Better meetings with clearer communication - The Company Culture Toolkit (Speaker Series, May 16 2024)

Better meetings with clearer communication - The Company Culture Toolkit (Speaker Series, May 16 2024)

This series brings leaders to stage from the worlds of corporate communication, collaboration and culture.

For this, the first edition, we're hosting a keynote on Facilitation and Fireside Chat focused on empowering teams with better communication skills.

Drinks and snacks will be available for those who attend in person and a high quality livestream will also be broadcasted for anyone outside of Toronto who can't make it in person.



500PM - 530PM: Registration & Networking
530PM - 545PM: Welcome address by Qasim Virjee
545PM - 615PM: In conversation with Jordyn Benattar
615PM - 630PM: Q & A
630PM - 700PM: In conversation with Michael Goldman
700PM - 715PM: Q & A
715pm - 8PM: Networking

Watch the Live Stream

From 5:30PM on our YouTube Channel

About our Speakers

Michael Goldman
President and Owner - Facilitation First

Michael is a passionate advocate of facilitative leadership – combining powerful processes to acknowledge and leverage individual/group intelligence to achieve extraordinary results! This belief is based on over 25 years experience in applying facilitative techniques where, in short periods of time, transformational events have occurred. Michael has and continues to compile these techniques in developing core and advanced facilitation training workshops. Over the past 20+ years he has trained thousands of managers and leaders on these core techniques helping them to design and lead more collaborative and productive meetings. Michael’s experiential facilitation workshops guide individuals and teams to collaborate more effectively to achieve outcomes by using simple yet powerful participatory tools.

As a professional facilitator, he has helped organizations embrace change, take accountability, and follow-through on collaboratively developed actions. Michael is the ‘facilitator of record” for several organizations and international think-tanks where he supports strategic planning, decision-making, team development and collaborative problems solving processes. To date, he has edited four best-selling books on facilitation and teaming and has contributed many articles focused on facilitation for national publications. His bi-weekly blog post is followed by 2,000+ readers and is geared to providing facilitators with practical yet easy-to-apply techniques.

Jordyn Benattar
Founder & President - Speakwell

Public speaking pro, attorney, actress and businesswoman, Jordyn Benattar is a wizard at transforming people into masterful communicators.

Jordyn has worked in and across diverse industries, expertly equipping individuals and teams to lead authentically, overcome public speaking anxiety, and excel as concise, compelling, and magnetic speakers who confidently command the room (and the screen).

Jordyn’s unparalleled ability to supercharge people’s public speaking skills stems from her extensive speaking experience. Jordyn has represented Canada at world public speaking tournaments, achieving both national and international acclaim for her persuasive speaking and engaging delivery. She creatively draws on her empathy-driven performance background as an award-winning actress in film and television. Jordyn’s approach to coaching and consulting is further influenced by her legal work experience at Skadden in New York and Goodmans in Toronto, giving her a multidimensional lens that anchors and supports intelligent, persuasive, and memorable communication.

Jordyn is also a guest lecturer at NYU Stern, a subject matter expert at SkillSmith and at Spoonful, and an executive coach at AIIR Consulting.

Most recently, Jordyn was named a 2023 Emerging Leader by The Peak, which recognizes up-and-coming leaders under-40 who are shaping Canada’s economy, culture and society.