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Register Early: Special Rates for GPOP Members

The 2018 GPOP and CICan conferences are not far off.  The Early Bird registration deadline for the CICan Conference is March 15, 2018.  However, CICan is offering special GPOP rates for individuals who want to participate but cannot attend the full conference.  The GPOP discount rates are available until conference day.  Click here for an overview of how and where to register.

 

GPOP’s Saturday and Sunday events only, at a rate of $200 (regular registration; no code necessary). Registration fee includes:

  • April 28: GPOP Networking Reception at Finn’s Restaurant, (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • April 29: GPOP 2018 Conference and AGM (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), breakfast at 8:00 a.m.

 

GPOP events and Sunday CICan events, at a rate of $295; use case-sensitive code GPOPSun (registration code required). Registration fee includes:

  • April 28:  GPOP Networking Reception at Finn’s Restaurant, (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • April 29:  GPOP 2018 Conference and AGM (8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
  • April 29: Official opening of CICan conference, with keynote speaker Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, O.B.C. (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • April 29: Opening Reception (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

 

GPOP events plus Sunday and Monday CICan events, at a rate of $500; use case-sensitive code GPOPSunMon (registration code required). Registration fee includes:

  • April 28: GPOP Networking Reception at Finn’s Restaurant, (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • April 29:  GPOP 2018 Conference and AGM (8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
  • April 29: Official opening of CICan conference, with keynote speaker Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, O.B.C. (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • April 29: Opening Reception (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
  • April 30, Monday CICan sessions

We hope to see you in Victoria!

 

 

 

 

 


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Conference Travel Tips

We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa for the CICan GPOP Conference!  Getting away from the office to attend a conference is often difficult, but rewarding.  We have some suggestions that might help you enjoy your trip.

 Packing Tips

  • packing is easiest when you’ve just done the laundry
  • bring a hat
  • remember your phone and camera charger
  • bring running shoes – at some point you’ll be glad you have them
  • the second you think of packing something, pack it; if you wait, you’ll forget
  • stuff socks in your shoes and they’ll retain their shape
  • never check your meds, toothbrush or your PJs
  • pack a mix of business, business casual, dressy, and casual clothes (you’ll want business casual attire for the Saturday evening GPOP Reception and the Sunday CICan Opening Regional Festivities; bring business clothes for the GPOP and CICan conference sessions; pack an evening outfit for the Gala (red and white is encouraged), and, of course, casual clothing for sightseeing.

For more tips, visit www.everywhereist.com and search for “My 55 best travel tips”

Before you Leave the Office

  • Water your plants (no one is going to remember to do that for you)
  • Visit the GPOP Website for our latest news
  • The usual drill … set your Out of Office, Voicemail, and arrange your Acting
  • Download the CICan app on your mobile device
  • Leave your hotel, flight and other details with your colleagues
  • Slip extra business cards into your purse, you’ll be glad you have them
  • Brush up on your networking skills.

  At the Conference

  • Check with Registration to inquire when the Gala Dinner tickets reservations open. NOTE: You cannot book a table of 8 under the “College Name” as they will want the name of each individual
  • Review the GPOP and CICan Conference webpages regularly for updates
  • Expect to be surrounded by like-minded people
  • Bring a positive attitude
  • Learn and have fun!

Must see Ottawa Attractions

  • Parliament Hill
  • ByWard Market
  • Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • National Gallery of Canada, Canadian War Museum, Canadian Museum of History, and the Canadian Museum of Nature
  • And, don’t return home without a tacky souvenir


For more suggestions, visit www.ottawatourism.ca


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Networking Reception for New and Returning Members: Saturday, April 29/17

Join us as we launch the weekend with a networking reception

All GPOP members attending this year’s conference and AGM are encouraged to kick off the weekend with our 2017 networking reception. If this marks your first year at the conference, you’ll find an especially warm welcome from returning members.

Please help conference organisers by dropping one of them a note on or before April 21/17 to confirm your attendance. We like to get our numbers right!

RSVP to one of the following members of our Conference and Professional Development Committee:

  • Marlene Beaulieu:  beaulieum@cnc.bc.ca
  • Nicole Blanchette: nicole.blanchette@norquest.ca
  • Cheryl McMurray: cmcmurray@fanshawec.ca

 


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Act Before March 15/17 to Take Advantage of Great Conference Rates for GPOP Members

Are you going to join your governance and president’s office peers in Ottawa this Spring?

REGISTER EARLY – SPECIAL RATES FOR GPOP MEMBERS

It may be hard to believe, given the weather some of us have encountered lately, but Spring and the 2017 GPOP and CICan conferences are not far off.

That means it’s time to register.  The Early Bird registration deadline is March 15, 2017, and CICan is offering special GPOP rates for individuals who want to participate but can not attend the full conference. Click here for an overview of how and where to register.

 

GPOP’s Saturday and Sunday events only, at a rate of $200 (regular registration; no code necessary). Registration fee includes:

  • April 29:  GPOP Networking Reception (time TBA)
  • April 30: GPOP 2017 Conference and AGM (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

 

GPOP events and Sunday CICan events, at a rate of $295; use case-sensitive code GPOP0430 when registering (case sensitive registration code required). Registration fee includes:

  • April 29:  GPOP Networking Reception
  • April 30: GPOP 2017 Conference and AGM (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  • April 30: Official opening of CICan conference, with keynote speaker Julie Payette (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.)
  • April 30: Opening Regional Festivities (6:30 – 9:30 p.m.)

GPOP events plus Sunday and Monday CICan events, at a rate of $500; use case-sensitive code GPOPSunMon when registering  (case sensitive registration code required). Registration fee includes:

  • April 29:  GPOP Networking Reception
  • April 30: GPOP 2017 Conference and AGM (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  • April 30: Official opening of CICan conference, with keynote speaker Julie Payette (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.)
  • April 30: Opening Regional Festivities (6:30 – 9:30 p.m.)
  • May 1: Monday CICan sessions

 

Like these Ottawa Spring blossoms, these registration rates won’t last forever!

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GPOP’s 2016 Conference and AGM to Begin With Welcome from CICan President & CEO Denise Amyot

fairmont-le-chateau-frontenac copyright Shelagh DonnellyWelcome! to all members who have arrived in Québec City. We look forward to welcoming CICan President & CEO Denise Amyot to help launch our 2016 conference this morning, and to a great day ahead.

 


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Pre-Conference Poll #4: Would You Like to Serve on a 2016-17 GPOP Committee?

Thank you to our 2015-16 Conference and PD Committee for all your thoughtful planning leading to today’s event. From left to right,  we have Committee Chair Jenny Forestell and fellow members Nicole Blanchette, Lori Brown and Joanne O’Neill, seen at last night’s reception.

Would You Like to Serve on One of our 2016-17 Committees ?

Please take a moment to let your incoming Board know how you may wish to contribute in the year ahead.

 Members-Only Poll: 2016-17 GPOP Committees

Be sure to click the “Vote” option for each question.


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Pre-Conference Poll #3: Use of the GPOP Listserv

At the KeyboardWe established our national listserv at Douglas College in 2010 and have since transitioned it to Langara College, where GPOP Director Diana Falcon and her colleagues manage it on members’ behalf.

Shared Expertise at Your Fingertips

If you and your Chair or President are thinking it would be helpful to learn how another institution approached a certain undertaking, ask your peers. Looking for a template? Rather than reinventing the wheel, turn to your listserv. Members will naturally exercise discretion in what they share and communicate, but you will find them to be as generous with information as is appropriate.

You can use the GPOP listserv to connect with other members and ask questions, seek the benefit of experience and share best practices.

Listserv Protocol

We recommend that members insert “Governance Query” or “President’s Office Query” in email subject lines, to reflect the focus of a query.

Tell Us What You Think of GPOP’s Listserv

This is the third of our 2016 pre-conference polls, and it’s important to have members’ input.

To complete the first two polls, scroll through this site’s home page or just click here for the Members’ Poll on Conference Grants and here for the poll on whether we should introduce membership fees. Please also complete the poll below to help inform discussions at our May 29/16 AGM.

Members-Only Poll: Listserv Use and Protocols

Be sure to click the “Vote” option for each question.