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The American Society of Administrative Professionals Kicks Off Annual Administrative Professionals Month

Keynote line-up introduced for APC event produced by American Society of Administrative Professionals

Portland, Maine: April 5, 2018 – ASAP, a global online community and provider of resources, certification, and training for administrative professionals and executive assistants, has launched its annual tradition of celebrating Admin Appreciation Month through the month of April.

The month-long event celebrates the global admins with complimentary webinars, special content, contests, and giveaways including Audible and Starbucks gift cards, an Amazon Kindle, FitBit, and more. The Grand Prize is a Conference Pass valued at $1800 to attend the 26th Annual Administrative Professionals Conference in Kissimmee, FL this September.

press ca 041318“One day is not nearly enough to celebrate these amazing professionals,” according to ASAP Executive Director, Judy Geller, “In a recent ASAP poll, our members shared that in addition to their myriad of responsibilities, they serve as their bosses’ supporters, defenders, and explainers; planners of meetings, events, contests and fairs; retrievers of All Lost Things, and contributors to the corporate infrastructure as human bridges, liaisons, and stopgaps.”

“Remarkably, amidst all of this responsibility, they remain positive, flexible, and proud of the important roles they serve within their departments and organizations,” says Ms. Geller of the poll responses. “Their can-do attitude, willingness to step up, learn, and contribute in so many ways truly make them the MVP’s of today’s offices.”

This year’s Admin Appreciation Month theme is centered on celebrating the global community of admins, who have driven the evolution of the admin role. Among the special events planned by ASAP are two free webinars; the first on Thursday, April 12th, “Strategic Success Tools for Today’s Tops Assistants”, and the second on Thursday, April 26th, “Partnering with Your Executive”. The month-long promotion launched on Monday, April 2nd, and continues through Monday, April 30th.

ABOUT ASAP: The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) is the largest free association and online resource center for administrative professionals with over 75,000 members worldwide. ASAP produces the annual Administrative Professionals Conference, the premier training and networking event in North America for administrative professionals and executive assistants. ASAP provides tools, training, and networking to advance assistants’ careers and the admin profession. ASAP is a brand under Diversified Communications, a global producer of events and media worldwide.


Keynotes Announced for 2018 Administrative Professionals Conference

Keynote line-up introduced for APC event produced by American Society of Administrative Professionals

Portland, ME: March 27, 2018 —The Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) is announcing the keynote line-up featuring four inspiring keynote speakers. The APC and concurrently-held Executive Assistants’ Summitwill be take place September 30 – October 3rd, 2018, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL.

This year’s keynote line-up will be headlined by Janine Driver, a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and body language expert with an innate ability to read between the lines and detect deception. She is an award-winning speaker known in professional circles as the “Lyin’ Tamer.” The author of You Can’t Lie to Me and You Say More than You Think, and a popular guest on Dr.Oz, Anderson Cooper, NBC’s TODAY, FOX News, and CNN’s Larry King Live, Janine has trained thousands to decipher fact from fiction.

Additional keynotes include: Christine Cashen, whose message will focus on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress, and energizing employees; Founder & CEO of Cotential, Erica Dhawan, will address the power of connective intelligence and innovative business strategies; and former actor and current PBS and Nat Geo Explorer Chris Bashenelli will discuss bridging cultures by walking in someone else’s shoes.

These Keynotes will be inspiring and entertaining … and especially relevant in light of the myriad of challenges today’s administrative professionals face in the office environment.


"We’re thrilled to announce these dynamic Keynotes for our 2018 conference,” said Judy Geller, Executive Director of the APC. “They will be inspiring and entertaining, but all have messages that will be especially relevant in light of the myriad of challenges today’s administrative professionals face in the office environment”.

Registration is now open for the 4-day conference, the largest training event for administrative professionals who come together from the US and abroad for professional development, certification, and networking.

In addition to 60+ training sessions and workshops, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the popular PACE Certification review session, Solution Spotlight Case Study Sessions, an on-site social-good activity, hands-on tech sessions, a headshot and profile lounge, and Engage Active Learning sessions. The full conference program can be previewed here.

About the APC: For over 25 years, the Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) has set the bar for excellence in admin and EA training, providing relevant, “real-world” admin education critical for a changing workforce. Attendees get essential training to strengthen and expand critical skills they need to thrive in today’s corporate environment, improve their productivity, and increase their value to their bosses and organizations. Quality, value, innovation, and a thorough knowledge of the admin career are the hallmarks of what the APC has become known for since 1992.

About ASAP: The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP)is the largest free association and online resource center for administrative professionals with over 75,000 members worldwide. ASAP produces the annual Administrative Professionals Conference, the premier training and networking event in North America for administrative professionals and executive assistants. ASAP provides tools, training, and networking to advance assistants’ careers and the admin profession. ASAP is a brand under Diversified Communications, a global producer of events and media worldwide. www.asaporg.com


Record-Breaking Year for Administrative Professionals Conference; 2,000 Expected to Attend

Attendees representing all 50 of the United States and 17 countries expected at 25th anniversary event in September.

Portland, Maine: April 3, 2017 – A record-breaking 2,000 executive assistants and administrative professionals will gather at the 25th anniversary Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) and Executive Assistants’ Summit which runs concurrently.

Produced by the American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP), the Conference will celebrate 25 years of training excellence by providing tools and skills assistants need to take their careers to the next level. The APC is a 4-day all-inclusive admin training and networking event featuring dozens of in-depth classroom training, special group learning sessions, and networking opportunities. Attendees return to their offices with new skills, strategies and ideas, feeling valued, energized and motivated.

"We’re thrilled to welcome the global admin community to our 25th anniversary conference,” said Judy Geller, Executive Director of ASAP. “Today’s assistants make wide-ranging and invaluable contributions to their organizations. Their attendance speaks to their commitment to professional development and underlines our role as the premier provider of training for administrative professionals.”

"Their attendance speaks to their commitment to professional development and underlines our role as the premier provider of training for administrative professionals."

She continued, “We empower administrative professionals and executive assistants at every stage of their careers with the skills, knowledge and tools that enable them to overcome challenges, take on new responsibilities, and thrive in their careers.”

The 25th Annual APC and 5th Annual Executive Assistants’ Summit will be held at The Venetian Las Vegas this September 17-20. Full program details are available in a downloadable conference brochure.

ABOUT THE APC: For 25 years, the Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) has set the bar for excellence in admin and EA training, providing relevant, “real-world” admin education critical for a changing workforce. Attendees get essential training to strengthen and expand critical skills they need to thrive in today’s corporate environment, improve their productivity, and increase their value to their bosses and organizations. Quality, value, innovation, and a thorough knowledge of the admin career are the hallmarks of what the APC has become known for since 1992.

ABOUT ASAP: The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) is the largest free association and resource center for administrative professionals and executive assistants. To its membership of over 70,000 admins and EAs from around the world, ASAP provides access to online training, the PACE Certification for admins, live and on-demand webinars, a monthly newsletter, and articles and features curated for admins. ASAP is a business unit within Diversified Communications, a global organization operating on four continents and a major independent producer of events and media worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.asaporg.com


American Society of Administrative Professionals Celebrates Administrative Appreciation Month

American Society of Administrative Professionals Celebrates Administrative Appreciation Month

To commemorate the annual month-long celebration, ASAPorg.com is once again offering a valuable grand prize giveaway, weekly activities and contests, and special features to recognize the admin community and profession around the globe.

Portland, Maine: April 3, 2017 – The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) continues its popular annual tradition of celebrating Admin Appreciation Month throughout the month of April. The event will feature a complimentary webinar, special content, activities, and gift drawings for Administrative Professionals and Executive Assistants. The Grand Prize includes a $1790 Conference Pass to the 25th Anniversary Administrative Professionals Conference in Las Vegas this September.  

“Whether you are a seasoned Executive Assistant or a hard-working Administrative Assistant, we feel passionate about wanting to go beyond a day or even a week to recognize admins and EAs for the hard work and tough challenges they take on every day!” said Judy Geller, Executive Director of the American Society of Administrative Professionals.

“Admins and executive assistants today do so much more than their predecessors of yesteryear, have more leadership roles, and are expected to have greater expertise and responsibility, so it’s important that organizations take the time to thank and reward these office heroes in a truly meaningful way. When asked what they most wish their bosses would give them to recognize their value, admins overwhelmingly cited career development opportunities and training that helps them excel in their jobs,” she added.

This year’s Admin Appreciation Month theme is centered on empowerment, promoting the concept that career growth and achieving professional success are attainable through specific actions, skills, and mindset that EAs and admins can adopt. Among the special events planned by ASAP are a free webinar on Wednesday, April 26th, “The Empowered Admin: How Vision Can Move Your Career Forward,” presented by ASAP’s 2016 Eureka! Award winner April Stallworth, who was recognized at the APC last October. 

ASAP is also participating in an “AdminChat” live Twitter event on April 20th, a real-time chat among EAs and admins around the world on issues important to the profession. ASAP webinars plus hundreds of other admin resources, and the PACE admin certification, are available to ASAP members at ASAPorg.com. There are no fees or dues with ASAP membership.

Admin Appreciation Month also includes weekly activities, polls, and contests where participants can win gift cards, a complimentary enrollment in the PACE professional admin certification program, and more. The Grand Prize is a Conference Pass valued at $1790 to attend the 2017 Administrative Professionals Conference for its 25th Anniversary celebration edition this September 17-20. The promotion launched on Monday, April 3, and continues through Sunday, April 30.


ABOUT ASAP: 
The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) is the largest free association and online resource center for administrative professionals with over 70,000 members worldwide. ASAP produces the annual Administrative Professionals Conference, the premier training and networking event in North America for administrative professionals and executive assistants. ASAP members get access to online training, live and on-demand webinars, a monthly newsletter, articles and features curated for admins, and the prestigious PACE admin certification program. ASAP is a brand under Diversified Communications, a global producer of events and media worldwide. 


Keynotes Announced for 25th Anniversary of Administrative Professionals Conference

Keynote line-up introduced for 25th anniversary event produced by American Society of Administrative Professionals

Portland, Maine: January 9, 2017 — The Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary conference this September with a special program featuring four inspiring keynote speakers.  They include Allison Massari, an author and popular TED speaker who has written a thought-provoking book about overcoming the tragedy that helped shape her success. Her message, “The Fire Within: Burn Bright and Blaze Your Trail”, provides perspectives on life and applicable tools for managing change and adversity.  

Carla Harris, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, will inspire and motivate with her “Expect to Win: Show Up With Your Best Self Every Day” message; bestselling author and humorist Taylor Haydn will inject humor and energy in discussing “Living Life Large: Simple Actions to Create Success”; and professional magician and entrepreneur Vihn Giang will close the APC with an entertaining and enlightening presentation on “The Power of Perspective”.

"We’re thrilled to announce such a dynamic, incredibly motivational, and diverse group of Keynotes for our 25th anniversary conference,” said Judy Geller, Executive Director of the APC.  “Their messages will be especially relevant as we empower administrative professionals and executive assistants by providing them with tools to overcome challenges, take on new responsibilities, seek out new opportunities, and thrive in their careers.”

The 4-day all-inclusive admin training and networking event will introduce new programming and features this September, including: an on-site PACE certification review session on Saturday, Sept. 16th; special active learning sessions; Peer Training led by Expert Assistants; more advanced-level sessions than ever before; optional group activities, and an expanded agenda geared towards empowering admins to take charge of their careers. For its 25th anniversary year, the APC will be held at the Venetian Las Vegas this September 17-20. Early registration numbers have event organizers expecting the conference to sell out this year. 

 

About the APC: For 25 years, the Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) has set the bar for excellence in admin and EA training, providing relevant, “real-world” admin education critical for a changing workforce. Attendees get essential training to strengthen and expand the critical skills they need to thrive in today’s corporate environment, improve their productivity, and increase their value to their bosses and organizations.  Quality, value, innovation, and a thorough knowledge of the admin career are the hallmarks of what the APC has become known for since 1992.

About ASAP: The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) is the largest free association and resource center for administrative professionals with over 60,000 members worldwide. ASAP produces the annual Administrative Professionals Conference, the premier training and networking event in North America for administrative professionals and executive assistants. ASAP members get access to online training, live and on-demand webinars, a monthly newsletter, articles and features curated for admins, and the prestigious new PACE admin certification program. ASAP is a brand under Diversified Communications, a global producer of events and media worldwide.


American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) Announces Education Partnership Program with Madison College

ASAP members will earn credits for prior learning through achieving the Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) towards Madison College’s Associate of Science Degree in the Administrative Professional Program

Portland, ME: September 26, 2016 —A new partnership between the American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) and Madison College was jointly announced at the 24th Annual Administrative Professionals Conference in Chicago last week. The partnership allows students who earn PACE Certification to receive credit for prior learning towards their Administrative Professional or Medical Administrative Specialist associate degree programs at Madison College.

“This agreement provides those who earn the PACE Certification the next step in their professional development and educational goals. The advanced standing credits will decrease the amount of time and money students spend on the degree,” explained Karen Jennings, program director at Madison College. “Online students can complete the program at their own pace.”

Madison College’s Administrative Professional program prepares students with the software/hardware, administrative and interpersonal skills needed for today’s technical office. This career pathway includes an Office Assistant technical diploma and a Microsoft Office technical diploma.

The PACE Certification was developed by the American Society of Administrative Professionals to meet increased demand within the admin community for a modern Certification program. The PACE Certification gives admins the credentials they need to demonstrate mastery of critical skills and expertise. Hundreds of admins from the US and global admin community have enrolled in PACE since its launch in February 2016.

“ASAP’s partnership with Madison College is a tremendous opportunity for our members,” said Judy Geller, Executive Director of ASAP. “It opens the door for ASAP members who are enrolled in PACE, or who have already earned their PACE, to apply their knowledge and PACE credential towards their Madison College degree program. They can work one-on-one with a Madison College faculty advisor, take courses from instructors with real-world experiences in the field, and join discussions with professionals from around the world in an academic setting.”

The long-term benefits to admin professionals in earning their PACE Certification and an accredited associates degree include increasing their earning potential, staying current with the newest technology trends, enhancing their professional image, and having access to tools and knowledge necessary to be competitive in the workforce.

For more information about ASAP or the PACE Certification, contact [email protected] or visit click here.

ABOUT ASAP:
The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) is the largest free association and resource center for administrative professionals with over 60,000 members worldwide. ASAP produces the annual Administrative Professionals Conference, the premier training and networking event in North America for administrative professionals and executive assistants. ASAP members get access to online training, live and on-demand webinars, a monthly newsletter, articles and features curated for admins, and the prestigious new PACE admin certification program. ASAP is a brand under Diversified Communications, a global producer of events and media worldwide.

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