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Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
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Advancement - Collaboration Within Network [clear filter]
Sunday, April 7
 

3:00pm

Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - Advancement - Leadership Rewired: Ignite A Thriving Community In A Digital Age Of Disconnection
Believe business is built on relationships? In this inspiring and actionable keynote, renowned entrepreneur Shane Feldman will help you reimagine yourself as a community builder, so you and your organization can build thriving teams and attract loyal patrons.

In this digital age of distraction and disconnection, we’re facing a community crisis. Organizations are finding it increasingly challenging to engage and retain top-tier talent and customers. The solution is community building: redefining leadership as a daily choice to connect with others in a more intentional and meaningful way.

Whether you’re an executive, a sales rep, a dentist or an engineer, Shane's unique approach will help you connect with coworkers and customers more effectively, and equip you with the skills to be a true community builder within your organization. Having researched community in 20+ countries around the world, Shane takes the audience on a thrilling journey from remote villages to bustling metropolises, uncovering universal strategies that will help you and your organization build better relationships, and better business. Combining entertaining case studies with practical insights, this captivating keynote performance will help you and your organization optimize human connection so you can thrive in this digital age.

Speakers
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Shane Feldman

Founder & CEO, Count Me In
As the Founder and CEO of Count Me In, Feldman is the visionary behind the world’s largest millennial-led movement inspiring youth to be positive change agents in their communities. Over the past decade, Count Me In has initiated tens of thousands of projects worldwide, contributing... Read More →


Sunday April 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Halton

4:00pm

Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - Advancement - Advancement Fundamentals in the Future: What’s Changed and Where are We Going?
Speakers
avatar for Ross Marsh

Ross Marsh

President, Ross W. Marsh Consulting Group Inc.
With 28 years of Advancement experience in Canada and internationally, Ross Marsh has worked with over 250 clients on Advancement projects and campaigns with goals from $500,000 to $300 million, as well as a myriad of other projects spanning the education, health, religious, arts... Read More →


Sunday April 7, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Halton

4:30pm

Collaboration Within Networks - Advancement - Flow Through Share Donation Format: learn how this simple tool can help your major gift donors achieve their philanthropic goals sooner than they thought and start to include your school as one of their priori
The Flow Through Share Donation Format is a process designed by PearTree Canada to facilitate the use of government approved tax credits to Canada’s mining and exploration sector coupled with a donation. This presentation will demonstrate the simplicity of this process and how you, your major gift donors, and all charities can greatly benefit from this proven and effective gifting format.

Speakers
avatar for James McMillan

James McMillan

Director of Advancement, Selwyn House School
Small shops, Boys' schools, fundraising ideas, systems, reunions and events for alumni. Having the best job in the world.
avatar for Les Ross

Les Ross

Vice President, Business Development, PearTree Canada
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Robin Turack

Vice President, Business Development, PearTree Canada


Sunday April 7, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Halton

6:30pm

Advancement Network Dinner - Lee Restaurant
Lee Restaurant is a stylish eatery for creative Asian & French-influenced food.

https://www.leerestaurant.com

We are looking forward to some down time with you during our Network dinner. Please look for the Advancement Network Dinner sign in the Hotel lobby. Buses to depart at 6:30 pm.

Sunday April 7, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
 
Monday, April 8
 

3:00pm

Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - Advancement - Lightning Talks
Alumnae Giving/Stewardship for Millennials 
by Kathryn Foster, Crescent School

Rumble and Disrupt: Using Courage, Curiosity and Conversation to Boost Your Planned Giving Program
by Theresa Butler-Porter, Lakefield College School

Priorities for the Small Shop- Do’s and Don’ts
by Laura Edwards, Ross W Marsh Consulting Group Inc

Major Gifts: Transitioning from Annual Fund to Major Gifts
by  Jill Cannon, Crescent School

Fundraising Abroad
by Chad Holtum, Glenlyon Norfolk School

Annual Fund
by Sarah Robertson, Upper Canada College 

Moderator:
James McMillan,
Director of Advancement, Selwyn House School


Speakers
avatar for James McMillan

James McMillan

Director of Advancement, Selwyn House School
Small shops, Boys' schools, fundraising ideas, systems, reunions and events for alumni. Having the best job in the world.


Monday April 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Halton

4:00pm

Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - Advancement (With Business Officers) - Advancement Working Effectively With the Head of School, Finance, Admissions, and a Consultant
Moderators
avatar for Chad Holtum

Chad Holtum

Deputy Head, Admissions and Advancement, Glenlyon Norfolk School
Chad Holtum is in his sixth year as Deputy Head of Glenlyon Norfolk School inVictoria, BC.As the head of the Advancement Office, Chad oversees the school’s Admissions,Fundraising, Alumni Relations, International Program, Communications andMarketing operations. Since his arrival... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hal Hannaford

Hal Hannaford

Headmaster, Selwyn House School
Hal Hannaford began his educational career as a student at Lower Canada College in Montréal, and has spent his entire professional life in education. Hal is entering his 30th year as a Headmaster in CAIS schools. He studied at Queen[?]s University (Economics), Concordia University... Read More →
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Kimberly Carter

Executive Director, Enrolment Management, Branksome Hall
Kimberly Carter is the Executive Director, Enrolment Management for Branksome Hall. As Executive Director, Enrolment Management, Kimberly is responsible for all school initiatives that promote, recruit, assess, admit and retain students, including Chair of Branksome Hall’s Financial... Read More →
avatar for Tim Rutherford

Tim Rutherford

Associate Head of School, Chief Financial Officer, Lakefield College School
Tim joined Lakefield College School in December 2013 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining LCS, Tim gained experience working 20 years working in the Corporate world in senior finance roles, most recently as CFO for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Ltd.Since joining LCS... Read More →
avatar for Ross Marsh

Ross Marsh

President, Ross W. Marsh Consulting Group Inc.
With 28 years of Advancement experience in Canada and internationally, Ross Marsh has worked with over 250 clients on Advancement projects and campaigns with goals from $500,000 to $300 million, as well as a myriad of other projects spanning the education, health, religious, arts... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mississauga AB
 
Tuesday, April 9
 

7:30am

Working Breakfast/Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - Advancement - Q & A "Everything you wanted to know about Advancement, but were afraid to ask"
The agenda for this session is determined by the questions that are asked at the very beginning of the session. Attendees can't be shy if they attend this session. It is a very interactive format, where delegates contribute to the sessions by asking and answering questions. It is a one stop shop for questions relating to External Relations and Advancement.

Speakers
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Rudy Massimo

Director of External Relations and Advancement, Shawnigan Lake School
Originally from New York and Montreal, Rudy arrived at Shawnigan Lake School in 2012, bringing with him considerable expertise in the fields of external relations, fundraising and leadership development. At Shawnigan, he leads the External Relations and Advancement team, focusing... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Halton