Members 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.
2017/18 Conferences & PD Opportunities (click on bold items for links to event information)
- October 26-28, 2017: Chicago, Illinois: IAAP EA Symposium 20017
- November 9, 2017, 9-4pm, Toronto, ON: Minute Taking Made Easy with Rhonda Scharf. Email Rhonda@on-the-right-track.com or call 1-877-213-8608 to reserve a spot. Cost is $379.
- November 26-27, 2017, Toronto, ON: 2017 Higher Education Summit, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
- January 26, 2018, Vancouver, BC: Robert’s Rules of Order – Demystified. For details, contact Jessica Hodgins at 604-893-2108 or email email@example.com
- March 9-11, 2018, Washington, DC: National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) Annual Conference, Marriott Marquis
- April 28-29, 2018, Victoria BC: CICan:GPOP Conference and Annual General Meeting
- April 29 – May 1, 2018, Victoria, BC: Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICan) Annual Conference
- May 2018: IAAP CEC (Canadian Education Conference); exact date and location TBD
- July 28-31, 2018, Austin, Texas: International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Summit 2018
FOR BOARD PROFESSIONALS
- Association of Governing Boards (AGB) Washington, DC
- Board Resourcing and Development Office (BRDO) British Columbia
- College Centre of Board Excellence Ontario-based, with educational opportunities for peers across the country
- ICD; Institute of Corporate Directors “the only globally recognized director organization in Canada”, with 9,000+ members and 11 chapters
- Governance Professionals of Canada “the voice of corporate secretaries and governance professionals in Canada;” based in Toronto
- The College Centre of Board Excellence Manual for Effective College Governance
- http://www.strive.com/email-newsletters/default.aspx: this is a free link to subscribe to governance articles and helpful tips for boards by governance experts STRIVE! The articles and tips are useful and current.
- BRDO Best Practice Guidelines
- Parliamentarian Eli Mina
- Office of the Auditor General of BC (OAGBC): Publications – Governance and Accountability
FOR PRESIDENT’S OFFICE PROFESSIONALS
- International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
- National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE)
FOR ALL: MINUTES
MINUTE-TAKING COURSES FOR CONSIDERATION
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.
- Grand Prairie Regional College (GPRC) runs a one day Effective Minute Taking course through its continuing education program
- Eli Mina, who has a Minute Taking Online Tutorial ($250), which includes a copy of his book Mina’s Guide to Minute Taking
- Minute Taking Made Easy by Rhonda Scharf – options include Online Training (4-5 hours); or a webinar (1 hour)
- Algonquin College Better Minute Taking
FOR ALL: BOOKS, PUBLICATIONS and ELECTRONIC MEDIA
- http://www.academica.ca/gettopten: This is a free service that sends you a daily email with the top ten PSE stories in Canada. You can also register for an Indigenous Top Ten which is sent out every other Wednesday.
- CICan: Colleges and Institutes Canada
- Exceptional EA
- International Association of Administrative Professionals
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain
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