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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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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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GPOP Conference 2019 Recap

The 2019 Conference & PD Committee worked hard to pull together a program focusing on the themes of Inclusion, Balance and Harmony and they did not disappoint! From Saturday night’s welcome reception and keynote speaker to Sunday’s presentation and discussions, these three themes were woven throughout. One of the highlights was keynote speaker Sharon Thira, Director – Indigenous Learning & Engagement at New Brunswick Community College. Sharon spoke about Indigenous culture, shared the history of the wampum belt, and provided tips on how to make a meaningful land acknowledgement. In her interactive presentation on Sunday, Sharon talked about the four dimensions of life balance: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. You can access both of Sharon’s presentations – Singing Your Song of Peace and Life Balance – on the GPOP website under Resources/Presentations (note the presentations are password protected with the password you received when joining GPOP). The conference was an excellent opportunity to re-connect with colleagues, meet some new members, soak up new knowledge and share best practices. Congratulations to the Planning Committee for a successful conference and thanks to all who joined us in Niagara Falls!


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2019 GPOP conference agenda now available

The agenda for our May 4-5 conference has now been posted to the GPOP website. In keeping with the CICan conference theme of “Inclusion”, we are pleased to have Sharon Thira, Director, Indigenous Learning & Engagement at New Brunswick Community College, kick things off on Saturday evening with her keynote address, Singing your Song of Peace, followed by a welcome reception. Sunday morning will be filled with more networking, facilitated discussions, breakout sessions and award presentation before wrapping things up in time for the start of the CICan conference. Your Board of Directors looks forward to welcoming members who will be joining us in Niagara Falls. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @CICanGPOP as we’ll be tweeting out updates and photos of our time together!


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Special thanks to CoreSolutions for donating the use of CoreUM meeting schedule software to the GPOP Board

Kyle Mayer, Marketing Manager, CoreSolutions Software Inc. …

“We know that sometimes finding meeting times for multiple people, particularly across multiple organizations or email systems can be like trying to herd cats. So, we’ve developed a simple system called CoreUM that simplifies this process into two steps.”

CoreUM is a better way to:

  • Organize any event or meeting with multiple attendees
  • Coordinate meetings of board members
  • Confirm attendance for committee meetings
  • Conduct and record simple polls/votes among multiple people
  • We want to give you 30 days to try the VIP subscription of CoreUM for freeSimply click the link and create an account to get started.GPOP


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Deadline for GPOP awards and grant application approaching fast

Thursday, February 28th is the deadline for GPOP award nominations and grant applications. Click on the links below for full details of nomination criteria and grant application form. Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate a deserving colleague or apply for a grant to support your attendance at the upcoming GPOP conference in Niagara Falls, May 4-5, 2019.

 

Award for Distinguished Service

Award for Professional Achievement

Hicks Morley Fellowship Application

 


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GPOP Welcome & Networking Reception – May 4, 2019

Join us for the GPOP Welcome & Networking Reception in the Milestone’s private dining room in the Marriott on the Falls hotel on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm (immediately following the keynote speaker).

Directions:  The reception is across the street from the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Exit onto Stanley Avenue and turn immediately down Livingstone Street.

MOTF Private Dining Room