Former Canadian Cabinet Minister Paul Hellyer Lunch ‘n’ Learn.

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Join The Rostie Group Work Community in celebrating the Honourable Paul T. Hellyer, former Minister of National Defence. Mr. Hellyer is a Canadian engineer, politician, writer and commentator who has had a long, successful and varied career. He is the longest serving current member of the Privy Council of Canada. Mr. Hellyer is 93 years old and still a spirited member of Canadian politics and global issues.

 

In early September 2005, Hellyer made headlines by publicly announcing that he believed in the existence of UFOs. The first person of cabinet rank in the G8 group of countries to state unequivocally “UFOs are as real as the airplanes flying overhead.”

 

Former Canadian Cabinet Minister Paul Hellyer is still as active as ever and deeply engaged in a wide variety of world issues, arguably the most urgent of which is the world monetary and financial system. Mr. Hellyer’s most recent book “The Money Mafia” (2014) exposes perceived fault lines in our banking and financial systems and explains how unemployment could be cut in half in two years and worldwide prosperity restored. Mr. Hellyer has written many books throughout his career on the world and Canadian economics, extraterrestrial life, and Canadian life.

 

Paul Hellyer has been a part of the Rostie work community for over fifteen years. He is also one of Canada’s best known and most controversial politicians. We welcome you in meeting Paul Hellyer and participating in an engaging discussion on the many projects and achievements of Mr. Hellyer’s career. Come out to our friendly Lunch ‘n’ Learn featuring Paul Hellyer on Tuesday August 30th, 2016 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Find out more about Mr. Hellyer’s fascinating and influential life and what his work means for our future.

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The Scoop is out for August

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Hope everyone is looking forward to a month full of exciting summer fun.  This August is jam packed with waterfront activities running all month long.  The Rostie Group is pleased to welcome several new tenants to our work community including One Great Photo/Roy Danics Photography, Novus Calculus, Tempus Wood Watches, Creditgence Inc., Tidyapp Inc., Accu Translation, and Ackah Business Immigration Law.

Our newest meeting room “Toronto Bay” is newly renovated and fully equipped with a boardroom table, TV screens and lounge area perfect for your unique meeting room needs.  Toronto Bay is ready for booking today!

 

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The Scoop is out for July

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Once you’ve recovered from Canada Day long weekend be sure to take advantage of all the vibrant events around Toronto’s waterfront work community.  From discovering unique finds at a market to enjoying authentic eats at a cultural festival, there will never be a dull moment in the city this July!

 

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Happy Canada Day!

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Please note that our offices are closed on Friday, July 1st, 2016 for Canada Day. WaterPark Place and key card access to the 11th floor is still available on Friday. After hours phone service for customers will be implemented at this time. Our regular business hours resume on Monday, July 4th. Join us on the Waterfront for the Redpath Waterfront Festival running all weekend long. 

Have a safe and happy long weekend!

Warmest regards,

The Rostie Group

Lean Six Sigma Certification – Register Today!

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Lean Six Sigma has become one of the most sought after Certifications in recent history. Six Sigma Canada Inc. is a leading Canadian company in Lean Six Sigma Certification.

These courses fill up quickly register today to secure your spot! 

http://www.sixsigmacanada.net/enrollment/form/

Six Sigma Canada Inc. has been working in the field of Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Problem Solving since 1999. We have trained, supported and mentored over 3000 highly successful Executives, Champions, Black Belts and Green Belts in the field of Six Sigma.

Six Sigma Canada Inc.’s training philosophy is simple, Teach For Understanding! Dynamic, interactive, and hands-on training are just a few differentiating qualities that trainees will experience. Through in-class examples specific to each type of business, SSC translates the more complex tools into everyday examples that make sense to the non-statistician to ensure an effective transfer of knowledge.

This course is for employees requiring a standardized approach to problem solving for the purpose of continuous improvement. This would include team leaders, supervisors, associates, that will dedicate a time applying the DMAIC tools to projects primarily in their natural work area.

Lean Yellow Belt Dates:

Sept 19 – 23

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Dates:

Week 1 –  Sept 19 – 23   (Lean Define Measure Week)

 

Week 2 –  Oct 31 – Nov 4 (Analyze Week)

 

Week 3 –  Dec 12 – 14 (Improve Control Week)

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Dates:

Week 1 –  Sept 19 – 23   (Lean Define Measure Week)

 

Week 2 –  Oct 31 – Nov 4 (Analyze Week)

 

Week 3 –  Dec 12 – 16 (Improve Control Week)

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Dates:

Week 1 –  Dec 14-16

 

Additional details and FAQ:

 

Dress:  Business Casual (jeans on Friday ok)

 

Time:  8:30am-5:00pm Mon-Thursday, 8:30-3:00pm Friday

 

Software:  Minitab Version 16 or 17 preferred (bring a data stick)

 

Internet Access:  provided

 

Breaks:  We will take 15 mins at 10am and 2:30pm coffee will be provided.  You are free from 12:00-1:00pm for lunch (plenty of food in the area)

 

Location:  The Rostie Group, 20 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario – 11th Floor

 

Project Support:  can be via Net Meeting or GoTo Meeting or if a face to face meeting is desired which we recommend, travel expenses are additional

 

Enrolment Deadline:  September 1, 2016

 

Payment:  Go to: http://www.sixsigmacanada.net/enrollment/form/  or call 519-355-5511 and we will make arrangements.

 

Minimum Class Size:  approx. 8 pending

 

Sector Applicability:  All sectors and all area within each sector (Private, Public, Government, Financial, Insurance, College/University, Telecommunication, Manufacturing, etc)

 

Other Locations: We have partnerships with Accreditation Canada in Ottawa, Ontario and NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta for additional options for classes

 

Testing:  Minimum of 80% average on all tests.  YB’s – 1 test, GB’s 3 tests, BB’s 4 tests

 

Projects:  YB’s – not required to complete a project, GB’s require 1 completed project, BB require 2 completed projects

 

Is Lean Covered:  Yes.  We have blended Lean and Six Sigma together

What are the Benefits?

By reaching six sigma quality you will develop a culture that thrives on the identification and elimination of waste in all forms.

You can expect:

  • Significant improvement in customer satisfaction
  • Reduced cycle times, defects and costs
  • Improved productivity and efficiency
  • Financially measurable results
  • Increased product dependability

 

Testimonial:

“Already, we consider our relationship with Six Sigma Canada Inc. a true partnership. Rick, Cliff and their strong supporting staff of Master Black Belts, have provided a source of constant guidance and leadership for our Black Belts and Green Belts, and in a very short period have established a trusting relationship with our Champions. Six Sigma Canada Inc. has lead us through project completions that have resulted in significant cost savings, cost avoidances, as well as strong revenue growth in certain areas. Six Sigma has taught us the importance of fact based decision making, the pitfalls of managing by averages, and the significance of reducing variation. The momentum from our successes is propelling us toward the goal of making six sigma simply “the way we work”.”

Jeff Yates
Asst. Vice President Quality Management
Norfolk Southern Corp.

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Rise & Shine Breakfast: Real Estate Investment Seminar

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You are invited to a FREE Real Estate Investment Rise & Shine Breakfast at The Rostie Group!
Presented in partnership with IMR Capital Management and Royal LePage Terrequity Realty.
You will learn:
– The importance of saving for retirement
– Investment basics and terminology
– When to borow in order to invest
– The advantage of real estate investments
– What makes a good eal estate market
– How to analyze an investment opportunity
– How to retire wealthy
– How to build an investment team
 
RSVP: Michael Carney mcarney@imrmanagement.com

You’re Invited! Watch Euro 2016 at The Rostie Group

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Join us to see history in the making! Euro 2016 couldn’t be anymore exciting! The Rostie Group invites you to watch the game on our big screens, with food and drink in hand – Make it a Monday Funday.

WANY’s Annual Educational Conference in NYC: The British are Coming!

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WANY’s (Workspace Association of New York @workspaceany Educational Conference and Celebration was dedicated to establishing greater collaboration within the industry globally, with a focus on cross-Atlantic cooperation.  It was also dedicated to the industry’s groundbreaking thought-leaders.  The Rostie Group was pleased to attend WANY’s Educational Conference in New York City, representing Toronto’s Waterfront Workspace community.

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The first stop was a full tour of 4 WTC (World Trade Center) @4WTC with Mathieu Schepard, Director of Sales for Silver Suite Sales Offices @SilverSuites.  We toured their latest centre, which is a clear leader within the industry.  Mathieu also gave us the unique opportunity to see one of the few outdoor terraces in 4 WTC building, offering an incredible view of both downtown Manhattan, and One World Trade Center (formerly the Freedom Tower).

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The main event on Friday, June 17th took place at  Silver Suites Executive Workspace, on the 10th floor of 7 WTC. Thank you to all the exhibitors and sponsors who helped to make the conference both more exciting and more informative.

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We would like to congratulate Layton Dodson @officequarter for his appointment on the WANY Board.  Additionally,  a huge thank you to Angela Olivo from Select Office Suites @SelectOffices, BC@50 Chair.

The Rostie Group established strategic ties to other leaders in the industry both in New York, across the US, and in Britain.  We participated in an exchange of information about new trends, innovations, and about the evolution of the workspace industry as a whole.

Below is Martin Senn, from our channel partner, Davinci, accepting an award recognizing their invaluable contributions to the industry from David Alberto, Angela Olivo, and David Kinnaird.

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Dara McQuillian, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer from Silverstein Properties @SilvProp (below) gave an extremely informative presentation.  He spoke about green energy buildings and the new 2 WTC that will begin construction immediately.    If you happened to turn around at this point in the presentation, you would have seen top environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio @LeoDiCaprio checking in on the developments.

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We congratulate our colleague Jennifer Brooke, BCA Executive Director @thebca  (pictured left with Angela Olivo and Lori Spiess @VoffiCenters) for her dedicated service to the industry as well as being a great host to our President, Cynthia Rostie, in the UK.

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After the conference, David Kinnaird @kinnairdd from essensys @essensysJEFF hosted a celebratory dinner for all of the conference participants.  Pictured below are a few of the party-goers.

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Cynthia Rostie attended the conference with Richard Fernandes, CEO and Founder of The Staffing Exchange @mycareerbroker.  Richard is partnering with The Rostie Group to launch the first #Coworking #SalesHub.  Our #SalesHub is scheduled to open in August 2016 and is the first of its kind.  Also in attendance was  Spencer Anderson, member of the Rostie team.  Spencer currently attends McGill University and is a summer  intern with our partner Roger’s Communications.

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Stay in touch for news on the upcoming Launch Party and Member Registration for The Rostie Group #SalesHub

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Thank you again to Ray Lindenberg @RayLindenberg at Winning Workspaces Hospitality Group for all of your efforts on bringing us out of Toronto to see New York’s new financial district.

The WANY Educational Conference allowed workspaces from around the world  the opportunity to collaborate on  innovative technologies, flexible design, green buildings and how to boost service to the next level.  Our industry is booming, and growing at an unprecedented rate, offering serviced space to all industries.  The Rostie Group invites you to share in the innovation, creative entrepreneurship and partnerships that flourish in shared work environments like nowhere else.

Learn more about The Rostie Group community here.

Check out our creative work community events in our monthly newsletter.

Get the latest news on all our membership perks and workspaces available.

If you want your team to get the most from their future workspace, stop by for a tour at WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 11th Floor, Toronto, Ontario.   See where your team will be most successful- The Rostie Group, in Toronto’s SouthCore.   Toronto’s Waterfront Workspaces & Meeting Rooms.

Ahoy! Join us for the Redpath Waterfront Festival Canada Day weekend!

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Calling all mates! Celebrate summer in full sail with the Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by PortsToronto as they launch the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes Series.

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Tall ships return to RWF and will be docked in HTO Park for public deck tours. The star ships include: Draken Harald Hårfagre, the most authentic Viking ship built in modern days; the Spanish ship El Galeón, with 5 decks to explore; and from the USA, Pride of Baltimore II. Other ships include St. Lawrence II, Playfair, Pathfinder and Canadian Ocean Racing’s O Canada.

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The Royal Canadian Navy will be joining the festival for the first time with two 55-metre, coastal defence naval ships, the Ship Shape Obstacle Course, the Urban Fresh Navy Cook Off, and a host of interactive on-land activities!

redpath festivalReturning this year, the Waterfront Artisan Market will offer unique products and delicious treats from 50 top artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers! Enjoy our beautiful waterfront while you eat, shop and browse at Toronto’s newest open-air market. Also returning is the Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show, featuring non-stop, jaw dropping tricks from adorable rescue pups! See them play piano, do handstands, skateboard, tightrope walk and so much more.

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Celebrate Canada Day with us and take in the spectacular firework show at Harbourfront Centre on July 1st. A crowd favourite, the grand finale Parade of Sail on Sunday, July 3rd, will feature all festival ships and unique local vessels as they sail through the Toronto harbour to bid farewell. Bring the whole crew!

The Rostie Group is a proud Festival Partner with The Redpath Waterfront festival! We have had a behind the scenes look at a lot of the planning and hard work that goes into making the festival the best event on Toronto’s Waterfront every year!

Visit www.TOwaterfrontfest.com for more information.

 

 

Video Presenting Rise & Shine Breakfast Recap!

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This morning we had the amazing opportunity to engage with thought leaders and begin to understand how Video is the way of the future for business and development!

In just under an hour, Kunle Bristow inspired everyone in the Rainy Lake room to get out of their seats and get into action. Video action that is! We learned how to create ‘the hook’ and then separated into groups to meet new people and come up with our own video intro. Oh yeah, we began the workshop by staring into each others eyes to get comfortable and realise what video is all about – connecting with people.

Thank you Kunle for coming to The Rostie Group, and thank you to everyone who attended and had an amazing start to their day!

Keep in touch for more free events like this at The Rostie Group!

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For more information on Kunle Bristow’s workshops click here! 

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