Events and Activities

Leading Effective Meetings Training Course

September 29, 2015




Building capacity for more meaningful and productive meetings can increase engagement, unleash creative problem solving and get to action quickly. All of these are essential elements for individuals and organizations to be able to collaboratively navigate the uncertainty of change.

Newspapers Atlantic, in collaboration with change leader Tim Merry, has developed a five-part online training course designed for individuals who regularly host meetings within their organization. The training program is open to all newspaper staff, however there will be a maximum of 30 participants per course to enable useful conversation on the training platform.


UnknownTim Merry

Tim Merry has been supporting diverse stakeholders to come together to launch, sustain and grow innovative initiatives for over 14 years. He has extensive experience, ranging from major international businesses and government agencies to local communities and regional collaboratives.

All of his work is rooted in the belief that if we create the right conditions people will organize together and solve their own problems. Tim designs, delivers and trains tailor made processes where stakeholder voice is key to creating the systems, structures and services that meet the needs of all involved.  To learn more about Tim’s work see


Snapshot+2009-11-12+19-51-27Tuesday Ryan-Hart

A host/facilitator who left the fields of traditional service provision and academics to become a new kind of community change-maker, Tuesday partners with community builders around the world.

Trained as a psychotherapist, with a BA in Individual/Family Studies and a Master’s in Social Work, Tuesday is an expert in transformational work, specializing in helping individuals, community non-profits, governmental agencies, and organizations of all sizes undergo the changes that will help them grow and become more successful. To learn more about Tuesday’s work go to


Leading Effective Meetings
A five-part interactive online course with Tuesday Ryan-Hart and Tim Merry

Sign up and join the conversation now!

Why is how we meet important?
Chaordic Lenses – navigating change through how we meet and work together.
DATE: Wednesday, October 14th 1-2 pm AST 12-1 pm EST.

How can we prepare and design a good meeting?
Chaordic Stepping Stones – the essential steps for effective meeting planning.
DATE: Wednesday, October 28th 1-2 pm AST 12-1 pm EST .

What are the essentials of leading a good meeting?
Divergent Convergent – the non-negotiables and methods to deliver an effective meeting.
DATE: Wednesday, November 4th 1-2 pm AST 12-1 pm EST.

Open kiosk for questions
After session 3 participants are tasked to apply what they are learning and bring questions to session 4.
DATE: Tuesday, November 17th 1-2 pm AST 12-1 pm EST.

How do we embed a culture of good meetings into our work and workplace?
Collaborative Advantage – embedding a culture of collaboration
DATE: Wednesday November 25th 1-2 pm AST 12-1 pm EST.

Cost: Members $250 + HST. Non-Members: $300 + HST.

All participants receive access to four videos, five interactive online training sessions and a downloadable booklet with the models and content covered during the course.

If you are interested in registering for a training course, please contact Mike Kierstead, 902-402-3777.

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Canadian Right to Know Week is September 22-28

August 28, 2014

Each year, Right to Know (RTK) Week is celebrated globally as a way to raise awareness about people’s right to access government information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance. In 2014, Canadian RTK Week will take place from Monday, September 22 to Sunday, September 28.

This year marks the ninth year that Canadians will celebrate RTK Week, and there are a number of events taking place across the country in recognition of the event.

Visit the Right to Know website for further details.


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Mike Lipkin’s presentations from the Newspapers Atlantic Conference

June 3, 2013

Copies of Mike Lipkin’s presentations from the Newspapers Atlantic Conference are now available for download.

Mike Lipkin is president of Environics/Lipkin, the Motivation Company in the Environics Research Group — one of Canada’s leading research houses.

He is also one of Canada’s preeminent speakers. Last year, he delivered 120 seminars to more than 100 000 people in 19 countries.

His mission is to give people the insights that inspire them into powerful action and he certainly delivered in Halifax!


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