Event Profile

Administrative Professionals Workshop

September 19 — 20, 2019
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown
495 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702 



Who Should Attend:

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

Workshop Overview:

Throughout the workshop, which is made up of hands-on sessions, attendees will hear from a wide range of presenters on creating opportunities; mentors and coaches; safety and ergonomics; a computer lab featuring Neal Otto's “greatest hits;” stress management at work and at home; and more. Please check back as the agenda and program are developed.

Workshop Agenda:

    Thursday, September 19

    8-8:30 a.m. Registration open

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

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

    8:45-9:45 a.m. Creating Opportunities, Mentors, and Coaches

      Kim Mikkelsen, CEO, KW Consulting

    9:45-10 a.m. Break

    10-11 a.m. Safety and Ergonomics

      Patricia Baker, Occupational Safety Specialist - Environmental Heath and Safety, University of Idaho

    11 a.m.-noon Making Meetings Matter

      Jana Kemp, Facilitator, Author, Speaker, Meeting & Management Essentials

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

    1:30-4:30 p.m. Neal Otto’s Greatest Hits

      Neal Otto, CEO, Jump-Start Computer Training, Inc.

    4:30 p.m. Day one wrap-up

    5-6 p.m. Reception

    Friday, September 20

    8:30-8:35 a.m. Welcome back

      Jenny Keesey, Training Manager, NWPPA

    8:35-10:30 a.m. Resilience and Change

      Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD, Facilitator, Coach, and Author

    10:30-11 a.m. Break

    11 a.m.-noon Five Steps to Rebranding Yourself

      Jennifer Webster, PhD, Business Strategies, Inc.

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

    1:30-2:30 p.m. Managing Stress in the Workplace

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

    2:30-2:45 p.m. Break

    2:45-3:15 p.m. Conference debrief and feedback

      Ryann Lane, Administrative Assistant, Tacoma Public Utilities

    3:15 p.m. Closing remarks and evaluations

      Daniele Pardini, Senior Executive Assistant, Energy Northwest

Workshop 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.

Workshop Location & Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites
495 S. Capitol Boulevard
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 331-1900

Room rate: $144 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 28, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation, or use the following link to book online: 


Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the Boise Airport beginning at 4:15 a.m. until the last flight of the evening. Please contact the Hampton Inn for details or for pick up.

Workshop Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (extended through 9/19/2019): $820
Utility Member Standard: $895

Associate Member Early Bird (extended through 9/19/2019): $1,230
Associate Member Standard: $1,305

Non-member Early Bird (extended through 9/19/2019): $2,460
Non-member Standard: $2,535

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 percent 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 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the workshop.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

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