Administrative Professionals Retreat
from the Chair:
Come and join us for a
two-day celebration of administrative professionals everywhere!
one moment, mentally put on the back burner all the co-workers, bosses, vendors,
clients, and peers that you help every single day. Now take all the faxes, phone
calls, e-mail, and emergencies you deal with every single day and toss them out
the window. Now that the distractions are gone, isn’t it time you focused on
yourself and your career?
Introducing our Administrative
Professionals Retreat! It’s two days of fun and professional pampering
for administrative assistants just like you – and it’s coming to your area soon!
Packed with results-oriented training sessions about the job skills you need to
succeed, and led by nationally acclaimed speakers, this is the one event of the
year we guarantee you don’t want to miss!
Join us and you can choose from
8 amazing breakout sessions that target and improve your specific skill sets…
two lively pre- and post-conference workshops that many participants think are
the highlights of the conference … plus a second day of training that will help
you master two of the most critical software programs used by administrative
This conference delivers results and the skills you
need to thrive in your personal and professional lives. You’ll develop new
abilities … improve your communication skills … increase your talent for
thinking outside the box … and advance your career in ways you never thought
Plus, you’ll be doing this in the most fun, enlightening,
and entertaining training environments you can imagine with an energized group
of your peers! It doesn’t get any better than this!
Listen … you can do
everything for everybody else the other 363 days of the year. Take two for
yourself and refresh … rejuvenate … re-energize! Enroll now!
P.S. For the first time ever, on Day 2 of
the retreat we’re offering two workshops that will help you master Microsoft®
Outlook® and Excel®! You’ve told us that you wanted to learn some eye-opening
shortcuts for these two powerful programs to make your life easier – now we’re
delivering them to you. See below for more information.
Day One ONLY - $199.00 (USD 249 for Canada locations)
Agenda at a
| DAY ONE |
| 8:30 a.m. || Registration begins |
| 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. || Opening Session: When Opportunity Knocks, Will You Be Fixing the Copier? |
| 10:00 - 10:15 a.m. || Break |
Conference Break-Out Sessions Begin
| Concurrent Sessions Choose one || |
| Session A 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. || Communicating Effectively With EVERYONE in Your Organization ||
How to Work Well With Everyone – Even the People You Can’t Stand! |
| 11:00 - 11:15 a.m. || Break |
| Session B 11:15 - 12:00 p.m. || Business Writing Essentials That Give You an Extra-Polished Edge || Valued & Trusted: How to Build a Strong Partnership With Your Boss |
| 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. || Lunch (On your own) |
| Session C 1:15 - 2:00 p.m. || Event Planning Made Easy and Fun: Meetings, Parties, and More! || Calm & In Control: How to Manage Your Emotions in Difficult Times |
| 2:00 - 2:15 p.m. || Break |
Session D 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. || Gaining Control Over Your Time – AND the People Who Abuse It || Is
Being Too Nice at Work Hurting You? Assert Yourself With Confidence |
| 3:00 - 3:15 p.m. || Break |
| 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. || Closing Session: Feeling Good & Staying Motivated While Maintaining Balance in Your Life |
| DAY TWO |
| 8:30 a.m. || Registration begins |
| Morning Workshop 9:00 - 11:45 a.m. || The Microsoft® Outlook® Workshop for Administrative Professionals |
| 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. || Lunch Break (on your own) |
| Afternoon Workshop 1:15 - 4:00 p.m. || Time-Saving Microsoft® Excel® Tips, Techniques, and Strategies |
Attend one or both workshops for just $129.00 each. Register for both days
and save $50.00
When Opportunity Knocks, Will You Be Fixing the Copier?
You’ve never had better opportunities to put your career on the fast track to success. But when the time comes to seize your moment, will you be ready, or will you miss it by getting bogged down in your “daily routine”? Get your day of training off to a rousing start with this insightful and inspiring discussion about creating your personal blueprint of success … setting challenging personal and professional goals … and learning how to prepare yourself to become a world-class administrative assistant!
Communicating Effectively With EVERYONE in Your Organization
One of your most important jobs is being the “face” of your boss when he or she isn’t around. You interact with people up and down the ladder of your organization on a daily basis. So it’s no understatement to say that your greatest skill should be the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally with everyone you come into contact with. Attend this session and you’ll learn tips that will help you build relationships, gain respect, project confidence, enhance your credibility, and polish your professional image.
Business Writing Essentials That Give You an Extra-Polished Edge
Your written words have a far more lasting impact than anything you could say or do. After all, written correspondence is virtually permanent! From e-mail to letters, your words need to carry impact and credibility. Tight, concise, error-free writing has never been easier to master. In this session, you’ll identify the most common writing errors that ruin credibility … get tips and techniques to immediately turn your writing around … and learn how to put your “best face” on everything you write.
Event Planning Made Easy and Fun: Meetings, Parties and More!
Planning corporate events like meetings, retreats, parties and more can be overwhelming – especially if the responsibility just happens to fall into your lap. But, with just a little strategy and a dash of foolproof organization skills, this task can actually be the most fun you have at work! And, when you pull off a successful event, your praises are sung throughout the company! Attend this session and learn the basics – from planning to budgeting to finding the right vendors and more!
Gaining Control Over Your Time – AND the People Who Abuse It
If you’ve said, “I wish that I had more time” even once in the past few months, then this is the session you must attend. Join us and get proven time management strategies that fit your personality and working style. Otherwise, just like a bad diet, you’ll never stick with them! You’ll learn how to chunk out your time and streamline your work processes to eliminate wasted effort. Plus, take a humorous (but revealing) look at your habits – they may be sabotaging your efforts to get more done in a lot less time!
How to Work Well With Everyone – Even the People You Can’t Stand!
If it were easy to get along with everybody else, then sessions like this one wouldn’t be the most popular and well-attended breakouts of every conference we host! You’ll learn exactly how to work with even the most difficult personalities and find common ground to get work done. You’ll be amazed at how effective these communication strategies are – and how often you will use them!
Valued & Trusted: How to Build a Strong Partnership With Your Boss
Very few business relationships are more satisfying for administrative professionals than those in which their bosses see them as trusted and valued partners. Attend this session and you’ll get a fresh perspective on enhancing the most important relationship you have at work, whether with one boss or many. Whether you and your boss are just starting out … have worked with each other for years … or maybe even currently have a strained relationship, this training will have a lasting impact on your career!
Calm & In Control: How to Manage Your Emotions in Difficult Times
Everyone gets emotional at work from time to time. But how you deal with it says a lot about you as a professional. Attend this session and get an action plan you can use to weather the emotional thunderstorms that occur at work. You’ll learn how to overcome tears, anger, rage, self-pity and more. With the strategies you’ll take away, you’ll always react to even the worst emotional upheavals in a positive, productive, and professional way.
Is Being Too Nice at Work Hurting You? Assert Yourself With Confidence
If you’ve ever felt others weren’t taking you seriously, or you’ve wanted to stand up for yourself more but didn’t know how – this session is for you! Join us for this amazingly refreshing and “freeing” session that will show you how to be more assertive at work without stepping on toes, bruising egos, or going over the edge. With simple assertiveness techniques that anyone can use (yes, even YOU), you’ll learn to love the “new you” that stands up for yourself and becomes a more poised and valued member of the team!
Post Conference Workshops:
Morning Workshop 9:00 to 11:45a.m.
The Microsoft Outlook Workshop for Administrative Professionals
If you’re like many administrative professionals, you probably learned Outlook on the fly. You might think you’re using it to the best of your ability, but the downside is that you may be unaware of a whole host of options that would make your life easier! For instance, do you ever feel like it’s taking too long to sort through your overflowing e-mail inbox … navigating your calendar should be easier … or that keeping your contact list current is too much work? If so, join us for this post-conference workshop.
Attend, and you’ll learn how to …
- Get dozens of time-saving tips and tricks
- Implement e-mail shortcuts that make a real difference in your workday
- Organize your e-mail so it’s easier to manage your overflowing inbox
- Better manage your calendar and your boss’s calendar
- Discover easy-to-use tips for setting up meetings and appointments
- Use the task list to better organize your schedule and set priorities
- Organize all your contacts – and your boss’s – and pull them up ASAP
Outlook may not be the most complicated of Office® programs, but for admins like you, it’s probably one of the most useful. Learn how some of its more underappreciated functions can save you hours of work each week!
Afternoon Workshop 1:15 to 4:00p.m.
Time-Saving Excel Tips, Techniques, and Strategies
Whenever we hold conferences like this one, we survey our participants about what topics they’d like more training for and without a doubt, Microsoft Excel shortcuts top the list! There probably aren’t many days in your job that you don’t use Excel, but that doesn’t mean you know how to maximize your
effectiveness with it! Join us for this half-day workshop and learn how to use macros to save tons of time and reduce errors … create eye-catching charts and graphs that bring your numbers to life … make more professional-looking spreadsheets … and automate repetitive tasks!
Your agenda includes …
- The most common Excel shortcuts, tips, and tricks
- Using VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions
- How to create attention-grabbing charts and graphs
- Master essential techniques for creating eye-catching tables
- How to transform any list into a useful Excel database
- Cutting back on repetitive tasks with easy-to-use macros
Don’t waste another moment of your valuable time! Sign up for this workshop and you’ll learn how to use Excel and all its functions more effectively than you ever thought possible!
Covers all versions of Excel and Outlook for Windows and Mac
These workshops are independent and are not affiliated with, nor have they been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft, Excel, and Outlook are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.