2020 AGM Agenda Package

The agenda package for our virtual June 5th Annual General Meeting has now been posted. Members may download or view 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 virtually with many of you on June 5th!

Transitioning to Virtual Meetings

WEBINARMay 25, 2020 9:30 am PST, 10:30 CST, 12:30 EST, 1:30 AST


We have some exciting news to report!

Our way of working has shifted dramatically due to COVID-19, and most of us are quickly adapting to new technologies and new ways of facilitating our work.

Natasha Himer, a senior governance consultant at Watson in Vancouver, has offered to provide GPOP members a free one-hour webinar on transitioning to virtual meetings called “Practical Points from the (Virtual) Boardroom.”  Many of you will remember Natasha as the keynote speaker at the GPOP conference in Victoria in 2018.

The webinar will have a broader focus than post-secondary education, but will be very relevant and timely to those working for post-secondary presidents and boards.

To register for the free webinar on Monday, May 25, click here.

Natasha has also very generously offered to facilitate a one-hour facilitated session for GPOP members to share experience and best practices on virtual meetings.  The format will include a panel followed by time for questions and answers.  It will be fairly informal to allow room for open discussion.  We will get back to you soon with a date.

We hope you can join us!

GPOP Conference & PD Committee

Heather Martin, Camosun College (Committee Chair) | Kellie Basi, Justice Institute of BC | Jenny Forestell, New Brunswick Community College | Melissa Pringle, Durham College | Sylvie Taher, CICan

Notice of 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 on Friday, June 5, 2020 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 2020-2021 Board and Committee Structure.

DATED this 12th day of May 2020.


Cheryl McMurray


CICan Governance & President’s Office Professionals (GPOP)