivations - Deepak Manchanda

8 Abilities and 8 Motivations. What Would You like to be?

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Deepak Manchanda 

Leadership 

Aurora, 1st floor

In this inspiring workshop, you will learn 8 Abilities and 8 Motivations that will enhance your success. Deepak will share his own personal and professional story illustrating how utilizing these 8 abilities and 8 motivations allowed him to bring to life his 35 year old dream of becoming a transformational speaker.

 

Workshops Session #2: Saturday April 25, 9:00 am

Make Speaking a More Peaceful Experience - Heather Skoll, ACB, ALB

Make Speaking a More Peaceful Experience

Heather Skoll, ACB, ALB

Improve your Speaking Skills

York B, 2nd floor

CONFIDENCE begins with a solid base beneath your feet. POWER comes with an ability to breathe fully. POSITIVITY starts with what you say to yourself. Learn YOGA tips from an expert YOGI. Make SPEAKING a more PEACEFUL experience!

Hot Opportunities in 2015 - Charlotte King, DTM

Hot Opportunities in 2015

Charlotte King, DTM

Personal Professional Development

York C, 2nd floor

One really great idea can be the beginning of something new and innovative that will transform your life. Imagine if you had many. Begin your journey or reinvigorate an existing one with glimpses into "Hot Opportunities in 2015. Do you need a jump-start this year or a NEW start?

"I, Me & My" - Conflicts at the Club Level  - Sharon D. D'Souza, ACG, ALB

"I, Me & My" - Conflicts at the Club Level

Sharon D. D'Souza, ACG, ALB

Club Excellence

Vaughan East, 1st floor

This program is geared to helping you deal with conflicts at the club level more effectively and be successful in your role.

Volunteering Opens Many Doors - Joanne Houston, ALB, ACS & Patricia James, ALB, ACB

Volunteering Opens Many Doors

Joanne Houston, ALB, ACS & Patricia James, ALB, ACB

Leadership

Vaughan West, 1st floor

Do you have a passion to do something? Where do you start? Gain valuable experience just by Volunteering! Increase your skills, confidence, and networking circle by stepping up and stepping out. The Path of Volunteering will open many doors to future employment opportunities increasing your PSI (Personal Skill Inventory).

 

Workshops Session #3: Saturday April 25, 10:15 am

Transform Your 1 Dimensional Text Into a 3D Experience! - Kathryn MacKenzie, DTM

Transform Your 1 Dimensional Text Into a 3D Experience!

Kathryn MacKenzie, DTM

Improve your Speaking Skills

York B, 2nd floor

Do you work hard at creating compelling content and setting up solid structures for your speeches? Do you realize that planning dynamic delivery devices is also equally important? Discover the 10 most common delivery mistakes and how to remedy them, in order to connect with audiences and make your speeches more memorable!

From Stressed-out to Feel good! - Rose A. Weinberg, ACS, ALB

From Stressed-out to Feel good!

Rose A. Weinberg, ACS, ALB

Personal Professional Development

York C, 2nd floor

This workshop is highly interactive. Arrive with questions and walk away with one key insight that will help transform your life, professionally, personally and spiritually, from stress to feelgood! 'Your feelgood life is simpler than you think!'

Surprises Adventure SPEECHCRAFT - Caroline Beren, DTM

Surprises Adventure SPEECHCRAFT

Caroline Beren, DTM

Club Excellence

Vaughan East, 1st floor

Caroline has an IDEA to implement a surprisingly successful Speechcraft program that will benefit self, club, and community. Discover how a Speechcraft program increases productivity, business and community. Imagine. Dare. Execute. Achieve.

Mind & Fear - Hariharan Iyer, CC

Mind & Fear

Hariharan Iyer, CC

Leadership

Vaughan West, 1st floor

Learn and understand your inner being. Change your results by changing your paradigms. You become what you think about.

 

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Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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