Our team recently had the opportunity to fly to Orlando, Florida and participate in the inaugural Admin Pro Forum event hosted by our friends at Business Management Daily. We always enjoy traveling together and our opportunities to do so are few and far between.
I really love attending events for the administrative profession. It’s a great chance to network and show our support for the profession.
The administrative community forms bonds quickly and tightly. I’ve built an outstanding network around the world with professionals at all levels through attending events like this one. I also know many assistants who have done the same and have thriving administrative networks today along with much career success.
While in Orlando we thought it would be fun to record a few Facebook Live posts while we were at the event. We hope you enjoy these videos of our event recaps each day; you can find them embedded in this post below. We hope to see you at an event in the near future!
Day 1 – Admin Pro Forum Event
In this recap we talk about investing your future, the concept of co-investing and more about our time in Orlando at the World Center Marriott.
Day 2 – Admin Pro Forum Event
General Session Topics Covered at the 2016 Admin Pro Forum Event
- The Modern Administrative Professional as a Strategic Business Partner (Lucy Brazier)
- The Inter-generational Workforce Panel (Joan Burge, Jasmine Freeman, Carolyn Frazier and Jaclyn Bolyn)
- Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership (Joan Burge)
- Creating an Administrative Procedures Manual (Julie Perrine)
- What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do (Laura Stack)
What a great time we had. We learned a lot. We met some great new connections and we walked away with a big, fat binder full of great notes from our 2 days with the Admin Pro Forum. What fun it was to participate in the Inter-generational Workforce Panel and share our thoughts, prejudices and advice on working with people who come from different backgrounds than us.
One thing we heard often was praise on our conference – we must clarify that this wasn’t our event. We were invited as guests to participate. We were happy to let attendees know that we didn’t deserve their praise but the hardworking folks at Business Management Daily surely did.
We hope you enjoyed these video recaps of our time at this event. We really enjoyed the opportunity to see old friends, meet people we’ve worked with for many years and make new friends and connections along the way. We hope that you will take the time to learn something new and attend a professional development event in the coming year.
What are your favorite parts of attending learning events for your profession? Share in the comments below, we can’t wait to hear from you.