• 26 Nov 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Théâtre français de Toronto, 21 College Street, Suite 610, Toronto ON M5G 2B3
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  • A special thank-you to new members who have joined or re-joined SLF in 2014
  • $85 plus HST for a total of $96.05
  • $55 plus HST for a total of $62.15

(Note: Registration for this event is more expensive than usual due to the added cost of wine, food pairings, liquor licence and insurance.)
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Wine Pairing Reception
Discussion on INNOVATION

Presented by the SLF Book Club and RDP Associates

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
5:30 - 8:00 PM




Our Sponsor:


Since 1987, RDP has been providing clients with value added service. 


RDP focuses both on funding our clients’ Innovation efforts and helping companies with their Innovation strategy and plan.  Whether applying for a government grant or R&D tax credits, or implementing an Innovation master plan for your business, RDP’s experienced and well-trained staff make the process quick and easy.

Year end reception:

We will be toasting the year end with wine and food pairings curated by our resident wine expert, Jerry Adel.  2014 has been a terrific year for SLF!  We look forward to celebrating with our new members, returning members, and friends.

About the discussion on Innovation:

“In today's "innovate-or-die" business world, effective innovation doesn't happen by accident - it is achieved by careful design. Perhaps you’ve discovered that the process of innovation is difficult to manage. It’s risky, expensive, and unpredictable. Further, some leaders look at the innovations that come from companies like Apple or P&G, and think, “We don’t have people or resources like theirs. We can’t do that kind of magic.” But the truth is that Apple’s success, or P&G’s, or Toyota’s, isn’t due to magic; it’s because they follow a disciplined innovation process. So the best way for your firm to become an innovator is to adopt a systematic approach that applies the best tools, and also goes beyond tools to help you manage the large scale risks and opportunities that your organization faces. This system elevates innovation to what it really should be, a strategic asset to your organization. Defining that system is the intent behind The Innovation Master Plan.” ... Langdon Morris

The Innovation Master Plan coverMeet SLF book club members and others interested in innovation for an evening of wine pairings and a guided discussion of Langdon Morris's THE INNOVATION MASTER PLAN, and its relevance to your business. Topics will include:

  1. How do we define innovation and creativity?
  2. Are we born with these qualities or can they be learned?  Can we un-learn to be non-innovative?
  3. Innovation genius, champion and leader: which persona do you feel most closely describes you and why?
  4. What do you believe are barriers to innovation in business today and how can they be overcome?
  5. How are existing company innovation processes flawed?

This session will be co-led by the president of our Book Club, Jerry Adel, and Brian Cookson of RDP Associates.

You may download Langdon Morris's self-evaluation worksheet here: Innovation Self-Evaluation Worksheet.pdf


5:30-6:30 Welcome and wine pairing reception
6:30-7:30 Innovation discussion
7:30-8:00 Networking



Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Place:  Théâtre français de Toronto

21 College Street, Suite 610

Toronto ON M5G 2B3


Tickets: Members $55 + HST

Non-members $85 + HST
(Note: tickets are a bit more expensive than for our usual events due to the added cost of wine, food pairings and liquor licence / insurance)

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