Save the date! 2024 CICan Connection Conference
Growing Talent | April 29 - May 1, 2024 | Calgary, Alberta

Networking Activities

Join your colleagues at a variety of Network Meetings to discuss topics of common interest, such at the Presidents’ Leadership Network (PLN) (Closed session for Presidents and Directors General); the Governors’ Network Meeting (Closed session for Board Members); and others.



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

Saturday, April 22 and Sunday April 23

Networking Opportunities | Best Practices | Professional Development

GPOP, is a national CICan affiliated 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 congress. Pre-congress 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!

Presidents and Directors General Network Session (SI)

Sunday, April 23 | 08:30 – 10:45

Closed Session for CICan and WFCP Member Presidents & Directors General ONLY

Join The Conversation with Your Peers from Across the Country!

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.

Governors’ Network Session (EN)

Sunday, April 23 | 08:30 – 10:45

Closed Session for CICan and WFCP Member Institution Boards ONLY

“How can college and institute boards reach the highest standards in ESG/SDG Governance?”

This session offers an opportunity for Governors (members of cégep, college and institute boards) from across the country to network and discuss issues of common interest. The session will be focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) /Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) governance for college and institutes boards. There will be an opportunity to share best practices, challenges and learnings from across the country.