Network Meeting

Saturday, April 21 and Sunday 22

CICan: Governance and President’s Office Professionals (GPOP)

Networking Opportunities | Best Practices | Professional Development

GPOP, is a national CICanaffiliated network for individuals who support Canadian colleges’ and institutes’ boards and presidents. Please join your colleagues from across Canada to benefit from great networking opportunities; sharing best practices; and professional development.

Our annual gathering takes place alongside the CICan annual conference. Preconference events include a networking social and keynote speaker on Saturday, April 22 and a morning session of professional development on Sunday, April 23. Please check out our website for more information.

At this time, we are predominantly an English-speaking group; however, we hope as the diversity of our membership grows that we will be able to operate in both official languages. GPOP is a great forum for exchanging ideas and sharing best practices. Only those who support Board of Governors and Presidents and are members of GPOP may register. New members are always welcome!

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Presidents and Directors General Network Session (SI)

08:30 – 10:45
Join The Conversation with Your Peers from Across the Country!
Closed Session for CICan and WFCP Member Presidents & Directors General ONLY
This session is an opportunity for Presidents and Directors General from across the world to come together, meet new colleagues, network and discuss strategic issues that are critical to strengthen the college and institute system. Join this interactive networking session, organized in collaboration with CICan Coordinating Committee of the Presidents’ Leadership Network (PLN), to hear guest speakers’ and your peers’ perspectives on hot topics and issues of interest and share yours.

Réseau des présidents et directeurs généraux (IS)

8 h 30 – 10 h 45
Participez à la conversation avec vos collègues de tout le monde ! (A)
Pour les présidents et directeurs généraux membres de CICan et du WFCP
Cette séance est une occasion pour les présidents et les directeurs généraux de tout le monde de se réunir virtuellement, de rencontrer de nouveaux collègues, de créer un réseau et de discuter des questions stratégiques qui sont essentielles pour renforcer le système des collèges et instituts. Participez à cette session de réseautage interactive, organisée en collaboration avec le Comité de coordination du réseau de leadership des présidents de CICan, pour entendre les perspectives de vos pairs et partager les votres.

Governors’ Network Session (E)

08:30 – 10:45
“How can boards support the sustainable development of their college or institution?”
Closed Session for CICan and WFCP Member Institution Boards ONLY
This session offers an opportunity for Governors (members of cégep, college and institute boards) from across the world to network and discuss issues of common interest.

This year, an interactive panel on the role of boards in Sustainable Development in college and institutes will be followed by an opportunity to share challenges, learnings, and best practices from across the country. Best practices and key learnings will be documented during these interactive discussions and shared back to participants.