Leadership Symposium | Career Advancement by Serving on Boards

Event Details:

Date: June 28, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: 117 John Street (at Adelaide), Toronto ON

Who should attend:

Network leaders, Partners, General public

Who might be interested in this event?

Professions: Multi-profession

Ethnicities: Multi-Ethnic

General public

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Serving on boards is often an overlooked and missed opportunity for many professionals. But the face of leadership is constantly evolving and now revealed...how you can be a part of these exciting opportunities.  Amplify your career path and nurture your leader within at a NAAAP Toronto Leadership Symposium where a panel will highlight how to leverage incredible developmental and network building benefits from serving on agencies, boards, commissions and tribunals with NGOs.

Gain insight on applying lateral advancement to expand your web of influence, serve the community, enhance your sense of well-being, visibility and personal brand amongst peers.  If you're up for the challenge and the leadership experience, all these factors combine to deliver a potent combination of profound engagement and self-assessment towards advancing career capabilities.  Meet experienced professionals who will share how board service is among the most effective ways to invest in yourself and leadership potential.

Introducing special guest panelists...


Cathy Winter
Program Manager, DiverseCity onBoard,
Global Diversity Exchange,
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University 

Cathy Winter leads the national replication of the DiverseCity onBoard program across Canada. The objective of the program is to change the face of governance across Canadian cities to be more reflective of its residents, strengthen the capacity of boards in the voluntary and public sectors, and provide online governance training programs to everyone.  

The program was awarded the UNAOC-BMW Intercultural Innovation Award in 2012.
Cathy is a National Board Member, YMCA Canada and Member of its Governance Committee; a Member of the Board of Directors of the Anne Johnston Health Station, where she chairs the Nominations Committee and is a Member of the Strategic Planning and Quality Committee.  She is a former Member of the Allocations and Agency Services Committee of the United Way of Toronto Board of Trustees, and other United Way of Toronto committees.  Cathy holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Economics, and a Masters of Industrial Relations.



Alfred Kam, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois) is a Chartered Professional Accountant with strong business acumen serving public and private entities across multiple industries.  He has extensive accounting, audit, internal control, tax, and business advisory experience. 

As a Bachelor of Commerce graduate of the University of Toronto, Alfred qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and has worked in a national firm in both assurance and professional standards.  In 2011, he joined a regional firm as Director of Professional Standards (later as Associate Partner) to support the firm in providing effective and efficient assurance/accounting services.  He leads the firm’s continuing professional development and quality control functions.  Alfred has recently been appointed as a part-time inspector at the Chartered Professional Accountants’ of Ontario, where he will educate and inspect CPA firms for compliance with professional standards.
Alfred enjoys spending time with his family and friends in his spare time.  He also donates his time as co-treasurer of a church fellowship and as Chair of the Markham Public Library Board.


Tuesday, June 28,  2016; 6:30pm

117 John Street (at Adelaide), Toronto ON
NAAAP/FACL/Hispanic Business Members: $5.00 (with available promocode)
Non-members in Advance: $10.00 (At the door: $20.00)

  • Complimentary hors-d'oeuvres served
  • Attire: Business or Business Casual
  •  Remember to bring lots of business cards!

REGISTER ONLINE; www.naaaptoronto.org, by or before Monday, June 27, 11:59pm

Presented in partnership with;

This workshop was made possible by the generous grant provided by the GM Foundation. NAAAP Toronto's signature monthly Business Mixers coupled with our Professional Development Series are designed to be your professional community forum. Enjoy lively conversation, mix and mingle, build new contacts and get re-acquainted with old ones at some of Toronto's most popular evening hot spots.

Registration Deadline:

June 27, 2016

Contact details for the event:

Director of Events: nga.dinh@naaaptoronto.org