Telling Stories; Creating Change: Register now for 2009 Maytree Leadership Conference
Registration is now open for the 2009 Maytree Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 1, 2009, 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto.
This year’s conference theme is “Telling Stories; Creating Change”. Real social change happens when we can enlist the help of others and engage them in our work. We have to go outside our own walls and mobilize diverse audiences from business, the government, foundations and the nonprofit community. Commitment and support come from connecting these audiences in an emotionally compelling way. How can we learn to tell our stories better?
Come to network with Toronto leaders and explore the universal power of storytelling, the art of creating compelling stories and how to use individual and organizational narratives as powerful tools for change. This year’s keynote speaker is John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star. He is followed by former Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, Tim Murphy, in conversation with Deena Ladd of the Workers’ Action Centre, moderated by CBC Radio’s Mary Wiens.
Afternoon skill-building workshops include Online Communities and Offline Action, Building Your Public Narrative, Pitching Your Story to the Media and The New Front Page: Telling Your Organization’s Stories Online, Influencing Decision-Makers – The Narrative of Persuasion and much more.
The day will end with a tenth-year celebration of Maytree’s scholarship program along with the release of an anniversary publication telling the students’ stories and highlighting policy insights on Canada’s refugee policies and programs.
Click here for full conference program and registration.