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The POWER Lunch Series

Lunch & LearnIIThis is your invitation to join us every month as we serve up a POWER Lunch featuring workshops from some of the business experts who make up our membership, along with Q&As and fresh lunch.

Presented by BOYNECLARKE LLP, our POWER Lunch will open at 11:30 am to allow time for networking; presentations will take place from 12pm-1:30pm. 

When: Monthly, throughout 2016-2017

Where:  The Meadows at MSVU *unless otherwise noted below*

Cost: $15 + HST for members; $25 +HST for non members; this includes lunch, tea, coffee and dessert. 


2016-2017 Schedule

Gail Godreau» Feb. 28, 2017 | Gail Godreau | Lighthouse Wellness Strategies | About Gail

Topic: Work-Life Balance Doesn’t Exist: Introducing "Work-Life Integration"


People put too much pressure on themselves to have it all with a great work-life balance, which actually doesn't exist. Instead, people should be integrating work and life in order to decrease stress and increase happiness. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Gain an increased understanding of why work-life balance doesn't really exist, and to ultimately let go of that idea, and

2. Develop action steps that will allow you to increase the level of work-life integration to ensure these two areas are working together, and not against one another.

Victoria McIntosh» March 28, 2017 | Victoria McIntosh | Information in Bloom Services | About Victoria

Topic: Why Your Company Needs to Plan for Privacy


Helping businesses who collect client information to understand what pieces of information would be considered private, and teaching them what steps to take in order to keep that info secure. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify information that your company collects that would be considered private in Canada,

2. List the privacy laws and legislation that applies to your company.

3. Differentiate between privacy and security solutions.

4. Pinpoint why proactive privacy controls make good business sense. 

Sheila Nunn» April 18, 2017 | Sheila Nunn | East Coast School of Languages | About Sheila

Topic: Not Another Leadership Workshop!


Taking the focus off of the things you need to do to be a leader, and instead concentrating on how you want to be as a person, which will in turn make you a better leader. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify behaviours in others that block effective communication,

2. Identify behaviours in yourself that block effective communication, and

3. Develop a list of actions to take over the next 30 days that will help you when you encounter these behaviours.

Tina Capalbo» May 30, 2017 |  Tina Capalbo | Lift Communication | About Tina

Topic: Connect Where Your Customers Are


Discover which social media platform is favoured by your target market so you can reach your customers effectively. Learn to use these platforms in the way that will be most favourable for your business.

Learning Objectives:

1. Differentiate which target markets are using which social media outlets most frequently.

2. Understand how social media users engage with each platform differently.

Anita Hovey Kirkbride» June 27, 2017 | Anita Kirkbride | Twirp Communications Inc. | About Anita

Topic: Responsible Scheduling: Handy Tools to Make Social Media Bearable


Discover which social media scheduling tool is best for your social media goals, personal style, and budget. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Distinguish between five different styles of social media scheduling systems,

2. Define evergreen content.

3. Know what is appropriate vs. inappropriate when it comes to content to schedule.

Jakki Brierley-Shorrock» Aug. 25, 2017 | Jakki Brierley-Shorrock | Fastrak Global Ltd | About Jakki

Topic: Using E-commerce to Grow your Business


Explore the world of e-commerce and all of the elements involved. Discover whether or not this move could be the right one for your business.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the components involved in e-commerce.

2. Establish whether or not it is the right move for your business.

Dianna Rievaj» Sept. 26, 2017 | Dianna Rievaj | Highlander Law Group

Topic: I Don’t Need a Lawyer, Do I?


Learn the benefits of speaking with a lawyer before a problem occurs. Understand the language and what to expect before you find yourself in a sticky situation.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand exactly what your contract means.

2. Know what to do in the event of a liability issue.

3. Differentiate between employees and contractors.

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