Upcoming Courses & Events

May 27, 2019

8:30 am - 3:15 pm

Durham Chapter Professional Development Day


The Durham Chapter is excited to host our 2019 Professional Development Day, open to members as well as the general public. Our event, "The Evolving Digital Landscape" will cover a variety of relevant topics to keep small business owners abreast of technological trends and methods that could increase your online presence and boost your business. Want to attend? Keep reading for an overview of the day, our speaker line-up and registration information. We hope to see you there!

Durham PD Day

The Evolving Digital Landscape

GSuite for Small Business Efficiency with Sue Sutcliffe from Sue Sutcliffe International!

Description: GSuite is far more than just business-class email. Millions of organizations around the world count on G Suite for file storage, online meetings, online calendars, document editing & sharing, spreadsheets, presentations and far more. Sue will review the core elements that come with GSuite – Drive, Gmail, Hangouts Meet, Docs, Sheets, Forms & Slides – and her top Google tips & tricks to optimize and streamline operations affordably.

5 Must-Have Productivity Apps For Small Business with Orzala Quddusi from Make It Happen Services!

Descripton: You're busy – you have a business to run, payroll to make, products and/or services to refine, quotas to reach. It makes sense to get help from mobile applications that can simplify and organize your efforts. In this presentation you will learn:

  1. What are the 5 must-have productivity app
  2. How to use each one efficiently 
  3. Pros & cons of using each app

Demystifying Digital Marketing – Your Path to Growth with Kevin D'Arcy with ThinkFuel Marketing!

Description: This presentation will focus on how members of the POC can utilize best practices and affordable marketing tools to grow their business by attracting new prospects and converting them into clients.

Keynote: Organizing Your Cyber Security Mindset with Darnley Greson Jr with Darn IT Group!  


  1. Why Cyber Security Affects Small Business
  2. Why Should Cyber Security Matter?
  3. Checking Your Cyber Security Blindspots
  4. Organize Your Perspectives
  5. Why "They" Want You!

The event includes a catered lunch with regular, vegan and gluten-free options and beverages will be available throughout the day. Directly following the event, a social get together will take place at Brock Street Brewing Company, located at 244 Brock Street, Whitby. This social is not included in the registration fee and attendees are responsible for their own bills.

We can't wait to spend this informative, engaging day with you!

****Please note, this event will replace our regularly scheduled chapter meeting for the month of May.  


Early Bird deadline extended!

Early Bird Member Fee (register by May 17, 2019) $50
Early Bird Other Chapter Member Fee (register by May 17, 2019) $60
Early Bird Non-Member Fee (register by May 17, 2019) $70
Regular Member Fee (registration between May 18-23, 2019) $75
Regular Other Chapter Member Fee (registration May 18-23, 2019) $85
Non-Member Fee (registration between May 18-23, 2019) $90

To register, please click on the following link: form.jotform.com/91045782117254


Whitby Central Public Library, Meeting Room 1A, 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON L1N 6A1

Public parking is located on the east side of the library and the rate is $1.00/hour


Kristy Lee Bailey or Lesa Werner
Phone: 416-899-4243 or 289-920-5555
Email: durham@organizersincanada.com