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Administrative Professionals Program at Dartmouth

Honoring the Dartmouth administrative professionals who make offices work


We invite you to join us Wednesday, April 25, through Friday, April 27 2018, for the annual celebration of administrative professionals at Dartmouth. Kicking off with a celebration breakfast in the Grand Ballroom of the Hanover Inn, there are opportunities throughout the week to participate in both personal and professional development sessions.     

To view a brochure of all the sessions, click here.


All sessions will be held in classrooms at Byrne Hall, Tuck School of Business. Byrne Hall is located at the end of Tuck Mall, by the Tuck Circle. When you walk to the end of Tuck Mall, walk between Chase Hall and Murdough Center to reach Byrne Hall. Additionally, the members of the committee will be on hand to help direct you to your session and there will be signage posted. Click here for a campus map:
There will be a break for lunch between the morning and afternoon sessions. We invite you to bring your lunch to be enjoyed in the dining area or for your convenience you can purchase lunch from the Tuck Dining Hall. There is also a coffee shop located right outside the dining hall.

Administrative Professionals Program Schedule

Wednesday, April 25

Administrative Professionals Day Celebration Breakfast

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8:30 am - 10:00 am

Guest Speaker: Dia Draper, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Tuck School of Business

Join us for our kick-off event. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while meeting and reconnecting with other administrative professionals from across campus.


Greenhouse Tours

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12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Click here to register for the 4:00 pm session

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented by: Kim DeLong, Greenhouse Manager, Life Sciences Center Greenhouse

Home to a diverse collection of tropical, sub-tropical, desert, and orchid plants, the Life Sciences Greenhouse offers the spirit of summer in the frigid New England winter. With 30 species of carnivorous plants in the tropical room, fragrant jasmines in the subtropical room, cacti in the xeric room, and a thousand orchids in the Brout Orchid Collection, the Life Sciences Greenhouse offers a new and enjoyable experience from the curious visitor to the well-rounded plant enthusiast.


Getting Started with OneNote

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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by:  Lisa Wallace, Project Support and Outreach Manager, Administrative and Provost Finance Center

Looking for a better way to keep track of committee meeting minutes, departmental tasks, or team projects? Microsoft OneNote is a computer program that allows multiple users the opportunity to keep things in a shared space, or virtual notebook, to allow everyone the opportunity to view and update information. Learn the basic steps to using OneNote, including creating a Notebook, adding sections and pages, taking notes, using templates, sharing notebooks and pages, and more.

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Thursday, April 26

Strategies for Coping with Change

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8:30 am - 10:00 am

Presented by:  Sharon Morisi, Counselor, Faculty/Employee Assistance Program

Change has become a part of everyday working life, yet how these changes are managed on a personal basis and our own personal attitudes to change, are intrinsically linked. This workshop is designed to help cope with change. By understanding how we are affected by change and the natural way we deal with change, we are able to build a coping strategy, that will help us manage an evolving work environment.

Tips and Tricks for Getting Started on Twitter & Instagram

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10:30 am - 11:30 am

Presented by:  Amy Bucci, Web Content Strategist, Dartmouth Library and Sara Holston, Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections Fellow, Dartmouth Library

Tweeting isn't just for birds! Twitter and Instagram are social media platforms that can help you engage with your audience, whether that be students, alumni, parents, or customers. In this session for beginners, you will learn how to set up an account on both Twitter and Instagram. From there, the instructors will discuss how to cultivate content for your audience, have a unique voice to encourage followers, and use photographs and visuals as eye candy to draw your audience in. Learn best practices on both platforms and leave with a basic understanding to get you started.


A Taste of Motivational Interviewing: Bringing the Spirit of Empathy to Your Daily Interactions

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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by:  Caitlin Barthelmes, Director, Student Wellness Center

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a communication style with broad application to the work of administrative professionals. With a core of expressing empathy, MI can help us create genuine connections with the people around us as well as provide specific techniques for navigating challenging conversations. During this workshop, participants will learn the basic spirit of MI, discuss how the approach intersects with their work, and have an opportunity to practice some skills.


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Friday, April 27

Who Has Time for Self-Care?

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9:00 am - 10:30 am

Presented by:  Mary Nyhan, MPH, Assistant Director for Health Improvement and Laura Beth White, CWC RYT-200, Wellness Program Coordinator

In this interactive workshop, participants will develop a personal understanding and definition of self-care and will learn simple tools and practices for integrating self-care activities into their busy lives. Though stress will always be present in our lives, we can learn how to reduce the impact stress has on us through small tweaks to our mindsets and behaviors.


Healthy Lifestyle: Changing the Way You Think About Diet and Exercise

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by:  Wellness Office

It seems that every week a new study is published on the best way to control weight and increase fitness through changes in diet and exercise. It can be tough staying on top of the latest recommendations, especially when the studies sometimes seem to contradict one another! This workshop provides an overview of safe and effective strategies to improve overall fitness through manageable changes in diet and exercise. This session will help identify ways to incorporate exercise into everyday life and create healthy eating habits.


Speak UP: Meetings Mastery

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented by:  Josh Lamoureux, Compensation Analyst, Compensation Department

Ever felt like you could use a little coaching when it comes to participating or presenting in work meetings? At this workshop, you will learn about meeting dynamics, learn useful tactics for speaking up in group settings, and practice skills through engaging exercises.


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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. 

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



Last Updated: 4/25/18