Sandbox Lunch and Learns

In addition to our 10-month intensive Leadership Program, we also offer a series of informal noon hour programs that are open to anyone from the community.

Leadership Saskatoon is pleased to announce that TD Bank Group has joined us as Presenting Sponsor of our Lunch & Learn Series.

In addition to providing funding to allow us to continue to offer this popular program free of charge to registered participants, we will also be welcoming members of the TD Women in Leadership Network as volunteers at our Lunch & Learn events. Thank-you to TD!

Schedule for 2020 - 2021

Lunch & Learn Series

May 19th 2021 – Lorna Callbeck Cross & Cassie Josephson: Diversity & Inclusion: Tips, Tricks & Tools

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What is a Sandbox Lunch and Learn?

In 2007, Leadership Saskatoon and Volunteer Saskatoon developed a partnership and started a series of Lunch & Learn events in Saskatoon. A need had been voiced for a space to gather community leaders and discover together. Cheryl Dougan, a skilled facilitator, coach and friend of the two organizations, was recruited to test out the ideas and launch the partnership. It was Cheryl that coined the name “The Sandbox.” “What happens in the Sandbox, stays in the Sandbox” was demonstrated in the groups’ commitment to fun, messy conversations, confidentiality and the intimacy of community. The lunch-time format was ideal for many as it gave participants a short break from their daily routines, provided a space for learning, growing and discovering, plus time for networking.

The Sandbox Lunch & Learn sessions have continued to be successful and meaningful for the community and are currently coordinated by volunteers and alumni from the Leadership Saskatoon program. Participants come from a wide variety of community based organizations, academic settings and from the business community. The pillars of success include the many volunteers who have coordinated the series, the remarkable session facilitators and speakers who have gifted us with their input and leadership, and the participation and enthusiasm of the participants. It is important to note that our meeting space is also gifted to us by SaskAbilities.

In addition to the goals of gathering and networking, it was identified that learning and “trying out” leadership concepts and tools were very important. Participants have always provided input on the topics and content. Often the sessions are “teasers” on bigger and more complex themes that are part of the Leadership Saskatoon program.

The Lunch & Learn series continues to offer 5-6 sessions each year, free of charge, to registered participants. For more information, and/or to be added to our contact list please contact Leadership Saskatoon