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Pre-Conference Poll #3: Use of the GPOP Listserv

At the KeyboardWe established our national listserv at Douglas College in 2010 and have since transitioned it to Langara College, where GPOP Director Diana Falcon and her colleagues manage it on members’ behalf.

Shared Expertise at Your Fingertips

If you and your Chair or President are thinking it would be helpful to learn how another institution approached a certain undertaking, ask your peers. Looking for a template? Rather than reinventing the wheel, turn to your listserv. Members will naturally exercise discretion in what they share and communicate, but you will find them to be as generous with information as is appropriate.

You can use the GPOP listserv to connect with other members and ask questions, seek the benefit of experience and share best practices.

Listserv Protocol

We recommend that members insert “Governance Query” or “President’s Office Query” in email subject lines, to reflect the focus of a query.

Tell Us What You Think of GPOP’s Listserv

This is the third of our 2016 pre-conference polls, and it’s important to have members’ input.

To complete the first two polls, scroll through this site’s home page or just click here for the Members’ Poll on Conference Grants and here for the poll on whether we should introduce membership fees. Please also complete the poll below to help inform discussions at our May 29/16 AGM.

Members-Only Poll: Listserv Use and Protocols

Be sure to click the “Vote” option for each question.


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Pre-Conference Poll #2: What Do You Think of GPOP Membership Fees?

As your national professional association, GPOP strives to support individual members and also their respective colleges, cégeps and institutions.

Members have ready access to peer expertise through the listserv and professional development resources provided on this website.

Each year, GPOP’s Conference and Professional Development Committee strives to present content-rich  programmes with development opportunities that meet members’ specific needs. Keynote speakers and facilitators are drawn to our conferences in the spirit of professional colalboration. While we incur expenses to attract such expertise, costs are typically limited to travel costs and a token of appreciation.

This year, the Board of Directors established a $500 AGM and Conference Grant. Yesterday, we encouraged your feedback, in GPOP’s pre-conference poll #1, on the future of conference grants. To complete that poll, just click here.

We’d Also Like Members’ Input on Whether We Should Introduce GPOP Membership Fees

Your Board of Directors is inviting discussion of implementing membership fee to support our capacity to do more for members. We will have our AGM agenda package published before week’s end, and members will have access to the Secretary-Treasurer’s report. In the meantime, please complete the poll below to help inform discussions at our May 29/16 AGM.

Members-Only Poll: Should We Introduce Membership Fees? 

Be sure to click the “Vote” option for each question.


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Putting Faces to Names: Nominees for Election to GPOP’s Board of Directors

Would You Like to Join Them?

We now have five candidates for GPOP’s six 2016-19 Director opportunities, and have room for at least one more nominee. If you hover your cursor over the images, you’ll see each candidate’s name.

Thank you to each of Marlene Beaulieu, Nicole Blanchette, Christabell Pinchin, Cheryl McMurray and Sandi White for accepting nominations.

Returning Directors

Incoming Directors will work alongside Joanna Campbell, Laureen Dailey, Diana Falcon, Jenny Forestell, Lori Robert and Heather Steckley – whose first terms will conclude with the 2017 AGM.  Jenny Forestell will assume Chair responsibilities at the close of our May 29/16 AGM, and Shelagh Donnelly will transition to the role of Past Chair.

 

Two Days Left in Which to File Nominations

The call for nominations closes on Thursday, May 26, 2016. If you’d like to discuss the opportunity, or would like to nominate yourself and/or another GPOP member, let’s talk. Please contact any member of the Nominating Committee, which consists of Joanna Campbell, Shelagh Donnelly and Jenny Forestell.

 

Please direct your nominations to

Shelagh Donnelly, Chair, Nominating Committee, on or before Thursday, May 26, 2016

 Email: donnellys@douglascollege.ca    Telephone: 604-527-538