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Professional Development Committee

The MAGIP Professional Development Committee is responsible for organizing the annual MAGIP GIS Conference known as the Big Sky GeoCon. It also plans workshops for other times, and is charged with ensuring that the continuing education needs of the membership are met.

The committee recognizes the diverse nature of the GIS community, and is working to broaden the scope of services to to serve all levels of professionals from beginner to advanced.  The committee is also expanding the focus of professional development and continuing education opportunities to serve not just "GIS Professionals" but also "Professionals who use GIS".

Committee Chair: Michael Krueger

Committee Events

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Professional Development Subcommittees

Conference Subcommittees
PDC conference subcommittees are responsible for planning Big Sky GeoCon, MAGIP's annual GIS Conference. Subcommittees are formed for planning each event.

Mentoring Subcommittee
Mentoring subcommittee works to implement programs and activities that assist members with networking, skill building, career development, as well as troubleshooting GIS issues. For more information see the Mentoring Subcommittee page.

Professional Certification Subcommittee
A GISP is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional who has met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice as established by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). MAGIP endorsed GISP certification in April 2009. This subcommittee assists those interested in gaining GISP certification with documentation and regular updates via the MAGIP listserve.

Proposal to MAGIP Board to financially support GISP certification through a reimbursement of application fees. For more information please see the attached proposal.

To contact the Professional Development Committee with questions, comments, ideas, or to join the committee send an email

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