Edison plans program from office workers

Staff report

PIQUA — Edison State Community College will present a program, April 26, in recognition of Administrative Professional Day that salutes the contributions of support staff throughout the area.

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 to supervisors. Supervisors and managers of those administrative professionals are encouraged to attend with their employees.

The registration deadline is April 17. The cost to attend is $35 per person, which includes admission to all sessions, a buffet lunch and refreshments and entry into a drawing for door prizes. The event runs from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be at Edison State’s Piqua campus. For information, call 937-778-7908 or email marchibald@edisonohio.edu. Registration forms can be requested and submitted via mail, e-mail or fax.

“This will be the 25th year that we have held an event for administrative professionals at Edison State,” said Dr. Paul Heintz, interim vice president of Academic Affairs. “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.”

The featured speaker will be Stacy Pettit, an accomplished speaker, trainer and licensed professional counselor in private practice who has appeared regionally and at various statewide conferences and meetings.

Pettit’s presentation, “Celebrate You!,” will encourage attendees to take the time to acknowledge their growth and progress.

“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 of Edison State Community College. “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 will include eight breakout sessions addressing a variety of pertinent topics: “Celebrate You: A Plan of Action,” “Ideas for Coping with Workplace Stress,” “Digital Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts,” “Internet Safety,” “Dress for Success — Professional Image,” “Office Professionalism” and “Skills to Look like a Professional.”

Staff report