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.  

2017/18 Conferences & PD Opportunities (click on bold items for links to event information)

  1. October 26-28, 2017: Chicago, Illinois: IAAP EA Symposium 20017
  2. November 9, 2017,  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.
  3. November 26-27, 2017, Toronto, ON: 2017 Higher Education Summit, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
  4. January 26, 2018, Vancouver, BC: Robert’s Rules of Order – Demystified. For details, contact Jessica Hodgins at 604-893-2108 or email
  5. March 5-7, 2018, Atlanta, GA: International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) CAPstone conference
  6. March 9-11, 2018, Washington, DC: National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) Annual Conference, Marriott Marquis
  7. April 20-22, 2018, San Francisco, CA: Association for Governing Boards (AGB) Workshop for Board Professionals
  8. April 22-24, 2018, San Francisco, CA: Association for Governing Boards (AGB) National Conference on Trusteeship
  9. April 28-29, 2018, Victoria BC: CICan:GPOP Conference and Annual General Meeting
  10. April 29 – May 1, 2018, Victoria, BC: Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICan) Annual Conference
  11. May 25-27, 2018, Toronto, ON: IAAP CEC (Canadian Education Conference)
  12. July 28-31, 2018, Austin, Texas: International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Summit 2018



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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