Sure it’s fabulous winning vacations, attending gala events and receiving gift cards…but that’s not exactly going to be pay a mortgage!
Hence, I would like to introduce contests for professional development!
There are numerous conferences and luncheons held in Toronto which can range from being free to upwards of hundreds of dollars.
If your organization isn’t going to pay for you to attend, why shouldn’t you see what the experts are saying? (for free of course!)
I’ve attended Women of Influence luncheons, the Art of Leadership and Social Mix 2012 to name a few and found many of the speakers quite compelling.
Aryka’s Advice: Follow the event on Twitter as they will be promoting their own contests. They will also be retweeting free tickets giveaways from their sponsors.