How does the ISPE Canada Book Club work?

The book club is run by our amazing hardworking volunteers. Books are selected based on participant interest and relevance to career and professional development. Sessions are hosted via zoom so that members across Canada can discuss and connect on the book together.

How to get the Book?

A digital or hard copy of this book can be borrowed from your local library or purchased at local or online bookstores. Alternatively, there may be limited copies of the book at your local library or bookstore. Please contact your local library branch for availability.

Do you read the book before the scheduled meeting?

There is no requirement to finish (or even start) the book prior to the meeting. During the meeting, most members will have finished the recommended chapters and we will be discussing them, so be prepared for spoilers if you haven’t read them yet.

How do I prepare for the meeting?

1-2 weeks before the scheduled meeting, we will send you a list of discussion questions to consider. As a group, we will discuss and look into these themes, questions, and topics further during the meeting.

What type of books do we read?

We’re open to anything that our members are interested in relevant to career and professional development. Approximately every 6 months we will send out polls to select upcoming books.

Am I eligible to join?

Open to all ISPE Canada members; there is no cost to join.

How often do we meet and for how long?

Meeting dates vary depending on the availability of the facilitators. Upcoming Book club meetings will be posted on the ISPE Canada Website. Cancellations and/or date changes will be notified to participants beforehand. Typically, the meetings will run for 45mins during weekday evenings from 6:05-6:50 pm.

Are there any in-person meetings?

At the moment, sessions are currently hosted via zoom so that members across Canada can discuss and connect on the book together. We also encourage members to host their own discussions before or after in order to dig deeper into the themes.