Professional Development

cropped-cropped-douglas-college-coquitlam-bc.jpgMembers are encouraged to regularly log in to this section of GPOP’s website. You’ll find links embedded below for a number of associations, conferences and resource materials.

Let us know, too, of additional resources and sites you think your peers may find relevant. Please use the REPLY option at the base of your screen to offer such recommendations.  

2017 Conferences & PD Opportunities (click on bold items for links to event information)

  1. March 31 – April 2/17, Dallas, Texas: Association of Governing Boards (AGB) 2017 Workshop for Board Professionals – precedes the AGB Conference on Trusteeship, below
  2. April 2 – 4/17, Dallas, Texas: Association of Governing Board (AGB) 2017 National Conference on Trusteeship
  3. April 29 – 30/17, Ottawa, Ontario: GPOP’s 2017 AGM and Conference Sessions
  4. April 30 – May 2/17, Ottawa, Ontario: Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) 2017 Conference
  5. May 25-28/17, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON: IAAP Canadian Education Conference (CEC)
  6. June 12/17, 9-4pm, Vancouver, BC: Minute Taking Made Easy with Rhonda Scharf. Email or call 1-877-213-8608 to reserve a spot. Cost is $379.
  7. July 22 – 25/17, New Orleans, Louisiana: International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Summit 2017
  8. September 21/17, Halifax, NS: Supporting Successful Meetings, Eli Mina Consulting
  9. September 22/17, Halifax, NS: We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This, Eli Mina Consulting (note the Sept. 21 & 22 workshops are also relevant for non-municipal government EAs)
  10. October 26-28/17: Chicago, Illinois: IAAP EA Symposium 20017
  11. November 9/17,  9-4pm, Toronto, ON: Minute Taking Made Easy with Rhonda Scharf. Email or call 1-877-213-8608 to reserve a spot. Cost is $379.
  12. November 26-27/17, Toronto, ON: 2017 Higher Education Summit, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel



Publications, Resources



Publications, Resources



In 2016, one of our members, Jenny Forestell from New Brunswick Community College, reached out to her GPOP colleagues and asked for ideas and suggestions on minute-taking courses. She is kindly sharing her research here for the benefit of all.

  1. Grand Prairie Regional College (GPRC) runs a one day Effective Minute Taking course through its continuing education program
  2. Eli Mina, who has a Minute Taking Online Tutorial ($250), which includes a copy of his book Mina’s Guide to Minute Taking
  3. Minute Taking Made Easy by Rhonda Scharf – options include Online Training (4-5 hours); or a webinar (1 hour)
  4. Algonquin College Better Minute Taking



A look at our landmark 2014 AGM in Ottawa, when we adopted by-laws and elected our first Board of Directors …

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