Event Profile

Administrative Professionals Conference - CANCELLED

May 6 — 7, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Richland
480 Columbia Point Drive
Richland, WA 99352 




This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Administrative assistants, executive assistants, and clerks to the board.

Related Event:

Administrative Professionals Pre-conference Class: Excel Database/List Management, May 5, 2020

Conference Overview:

Communicate, collaborate, and conquer!

Join us for a highly interactive and hands-on two-day workshop. This year’s speaker lineup includes Peggy Vasquez (author of "Mean Girls No More" and "Not 'Just an Admin!'") discussing the importance of powerful connections; Daniel Seitz providing an overview of DiSC behavioral principles; Carolina Selva talking about conflict management and TKI conflict styles; and Lori Rock illustrating visual mapping and The Big Idea Zoo.

Networking will play a larger role in this year’s event via several facilitated roundtable sessions throughout the workshop; a non-hosted optional networking dinner the evening before the event; and a team building event with baker/decorator Daisy Sanchez (owner of My Sweet Little Cookie Jar) at the reception following day one of the conference.

Conference Agenda:

    Tuesday, May 5

    1-4:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Session: Excel Database/List Management (separate registration required)

    5:30 p.m. Optional networking dinner – Location TBD

    Wednesday, May 6

    8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and registration open

    8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome

      Jenny Keesey, Learning Program Manager, NWPPA; and Jennifer Lindsey, Executive Staff Assistant, Wasco Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    8:45-10:15 a.m. Participating in the DISC personality assessment in a whole new way

      Daniel Seitz, CBC, Sr. Human Resources Specialist, Mission Support Alliance

    10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

    10:30-11 a.m. Roundtable: Headaches and Resolutions

    11 a.m.-noon LinkedIn/Social Media

      Speaker TBD

    Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch and wellness walk

    1:30-2:30 p.m. Conflict management w/TKI conflict styles

      Carolina Selva, CS

    2:30-3:30 p.m. Roundtable Challenge: Resolving an Issue

    3:30-4:15 p.m. Office 365: What it Can Do For You

      Neal Otto, Jump-start Computer Training, LLC

    4:15 p.m. – Closing day one

    4:30-8 p.m. Team building activity and reception

      Daisy Sanchez, Owner, My Sweet Little Cookie Jar

    Wednesday, May 7

    8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

    8:30-10:30 a.m. Powerful Connections

      Peggy Vasquez, Author

    10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

    11 a.m.-noon Facilitated roundtable

      Peggy Vasquez, Author

    Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch and wellness walk

    1:30-2:30 p.m. Visual Mapping and the Story of Big Idea Zoo

      Lori Rock, Founder and Chief Strategist, Big Idea Zoo

    2:30-3:30 p.m. Facilitated roundtable

    3:30 p.m. Evaluations, door prizes and adjourn

Conference Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day; the workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on day one, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on day two. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided both days.

Conference Location and Hotel Information:

Courtyard by Marriott at Columbia Point
480 Columbia Point Drive
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-9400

Room rate: $139 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than April 4, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation. Or, book online with the following link: Reservations

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 4/04/2020): $790
Utility Member Standard: $865

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 4/04/2020): $1,185
Associate Member Standard: $1,260

Non-member Early Bird (ends 4/04/2020): $2,370
Non-member Standard: $2,445

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 11 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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Courtyard by Marriott Richland

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