ESSC to recognize administrative professionals


PIQUA — Edison State Community College will present a program on April 27 in recognition of Administrative Professional Day that salutes the many contributions of support staff throughout the area. The program is sponsored by the Office Systems & Administration Advisory Committee at Edison State Community College.

The program is open to all office support professionals, including administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, and other employees who provide secretarial or administrative support for one or multiple supervisors. Supervisors and managers of those administrative professionals are encouraged to attend with their valued employees.

“This will be the 24th year that we have held an event for Administrative Professionals at Edison State,” said Shirley Moore, Dean of Business, Engineering and Information Technology at Edison State. “We design this event as a celebration of the contributions and value that all administrative professionals bring to all work environments. We partner with corporate sponsors whose financial support makes this day possible.”

This year’s corporate sponsors include the City of Piqua; Emerson Climate Technologies; Greenville National Bank; Hobart/ITW Food Group and Wilson Health.

The featured speaker at this year’s program will be Rene Delane, founder and CEO of Women Who Dare LLC. Her expertise is inspiring, educating, and advocating for women to be strong leaders, effective communicators, and confident influencers.

Delane’s presentation entitled “Your Voice Can Change the World” will provide attendees with how to secrets of success from her conversations with amazing women who have overcome gender, culture, color, and economic barriers and who have used failure as stepping stones to success.

“Administrative professionals are the heart of any office,” said Gloria A Harpest, administrative vice president of human resources and marketing of Greenville National Bank and chairperson for the Office Systems and Administration Advisory Committee at Edison State. “Smooth operation in today’s office is contingent on administrative professionals who are organized in every aspect of their work life.”

The day’s event schedule this year will include eight breakout sessions addressing a variety of pertinent topics: “Confidence: Getting It and Keeping It,” “Google Docs for Organizations: Move Your Document and Productivity to the Cloud,” “Forming a Transformation,” “Creating the Best Version of Ourselves,” “Social Media: How Do I Make the Connections?” “iPads in the Office: I have an app for that, do you?” “How to Stay Calm, Cool and Collected: The 3 C’s,” and “Skills to Look Like a Professional.”

Those interested in participating will need to register by April 15. Cost to attend is $35 per person, which includes admission to all sessions, a buffet lunch and refreshments, and entry in the drawing for door prizes. The event runs from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held at Edison State’s Piqua campus. Limited reserved parking will be available.

For more information, contact Carolyn Jackson, OSA Assistant Professor, by calling 937-381-1541 or emailing [email protected]. Registration forms can be requested and submitted via mail, e-mail or fax.

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