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Administrative Professionals Program at Dartmouth

Honoring the administrative professionals
who make offices work

Administrative Professionals

Please join us Wednesday, April 22, through Friday, April 24, for the annual celebration of administrative professionals at Dartmouth. The festivities begin with a celebration breakfast in Collis Common Ground, catered by Maple Street Catering, followed by a wide range of personal and professional development sessions throughout the rest of the week, plus tours of “hidden” Dartmouth and a Scavenger Hunt.

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 please register early!

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Administrative Professionals Program Schedule

Wednesday, April 22

Thursday, April 23

Friday, April 24


Wednesday, April 22

Administrative Professionals Day Celebration Breakfast

8:30 to 10:00 am, Collis Comon Ground

Opening remarks: Lynn Baker, Interim Vice President of Human Resources, and Lorin Parker, Director of Training and Development

Guest Speaker: Cheryl Josler, Director of Shared Services, Human Resources

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


There's an App for That! Using Apps for Everyday Productivity

10:30 am to 12 pm, 37 Dewey Field Road, Room 334

Presented by: 
Rick Hansen, Circulation and Reserves Services Supervisor, Baker-Berry
Katie DeFord, Information Access Assistant, Matthews-Fuller Library
Jeremy Klockars, Information Access Assistant, Matthews-Fuller Library


Are you interested in smart phone apps that can help with work productivity? Or just interesting apps in general? This workshop will introduce some everyday apps and demonstrate their basic features, including: One Receipt, Evernote, Feedly, Tellagami, Google Docs, Adobe Voice, and more! This workshop is accessible to participants of all experience levels and hands-on time is included. Devices will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own tablet or smartphone.


Writing & Editing for the Web

1:00 to 2:30 pm, 1930’s Room, Rockefeller Center

Presented by Sarah Maxwell Crosby, Web Content Strategist, ITS; Elisabeth Kelsey, ITS Editorial Director

Want to learn how to craft website content that provides clear information, engages visitors, and represents your department? Join Content Strategist Sarah Maxell Crosby and Editorial Director Elizabeth Kelsey, both of Information Technology Services at Dartmouth, to learn how to get your website noticed.


My Computer Ate My Data and Stole My Money: How to Keep Your Information Safe

3:00 to 4:30 pm, 1930’s Room, Rockefeller Center

Presented by Adam Goldstein, Internet Security Engineer, ITS

Information you store, analyze and transmit digitally is often vitally important to your work and personal life.  If unprotected, your computer is a gateway to thieves and hackers, who can access and modify personal information, Dartmouth records, and other confidential items.  Your devices can also be hijacked to attack the network and limit everyone's access. Unauthorized access to information could also expose you or the College to financial and compliance risks.  Protecting your information is easy.  Learn how by attending this seminar.

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Thursday, April 23

Underground Steam Tunnel and Heating Plant Tour

8:30 to 9:30 am, Meet at the north side of the heating plant, which faces New Hampshire Hall

Presented by Bill Riehl, Chief Operating Engineer, Power Plant

Take a tour of the Steam Tunnels under the Green! Please note, entering the tunnel, participants must negotiate steep ladder stairs, and will need to climb up multiple flights of stairs to exit at Moore Hall on the north side of the campus. Comfortable clothing and footwear is recommended; hard hats will be provided. The entire tour takes approximately one hour.


Behind the Scenes at the Hop

10:00 to 11:00 am, Meet in the Hopkins Center Moore Theater Lobby, facing Dartmouth Green

Presented by Lisa Hayes, Hopkins Center Facilities Manager

Learn the secrets of the Hop: This fascinating one-hour tour takes you behind the scenes at the Hopkins Center, the cultural hub of the Dartmouth campus. We will go backstage at the Spaulding Auditorium, into the prop area at the Moore Theater, visit the dressing rooms, the costume area, the projection booth, and more! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to unleash your inner thespian. Meet in the main entrance of the Hopkins Center Moore Theater Lobby on the Dartmouth Green/Hanover Inn side.


Twenty Questions - A Fun-Filled Scavenger Hunt

1:00 to 4:00 pm, Meet at the flagpoles on the Dartmouth Green

This fun Scavenger Hunt allows you to leave your desk, get some exercise, explore Dartmouth, answer questions and win prizes! Participants will follow the clues around campus to the final destination. We ask you to form teams of two or four people for this fun event, and there will be prizes for the winning teams from the Hop, the Athletics Department, the Dartmouth Skiway, Ledyard Canoe Club, Dartmouth Outing Club for the winning teams … plus something for every participant.

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Friday, April 24

Managing Upward: Forging Effective Relationships with Those Above and Around You

8:30 to 10:00 am, HR Training Room, 2nd floor, 7 Lebanon Street

Presented by Jennifer Cocklin, Senior Training Consultant, Human Resources

Working successfully with one’s supervisor is critical to workplace success and satisfaction. “Managing Up” helps participants consciously develop highly effective relationships with their supervisors, and learn to obtain the best possible results for themselves, their boss, their peers and their organization.


Career Growth: How to Create Effective Cover Letters and Resumes

10:30 am to 12:00 pm, HR Training Room, 2nd floor, 7 Lebanon Street

Presented by Beau Benson, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Human Resources

Are you in a career rut but nervous about stepping back out into the job market? This workshop will help you press the “refresh” button on your cover letter and resume and market your skills and experience in the most effective way.


True Colors: Understanding Yourself and Others

1:30 to 4:00 pm, HR Training Room, 2nd floor, 7 Lebanon Street

Presented by Lorin Parker, Director, Training and Development

True Colors is a model for understanding oneself and others based on self-identified preferences and styles and demonstrates how each person falls within the spectrum of four color categories. Each person has elements of all the four styles and 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.

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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: 4/16/15