Compass Connections

Insight on team building, executive leadership, and corporate retreats.

Unplugging and Digital Detox

March 6, 2019

We may feel guilty that we’re constantly plugged in, or not even realize we are disconnecting from the people, places and real world experiences in

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Kaizen: A Process for Continuous Improvement

December 12, 2017

The Kaizen of breaking down a question worth discussing At Northern Edge Algonquin we strive for continuously improving our processes and our products and experiences. 

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Compass Conversations: Hosting Meetings that Matter

December 12, 2017

Follow Our Process for Engaging Meetings Our facilitation team are educators and business people.  With decades of teaching and facilitation experience we have developed processes

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Break the Iceland – Icebreakers for social gatherings

April 20, 2016

Todd published a book. Although we’ll soon have copies in our Blue Canoe store at the Edge, the book is available for direct purchase at

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Turtle Teachings

June 3, 2015

Over the past three days I’ve seen eight snapping turtles laying eggs. These ancient creatures that have been around for hundreds of thousands of years

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Harmonious Meetings

June 1, 2015

Harmonious Meetings don’t just happen. They are the result of setting the stage for success. At Northern Edge Algonquin we’ve been hosting meetings for almost

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Atlantic Canada visits the Edge

November 24, 2014

Explorer’s Edge Best Practice Mission Sustainable Tourism: Culinary • Cultural • Experiential • Nature Nov 16-21, 2014 Defining Best Practice Mission: Tourism industry professionals travel

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Sustainable Meetings – a Primer from Starwood Hotels

November 3, 2010

Building on a commitment to sustainability and conservation initiatives, Starwood Hotels & Resorts has introduced sustainable-meeting guidelines at every North American property. Starwood’s Sustainable Meeting

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Who Completes You?

September 3, 2009

It’s an oft-repeated phrase among my collaborators in a long running Edge of The Wedge Tourism Training Program offered in Newfoundland and Labrador: “Do what

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What are you leaving on the cutting room floor?

June 3, 2009

Funerals are wonderful opportunities to reflect on our lives and the important people in them. At a recent funeral gathering I was speaking with a

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