Holistic Planning

Holistic Planning November 28th  – Everyone Plans Something…

All organizations carry out planning activities – whether for project management, board development, agency strategy direction or just managing ongoing service.   Often, amazing results and data come out of one agency’s planning activities that would be greatly beneficial to many other organizations. 

Given the complexity of the issues and the interconnected quality of the challenges we face today, true leadership is multi-faceted. It has vision. It is capable of galvanizing many diverse individuals to rally for that vision. Leadership often engages a group of individuals in an inclusive or “roving” model where everyone has shared ownership of a problem or challenge. 

It is in this spirit that the Durham Region Local Training Board and Literacy Network of Durham Region will be hosting two free half-day holistic planning sessions November 28th at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street Oshawa.  These sessions are open to any organization that wishes to share organizational, business, service or project plans with other agencies in the community in order to contribute to more dynamic community planning.  All registrants will be asked to come prepared with sample planning material as well as to respond to guided dialogue questions during a round table session. 

Please see the Eventbrite links below to register for this free event. 

Any questions can be directed to Jennine Agnew-Kata, Literacy Network of Durham Region at jakata@lindr.on.ca

Some Questions to Prepare:

  1. What planning activities does your organization carry out regularly or annually?
  2. What information including data would be helpful to your organization’s planning activities?
  3. What sectors, groups or agencies would you like to connect with for planning purposes?


Morning Session        http://holisticplanning.eventbrite.com


Afternoon Session     http://holisticplanning2.eventbrite.com



Labour Market Plans Consultations

Durham Region Leaders will be invited to participate in short, informal focus group consultations on the state of the current labour market and its impact on your current workforce and your industry. 

The Durham Workforce Development Authority publishes an annual labour market plan and is available on line.  This report was based on extensive labour market research, analysis and board community consultation. 

This year our consultations will focus on labour supply and demand, talent attraction and retention issues.   For this consultation, we intend to focus on small to medium size business because as you know they are a significant economic driver in the region, the province and the country. 

Business – December10th

Whitby Chamber of Commerce Board Room

Labour – December 13th


Education – January 16th


Literacy Network of Durham – January 4th

LiNDR Office

DREN – January 23rd

Industry, Associations & networks – January 17th

Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

Key Informant Interviews – December and January