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Administrative Professionals Program at Dartmouth

Honoring the Dartmouth administrative
professionals who make offices work


Please join us Wednesday, April 27, through Friday, April 29, for the annual celebration of administrative professionals at Dartmouth. The festivities begin with a celebration breakfast in the Grand Ballroom of Hanover Inn, followed by a wide range of personal and professional development sessions throughout the week.

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

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Administrative Professionals Program Schedule

Wednesday, April 27

Thursday, April 28

Friday, April 29


Wednesday, April 27

Administrative Professionals Day Celebration Breakfast

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8:30 to 10:00 am, Hanover Inn

Guest Speaker: Rev. Nancy Vogele, Director of Religious & Spiritual Life, Tucker

Join us for our Kick-Off Event.  Enjoy a delicious breakfast while meeting and reconnecting with other administrative professionals from across campus.


The Ups And Downs Of Office Ergonomics

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11:00 am to 12 pm, Top of the Hop

Presented by: Denise Finch, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, Doctor of Occupational Therapy

This workshop will provide attendees information about the current state of ergonomic recommendations for sitting, standing and movement in the office. Come learn about effective ways to improve the fit of your workstation and tasks and a complete, simple stretching program to improve your "office health".


Cultivating Your Effectiveness Through Emotional Intelligence

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1:00 to 2:30 pm, HR Training Room, 2nd floor, 7 Lebanon Street

Presented by: Amanda Silver, Senior Training Consultant, Human Resources

Studies on one's effectiveness at work attribute 85-90% of success over time to emotional intelligence (EI), defined as 1) the ability to cultivate awareness of our feelings and the feelings of others and 2) the ability to manage our emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships.  In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about 12 emotional intelligence competencies, assess their own strengths and areas for development, and begin to identify a learning plan for increasing their own emotional intelligence at work and in their lives.  


The Key To Learning Italian? Have Fun!

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3:00 to 4:00 pm, Collis 101

Presented by: Tania Convertini, Instructor, French and Italian

Join us to learn some basics of Italian language and culture that will allow you to interact with speakers of Italian on campus and beyond. Bring your curiosity, your energy and be ready to have some fun.

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Thursday, April 28

True Colors

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8:30 to 12 pm, HR Training Room, 2nd floor, 7 Lebanon Street

Presented by: Jennifer Cocklin, Senior Training Consultant, 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 understanding how we can best communicate with others.


Social Media 101

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1:00 to 2:30 pm, Carson 60, Baker-Berry Library

Presented by: Erin Supinka, Social Media Manager, Office Of Communications

Looking to get started or find yourself needing to revisit the basics of Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social media platforms? Join Erin, social media manager for the College, in this interactive workshop and explore each platform while focusing on how you can take advantage of using them personally and professionally. Bring your questions—we'll be working through each platform, live, and you can get a look at the behind-the-scenes of Dartmouth's social media presence!


Gentle Yoga

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3:00 to 4:00 pm, Room 181 in Alumni Gym

Presented By: Lydia Shahi, Flip Instructor, PE Administration

A gentle, relaxing yoga class open to all levels. Enjoy the benefits of a breath-based class paired with yoga postures accessible to all. All are welcome to come learn easy techniques to unwind, no previous experience with yoga necessarily! 

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Friday, April 29

Everyday Accessibility For Website Editors

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8:30 to 10:00 am, Collis 101

Presented by: Chrissy Pearson, Content Corps Program Coordinator, ITS  
Matthew Richardson, User Experience Designer, Accessibility, ITS

During this session, you will learn what accessibility means and how it improves the online experience for all users. You will receive practical advice and guidance on how to ensure that the sites that you work on and maintain are accessible to everyone. It is our legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that any content that we publish on our websites meets accessibility standards and this workshop will guide you through how to meet these standards.


You And Your Money

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10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Haldeman 041
Presented by: Megan Sather, Accredited Financial Counselor and Financial Coach, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Do you ever feel like you have more month than money?  Join us to learn how to develop a spending and saving plan, identify expenses and develop a system for cash flow management that works for you.  We will also touch a little bit on credit and how it fits into your personal financial management plan.  Discussion will be led by Megan J. Sather, Accredited Financial Counselor and Financial Coach, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, who works with four Upper Valley non-profit community organizations.


Historic Cemetery Tour

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1:00 to 2:30 pm, Dartmouth Cemetery

Presented by: Ilana Grallert, Library Processing Specialist II, Rauner Library

Come and discover gravestones, tombs and crypts from the 18th century. Visit with students from Dartmouth's earliest years, familiar figures from Upper Valley history, and even the victim of a notorious murder that captured the headlines for weeks in the 19th century. Ilana Grallert from Rauner Library will cover the highlights of Dartmouth Cemetery, an area that is right on the edge of campus, but remains unexplored by many. The walk will take place rain or shine, so come prepared. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear, since some segments of the walk are somewhat steep.

We will be meeting at the entrance to the Dartmouth Cemetery behind the class of 1953 Commons (The former Thayer Dining Hall).

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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: 2/7/17