There are great benefits in attending seminars, conferences and workshops targeted at professional development.  Read about The Benefits of Employee Training and Professional Development here.

Of course, these conferences are seldom inexpensive, but often, employers who understand the benefits of employee training and seminars are happy to invest in your professional development.  If you find a workshop or seminar that you believe would benefit you, ask your employer if they will sponsor your attendance.  The skills and knowledge you gain are sure to further your value within the organization.

Below are three conferences or seminars for the benefit of your administrative assistants

The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) will host their 2014 Technology Education Conference in Atlanta, GA March 13-15. 

Who should attend?

“TEC14 is geared to the administrative professional who uses technology on a daily basis and would like in depth training to work smarter in various platforms and software, as well as be exposed to new and innovative technology options.”

The Communication Bootcamp is hosted by the American Management Association (AMA). (Dates, times and locations vary.)

Who should attend?

“Early career professionals or anyone interested in enhancing their fundamental verbal communication skills, including coordinators, specialists, analyst, consultants, associate managers and project managers and leadership-track administrative professionals.”

Skillpath Training: The Indispensable Assistant (Dates, times and locations vary.)

Who should attend?

“Gain practical skills to make you more productive and more valuable than ever before. Learn better ways to get organized, stay motivated, manage projects, work independently and handle the pressure of multiple tasks, deadlines and bosses.”



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