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Government Relations – Best Practices Survey

Does your Board have a committee that focusses on relations with municipal, provincial, federal and Indigenous governments?  Jenny Forestell, NBCC, recently conducted a best practices survey of member institutions to see what they are doing in this area. You can read a summary of all the responses on our Resources page.

Note that materials posted to the Resources page are password protected with the password you received when you joined GPOP. If you’ve forgotten the password, please email daileyl@douglascollege.ca.


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SURVEY Main Content Share your thoughts on the future of CICan’s Board of Directors

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is reviewing its governance composition to ensure the board has the optimal skills, competencies and perspectives to govern the association into the future. The board is seeking members’ feedback to inform its decision-making.

To share your thoughts, respond to the following short survey and watch for opportunities to engage on social media. The consultation is open from August 23 to September 22. CICan is looking for responses from a majority of members.

Share your thoughts

 

 

 


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Governance Professionals of Canada Conference Information

If you’re in a governance position and looking for a conference to attend this summer, you may want to check out Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC). They will be holding their 21st Annual Corporate Governance conference in Quebec City next month from August 18-21, and are offering a $300 discount code for non-GPC members who may wish to attend. The direct registration link is https://gpcanada.org/ACGC_registration_and_fee and the discount code is SPK2019REF (for non-members only). This information was shared with us by former GPOP member and Past Chair Shelagh Donnelly (https://exceptionalea.com). Shelagh extends a warm hello to all GPOP members.

 

 


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2019 AGM Agenda Package

The agenda package for our virtual May 30th Annual General Meeting has now been posted. Members may download the agenda package by clicking HERE. Note that this is a password protected site. The password is the same city and year reference provided when you first joined GPOP. You’ll also find a Proxy Vote Form for those who are unable to attend the AGM, but who wish to be heard.

Please take a few minutes to review the agenda package. Your contributions to GPOP are not limited to your ability to attend conferences in person, and members are encouraged to take an active role for the benefit of all.

Looking forward to connecting with many of you on the WebEx call!


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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

TAKE NOTICE that the Annual General Meeting of the members of CICAN GOVERNANCE AND PRESIDENT’S OFFICE PROFESSIONALS (GPOP) will be held virtually via WebEx on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00am Pacific / 11:00am Mountain / 12:00pm Central / 1:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Atlantic.

  1. To receive the following reports as information: (i) Chair’s Report; (ii) Membership & Communications Committee Report; (iii) Conference & PD Committee Report; (iv) Awards & Nominations Committee Report; (v) Nominating Committee Report; and (vi) Strategic Planning & Partnerships Committee Report;
  2. To receive the financial statements; and
  3. To approve the GPOP 2019-2020 Board and Committee Structure.

DATED this 16th day of May 2019.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

Cheryl McMurray, Acting Chair

CICan Governance & President’s Office Professionals (GPOP)

 

 


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And the award goes to…

The Awards & Recognition Committee is very pleased to announce the recipient of GPOP’s 2019 Award for Professional Achievement: Jenny Forestell, Executive Assistant, Board of Governors, New Brunswick Community College. Jenny, who is past Chair of GPOP and a most deserving recipient, was presented with her award at the recent GPOP conference in Niagara Falls. The Award for Professional Achievement recognizes current and past members who have made significant contributions to the realm of higher education or who have achieved professional success due, in part, to their experiences as a governance and/or president’s office professional. Congratulations Jenny!


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2019 Hicks Morley Fellowship Recipient

Congratulations to Alice Schuda for being selected as this year’s recipient of the Hicks Morley Fellowship. Alice is the Communications and Administrative Officer for the Board of Governors at Centennial College in Toronto, and this award enabled Alice to attend her first GPOP conference held recently in Niagara Falls. In applying for the award, Alice spoke about the “invaluable source of mentoring and resources” that GPOP has provided to her in her role over the past three years. The Hicks Morley Fellowship was created to support the attendance of a member at our annual conference, and we are grateful to Hicks Morley for their ongoing financial support. All members are encouraged to apply for the $1,000 award to support their attendance at next year’s conference in Montreal!