Workshop Location for 2019-2020:
The Yonge Street Mission 
306 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2G7
Workshops will be held in Classrooms A or B (Please check workshop details for more information)
Workshop Cost for 2019-2020:     
  • Monthly workshops: Free for members!  $10 fee for non-members (guests)
  • AGM (June): There is a $10 fee for non-members and guests 

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, June 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 88

    June 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting & Workshop "I Survived A Toxic Workplace" 

    Choosing to leave a job she really loved because of the toxicity of the work environment was really tough. In retrospect, Sylvia gained so much from that experience and has made a commitment to share her insights to improve Team Dynamics.

    What you’ll Gain:

    1. How Accountability really counts: Best practices for successful teams.

    2. Conflict isn’t always interpersonal:  Getting below the surface to the real cause.

    3. Gratitude Rocks: How to show Felt Appreciation to your team members

    4. To Trust … or Not to Trust … What is the difference?

    5. Your Energy Tells all: How we show up is seen by all.

    In this session, Sylvia Plester-Silk will share her story and how she uses this to assist Non-Profits to shift their team from conflict to collaboration and cooperation.

    Sylvia Plester-Silk has been described as an Energy Shifter. Helping individuals and organizations “shift” from struggle to success. 

    With over 25 years’ experience in Executive Coaching and Social Work, she helps a wide range of clients find meaningful solutions. Sylvia’s unique process integrates her intuitive expertise and energetic awareness.  She offers her insights through Keynotes, Leadership Consulting, and Executive Coaching. 

    Sylvia has worked with Chambers of Commerce, social service agencies, environmental groups, Humane Societies, municipalities and the healthcare sector.

    Clients describe her approach as practical, honest and humorous.

    As the author of “Unleashing Team Potential: Lessons for Managers from My Canine Friends”, she is a sought-after engaging speaker for her expertise in human behaviour. Her ability to create collaborative solutions for complex challenges keeps her in high demand.  

    She is a graduate of the Improvisation Program at Second City, Toronto.  Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and is the President of the Southwestern Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

Past events

Thursday, May 07, 2020 Mindful Meetings: Connect with Mindfulness - May 2020 Online Workshop
Thursday, April 02, 2020 COVID-19: What Next? - Online April 2020 Workshop
Thursday, March 12, 2020 How to Navigate Workplace Conflict - March 2020 Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, February 06, 2020 TAVA and Volunteer Toronto present your 2020 Conference:
Thursday, January 09, 2020 Give & Get - January 2020 Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Essential Stories - November 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 The Future is Now - Hybrid Conference 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019 *Eric Anastacio* Cybersecurity 101 - October 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, September 12, 2019 *Maggie DiStasi* The Mindful Leader - September 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, June 13, 2019 June 2019 Annual General Meeting & Workshop-Top Volunteer Engagement Trends and Proactive Responses
Thursday, May 09, 2019 *Rob Jackson* Valuing Volunteer Management- May 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2019 April 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop - The Art of Listening
Thursday, March 07, 2019 March 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop-6 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders and Teams
Thursday, February 07, 2019 2019 Conference (February 7)- Mission Possible: Redefining What is Possible
Thursday, January 10, 2019 January 2019 Business Meeting & Workshop- Give & Get
Thursday, November 08, 2018 November 2018 Business Meeting & Workshop- Volunteer Communications: Let's Get Digital!
Thursday, October 11, 2018 October 2018 Business Meeting & Workshop- Queery-ing inclusion through Pride IN Volunteering
Thursday, September 13, 2018 September 2018 Business Meeting & Workshop- HANDING OVER THE BATON: Planning Successful Volunteer Leader Transitions
Thursday, June 14, 2018 TAVA Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: Workplace Communications- How to Speak & Engage with Confidence
Thursday, April 12, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: Developing a Standard of Inclusivity: From Policy to Community
Thursday, March 08, 2018 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: The Glass (half) Full! A Workshop that Promotes Intentionality, Positivity, Proactivity, and Success!
Thursday, February 08, 2018 2018 Conference: Accessibility in Volunteering - Understanding and Accommodating
Thursday, January 11, 2018 January 11, 2018: Annual "Give & Get" Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Appreciation to Volunteers - How, Why and Where to Begin.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Teams and “Teaming” – Enabling Collaboration
Thursday, September 14, 2017 TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop
Thursday, June 08, 2017 2017 AGM & Building a Culture of Volunteerism and Philanthropy Workshop: June 8, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Member Discussion Panel - Volunteer Management Systems
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Project Management - A Crash Course
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Volunteers
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Outstanding Fee's for TAVA Conference
Thursday, February 09, 2017 TAVA Annual Conference - Emerging Trends in Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, January 12, 2017 GIVE and GET
Thursday, November 10, 2016 More than Volunteer Management: Be a better leader!
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Design Thinking Tools for Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, September 08, 2016 TAVA Meeting - Volunteers, Policies and the Law
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