Welcome to our Book Club exclusively for University Governance Professionals

University governance professionals repeatedly say how important their community is and how much they like to get together to share stories and connect.  We are launching a Canada-wide governance professionals university book club designed to help you maintain connections and build your knowledge and skills.


How Does it Work

Read a Relevant Book

We are aiming to read two books per year.  You will have at least three months to read the book.  We welcome suggestions for books.

The first book is ‘EQ’ for the Governance Professional – How to make a stellar impact whilst keeping your sanity by Paul Dubal.

See details below.

Meet Your Colleagues

You will be assigned to small groups to meet virtually once or twice to discuss the book.  The groups will be assigned based on several considerations, but we will aim to ensure you are connecting with colleagues from other universities. In other words, we will mix it up for each book.  We will look to you for help in setting up your meetings.

Meet the Author

The culmination of each book reading will be a virtual meeting in which all book club participants will be invited to participate.  We will invite the author or a relevant expert to speak and answer questions in a fireside chat format. Note that participation will be capped.  With the author’s permission, we will record the chat and share with those who register for the webinar but cannot attend on the day.

We’ve scheduled a fireside chat with Paul Dubal for May 7th, 2024. See details below.

What’s the cost?

There is no cost to participate in the Book Club, although you will order and pay for the book yourself.

If you choose (and subject to space limitations), you can participate in the meet the author event to be scheduled several months down the road, facilitated by Cheryl Foy of Strategic Governance Consulting Services.  This webinar will be offered for a nominal cost depending on the anticipated costs for the webinar.

Please see below for more details about the first book and event and how to get involved.  Looking forward to having you involved!



The First Book

The first book is ‘EQ’ for the Governance Professional – How to make a stellar impact whilst keeping your sanity by Paul Dubal.

During the fireside chat event in May 2024, Cheryl will be asking Paul questions about how the EQ skills he describes in his book apply to university governance professionals in the unique university governance environment.

Paul’s book is available here from Amazon.

Want to Join?

Next steps…..


    By February 22nd, please send an email to events@universitygovernance.ca including the following information:

    • Name
    • Title
    • University
    • Contact email and phone

    Read the book

    You will have three months to purchase and read the first book.


    Register for the Fireside Chat

    The fireside chat with Paul Dubal will be held virtually:

    • Time: 1 PM AT/Noon ET/11 AM CT/9 AM PT (duration 75 minutes)
    • Date:  May 7th, 2024
    • Cost: The cost for participating in this webinar is $75.
    • Register by: April 8th, 2024, by sending an email to events@universitygovernance.ca.
    • Payment: After registration, you will be issued an invoice which is payable by credit card or cheque.

    If you have questions, please send an email to events@universitygovernance.ca. We look forward to reading with you.