DDA Toronto - Professional Development Day

05.23.2018 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


DDA Toronto Chapter 2018 Professional Development Day

May 23rd, 2018 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm



SOFA Design Centre, Upper Level Unit 208

6900 Airport Road, Mississauga


Get ready for a full day of professional development! Earn CEUs from a variety of interesting topics geared to support your business.



9:30  Registration & light breakfast to start the day.


Session 1: BILD / RenoMark Contractors (CEU)

How often have you yearned for, or asked a DDA colleague for a referral to a “good” contractor?  Well, today is your lucky day to meet a host of excellent contractors in person!  BILD / RenoMark contractors, now a cross Canada brand, are our industry peers.  Like DDA members, their association sets and upholds industry standards, continually upgrades members’ knowledge & skills, and promotes the use of industry professionals to the public.  Never be without a good contractor again! 


Session 2: Cher Jones - How to create awesome social media content FAST! (CEU) (Decorating & Design Industry Edition)

Are your social media accounts just sitting there collecting digital dust? Social Media Trainer Cher Jones will teach you why creating great content doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming.  She'll share some of the best online tools to keep your social media accounts active and full of attention commanding posts that your network will love to like, comment and share. You'll never say I don't know what to post again!


iShare: DDA Toronto Members' Trades List



A delicious lunch will be served.  This is a great time to catch up with colleagues, make new connections and network with our sponsor, SOFA. Explore their showrooms and learn about all they have to offer!


Session 3: Partha Mohanram – Building a Business Strategy (CEU)

Partha Mohanram is a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University, and is currently a CPA Ontario Professor of Financial Accounting at U of T Rotman School of Management. Learn about: Functional strategy, marketing, finance & accounting, operations, & personnel management for a small business.

Session 4: Glen Peloso – 2018 High Point Trend Tour (CEU)

Didn’t make it to High Point? No problem! Receive a detailed review of the hottest trends that were released this spring. Let Glen Peloso walk you through all of the notable showrooms. You’ll learn all about what’s new and up and coming!