Voyage Together 2019

The second annual EDPG Symposium is happening on January 28, 2019. Join us for another day of peer learning from your fellow Guelph/Wellington executive directors. In addition to a day of networking you will have the chance to see 12 great presentations covering everything from funding to staff development.


Through her business Five Star Relationships, Andrea Groenewald assists clients to Unleash their Potential!

Andrea founded Journey Counselling in 2000, a professional counselling practice in Guelph, ON. In her role as a Registered Psychotherapist, Andrea provides professional counselling to individuals, couples and families around a variety of topics including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She has helped hundreds of people exercise courage and strength in order to achieve life and family goals.

In 2006, Andrea founded Five Star Relationships, a business focused on professional coaching and organizational optimization.

Using sophisticated assessment tools, indentifying performance accelerators and translating them into key professional and personal goals, Andrea helps professionals enhance their personal and workplace performance.

Speakers include:

ALYSSA LIGHT – Camp McGovern: Reverse Engineering Interviews: How to Hire a Winning Team

MARIE ZIMMERMAN – Hillside Community Festival of Guelph: Collaboration Over Competition: A Model for Increasing Capacity Building in the Arts

J. ROSS KNECHTEL – Mood Disorders Support Group of Guelph: The Mental Wellness Wheel – 14 Spokes (so far)

PETER CAMERON – Ontario Co-operative Association: How Co-Ops Help Build Community

KRISTEL MANES – Business Centre Guelph Wellington: The Art of Mind Mapping – A Visual Thinking Tool

JANE TUER – Project READ Literacy Network Waterloo-Wellington: Board Engagement – Is that Snoring I Hear?

JULIA GRADY – 10C Shared Space: Impact Measurement – What’s What and Why it Matters.

CHRIS WILLARD – The Guelph Community Foundation: ‘Consultative Selling’ – How to Bring a Donor Along and Increase Major Gifts without the Pitch

GLENNA BANDA – Guelph Children’s Foundation: #Squad Goals – Building a Passionate and Committed Team

JOANNA GOODE – Facilitation Wellington Dufferin: Staff Mentoring as part of your Professional Development Plan

KELLY SCHAFER – The Career Education Council: The Importance of Well-Being and Self-Care in the Workplace

PHILIP MILLS – Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region: Designed with the End in Mind

Registration for EDPG members is live!

To learn more about the Executive Director Peer Group and becoming a member, visit

Posted on December 17, 2018