Virtual Administrative Professionals Symposium

This annual event recognizes the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, executive assistants, personal assistants, receptionists, client services representatives, and other administrative support professionals. This year has marked a significant change in the workplace; whether it be adjusting to working from home, the constant change in provincial guidelines, or managing your physical and mental health. We ask you to take a break with us, a well-deserved break. Please grab your coffee and join us for this year’s Virtual Administrative Professionals Symposium!

Work/Life Balance
Key Note Speaker – Melanie Verreault -Trimeda Consulting

Melanie Verreault is an accomplished and educated professional with diverse managerial experience. She has excelled in management and special projects positions within the private and public sectors. Melanie is President of her own management consulting company. She has previously supervised various programs in community social services – working with youth and First Nations communities. Her background in social services has helped to develop her skills in group facilitation and management.

This presentation teaches you the skills to live a healthy balance between work and your life outside of work. You will learn how to manage your time better, focus on prioritizing tasks, setting accurate, relevant, and achievable goals, and communicate better at work and at home.

Boost Your Health While at Your Desk
Guest Speaker – Discover Fitness/Discover Performance

Are there negative health side effects of sitting too long? The research says yes. In fact, sitting for extended periods of time can put you at risk of joint pain, circulation issues, poor posture, as well as more serious health issues associated with sedentary lifestyle, like heart disease and diabetes. Aside from this, productivity, focus and energy can take a hit when sitting for way too long. In this session, a leading health and fitness expert will present some easy habits and changes that can help you stay healthy, focused and productive.

Building our Teams in the Virtual Environment
Guest Speaker – Lisa Wilson – LMW Consultation

Lisa Wilson has spent 20 years in Human Resources, working in a variety of industries; she refers to herself as a Human Resources Cultural Consultant and Leadership Vision coach. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, in Human Resources. Lisa is a Certified Human Resources Leader through the Human Resources Professionals Association and holds a Certificate in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution. Throughout her career she discovered that people are the same no matter the industry. How and when you communicate will make all the difference in bringing the team together or having each member of the team all working in their own direction.

Over the last year we went from working together day to day in an office environment where we could have a quick chat with co-workers as we refilled our coffee, to a drastically different work experience. Some never seeing co-workers, some only seeing 1/2 the team. Leaving many of us asking questions like, “What does “work hours” even mean?” In this presentation we will discuss how to keep the team working together even if we can’t all be in the same room. You don’t have to be the Supervisor or Manager to affect your teams performance.

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Course: GN6990 Section: 280
Registrations are now closed.
Cost: $ 169.50 (Includes HST)
Dates: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to Wednesday, April 21, 2021

For more information please contact training@northern.on.ca or 705-235-3211 ext. 2270