agenda

Tuesday, October 26

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. PT

Welcome Reception - In-Person Event

Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres while you meet and mingle with other attendees and Office Dynamics staff. Pick up your badge and conference materials.

Office Dynamics Team and Attendees

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. PT

Welcome Reception - In-Person Event

Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres while you meet and mingle with other attendees and Office Dynamics staff. Pick up your badge and conference materials.

Office Dynamics Team and Attendees

Wednesday, October 27

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PT

Reset, Refocus, Recenter: A Prism of Opportunities - Opening Keynote Session

In this dynamic opening session, Joan Burge will ignite your passion and energy to see your work and career in new ways. We know that 2020 changed us, our work, and our lives in monumental ways; in ways never fathomed. After months and months of readjusting, administrative professionals and their leaders settled into their new processes and established routines. They became comfortable.

Joan Burge

Conference Host | Founder & CEO of Office Dynamics International | Speaker | Author | Trainer | Coach
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9:30 – 10:15 a.m. PT

The Art and Science of Being Aligned and Centered – 12 Simple Practices and Why We Need Them

As administrative professionals we often take on too many tasks and some situations (like the last year!) can lead to being more reactive instead of responsive. We might struggle with differentiating between what is urgent from what is important. Distraction can become our new BFF. So, what can we do to get realigned and feel in control again? The session will introduce empowering insights into the how and why of centering and why it’s vital to our success as administrative professionals.

Lisa Olsen

Office Dynamics Certified Trainer, Administrative Manager, Co-Owner, Admin to Admin, Speaker
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10:15 – 10:45 a.m. PT

Break

Enjoy a nice 30-minute break!
* Success store open at the live event.
• Use the restroom
• Visit the Success Store
• Network with other attendees
• Grab a snack
• Stretch and walk around
• If you must, check your emails

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. PT

FIRE UP SO YOU DON’T BURNOUT: HOW TO PREVENT, BREAK THROUGH, AND EXTINGUISH BURNOUT - Keynote Session

Burnout is like a wildfire spreading quickly and affecting everything in its path, especially the longer you’re in an industry or profession. In a time that feels like you have to do more, be more, have more, there is also more stress and pressure. The problem? You don’t know what to do to prevent or extinguish burnout. Or if you do, you’re not doing it, because you’re already overwhelmed. After all, who wants more on their already full plate?! Jessica has your solution.

Jessica Rector

MBA | Burnout and Mind Wellness Expert | Keynote Speaker | Trainer | #1 Best Selling Author
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12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT

LUNCH Break

Enjoy a nice hour lunch break!
* Success store open at the live event.
• Enjoy a nice lunch
• Use the restroom
• Visit the Success Store
• Network with other attendees
• Grab a snack
• Stretch and walk around
• Reflect on what you've learned
• If you must, check your emails

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT

The “New Frontier” (Of Work)

The pandemic that we experienced in 2020 completely rocked our world in more ways than any of us ever expected including the way we as administrative professionals work. Suddenly we were all required to stay at home to do the vital jobs necessary that we used to do in the office to keep our leaders, organizations, and companies continually productive during an unprecedented time in our history. Debbie Gross will share her insights on what the “New Frontier” of work looks like and what she sees are the key elements of success we need to focus on to better equip ourselves to adapt, embrace, and develop.

Debbie Gross

Administrative Trainer | Speaker | Author of “The Office Rockstar Playbook”
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2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PT

Launching Your Confidence; Finding Your Voice Matters

We have to build our confidence to be heard, be valued, and understand our voice matters whoever the audience. All roles are leadership roles, from the entry-level employee to the CEO, we all lead and we all participate in the company results and bottom line. How we present the information, how we lead the culture, and how we share our voice matters.

Reanette Fillmer

Speaker | Leadership Coach for Women | HR Expert
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3:00 – 3:30 p.m. PT

Break

Enjoy a nice 30-minute break!
* Success store open at the live event.

Hosted by Joan Burge

• Use the restroom
• Visit the Success Store
• Network with other attendees
• Grab a snack
• Stretch and walk around
• If you must, check your emails

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. PT

Dare to dream big & succeed through goal setting

It’s not uncommon for Administrative Professionals to struggle with setting career goals beyond what they are already doing or have been doing for some time. Developing a goal or a set of goals starts with reflecting on what you want to change, improve on or aspire to. This interactive session will help you set and achieve your career goals as an Administrative Professional.

Joanne Linden

President & Master Trainer of AdminUniverse™ | Founder & Facilitator at ACE Peer Learning Network™
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3:30 – 5:00 p.m. PT

DARE TO DREAM BIG & SUCCEED THROUGH GOAL SETTING

It’s not uncommon for Administrative Professionals to struggle with setting career goals beyond what they are already doing or have been doing for some time. Developing a goal or a set of goals starts with reflecting on what you want to change, improve on or aspire to. This interactive session will help you set and achieve your career goals as an Administrative Professional.

Joanne Linden

President & Master Trainer of AdminUniverse™ | Founder & Facilitator at ACE Peer Learning Network™
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Thursday, October 28

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PT

Refocus on You: A Fresh Perspective
on Embracing Work and Life - Keynote Session

2021 is the year to focus on you. Last year assistants were busy helping their organizations pivot and provide non-ending support to their leaders and teams while managing their personal lives. Guess what? It’s your turn to focus on yourself and explore a fresh perspective. It’s time to recharge, refocus, and happily adopt habits that are more aligned with your goals and who you want to be.

Andy Masters

MA | CSP | Award-Winning Author | International Speaker
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9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PT

Executive Support Excellence: Ensuring You Deliver the Best Support Virtually or at the Office

Whether you work from home full time, work in the office full time, or have a hybrid situation, your main purpose is to work in tandem with your executive, provide the best administrative and tactical support, and build a strategic partnership. But how do you do that based on your situation? How do you know your executive or the managers you support are really getting what they need, especially if you don’t see them in the office every day? Has the new work world really changed how executives and assistants should work together? Joan Burge has the answers to these questions and more.

Joan Burge

Conference Host | Founder & CEO of Office Dynamics International | Speaker | Author | Trainer | Coach
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10:30 – 10:45 a.m. PT

Break

Enjoy a nice 15-minute break!
* Success store open at the live event.
• Use the restroom
• Visit the Success Store
• Network with other attendees
• Grab a snack
• Stretch and walk around
• If you must, check your emails

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. PT

SELF LEADERSHIP – IT’S TIME TO FOCUS ON YOU!

What is self-leadership, and why do you need it? Because it’s time to reset, refocus and recenter, which are at the core of self-leadership. It’s about continually developing your mindset and taking action. It describes how you lead your own life – setting your course, following it, modifying it, and correcting as you go. Self-leadership shows up in how you interact with your manager(s), colleagues, clients, and the leadership in your organization.

Peggy Vasquez

International Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Author, Connection Coach
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12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PT

LUNCH Break

Enjoy a nice hour and a half lunch break!
* Success store open at the live event.
• Enjoy a nice lunch
• Use the restroom
• Visit the Success Store
• Network with other attendees
• Grab a snack
• Stretch and walk around
• Reflect on what you've learned
• If you must, check your emails

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PT

The Future of Technology for Admins – Top Ten Apps

So many apps, so much new technology, so little time! Join us for a high-energy session on augmented reality, Sway and fresh new apps that are game changers for the oh-so-busy professional admin. Why not make your workday more pleasant and productive with powerful business apps? The apps and technology we’ll discuss are so cutting edge, we can’t even list them because they’ll change by the time we get online!

Corinne Hoisington

Professor at Central VA Community College, Corporate Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Fair Chance Learning Director, VR Certified Trainer, Bytespeed

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. PT

Virtual Team Building Events – Fresh Fun!

Looking for a fresh and unique virtual experience to show your team you care and connect everyone? See 10 different virtual team bonding experiences that highlight any and every worldwide business with best practices learned thrown in along the way.

Corinne Hoisington

Professor at Central VA Community College, Corporate Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Fair Chance Learning Director, VR Certified Trainer, Bytespeed
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3:00 – 3:30 p.m. PT

Break

Enjoy a nice 30-minute break!
* Success store open at the live event.
• Use the restroom
• Visit the Success Store
• Network with other attendees
• Grab a snack
• Stretch and walk around
• If you must, check your emails

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT

Own Your Swag: Amplify Your Personal Brand to Uplevel Your Influence and Impact

This high-energy, engaging, and practical session pulls back the curtain on how to successfully develop and convey a strong, authentic, and memorable personal brand—while effectively persuading and positively influencing others.

Mimi Brown

Motivational Leadership Speaker
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7:00 - 10:00 p.m. PT

Joan Burge Gala

Enjoy a night of fun, costumes, and entertainment with attendees and the Office Dynamics Staff! We hope to live-stream this to our virtual attendees.

Hosted by Joan Burge

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Friday, October 29

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. PT

Leading Through Self-Care

During this interactive session, Minaa is prepared to give you the tools that you need to succeed when it comes to sustaining your well-being both at home and in the office. There is a more effective and financially convenient way to take care of your mental well-being, and that involves self-care through the lens of boundaries, emotional awareness, and community-care. During this talk, you will learn best practices rooted in five dimensions to help you better manage your mental health.

Minaa B.

Therapist and Wellness Coach
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9:45 – 10:45 a.m. PT

Future-proofing your role in A hybrid workplace

In this session, Paige will be sharing best practices for future-proofing your assistant role, specifically in a hybrid workplace. Remote work for most is here to stay (or at least, partly), but many assistants are also expected to head back into the office (if they aren't already!)

PAIGE MCPHEELY

Co-Founder and CEO at Base
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10:45 – 10:50 a.m. PT

ENERGIZER

We're going to take this time to get up and move!

Joan Burge and Attendees

10:50 – 12:00 p.m. PT

Moving Forward: A Prism of Opportunities Await You - Closing Keynote Session

Details Coming Soon

Joan Burge

Conference Host | Founder & CEO of Office Dynamics International | Speaker | Author | Trainer | Coach
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10:50 – 12:00 p.m. PT

Moving Forward: A Prism of Opportunities Await You - Closing Keynote Session

Details Coming Soon

Joan Burge

Conference Host | Founder & CEO of Office Dynamics International | Speaker | Author | Trainer | Coach
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Post-Conference Freebies

The 6 Free Virtual Sessions

Joan
Burge

Conference Host | Founder & CEO of Office Dynamics International | Speaker | Author | Trainer | Coach

Anel
Martin

Former Award-Winning C-Level Assistant | Results Based Coach

Diana
Brandl

Trainer | Speaker | Consultant | The Future Assistant Podcast Host 

Melissa Esquibel

Microsoft Certified Trainer | Microsoft Office Specialist-Expert

Stacy
Leitner

Co-Owner of 
Admin to Admin

Lisa
Olsen

Office Dynamics Certified Trainer | Administrative Manager | Co-Owner | Admin to Admin | Speaker

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