February 13, 2014 | TIFF Bell LightBox | 7pm
www.torontoblackfilm.com

Toronto, February 13, 2014 – New-York Times Best-selling author, educator and entrepreneur Stedman Graham will present a conference entitled “The Nine-Step Plan for Success” at the 2nd annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), on February 13, 2014, 7pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

The Toronto Black Film Festival is much more than a festival. It exposes viewers to international Black realities through cinema and other forms of expression. “We want the festival to be a place of inspiration, motivation and development for filmmakers, but also for individuals who want to further their professional and personal lives. We have the privilege of hosting Stedman Graham as the first of what is sure to be many great speakers.” – Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of the Festival.

“Stedman Graham is one of today’s leading authorities on emotional intelligence. His training seminars are highly effective because they make you focus on maximizing the true leader within yourself.” – David M. Reynolds, CFM, Former Vice President, Associate Director – Merrill Lynch.

In 2012, he received the Career Achievement Award at the Montreal International Black Film Festival in recognition of his entire professional career for his extraordinary contribution to corporations and non-profit organizations through training in identity development, leadership, diversity training, personal wellness and personal and professional branding. The Festival also paid tribute to his community involvement and philanthropy, particularly concerning youth.

For tickets and more information, visit www.torontoblackfilm.com

The 2nd annual TBFF, presented by Global Toronto, will be held until February 16, 2014!

STEDMAN GRAHAM – BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

As an executive, best-selling author, educator and speaker, Stedman Graham works with corporations, organizations and non-profits in the areas of identity development, leadership, diversity training, personal wellness, and personal / professional branding. Clients have included Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, Georgia Pacific, Pro-Line International, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Manpower, CNN, GlaxoSmithKline, Plains Capital Corporation, American College of Sports Medicine, YMCA, U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps, Credit-Suisse First Boston, Harvard and Wharton business schools and the U.S. Department of Education.

Graham has authored ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. Graham’s new book, Identity: Your Passport to Success, published by Pearson Education, was released in 2012. Within two weeks of its release, Identity: Your Passport to Success reached number six on the Wall Street Journal Business bestseller list.

Stedman Graham is a former adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he taught a leadership course based on his Nine-Step Process. Graham also taught management strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois. He is a distinguished visiting professor at several colleges and universities throughout the United States.

About the Toronto Black Film Festival
The Toronto Black Film Festival is about DISCOVERY and DIVERSITY! TBFF is glad to celebrate Diversity within the black communities! The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world. In connecting black films with viewers of all colours and ethnic origins we recognize the differences that make us unique and celebrate the shared values that bring us together. Coming together through art allows members of all cultural communities to better understand one another. TBFF showcases the most outstanding and most amazing black films while creating a space to debate major cultural, social and socio-economic issues. The festival offers screenings, concerts, panel discussions, exhibits, workshops, conferences and opportunities to meet creators and speakers from Canada and around the world. www.torontoblackfilm.com

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Contact:

Information and RSVP:
Angie Burns
Allied Integrated Marketing
(647) 724-8946
ABurns@Alliedim.com

Natalie Grossi
Allied Integrated Marketing
(647) 724-8992
NGrossi@Alliedim.com