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Six Degrees: A Conversation with Tonya Surman and Keita Demming


On February 29, join the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) for Six Degrees: A Conversation with Tonya Surman and Keita Demming! Tonya, CSI’s CEO, and Keita Demming of The Covenant Group will discuss the latter’s new book, Strategy to Action, in which Keita presents an innovative tool to help professionals consolidate their short-term tactics with their long-term vision.

Six Degrees is CSI’s signature networking event, named after the theory that all people are connected by no more than five acquaintances. At these events, we try to shrink this pool and reduce the degrees of separation by bringing together social innovators from across the city to connect and share ideas.

The evening will include an in-depth conversation between Keita and Tonya, light refreshments, and opportunities to meet your fellow socially-minded professionals. Join us to expand your network – register now!


  • Doors Open: 6:00 PM
  • Interview with Keita Demming: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Networking: 8:00 – 9:00 PM

About Keita Demming
Keita Demming is an advisor, thought partner, and coach living in Toronto. Keita is an award-winning educator and coach with a PhD in Adult Education and Workplace Learning who works to transform companies into places that are idea-driven and people-centered. At The Covenant Group, Keita designs training programs and coaches clients to meet their strategic goals and build their businesses.

Keita is passionate about fostering community, and one of his proudest personal achievements is the community he helped grow around TEDxPortofSpain, one of the most successful TEDx events in the world.

About the Book
An accessible and engaging read, Strategy to Action is a tool that will help you become a better business person, and a better person in business. Today’s fast-paced and radically shifting business world means that many leaders, even those considered successful, are simply navigating urgent tasks with little to no strategy. In Strategy to Action, award-winning educator and coach Keita Demming of The Covenant Group, presents an innovative and deceptively simple tool to help business professionals unite their short-term tactics with their long-term goals. Grab your copy today!

About CSI
The Centre for Social Innovation catalyzes, inspires and supports people to create, develop, adopt and integrate new and renewed concepts and practices that put people and planet first. We envision a world where our systems – economy, government, culture and communities – serve to create a healthy, just, resilient & regenerative society full of meaning, equity & happiness.