Program for 2013-2014January 8 2014 – Betsy McGregor "Mountains & Leadership"
At high altitude, the margin for error is slim. Communicating clearly, resolving conflict, supporting weak links and failing forward are all skills for survival. Based on a grant from Harvard University to film Everest athletes in the Canadian Rockies, Betsy designed leadership training using “mountains as a metaphor” in leadership skill building.
Using clips from this film and "Mountain Lanyards", dinner tables will be engaged in aligning visions, setting goals and consolidating teams. This one hour journey on a simulated mountain ascent will reveal how some of the world’s top athletes choose leaders, clarify team values and align shared vision where the consequences of weak leadership can be immediate and fatal.
Climb to high altitudes with Betsy at our January Dinner and take the mountain insights back to your business in the New Year.
Betsy was recognized in 1998 with the Head of Public Service Award in Canada. At McMaster University, she was awarded the Gold Ring for combined advocacy and academics. The Royal Bank of Canada named Betsy as a "Woman of Influence" as a part of their speaker series for young girls. Recently, Betsy was named "Woman of Influence" by the Red Pashmina Campaign for her role in mentoring the next generation of women leaders. In 1987 she founded the World Women's Veterinary Association for global action on women's poverty. As a Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Betsy worked on ethics in leadership with Dr. Fritz Bach, and with David Gergen as a Fellow at the Kennedy School designing "Mountains & Leadership". She has served on several leadership Boards including the APEC Women Leaders Network, Women in Livestock Development (WiLD) of Heifer International, and the Women's Leadership Board at the Kennedy School.
Visit Betsy on twitter, Facebook, and at her website.
Joe Roberts is a best-selling author, CEO and one of Canada’s top inspiring speakers and keynote presenters. In 1989 he was living under a bridge as a homeless skid row addict, and today he is a best-selling author, CEO and sought-after speaker who motivates and inspires audiences. He has appeared on many TV shows, news programs, radio talk shows and has been featured in major publications such as The Toronto Star, The National Post and Canadian Business. In his book, “7 Secrets to Profit from Adversity”, Joe maps out exactly how to profit from hard times. His presentation of these principles with an exciting combination of inspiration, entertainment, and education is what makes Joe’s programs so unique and effective. As a result, he has become an internationally known and respected speaker on Managing Adversity and Change, Visionary Goal Setting and Professional Selling. Joe has established his professional speaking career working with major clients in both Canada and the United States. He has become a favourite at business conventions and corporate meeting events, captivating tens of thousands of people and receiving rave reviews!
March 5 2014 – Anastasia Valentine "Pillars of Feminine Leadership"
Glass ceilings, the ol’ boys club, stereotypes be gone!
Anastasia Valentine, CEO, community leader and chief strategist presents the Pillars of Feminine Leadership. Whether you a lead a team, are a business owner, a pillar of your community or aspiring leader, I will share some key advantages, debunk some myths and provide strategies on how to leverage your power as a feminine leader.
Be prepared to take action and:
- Boost your confidence to find and speak with your own voice in all situations.
- Be heard and understood to communicate clearly your intentions and set clear boundaries
- Provide vision and inspiration to those around you
- Identify your strengths and gifts and turn them into strategic leadership tools
- Foster and develop talent of your team and your community
- Create your own circle of success and trust – think of this as your personal board of advisors to support you. Leaders don’t lead alone.
April 2 2014 – Monique Howat "The Power of Your Inspiration and Influence"
Monique Howat has been an appealing and original keynote speaker and workshop facilitator since 1998. Her expertise as a motivational speaker and strategist has been recognized by: MPP John O’Toole; MP Diane Cunningham, former Minister responsible for Women’s Issues; community leaders and Whitby’s Mayor. This ‘Woman of Success’ has authored a best-selling book of strategies titled “How to Raise Confident and Motivated Kids.” Monique shares her knowledge with audiences on Canada AM and Rogers Midday-TV as a third-year regular. The Globe and Mail called Monique “…a motivation expert in Toronto.” January 2012.
There is a highly effective tool that will fire up passion and motivation.
Likely, it has already been used on you; perhaps by a teacher or parent when you were a child. It usually enters our lives when we least expect it and is powerful enough to reset our “game-on” determination!
It is our power to inspire and influence through words, actions or even something as simple as believing in someone before they believe in themselves.
This entertaining, humorous keynote chronicles three unlikely sources of inspiration and influence and their undeniable effect on those around them.
You will discover through this fascinating keynote, that the power to inspire and influence lies within all of us.
Read more about Monique on her website and follow her on Twitter.
September 4 2013 – Carole Bertuzzi Luciani "Keep Yourself Mood-iv-ated"
Contagious moods surround us both at work and at home. We're stretched beyond our control, we're surrounded by a swirl of negativity and to top it off we're stressed by it all. But wait ... there's hope.
Carole Bertuzzi Luciani will approach these concerns with her insight and humour. Through her interesting use of props you will gain more meaning from everyday items like a balloon, bungee cord or a set of blinders.
Carole has energy, is entertaining and her communication style engaging. As you listen to her stories, you will realize you are not alone in your worries or woes and by laughing you will be better equipped to taking a healthy step forward. Your new skills will support you in your quest to 'keep yourself moodivated ... before someone de-moodivates you'.
Check out her websites: www.moodivator.ca or www.carolebertuzziluciani.com, read her blogs, watch her videos.
October 2 2013 – Jan Cottle "Top 10 Business Faux Pas"
With more than two decades as a successful entrepreneur in the hospitality industry including successful ownership of an historic English Country Inn, a Bistro Café and an English Tearoom, Jan has unique insight into the use of etiquette and protocol in all social and business settings. Jan is certified in Etiquette, Leadership and International Protocol with the renowned Etiquette Leadership Institute, Athens, Georgia and The Protocol School of Washington, Washington DC.
Blending a professional and direct approach Jan presents in an interactive and entertaining format appealing to young people, students and business professionals alike.
Her enthusiastic personality combined with her engaging relational skills for all ages and great sense of humor ensure stimulating, enjoyable and rewarding training session.
Does etiquette and good manners belong in the Victorian era or has it evolved as a valuable and modern day strategic tool? Discover how you can use protocol and personal diplomacy to tip the scales in your favor no matter where you conduct business. Understand the “Top Ten Faux Pas” in business that you NEVER want to commit and learn how to create positive impressions through appropriate conduct while projecting confidence, authority and courtesy toward others.
November 6 2013 – Formal Networking Event
Network members ‘share their stories about What they would tell their 16 year old self!’ AND member formal networking evening. Join us as we are inspired, entertained and educated as WBN members share their ‘lessons learned' and success stories. This is a great opportunity for you to show the rest of the network what you and your business are all about! Be sure to bring your business cards and brochures!
December 4 2013 – WBN Holiday Celebration
Join us Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at The Venue in Peterborough for night of festive good cheer with the members and guests of the WBN!
Time: 7:00 p.m. to Close (hors d’oeuvres served throughout the night)
Address: The Venue, 286 George St. North, Peterborough, ON.
Dress Attire: Semi-formal
Members: Fabulous Social Evening is included with your WBN membership
Guests: $40.00 per person (males and females welcome), which includes admission, entertainment, and hors d’oeuvres
Live Entertainment: Bridget Foley and the Channel Cats
We are extremely pleased to offer our members and their guests a variety of gourmet hot and cold hors d’oeuvres being passed directly by servers throughout the evening in Peterborough’s premiere event space, The Venue. Keep socializing and having fun while you enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and a range of opportunities to support the YWCA Crossroads Shelter (see below).
For the past few years, the WBN has celebrated the holiday season with a silent auction and dinner. This year, we are updating this annual event to focus on bringing our members a fun, formal and festive holiday event. We wanted an environment where people could mingle throughout the evening, with lots of opportunities to reconnect with friends and business associates while celebrating the holiday season. The team at the Venue (a member business) are excited to introduce the gourmet culinary styling of new Executive Chef Kyle Guerin through a decadent menu of passed hors d’oeuvres. For your entertainment pleasure, we are pleased to offer the local rhythm & blues sounds of “Bridget Foley & The Chanel Cats!” who will be playing a mix of classic R&B hits and festive favourites. If you want to introduce your friends or business associates to our dynamic association – this is the night! Our holiday event is the perfect opportunity for you to bring co-workers, clients, friends, and partners to meet other local business people in our great city.
In keeping with tradition, support for the YWCA Crossroads shelter can be shown in a few different ways, depending on your preference.
- We are hosting a toy drive, where new & unwrapped toys can be donated to help the families of the Crossroads Shelter experience the joys of the holiday season.
- We are hosting a Giving Tree, where cash or cheque donations can be made directly to the YWCA.
- We are also supporting participation in the auction of items donated to the YWCA. If you would like to donate an item for the Live Auction (value over $500), please contact Adrienne Richard – email@example.com