The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter Presents: The 3rd Annual Ethics Breakfast Panel

DATE: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
TIME: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Toronto Region Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, East Ballroom, 77 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5X 1C1 ~ MAP
COST: Through the generosity of the Private Giving Foundation, attendance is complimentary, so please reserve your seat quickly.



8:00 a.m. Breakfast and networking
8:20 a.m. Introduction of Event and Moderator
8:25 a.m. Introduction of Panelists
8:30 a.m. Panelists' Presentations and Discussion
9:15 a.m. Q & A
9:30 a.m. Adjourn

This event was made possible by the generous support of Private Giving Foundation

Your Ethical Leadership from Arriving to Departing an Organization

Ethical leadership is a daily practice. It comes with both experience and commitment.

There is a continuum in the practice of ethical leadership from the moment you are hired – in fact, from the moment you start a new job search – all the way through to completing a term of employment. This goes beyond the operative ethical decisions you make every day as a professional in the charitable sector.

It comes down to two things: the present and the future.

You have to be comfortable with the decisions you make during your tenure AND after you leave, when you look back at the decisions you made.

From all aspects of employment: the search, to recruitment; performance reviews; reporting and relationships; compensation and how it is reported; even legal implications that sometimes arise; and from moving on and starting the journey all over again, YOUR ethical leadership is still a top priority, and may be your saving grace. When a disconnect in the values of an organization with a new leader leads to an early departure, for example, how do we address this conflict before, during and after our employment?

Join us for the next breakthrough Ethics Panel, where we welcome another stellar panel.

Valerie Campbell

President and Founder, Valerie Campbell & Associates

Professor, Fundraising Management, Humber College

Valerie Campbell is a veteran professional in the charitable sector with experience at governance, strategic, and operational levels. She has worked as a consultant and in executive roles across Canada in health, education, and social services. She specializes in strategic planning, capital campaigns, major gift development, multi-organization collaboration, charitable mergers, volunteer and staff leadership coaching, and facilitation.
With a personal commitment to ethics, she chairs the Ethics Resources Committee of AFP GTA, writes on the topic, and teaches ethics in the charitable sector at Humber College. Valerie has served as chair and/or director of  various organizations serving Canadian and international communities. 
Lisa Goodfellow, LL.B.


Miller Thomson LLP

Lisa Goodfellow is a trusted adviser to employers on a wide range of employment and labour relations matters, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, wrongful dismissal actions, human rights, workplace investigations, employment standards, certification applications, collective bargaining, unfair labour practice complaints, grievance arbitrations, injunctions, and protection of proprietary information. She also conducts and advises on workplace investigations. Lisa guides her clients through complex and ever-changing labour and employment laws to find practical business solutions that work for them. In addition, Lisa is experienced in advising both provincially and federally regulated employers in the public and private sectors. She prides herself in giving practical, proactive advice on a responsive and timely basis.

Dianne Lister, LL.B


The Dianne Lister Group

Principal of The Dianne Lister Group and Senior Associate with Hutchison Group Inc., Dianne Lister is one of Canada's top executive leaders in the charitable sector, providing consulting services to organizations and their leaders. A popular speaker, author and educator, Dianne brings 25 years experience in leading organizations that include Sick Kids Foundations, Trent University and the ROM Governors. In 2016, Dianne became a senior associate with the Hutchinson Group Inc. (Toronto), an executive search and talent development firm.

Dianne has developed and taught courses at UVic on sustainable funding for the arts. Past chair of the AFP international Ethics Committee, she has authored chapters on ethics and leadership in three books. Dianne is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, and practiced social justice law before entering the charitable sector.

Rahima Mamdani

Vice President, Human Capital

United Way Toronto & York Region

Rahima is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership on human resources and volunteer engagement strategies, including initiatives related to talent management, organizational culture and Diversity and Inclusion. Rahima began her career at Bell Canada 25 years ago and has worked for Saville Systems, Rogers iMedia and Buy Buddy Inc. Throughout her career, she has volunteered with the Toronto Children's Aid Society, the Aga Khan Development Network, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Toronto Public Library and HR Council for the Voluntary/Non-Profit Sector. Rahima holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology and a Masters of Library Sciences from the University of Toronto and is a Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE).