A message from Laureen Dailey, Chair, Professional Development and Conference Committee
2015 GPOP Conference Programme
The 2015 conference programme is now available! Here’s a glimpse of three of Sunday’s sessions:
Leading Change: Governance, Learning, Teaching, Engagement This presentation will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Network, highlight its defining moments, and speak to the professional and personal benefits of leading change. Margo Baptista, University Secretary, Grant MacEwan University and Founding Member of the Professional Board Staff Network (PBSN)
Fine-Tuning the Executive Ensemble Like a musical ensemble, the executive ensemble requires a good sense of rhythm and coordination of effort to be effective. It also requires constant fine-tuning to stay fresh and maintain peak performance. Engage in a discussion with President Kathy Denton about the working relationship between the President’s Office and the Board Office and explore tips to maintain harmony in your executive ensemble. Dr. Kathy Denton, President, Douglas College
Event Management & Protocol Whether you’re in the President’s Office or Board Office, chances are you’re often called upon to create and manage events that will position your institution and president in the best light, yet you probably don’t have any kind of formal training in this area. This session will provide you with tips on how to become successful event planners, covering the five elements of event design and theming, design activity, and international etiquette and protocol. Sarah Khan, Lead Instructor, Administrative Assistant Certificate Program, Red River College
Be sure to check out the recently updated GPOP website for full conference details at http://www.gpop.ca.