APIPO 2018 Administrative Professionals with Indigenous Peoples' Organizations

Learn Strategies for Achieving Administrative Excellence

About 2018 APIPO
For Administrative Professionals with Indigenous Peoples' Organizations

As administrative support, you are the backbone of your organization executing the strategy, resources, and day-to-day office oversight with professional aplomb.  You are a multitasking master and an indispensable member of your team. Supporting management like you do uses a variety of project management, communication, and organizational skills.  These skills can be enhanced with tips and tricks provided to you by APIPO 2018.  Reach for the stars with professional development geared exclusively to administrative professionals working for Indigenous Organizations.

Delegate Titles: Administrative Assistants, Coordinators, Office Supervisors and Executive Assistants

Topics
  • Enhance your organizational value
  • Manage difficult conversations
  • Hear practical approaches to time management
  • Learn about emotional intelligence techniques
  • Take away relevant project management strategies
  • Manage conflicting priorities
  • Develop a roadmap for your career
  • Assess frameworks to be an influencer
  • Build collaborative team relations
  • Consider project management tools for improved productivity
  • Partner with your boss
  • Improve your business communications skills
  • Learn to plan and run an event/business meeting
  • Get an update on the latest tools for note-taking and sharing
  • Participate in an active listening and assertiveness session
Speaker Organizations
  • National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA)
  • Redsage Consulting Inc.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
  • Z’gamok Enterprises Inc.
2018 APIPO Speakers
Learn about the speakers of 2018 APIPO
Michele Young-Crook
Chief Operating Officer
National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA)
Lori Craig
Independent Human Resources / Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Redsage Consulting Inc.
Ruby A Williams
Board Secretary
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Laura Owl
Director of Special Projects
Z'gamok Enterprises Inc.

Speaker Proposals Welcome

Our audience is keen to hear from their peers and colleagues, as well as thought leaders and consultants from the Indigenous Community. If you wish to speak at the 2018 APIPO Conference, please submit your proposal to Birchmount Conferences Group.

2018 APIPO Schedule
Learn about the schedule and topics of 2018 APIPO

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Lori Craig
Independent Human Resources / Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Redsage Consulting Inc.
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:10 am – 10:10 am

Ruby A Williams
Board Secretary
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Reach for the Stars – How Inspired Personal Growth Can Enhance your Role at Work
  • Hear the story of my journey
  • Develop a roadmap for your career
  • Know where you want to go
  • Focus on what you need
  • Find a guide
  • Be open to changing your route

10:10 am – 10:30 am

Networking Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Michele Young-Crook
Chief Operating Officer
National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA)
How to Plan and Execute a Successful Business Meeting
  • Pre-meeting considerations
  • Identify the purpose of the meeting
  • Agendas, invites, roles, venues
  • On-site considerations
  • Post-meeting considerations: getting feedback

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Laura Owl
Director of Special Projects
Z'gamok Enterprises Inc.
Improve Productivity with Project Management Strategies
  • Enhance your role as an assistant with project management know-how
  • Set clear expectations
  • Define milestones
  • Manage project risks
  • Avoid scope creep
  • Finalize project details
  • Examples from Z’gamok Enterprises Inc.

12:30 pm – 1:40 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm

Lori Craig
Independent Human Resources / Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Redsage Consulting Inc.
How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work
  • Strategies for overcoming the fear of difficult conversations
  • Increasing your Emotional IQ
  • Conversation Conflict styles, triggers and reactions
  • Techniques for diffusing and managing difficult conversations.

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Refreshment Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lori Craig
Independent Human Resources / Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Redsage Consulting Inc.
Facilitated Roundtable Discussion
  • Go over the highlights of the day
  • Interact and benchmark with your peers
  • Address outstanding questions
  • Mingle and make new friends

4:00 pm

Lori Craig
Independent Human Resources / Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Redsage Consulting Inc.
Closing Remarks from the Chair

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Lori Craig
Independent Human Resources / Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Redsage Consulting Inc.
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:10 am – 10:10 am

Lori Craig
Independent Human Resources / Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Redsage Consulting Inc.
Developing Effective Time Management Skills and Processes
  • Examine the ‘compass over the clock’ paradigm
  • Understand how relationships can control your time
  • Explore proactive planning processes
  • Get started with an effective weekly planning tool

10:10 am – 10:30 am

Networking Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ruby A Williams
Board Secretary
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
EXTENDED SESSION:  Core Essentials: Capacity Building for Office Management
  • PART 1 | CASE STUDY:  Skills capacity building at Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
    • Committing to the skills development and team strengthening of our admin support professionals, story of that journey
  • PART 2 | ROUNDTABLE TRAINING EXERCISE: Office Management Core Essentials
    • Face to face and online business communication skills
    • Business meeting planning and coordination
    • Partnering with your boss
    • Latest in note taking and sharing

12:30 pm – 1:40 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm

Lori Craig
Independent Human Resources / Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Redsage Consulting Inc.
Facilitated Roundtable Discussion
  • Go over the highlights of the day
  • Interact and benchmark with your peers
  • Address outstanding questions
  • Mingle and make new friends

2:40 pm

Lori Craig
Independent Human Resources / Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Redsage Consulting Inc.
Closing Remarks from the Chair

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Post-Conference Networking Reception
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