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8 Administrative Professional Conferences To Attend In 2022 [Can’t Miss]

By March 8, 2022 10 Comments

Administrative Professional Conferences

Have you ever noticed the amazing ideas and inspiration that come from connecting with other like-minded people who have the same profession as you?

We want administrative professionals to feel that invigorating spark again and again! That’s why we pulled together a list of can’t-miss administrative professional conferences that are in-person and virtual for 2022.

We realize it’s hard for administrative professionals to step away from their work. In the midst of juggling schedules, planning meetings, and arranging travel, who has the time or the energy to take a learning break?

We love these conference for administrative professionals because they equip you with real-world strategies you need to squeeze even more out of your limited time and energy. Many of these conferences also offer a remote component for participants who may not be able to attend the in-person conference but are still interested in the virtual event.

After taking just a little time off to attend one of these in-person and virtual conferences, you’ll feel more confident in your ability to manage your workload and grow into new responsibilities.

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1. Administrative Professionals Conference

Conference Organizer: ASAP
Location:
Orlando, Florida

ASAP has been hosting APC for over 25 years, providing unparalleled education through sessions and workshops by professional trainers.

The organizers 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.

ASAP is one training provider you will want to stay in-the-know about. Connect with them here for all the latest APC event updates.

Can’t travel? They also bring the best of APC to the virtual stage. Highlighting sessions in multiple tracks to provide well rounded one-day event.

 

2. The Conference for Administrative Excellence

Conference Organizer: Office Dynamics International
Location: Las Vegas | Live-Stream | On-Demand
Dates: October 18 – 21, 2022

Every year, an intimate group of top administrative professionals, along with notable experts and speakers in the administrative field, gather in Las Vegas to advance their careers and elevate our entire industry. The Conference for Administrative Excellence, now in its 29th year, is the premier event for executive and administrative assistants.

Our 2022 conference for executive and administrative assistants will take a closer look at The Evolving Assistant. We all know change is inevitable, and we’re here to ensure the administrative profession is ready to make the most of it.

Office Dynamics has been a champion for the administrative profession since 1990. Joan Burge, our Founder, CEO, and previous executive assistant of 20 years has seen how the role of administrative assistant has evolved. More evolution is on the horizon. That’s why her eyes aren’t just focused on the now. She’s looking to your future.

Utilizing her expansive inner circle of peers (who are also champions for this profession), we’ll take a closer look at the news and buzz surrounding our industry. We can guarantee one thing: Your role is evolving and growing! This is great news for those who are career assistants. This means that you can…

  • Make Your Job More Interesting
  • Create The Role As You Want To See It
  • Immerse Yourself In Growth And Development
  • Take Advantage Of Remote Work Options And Flexible Schedule Opportunities
  • Play An Active Role In Changing The Profession
  • Educate The People You Support On How To Best Work With You
  • Leverage Your Talents And Play To Your Strengths
  • Be Influential

Learn more here.

Tip: If you can’t make it to Las Vegas, then you can attend via Live-Strem or purchase the Conference On-Demand. Live-Stream allows you to view all sessions in real-time from our stage in Las Vegas, 30-Day Access to Session Recordings, Digital Workbook, and Virtual Networking Opportunities. On-demand gets you 3-Month Access to Session Recordings, Digital Workbook, and the ability to rewatch, rewind, skip ahead, and pause.

 

3. IAAP Summit

Conference Organizer: International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
Location: Austin, TX + Virtual and Live Stream
Dates: July 14-16, 2022

Hosted by seasoned experts at the International Association of Administrative Professionals, this summit is all about growth.

The planners understand the fluid role of an administrative professional and use that knowledge to design a conference to keep attendees at the forefront of both foundational and new skills. The in-depth program will help you stay marketable, relevant, and ready for anything that comes up in your day-to-day work and long-term career.

Speakers include Lucy Brazier, CEO of Marcham Publishing, and Colette Carlson, founder of Speak Your Truth, Inc.

Agenda highlights:
Here’s a teaser of some of the session titles you’ll enjoy during this summit:

  • Stress and the Art of Accelerated Resilience Adapt Faster and Achieve More Workshop
  • Career Acceleration: Speed Up Your Success with Strategic Personal Branding Workshop

4. Developing Emotional Intelligence

Conference Organizer: Fred Pryor Seminars
Location: Multiple Locations
Dates: Multiple Dates

For administrative professionals confident in their ability to organize schedules and fluently juggle multiple tasks, keen emotional intelligence is the next rung in the career ladder.

Emotional intelligence is known to benefit nearly every important aspect of administrative work, including keeping calm under stress, gracefully dealing with difficult people, and efficiently managing stress.

The one-day seminar’s agenda lists these learning points to look forward to:

  • How to handle irrational thinking and overcome negative emotions
  • Techniques to identify your opportunities to grow and move forward
  • The importance of empathy in communicating, understanding, listening, and establishing rapport

Tip: Visit the conference landing page, navigate to the right, and search for seminar dates in your city.

 

5. The Administrative Assistants Conference

Conference Organizer: SkillPath
Location: Multiple Locations
Dates: Multiple Dates

This administrative professional conference covers a gamut of training needs.

During 10 sessions, you’ll learn about leadership, technology, writing, organization, negotiation, and more. The conference is designed to help you walk back into the office with the skills and confidence you need to take on anything and everything.

Buzz: Just visit the conference landing page to read comments, like this one from D. Conyers:

“Pulled in real work experiences. Many useful tools. 4 stars!”

 

6. Management Skills for Administrative Professionals

Conference Organizer: American Management Association
Location: Multiple Locations
Dates: Multiple Dates

Administrative professionals are behind-the-scenes managers, sometimes making even more decisions a day than the leadership team. That’s why it’s critical for admins to develop their management skills.

Management skills aren’t just for those who manage others. These skills are also necessary to efficiently manage processes, make decisions, and communicate with others.

Here are a few sample learning points are taken straight from the Management Skills for Administrative Professionals agenda:

  • Applying a systematic approach to plan and engage others in the change process
  • Negotiating to empower yourself and others to achieve goals
  • Recognizing and proactively using critical thinking to support the achievement of team-based goals

Buzz: Just visit the conference’s Customer Ratings and Reviews pages to read comments like this one from Lisa A.:

“This was an excellent class with a lot of great information and materials. The instructor shared personal experiences which kept the class moving. The other students were engaged and shared their experiences as well, so the others were able to learn from their experiences.”

 

7. Administrative Professionals Conference

Conference Organizer: OutReach at Auburn Montgomery
Location: Multiple Locations
Dates: Multiple Dates

OutReach at Auburn University, an organization that nurtures leaders, celebrates Administrative Professionals Week by hosting a skill-building conference.

Created exclusively for administrative professionals, including assistants, coordinators, business managers, and more, the Administrative Professionals Conference sets attendees up to become irreplaceable assets in their organizations.

Buzz: Here’s an anonymous comment from the What Attendees Are Saying section of the conference page:

“I was expecting a long day of possibly not very interesting information, but that is not at all what we got. The conference was interesting, engaging, and comfortable. The speakers were all awesome and very relatable.

We got the feeling that it could be any one of us on that stage because for the most part they were telling our story. They were giving us solutions, options, and ways to succeed from their experiences. Again, very powerful, very satisfying. I thoroughly enjoyed the day.”

 

8. Administrative Professionals Conference

Conference Organizer: American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP)
Location: Chicago, IL
Dates:September 11 – 14, 2022

ASAP has been hosting APC for over 20 years, providing unparalleled learning sessions and workshops by professional trainers. The organizers acknowledge the incredible diversity of the administrative professional 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.
In 2020, they made APC go virtual and had over 1,000 attendees!

Their sessions and training strike the perfect balance between the practical and the aspirational. Plus, they acknowledge the incredible diversity of the administrative professional and pull out all the stops to truly offer something for everyone.

Bonus: Leave the Administrative Professionals Conference with some new credentials. Attendees may take a preparation class for the PACE (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) Exam and even complete the exam right after the class to earn a PACE Certification.

(PS – Get more sh*t done with The Assist — the #1 free weekly newsletter made for assistants by assistants.)

Which of these conferences are you most looking forward to in 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

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