CISCA’s Leadership Conference will be held September 25-26, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The event combines a strong educational program, with networking and social activities to offer a meaningful experience to attendees. United States attendees to this conference will need to bring passports.

The education sessions will be led by Ron Black of the Mentor Group. They are divided into two days. Day one offers “Tune it Up, Shake it Up, or Break it Up” Transforming Comfort Zones into Achievement Zones.

Rob Black describes this session: “In a world of relentless change, the defining quality of effective leadership is the ability to lead change. This program helps leaders move people and organizations beyond comfort zones and into achievement zones. You’ll learn: the dynamics of change; how systems thinking can reveal high-leverage options; how to recognize the four change archetypes, their risks and difficulties; how to deal with resistance; what to do and what not to do when change is essential to success.”

Day two offers “Acrobatics for Overachievers” Productivity and Life Balance for Today’s Ultra-Busy Professionals. According to Black: “Missed deadlines, churning priorities, and long hours plague today’s top achievers. This novel control-point technique makes traditional time management obsolete and helps today’s busy professionals manage multiple priorities and projects with ease. Discover how to improve your productivity, job satisfaction, and sense of well-being. Take control of your time, get more done and get home sooner with more energy left to live.”

Each session is one half day. The afternoon of the first day attendees may choose to play golf or opt to explore Toronto on their own.

 Registration fees go up May 31. Go to CISCA website, to register.