Administrative Professionals Recognition Day Events

This week on Thursday, April 26, 2012, in recognition of the dedicated and hardworking administrative professionals at the University of Alaska, various educational sessions have been scheduled. 

8:00 a.m. Refreshments  

8:10 a.m. Welcome & Introductions  

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Statementby Patrick K. Gamble, President, University of Alaska  

8:30 – 9:20 a.m. Staff Awareness and Observation Training

Benefits and techniques to raise your awareness level here at the university and your community. This program offers employees the ability to detect signs and symptoms of potentially explosive situations before they occur and gives specific contacts if they suspect or encounter any dangerous progression or violent behavior.
Presenter: Sean McGee, Chief of Police, University of Alaska Fairbanks

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Business Networking for the Administrative Professional and Career Counseling
Patti Picha will offer tips for networking, career planning and share information about the various resources available at UAF Career Services to help individuals make satisfying decisions about their career choices.
Presenter: Patricia Picha, Director, Career Services, University of Alaska Fairbanks

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. WIN Wellness Break

Drop in for a Wellness Break. Each of the sessions below run about 15 minutes and will roll right into the next. Stop in for one or stay for all. Chair massages will be offered concurrently during these sessions. Be sure to sign up for the massages at the following link. These great, stress-reducing massages fill up quickly! Chair massage requires registration at the following link: Register Now! Available to UA Health Plan eligible employees only. Spaces fill up fast.

  • 10:30 – 10:45 Headache Prevention
  • 10:45 – 11:00 Exercise & Dangers of Sitting
  • 11:00 – 11:15 My Plate
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Fast Food Choices
  • 11.30 – 11:45 Motivation: Just Do It!
  • 12:00 – 12:10 Break
  • 12:10 – 12:30 Snacks, WIN Program, Q & A

Presenter: Cindy Salmon, WIN for Alaska Location: Butrovich Building Rm 109

(Anchorage WIN Wellness Break takes place 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012 in BOB 208)

1:00 – 2:20 p.m. ”Putting Your Best Foot Forward” - Panel Discussion
Panelists will share their experiences and thoughts on the critical knowledge, skills and abilities needed by administrative professionals. They’ll also share tips on how they manage their workload and stay current, maintaining their own professional development.
Julie Larweth, Executive Officer, Office of Information Technology, University of Alaska
Sacha Layos, Office Manager, General Counsel, University of Alaska
Dianne Milke, Executive Assistant to the President, University of Alaska

2:30 – 3:20 p.m. Business Applications to Improve Your Workflow
Have you ever heard about various software applications but not had time to research or use them? If so, you’re not alone. Join Gary Bender as he discusses three applications, Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Docs and ways that they may positively impact your workflow.
Presenter: Gary Bender, Lead Technology Staff Development, Office of Information Technology, University of Alaska

 3:20 - 3:30 p.m. IAAP Polar Chapter Elizabeth Cogan, President

 3:45 p.m. Program Close

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