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Pro Bono Speakers for your Next Board Events

If you need a speaker for your AGM or board event, consider experienced MAS Consultants who can speak on a number of topics pertinent to your sector. Like our projects, we don’t charge for our consultants to speak at your events. We have a number of qualified speakers on a variety of topics.

Mark Ellwood

president | Pace Productivity Inc.

Mark Ellwood, president of Toronto-based Pace Productivity Inc, is an internationally known productivity consultant. He shows organizations how employees can improve the time they spend on their top priority activities. He also creates terrific teams through training, team building and facilitation. Mark has extensive media experience and is an award winning speaker. Since 2004 he has been a volunteer consultant with Management Advisory Service (MAS). Mark’s areas of expertise with MAS include facilitation, strategic planning, board governance, and team building. Mark also has practical experience in the not-for-profit area as a directors and chair of the board of the Revue Film Society.

Topics: Team building | Governance | Productivity/Time Management | Communication Skills | Strategic Planning

Dr. Bobby Sui

Adjunct Professor | York University

Bobby Siu is an Adjunct Professor at York University, and is the author of several books and professional articles. He has been a management consultant since 1989. He had working experiences in the public, broader public, private and not-for-profit sectors and his extensive community volunteer work was awarded by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. He has volunteered for MAS since 1997, and had sat on boards of directors of many not-for-profit organizations. His speaking topics centred on public policy, management, and social/economic justice issues. His past public speaking engagements included George Brown College’s convocation ceremonies, Ontario Human Rights Commission’s policy dialogues, and public forums of many community, business and professional organizations.

Topics: Policy and program development | design and evaluation | Human resources development | leadership | diversity and equity management | Social justice issues | Stakeholder and public consultation | Government relations and others

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Vidula Shetye

public speaker

Vidula helps not-for-profits increase the effectiveness of their fundraising & governance practices so that they can focus on what they do best – helping their communities. Her areas of expertise include not-for-profit Fundraising, Governance & Board Development.

Topics: Governance – Increase the effectiveness of your board operations | Fundraising: How to make the ask | Writing an effective case statement

Sandra Cruickshanks

public speaker

Sandra is an experienced leader in developing and delivering communications, corporate affairs and human resources strategies. Her work spans several industries and sectors including telecommunications, ‎healthcare and government. She has first-hand experience implementing programs that reflect the critical role that communications, employee, volunteer and stakeholder engagement play in building strong, dynamic and resilient organizational cultures.

Topics: Building and maintaining good relationships between boards and EDs | the value of purposeful volunteer engagement

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