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Administrative Professionals Program at Dartmouth

Honoring the office professionals who make offices work

Administrative Professionals Please join us Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25 for the annual celebration of administrative professionals at Dartmouth. The festivities begin with a celebration lunch in the Grand Ballroom of the Hanover Inn, followed by a wide range of personal and professional development sessions throughout the rest of the week.

Please take a look at the detailed program schedule below. You can also download one-page program of events here. Registration is required for all sessions and space fills up quickly so please register early!

Please click here to register.

Administrative Professionals Program Schedule

Wednesday, April 23

Thursday, April 24

Friday, April 25


Wednesday, April 23

Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon

12:00-2:00 PM Grand Ballroom, Hanover Inn

Opening remarks: Lynn Baker, Acting Vice President of Human Resources

Welcome Address: Rick Mills, Executive Vice President & CFO

Guest Speaker: Gabrielle Lucke, Senior Training Consultant

Enjoy a relaxing lunch while meeting and reconnecting with other administrative professionals from across campus.


Walking Art Tour: Baker-Berry Orozco Mural and Behind-the-Scenes at the Hood

3:00-4:30 PM Baker-Berry Library (Main Lobby) and Hood Museum of Art

Presented by Hood Museum of Art

Your 'Walking Art Tour' will start at 3:00 PM when you meet a museum docent in the front hallway of Baker Library (just inside the door that faces the Green, under the clock tower). Your docent will provide a 30 minute introduction to one o the greatest treasures of the Dartmouth College collection: the ambitious mural The Epic of American Civilization, painted by the Mexican artist José Clement Orozco. Following your tour of the Orozco mural you will be escorted to the entrance of the Hood Museum of Art where you will be given a behind-the-scenes tour of our current exhibition, In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth.

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Thursday, April 24

Communicating with Impact (prerequisite for Navigating Beyond Conflict)

9:00 AM-12:00 PM Human Resources Training Room, 7 Lebanon Street

Presented by Lorin Parker, Director of Training and Employee Development, Office of Human Resources and Jennifer Cocklin, Senior Training Consultant, Office of Human Resources

This foundational course provides individuals with a powerful set of interaction skills that enables them to communicate more effectively with colleagues and customers and, in the process, build trust, strengthen business relationships, and achieve desired results.

Do you face any of these issues?

  • Do you struggle to communicate with colleagues and customers in an effective way?
  • Is there a need for a higher level of trust? Greater cooperation? Stronger business relationships?
  • Is effective feedback lacking as an integral part of your organization?


The Art of the Cover Letter: Networking to Advance your Career in the Digital Age

1:00-2:30 PM Kreindler Conference Hall, Room 041, Haldeman Center

Presented by Chandlee Bryan, Assistant Director, Center for Professional Development

Whether you're seeking a new job or simply gathering information, the process of writing a cover letter can feel awkward and cumbersome. Learn how to:

  • Anticipate and answer the three questions most employers have
  • Artfully discuss your relevant skills and experience without re-hashing your resume
  • Time your application process and follow-up to garner maximum attention
  • Expand your options using quick features available in Linkedin and Google


Getting Started with Exercise: Move your Way

3:00-4:00 PM Conference Room 101, Collis Center

Presented by David Peckinpaugh, Health Coach, Dartmouth Health Coaching

Are you considering getting started with exercise but not sure where to start? The good news is that research shows we can improve strength, flexibility, and overall health in just minutes a day and without any special equipment! Join David Peckinpaugh to learn more about the benefits and how to safely get started.

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Friday, April 25

The World of Book Arts

9:00-11:00 AM Letterpress Studio, Baker-Berry Library

Presented by Sarah Smith, Book Arts Program Special Instructor

Have you wondered what the Book Arts Workshop is all about? Join us for a chance to try the letterpresses, where we will be printing posters set up on two of the Book Arts Workshop's larger presses. One will be set up with wood and metal type and the other with images from our collection. We will be combining the two in various combinations and experimenting with colors and layers of printing.


True Colors

1:30-4:00 PM Human Resources Training Room, 7 Lebanon Street

Presented by Lorin Parker, Director of Training and Employee Development, Office of Human Resources

True Colors is a model for understanding oneself and others based on self identified preferences and styles and how each person falls within the spectrum of four color categories. Each person has elements of all the four styles or types, generally with one being more dominant. The true colors workshop is a fun and easy way to recognize the different strengths and styles we all bring to our work and our relationships and can help us understand how we can best communicate with others.

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Want to know more about the Administrative Professionals Program? Please take a minute to read over our Frequently Asked Questions, and please contact us with any questions or comments.


"Admins are one of the engines of business, particularly in a complex economy. In a world that demands the accurate and speedy movement of digital information, admins are masters of data. And they do this while maintaining their more traditional role as the gatekeepers for many customers, clients and employees. Quite simply, admins are the pulse of the office."

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)


Provided by Dartmouth's Office of Human Resources and organized by the Administrative Professionals Planning Committee.









Last Updated: 4/17/14