Work Life Balance Speaker Series At Rotman Right To Play

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Please ensure you have a spot at the event by registering here in advance:

Wednesday April 12, 2017 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

TOPIC: “The Power of Play to Change the World in a World Where “Play” is Disappearing”

SPEAKERS: Johann Koss, (Rotman MBA ‘04), Founder, Right To Play International; Corporate Director, Gates Ltd, Dundee Industrial REIT and Secunda Inc.

Katie Smith Milway, Co-Founder and Chair, One Hen, Inc.; Social Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author of Children’s Books including The Banana Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World (Kids Can Press, Apr. 4, 2017); Partner, The Bridgespan Group

WELCOME BY: Niki da Silva, Managing Director – MBA Program, Rotman

VENUE: Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building) | Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto | 105 St George Street

COST: $19.95 plus HST per person (includes 1 signed hardcover copy of "The Banana Leaf Ball" per person and 1 seat for the presentation). Feel free to bring your children aged from about eight to about thirteen free-of-charge.

SYNOPSIS: The story line of The Banana Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World (Kids Can Press, 2017) derives from a former Right to Play coach from Burundi who grew up from ages 10 to 23 in refugee camp in Tanzania dogged by gangs and militia recruiters until a soccer team formed in the camp and rallied boys around a common goal (so to speak), broke down distrust, build leadership and new vision for their lives. The book is set abroad, but it is the story of any playground in Canada and the world where recess has become a dangerous place. In their presentation Johan Koss and Katie Smith Milway will make a presentation on the power of play for all who are seeking work-life balance for yourselves and your kids.

ABOUT RIGHT TO PLAY: Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through weekly sport and play activities, Right To Play helps over one million children learn to create better futures and drive social change. Operating in more than 20 countries, Right To Play was founded in 2000 by social entrepreneur and four-time Olympic gold medalist Johann Olav Koss. It is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with national fundraising offices in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Regional offices are in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Right To Play programs are facilitated by more than 600 international staff and 14,400 local volunteer Coaches.
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By: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

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