GOBLET AGM 2015, Cape Town

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Cape Town, 7701, South Africa

GOBLET's 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held from 18-20 November at the President Hotel, Cape Town (ZA). The AGM brought together members and other experts in bioinformatics education and training (E&T), to discuss both the state of the art in bioinformatics E&T and GOBLET's future priorities and work-plan.

GOBLET Workshop
Alongside the AGM, a satellite workshop was held during 16-17 November at the University of Cape Town Medical School, including train-the-trainer and teaching best-practices sessions.

AGM agenda and presentations
Wednesday 18 November, 2015
09:00 Welcome & logistics – Nicola Mulder
09:15 GOBLET AGM Matters – Terri Attwood
          - GOBLET constituency (roll call of members)
          - Approval of minutes of last AGM
          - Matters arising & amendments to agenda
          - Financial Report – Fran Lewitter
          - Executive Report – Terri Attwood 
          - Policy amendments
          - Bylaws and proposed amendments
          - AGM 2016 proposals
          - Discussion
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 GOBLET Committee Reports
           - Learning, Education & Training Committee – Nicky Mulder, Celia van Gelder
           Standards Committee – Pascale Gaudet
           - Outreach & PR Committee – Erik Bongcam-Rudloff 
           - Fundraising Committee – Patricia Palagi
           - Technical Committee – Manuel Corpas
           - Discussion
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 GOBLET Business – Fran Lewitter
          - Staffing of GOBLET
             .  Review of current staff hires
             .  Does GOBLET need a financial hire?
           - Membership Retention & Attraction
             .  What is best strategy to retain members?
             .  What is best strategy to solicit new members?
14:00 The GOBLET BrandTerri Attwood, Vicky Schneider
           - What is a GOBLET course, what is a GOBLET material?
           - What are the criteria?
           - What are the standards?
           - Discussion
           - A new logo? - Terri Attwood
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Acquiring new funding for GOBLETPatricia Palagi
           -  Presentation of funding package
           -  Roll-out of package
           -  Sources of global funding
           - Discussion
18:30 Dinner at Hotel
          
Thursday 19 November, 2015
 Session 1: E-learning Strategy
 09:00 E-learning/trainer-support platforms – Celia van Gelder & Nicky Mulder
           - Existing efforts:
             . EMBL-EBI train online – Sarah
             . H3Africa – Vicky/Nicky
             . GOBLET, TeSS, BD2K... – Terri
             . Slovenia report – Patricia
           - Discussion on Slovenia white paper
           - Discussion on what GOBLET platform should contain, audience, etc.
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Defining the added value of GOBLETs e-learning activities
          - GOBLET branding of content - Terri
          - How to develop e-learning content or e-learning strategy
          - Brainstorming session on the training portal
          - Plan and action items to implementation
12:30 Lunch break
Session 2: GOBLET Portal Future Planning
13:30 GOBLET Portal
          - Statistics on current usage Manuel & Carlos
          - User perspectives: pro & cons of portal – Michelle Brazas
          - Brainstorming portal improvements – Manuel & Michelle
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 GOBLET Portal – Manuel & Carlos
           - Brainstorming portal improvements
           - Action plan for executing portals improvements
           - SASI Presentation – Manuel Corpas
17:30 End of session
19:00 Dinner at Ocean Blue, Camps Bay
 
Friday 20 November 20, 2015
Session 3: Workshop Feedback and Follow-up
09:00 Train-the-Trainer workshop – Gabriella Rustici
09.30 Core Competencies sessionCath Brooksbank
10.00 Trainer recognition session – Pedro Fernandes
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Action Plan for upcoming year – Executive
12.15 Closing & Wrap-up – Nicky Mulder
12:30 Catered Lunch & Departure

 

Here is the full meeting report from the GOBLET AGM 2015.