Events

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“We Need to Talk” — A Dialogue Series Across Generations

How well do we really know one another across generations?

 

WHEN:  January 27th, 2021
TIME: 12:30 pm – 1:00 on EST (Eastern Standard Time)
TOPIC:  “Making Connections:  New Methods and a New Mindset”,
                with Val Fox, Chief Innovation Consultant, The Pivotal Point,
                and co-founder of the DMZ, Canada’s leading university incubator.
WHO:  All ages welcome
COST:  Free
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:    Click Here
WHERE:  A virtual event

 

As the population ages at an alarming rate and the modern workforce spans five generations, bridging the divides has never been more important. “We Need to Talk” is an innovative and open-ended series of hour-long, online sessions designed to do just that.

Free to people of all ages and hosted by Top Sixty Over Sixty, these empowering, monthly Zoom-based sessions will leverage the thinking, knowledge, attitudes, and perspectives of everyone present. The goal is to facilitate new intergenerational connections enabling participants to learn, challenge assumptions, and collaborate.

Participants may also benefit from the heartening effects of new friendships and from potential mentorship and entrepreneurial opportunities.

How will it work? Following brief, themed introductions in the form of presentations, panel discussions, polls, or video clips, participants will join breakout groups to take their conversations to the next level and beyond.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS BREAKTHROUGH CONVERSATION
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Previous Events

An Intergenerational Conversation, Collectively discovering solutions to shared challenges – June 10th, 2020

To celebrate Intergenerational Day, Top Sixty hosted a facilitated group discussion on the challenges of, and solutions to, ageism.

Finding Inspiration in Opposing Places  – June 10th 2019

At this meetup inspired by Juan Geuer’s Carbon + Light exhibit at the OAG, we explored the science of inspiration and how you can find and keep your personal muse.

Declutter Your Life – January 15th 2019

This meetup explored the physical things that can get in the way of our mental growth and provided tips on how to manage moving from finances to furniture.  Guest speaker: Peter James Wray

Gratitude – October 16th 2018

This meetup looked at some of the research around the benefits of gratitude and provided practical exercises to build a grateful outlook.

Spotting Opportunity – September 25th 2018

An informative evening with guest speaker,  Janice McDonald, an award-winning serial entrepreneur, trusted advisor and founder of The Beacon Agency.

Solstice Celebration. June 5, 2018 7:00PM – 9:00PM

The Top Sixty Over Sixty and friends celebrated the first year of meetups, events and courses with all who have been involved and with new friends too. Attendees heard how the year went and our plans for the future. This was the last event before the fall.

Building Solutions – How to Problem Solve. May 3, 2018 7PM – 8:30PM

Top 60 Over 60 hosted a meetup on May 3rd where we will explored different ways of problem solving. From Lean Six Sigma to Appreciative Inquiry, we discussed the various uses of different problem solving techniques. Embracing an entrepreneurial mindset means anticipating and managing evolving challenges.

Discover Functional Creativity. March 28, 2018 7PM – 8:30PM

In late March The Top 60 Over 60 helped participants unleash their creativity— one of the fundamentals of entrepreneurial activity.  Contrary to common belief, creativty is a skill that can be learned. In this interactive session, we showed participants how to tap into and practice their creativity to build better teams, communication and problem solving.

Get Ready for ReSet! March 8, 2018 7PM – 9PM

In early March the Top 60 over 60 hosted an information event and volunteer sign-up for the ReSet research project. At that event we met with a great group of people and we’re looking forward to launching the Reset project. For more information on ReSet, visit here.

Preliminary description of the “Top 60 Over 60 Research Project”, October 24, 2017, 7- 9 pm    

On October 24th the Top 60 over 60 held an event to share information on the ReSet project. To learn more about ReSet, please visit here.

Next Steps: Exploring Opportunities and Possibilities – June 27, 2017 

On June 27th  we gathered to exlore direction for the Top 60 and to hear from the federal government’s Concierge Service. To learn more about the Concierge Services, pease read the July blog post found here.  We also identified the needs of participants related to future entrepreneurial endeavours.

INAUGURAL EVENT  – MAY 9, 2017 

Mythbusting: Celebrating the truth about today’s 60+ workforce 

On May 9th we gathered at City Hall to hear words of wisdom from workplace expert, Lisa Taylor. Lisa shared compelling insights and statistics on today’s workforce and noted that we are in a revolutionary stage. These changes are promising to be as dramatic as those brought on by technology. The results promise to result in a more dynamic and intergenerational workforce. Longer lives mean legacy careers will be the new norm and boomers will blaze that trail into the future. To read more about the myths of ageing, please visit our blog here

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