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Which Type of Training Event is Right for You?

April 6, 2022

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Virtual, In-Person, or Hybrid?

The COVD-19 pandemic has forced employees to reevaluate what and how they are consuming training content. Training events continue to grow in availability and format. Training shows your initiative to excel in your profession, not only to your current employer but to yourself and any other potential employers. With so many administrative training and certification programs out there, ASAP wants to share some insight on each of the types of training formats currently available. 

On-Demand Webinars

ASAP offers a variety of webinars both free and paid in two formats. One of those formats is on-demand. On-demand webinars typically include an hour of training (power point presentations or live demos) followed by the 15 minutes question and answer portion that was recorded from the live event.

There is a free webinar sponsored by Boardable training that focuses on meeting best practices in our now hybrid world. Presenter Kim Donahue speaks on the impact of hybrid and virtual meetings and provides real examples and tips on how to build an agenda while keeping the audience engaged in all forms of attendance. ASAP offers hundreds of on-demand webinars to choose from, so you can find the training you need at a time that is convenient for you.

Live Webinars

With monthly new live webinars announced on the ASAP site, there’s no shortage of live educational events year-round. Each live webinar includes an hour-long training event followed by a 15-minute Q & A. We offer you the chance to ask your questions to our professional trainers or listen in and benefit from the questions your peers ask in real time. Shared hybrid training is proven to help attendees learn through the inquisitiveness of others. See what live webinars ASAP has coming up here.

In-Person

 Attending in-person training events enable you to expand your professional and personal development by gathering with peers to learn, discuss challenges, share, and create innovative ideas, and ignite motivation. ASAP offers two annual in-person training events.

Administrative Professionals Conference (APC)

ASAP has been hosting APC for over 25 years, providing unparalleled education through sessions and workshops by professional trainers. We acknowledge the incredible diversity of the administrative profession and pull out all the stops to truly offer something for everyone.  Attendees have the opportunity to tailor their experience to meet specific training needs. APC has 5 specialized tracks in technology, leadership, business, core competences and new skills, professional and personal development! You choose the sessions you attend based on your interest, ability, and goals for growth. This years conference will be held from September 11th -14th in Orlando, Florida. Explore event details here.

EA Ignite

EA Ignite is one of ASAP’s newest and most desired training conferences. This is a precision training event designed for executive assistants and senior-level administrative professionals. The spring event will be held May 17-19th in Dana Point, CA.  This event offers masterclasses focused on evolving your technology, leadership, and project management skills. Structured in a variety of styles throughout the conference, the program encourages you to evolve and then reflect on your learnings. This is an exclusive opportunity to gain experience with senior-level EAs who strive to excel and create efficiency in their roles. EA Ignite is limited to 300 attendees to maintain close-knit sessions and thoughtful discussions. Learn more about this year’s EA Ignite agenda here.

 As in-person events begin again, capacities will most likely exist, and parts of the experience may feel different. But the opportunity to step away from your home or office and focus on your training and connection with peers, will allow you to return better informed, more creative, more efficient and a better problem-solver. Not sure how to start the conversation with your boss? ASAP has a tool to help you. Share with your boss how this is the training you need

ASAP Virtual

Looking for a full day of role-specific training without having to travel? ASAP’s Virtual Event is a one-day virtual training on topics in leadership, task management and technology. This virtual event is a curated selection of APC’s most valuable sessions. We know one of the hardest parts about missing the in-person events is the connections and peer networking, but don’t worry ASAP Virtual also includes live networking and discussion opportunities. The best part? All sessions will remain on-demand for 30 days post event. Interested in seeing what last years sessions were? Check out the program here.

The executive and administrative assistant roles have changed a great deal in recent years. The basic duties of answering the phone, typing up meeting minutes, and managing schedules for their boss are still required. But today they are also asked to produce and review reports, answer, and send emails, and keep their executives informed and on project schedules, communication and more. Administrative professionals need to be at the top of their game to do their job well, and that requires training and certification. ASAP makes the training available so you can make it happen. Feel free to consult with one of our training managers to figure out the best events for you! Book time with them here!

About the Author: 

Kaitlin P. Hughes is the Digital Content Coordinator at ASAP. She has a background in both written and verbal communication. She previously worked as an office coordinator managing a staff of 15 undergraduate students. She has experience in public relations, marketing, scientific research, and prides herself in becoming a subject matter expert in whatever her current topic is.  Kaitlin is dedicated to professional development and educating her peers on anything and everything they can do to become a better version of themselves.


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