NCSPOD (NorthAmerican Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development ) Annual Conference (NCSPOD 2010)

Venue: Marriot Pinnacle Hotel

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 29, 2010
Early Registration Date: Sep 27, 2010
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The NCSPOD conference is always a mix of stimulating presentations and engaging activities which facilitate individual problem-solving and networking. A variety of session formats will be available within the conference’s broad themes of Inclusiveness/ Diversity, Leadership, Sustainability and Technology and with the following categories in mind: staff development, faculty and instructional development, and program and organizational development. Additionally, some sessions will be specifically tailored for new practitioners in professional development within higher education and related fields. Our keynote speaker, Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq is an Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder whose family belongs to the traditional healers of Greenland. Uncle, as he is frequently called, bridges the boundaries of cultures and faiths in people young and old. His work is acclaimed in promoting interracial and intercultural harmony and his presentation is sure to
infuse a unique energy into the conference.

Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver Vancouver is a popular destination and easy to access from anywhere in the world. One of the world's most spectacular cities, it is also the site of the 2010 Olympic and Para-Olympic Winter Games. This sea-level port city is known for its temperate climate as well as the surrounding snow-covered slopes with breathtaking views of the city twinkling below. Vancouver is one of the few places in the world where it's possible to ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon.A special Thursday afternoon and evening conference excursion will highlight the history and beauty of the city and surrounding mountains.

We recognized that conference attendance is a sacrifice not only financially but also in your time commitment. We are committed to planning a conference where these sacrifices result in a significant return – that is, you will gain immediate ideas and resources to put into use -- saving you time and money in the development of your professional development programs. If you can only attend one conference this year, we hope that it will be this one.


Downtown Vancouver