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Administrative Professionals Program at Dartmouth

Honoring the Dartmouth administrative
professionals who make offices work

Baker Tower

Please join us Wednesday, April 26, through Friday, April 28, 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.

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Administrative Professionals Program Schedule

Wednesday, April 26

Thursday, April 27

Friday, April 28


Wednesday, April 26

Administrative Professionals Day Celebration Breakfast

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8:30 am to 10:00 am, Hanover Inn, Grand Ballroom

Guest Speaker: Meghan Liegel, Executive Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs

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


Healthy Eating When Short on Time and on a Budget

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11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Haldeman 041

Presented by: Heather E. Wolfe, MPH, RDN, LD, CHC, Certified Health Coach & Registered Dietitian

What are two top barriers that get in the way of healthy eating? Time and money. When budget is tight and food prices are rising, there are smart strategies that can help you decrease cost while maintaining or improving the quality of your nutrition. We'll discuss ways to save you money at the grocery store including how to make a meal plan, savvy shopping tips, and ways to decrease food waste. Most of us also don't have much time, so we'll talk about tips for getting good food on the table fast and affordably.


Rauner Special Collections Exhibit 

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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Bryant Room, Rauner Library, Webster Hall

Presented by: Morgan Swan, Special Collections Education & Outreach Librarian

Come and see some of the treasures of the special collections library, including Shakespeare's First Folio and medieval illuminated manuscripts, and learn more about how they are used.


The Arborist's Tour

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3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, front steps of Robinson Hall

Presented by: Brian Beaty, College Arborist & John Moody, Ethnohistorian

Campus Arborist Brian Beaty and ethnohistorian John Moody will lead participants on a short tour of notable and noble trees near the campus core. Mr. Beaty will discuss the care and maintenance of these historic landscape trees. He will also provide tips on tree identification and morphology. Additional commentary will surround the ecological and social benefits trees contribute to the campus community. John Moody compliments these discussions with his insights to the Native American perspective. His commentary always gives listeners a balanced understanding of the relationship between trees and the original Abenaki inhabitants of the area. This tour has become very popular over the years due to this lively interplay of two naturalists from very different backgrounds.


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Thursday, April 27

True Colors

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8:30 am to 12:00 pm, HR Training Room, 2nd floor, 7 Lebanon Street

Presented by: Jennifer Cocklin, Manager, Training and Development

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.


Career Growth: How to Create Effective Cover Letters and Resumes

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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Collis 101

Presented by: Brooke Sullivan, Recruitment Consultant, Talent Acquisition

Are you interested in changing jobs, applying for a promotion, or moving to a different department, but nervous about where to start? This session will help you take the first steps. Brooke Sullivan, Recruitment Consultant at Dartmouth College, will show you how to press the "refresh" button on your cover letter and resume, and market your skills and experience in the most effective way.


360 Delegation

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3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Collis 101

Presented By: John Steidl, Director, Project Management Office

There are many situations in which we need others to perform critical, time-sensitive tasks. In most cases, these are people who do not work for us, and may even be senior to us in the organization. In this workshop we will discuss effective strategies for making the request, clarifying the deliverable, and following up in an appropriate way to ensure on-time completion.


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Friday, April 28

Communicating for Results

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8:30 am to 10:30 am, Frantz Classroom, Byrne Hall at the Tuck School

Presented by: Courtney Pierson, T'01, Lecturer, Tuck School of Business & Julie Lang, T'93, Lecturer, Tuck School of Business

Join Tuck professors Courtney Pierson and Julie Lang for an interactive workshop that focuses on communicating for results. Come prepared to speak for 90 seconds on a topic relevant to your work, whether it's an 'update' on something you are doing or there is a persuasive element to it (you'd like others to work with you on a project, for example). These will be stand-up talks. We'll demonstrate and invite you to experiment with verbal and non verbal delivery techniques to make your communications more effective and memorable.


Exploring Identity and Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace

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11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Kemeny Hall, Room 006

Presented by: Theodosia Cook, Kara Wakefield, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

This workshop will encourage participants to explore their own identity, values, and communication style, and how it impacts their professional relationships.


Baker Berry Tower Tour

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1:30 pm to 2:00 pm, Baker Berry Library, Main Lobby

Presented By: Loey Crooks, Access Services Student Supervisor

Take a tour of the newly restored Baker Berry Bell Tower. Visitors will take the elevator to the seventh floor of the Baker stacks, and climb four flights of stairs to the top of the bell tower. Weather permitting; you will be able to step outside onto the balcony for a 360 degree view of Dartmouth and Hanover.


Steam Plant and Utility Tunnel Tour

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1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Heating Plant, North Entrance

Presented By: Bill Riehl, Heat Plant Manager

Learn about the operation of the heat plant and walk the utility tunnel. Meet at the heating plant, which is located behind New Hampshire Hall. You will exit at the Moore building. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and note that you will be climbing stairs at the beginning and end of the tour.


You and Your Money

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3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Location TBD

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.

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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: 3/21/17