The Ongoing Benefits of Attending an Administrative Conference

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A conference provides an opportunity to learn a plethora of information through several formats and connect with other professionals. The speakers, the networking opportunities, and the additional resource materials shouldn’t lose their significance once the event ends. So, how can you continue reaping the ongoing benefits of attending a conference? With so much information being … Read more

Preparing for Your Next Professional Development Conference

As I have mentioned a few times, last year, when I attend the Accelerated Assistant conference, I learned so many great tips over those four short days from the professional speakers and during the group activities. Joan Burge shared her experience and resources with the group daily to make the conference a true game-changer for … Read more

A Conversation with Joan Burge

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Over the past 20 years, I have attended several conferences ranging in topics from fiction writing to motivational to professional training and even a full weekend trying to become a more educated outdoor woman. Each conference offered a unique learning opportunity, but none of them provided the ideal balance of professional and personal development that last year’s conference did.

The Conference for Administrative Excellence not only provided many educational moments with a variety of speakers, but I was also introduced to some amazing people in my field as well. The conference exceeded all of my expectations.

How better to share the conference experience than a conversation with the creator herself – The professional, personable, and mentor to many, Joan Burge! I’m honored to have had the opportunity to ask Joan a few questions. Her answers are enlightening and encompass the experience that helps create one of the most respected conferences ever offered. I highly recommend reading them more than once (with a notepad!).

There is a team behind the amazing conference event. From the first phone call to register for the conference to picking up my name tag, the entire team carried out the professionalism of Joan. I never imagined my experience and learning would stretch so far beyond those few amazing days in October last year. We have so many ways to learn from Joan; webinars, books, blog posts, etc., yet here I am with another amazing opportunity to know and learn even more!

A Conversation with Joan Burge

Q: You’ve been a unique blend of experience as an assistant and now executive and business owner (with so much in between!). Can you share a mentorship opportunity you had as an assistant from another assistant and one or two takeaways from that opportunity?

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Three months later… conference enthusiasm maintained!

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I’ve attended a few conferences in the past, some work-related and others were writing-related for personal growth. In the past, I found myself so excited during and immediately after, but then life would get back to normal and I’d let my notes disappear under stacks of other notes or books. So when I attended the … Read more