Reading Cafe August 2017: 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

Building a Sense of Collective Purpose with Your Volunteer Team!

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 Caledon; Aug 22, 2017

 Brampton; Aug 23, 2017

 Mississauga; Aug 24, 2017

 Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM

 Delivery Method: Discussion Group  



  All registrants will receive an email acknowledging registration once the registration is processed at Volunteer MBC. 

  If you do not receive this  email, please call 905.238.2622.

Purpose and Key Learnings:

If you are a leader of a dedicated team of volunteers, you know it takes a unique style of leadership to keep your volunteers connected to the mission of your organization. Our Reading Café provides a supportive environment for you to develop new tools and techniques to create an even larger impact with your valuable volunteer resources.

Register for the next Reading Café coming to your community.

The innaugural reading cafe in August 2017 will review the contents in the book; "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" by Partrick Lencioni. 

Why was this book chosen? "I read this book a few years ago and loved the simplistic, entertaining approach to teaching an extremely effective leadership concept.  The manga edition is the complete illustrated version which makes it a very fast read.  The key messages of the book have been easy to remember because they are written in the form of a fable.  I recently reread the book through my volunteer leadership lens.  Even though the story is that of a CEO teaching her team to be highly functional, I know the same concepts can be applied to volunteer teams.  I can’t wait for the powerful discussion this book is going to provoke with the Volunteer Leaders in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon (Tammy Elliott, Reading Cafe Session Facilitator)"

Key learning:

You will develop an understanding of the key elements of a highly functioning, cohesive team. Click here for more details.
Who should attend?
  • Anyone who leads a team of dedicated volunteers.  i.e. Volunteer Coordinator, Youth Program Coordinators/Managers, Program Managers, or Board Chairs.

Reading Cafe Locations:

  • Caledon (Tuesday, August 22, 2017): Caledon Public Library, Community Room, 150 Queen Street South, Bolton.
  • Brampton (Wednesday, August 23, 2017): Community Door Brampton, Boardroom, 7700 Hurontario Street, Brampton.
  • Mississauga (Thursday, August 24, 2017): Community Door Mississauga, Boardroom, 50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West, Located above Suite 300, Mississauga.

Please indicate your preferred location in the registration form. Free parking and wheelchair accessible. For Mississauga session, free parking is available at Square One Shopping Mall.

Registration Fee: 

  • Volunteer MBC Member ‐ $10
  • Non‐Member ‐ $15
  • Cost of the book is not included


Cheque: Payable to Volunteer MBC

    Forward Cheque to:

        Volunteer MBC

        c/o Community Door Brampton

        7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 601

        Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3


By Credit Card: Call Marina Campos, Director of Operation, 905.238.2622 Ext.225


On-site Payment: Cash or cheque only.

Facilitator: Tammy Elliott, Member Relations & Learning Centre Consultant, Volunteer MBC

As a proven community leader, professionally trained facilitator and authentic leadership expert, Tammy has an innate ability to build a sense of community around a cause she cares deeply about.

Not only is Tammy a valued member of the Volunteer MBC Team, she also manages her own volunteer initiative as the founder of Caledon’s Leadership Forum for Women. Her bi-monthly program can require up to 20 volunteers to operate. To accomplish this task, she needs to draw from a large pool of volunteer support team members while also leading a smaller dedicated team of 10 core members that function very much like a Board of Directors.

Tammy brings to her role a 20-year career in corporate sales, where she eagerly volunteered for community give back roles such as the Junior Achievement and United Way programs. She is a proud collaborative partner of The Exchange, Caledon’s Community Hub, which she believes encourages collective impact in her community.

Tammy has a passion to build caring connected communities though volunteerism and is thrilled to be launching the Reading Café to build a sense of community with the Volunteer Leaders of Peel.

Any Inquiries: Please contact Volunteer MBC at 905.238.2622 or send an email to training [at]

Legal Disclaimer: The content presented in Volunteer MBC’s learning series is for educational purposes only. There is no guarantee of the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any information for your particular business/organization. It is recommended that you consult your own professional for specific legal, accounting, finance, or tax advice. The content is intended for the registered participant only. Any unauthorized use, copying or disclosure is prohibited.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted, during regular business hours (Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) up to two working days prior to the date of the workshop. Cancellations made within this two working day window, or registrants who fail to attend the workshop shall be responsible for the full fee. Delegate substitutions may be made, at no charge at least 24 hours in advance of the workshop.

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