January 15, 2015
Following the success of the first Growing People Toolkit, focus group meetings are underway to develop the Growing Business Toolkit.

The inaugural focus group was held at LO home office in Milton with great success. Now meetings are set for Ottawa and London.

“The objective of the new Growing Business Toolkit is to provide an integrated framework of tools and information for owners to grow their businesses by developing strategy, leadership and talent,” says Landscape Ontario Manager of Education and Development, Sally Harvey, CLP, CLT.

Landscape Ontario and CNLA, along with Vicky Smith of Contact Coaching and Training Services, are working together on the project. The new resource is for companies employing 25 or more people.

This exciting new program aims to build on the success of Landscape Ontario’s Growing People Toolkit, launched in 2011. “It was built to provide practical information and easy-to-apply human resources tools for busy owners and managers.

Guidance gleaned from focus groups was a key element in its relevance and success,” says Harvey.

Goals set out for the focus groups include: Identify the critical issues and challenges affecting sustainable business growth; review the draft table of contents for the Growing Business Toolkit, and generate recommendations and ideas for tools that will facilitate business growth through strategy, leadership and talent development.

“We need your help. Your recommendations will influence the decisions on the content and format of the Toolkit,” says Harvey.

The Ottawa focus meeting is set for Jan. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Richcraft Sensplex, 813 Shefford Road, in the HEO boardroom.

The London meeting will take place on Feb. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, 591 Wellington Rd. S., London, in the Summit Room.

Confirm your participation by emailing Kathy McLean at kathym@landscapeontario.com by Jan. 23, 2015.