Greater Oregon
Society of Government Meeting Professionals

Improving the quality of government meetings

Since 1989, the Greater Oregon Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (GOSGMP) has been dedicated to improving the knowledge, expertise, and cost effectiveness for individuals responsible for planning and managing government meetings through education, communications, and industry relationships.

GOSGMP is one of 30 chapters of SGMP, joined together in the mission of providing quality meeting planning education, training, and networking opportunities for meeting planners and suppliers. We are a non-profit professional organization comprised of professionals involved in planning government meetings, either on a full or part-time basis, and those individuals who supply services to government planners.

Upcoming events

September 03, 2015 11:30 AM • Holiday Inn Portland South (Wilsonville) - 25425 SW 95th Ave, Wilsonville, OR

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2015-16 Meeting Locations

Here is a list of locations for our 2015-2016 GOSGMP Education Meetings. There will be a printable calendar available later with topics for each month so you can plan ahead. If there are any questions please contact Jan Johnston, CGMP, First Vice President. Thank you!

September 3, 2015
Holiday Inn Portland South - Wilsonville

October 1, 2015
The Grand Hotel in Salem & Salem Convention Center

November 5, 2015
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
December 3, 2015
Willamette Heritage Center - Salem

January 7, 2016
Embassy Suites Portland - Washington Square

January 31-February 2, 2016
GOSGMP Annual Conference
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

March 3, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland - Lloyd Center

April 7, 2016
Chemeketa Winema Event Center - Salem

May 5, 2016
Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach

June 2, 2016
Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego


Login to the new member portal! 

All SGMP members should login to the new member portal at the new website! It all starts after you login, and it only takes a minute! You can do it by simply entering the primary email address we have on file as your user name and then entering Password1 as your new/temporary password (once you login, create and save a new password). If you are in your renewal cycle, you can print your invoice OR simply pay online (SGMP no longer mails dues invoices).







      2016 GOSGMP Annual Conference
We are excited to announce the 2016 location for our annual conference will be Salishan Spa and Golf Resort. Watch this page for updates on the dates and conference program.
GOSGMP Member Host Property    
Maria Anderson, Salishan Spa and Golf Resort   

Join us in September!

Holiday Inn Portland South
September 3, 2015
  - 11:30 a.m.

Speaking Clearly, Listening Intently: The Art of Communication

There is a classic TV ad phrase that went, "When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen." Though it made for a memorable tagline, the brokerage firm actually went broke in the ’80s, proving no matter who you are, people don’t listen for long. Think about it. How many times have you caught yourself daydreaming during a casual conversation with someone? Can you recall the bit of panic you felt when you realized you hadn’t really heard a word?

And what about expressing yourself? Do you ever wish that you could speak up or better articulate your needs? Have you ever walked away from a conversation feeling frustrated that it went badly or that your audience failed to fully grasp your meaning?

Our presenter, Erick Kountz, will explore how listening with intent and speaking with clarity can make the difference between creating successful working relationships and creating a series of career confusions. Come join us to learn how assertive listening and clear communication can create stronger partnerships for you and your customers.    


Member Host Property 
Corina Ochoa, Holiday Inn Portland South



Greater Oregon Society of Government Meeting Professionals | PO BOX 862 | Salem, OR 97308 | Questions? Email

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