Admin Assistants for Indigenous Organizations

Learn Strategies for Achieving Administrative Excellence.

Admin Assistants for Indigenous Organizations About

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 at the 2020 Admin Assistants for Indigenous Organizations Conference. Reach for the stars with professional development geared exclusively to Admin Assistants working for Indigenous Organizations.

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

Topics
  • How Inspired Personal Growth Can Enhance your Role at Work
  • True Colours – Understanding Yourself and Others
  • Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Lessons Learned – A Career Committed to my Community
  • Maximizing Your Influence at Work
  • Next-Level Project Management
  • Improve Workplace Communications: Face to Face and Digital
  • Hear practical approaches to time management
  • Plotting your Goal Achieving Journey
  • Learn about emotional intelligence techniques
  • Build collaborative team relations
Speaker Organizations
  • Collective Initiatives
  • Jouta Performance Group
  • Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
  • UBC Sauder School of Business
  • University of the Fraser Valley
Admin Assistants for Indigenous Organizations Speakers
Learn about the Speakers for the 2020 Admin Assistants for Indigenous Organizations Conference
Ruby A. Williams
Board Secretary | Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Angie Sarsons
Principal CEO | Collective Initiatives & Director of Operations | Shuswap Nation
Cori Maedel
CEO | Jouta Performance Group
Jennifer Biddlecombe
Principal Consultant | Jouta Performance Group
Lauren Casey
Program Manager, Indigenous Content Initiative | UBC Sauder School of Business
Courtney Boisvert
Educational Technologist | University of the Fraser Valley
Admin Assistants for Indigenous Organizations Agenda
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8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Ruby A. Williams
Board Secretary | Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Angie Sarsons
Principal CEO | Collective Initiatives & Director of Operations | Shuswap Nation
Opening Keynote: How Inspired Personal Growth Can Enhance your Role at Work
  • How upbringing impacted my career
  • Understanding the role of emotional intelligence, and self-awareness
  • Helping eagles sore – starting from within
  • Waking up to your own power
  • Building and sustaining healthy relationships

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Networking Refreshment Break

10:20 am – 12:30 pm

Jennifer Biddlecombe
Principal Consultant | Jouta Performance Group
True Colours – Understanding Yourself and Others

In this interactive workshop, True Colors® helps individuals learn how to bring out the best in themselves and each other, and to communicate effectively. Participants will learn how each person’s primary color – and a representation of all colors – is important to the team’s success. The agenda will include:

  • Introduction to True Colors®
  • Determining your true color
  • Understanding your primary color and true color spectrum
  • A group activity which showcases the characteristics of the 4 primary True Colors®
  • Exploring how to keep this learning alive

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Courtney Boisvert
Educational Technologist | University of the Fraser Valley
Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Excel
  • Format a spreadsheet
  • Work with flash fill, formulas and charts
  • Work with multiple sheets
  • Work with tables and PivotTables

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Refreshment Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Courtney Boisvert
Educational Technologist | University of the Fraser Valley
Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Word
  • Work with and create styles and quick parts.
  • Protect, revise and review your documents.
  • Create forms
  • Use Mail Merge

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Ruby A. Williams
Board Secretary | Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Closing Remarks from the Chair

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Ruby A. Williams
Board Secretary | Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Lauren Casey
Program Manager, Indigenous Content Initiative | UBC Sauder School of Business
Opening Keynote: My Goal Achieving Journey
  • Being guided by sacred knowledge
  • Goal setting that started as admin assistant with First Nations Health Authority
  • Being of service to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
  • Helping UBC’s goals of reconciliation
  • Committing to personal and professional development – what this looks like to me
  • Overcoming roadblocks
  • Strategies that work for my goal achieving journey

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Networking Refreshment Break

10:20 am – 11:20 am

Ruby A. Williams
Board Secretary | Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Maximizing Your Influence at Work
  • My personal journey into maximizing my influence at work
  • What influence at work looks like to me
  • Making emotional connections
  • Being curious
  • Understanding body language
  • Assess the role of story-telling

11:20 am – 12:20 pm

Lauren Casey
Program Manager, Indigenous Content Initiative | UBC Sauder School of Business
Next-Level Project Management
  • Learn to manage your projects more effectively
  • Get a better understanding of project management competencies
    • Technical skills and functional knowledge
    • Business management and soft skills
    • Personality traits
  • CASE STUDY: Lessons learned from a full lifecycle of one of my projects

12:20 pm – 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Angie Sarsons
Principal CEO | Collective Initiatives & Director of Operations | Shuswap Nation
Improve Workplace Communications: Face to Face and Digital
  • Building authentic relationships
  • Creating a communication friendly place
  • Master your body language
  • Personalize your communications
  • Taking time to listen

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Networking Refreshment Break

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Cori Maedel
CEO | Jouta Performance Group
Closing Keynote: Plotting your Goal Achieving Journey

Through this experiential workshop, you will better understand the connection between visioning and goals, and how to make goals into reality.

  • Goal setting through visualization
  • Choosing courage over comfort
  • Future focused vs solution focused
  • Goals are a process, not an outcome

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Ruby A. Williams
Board Secretary | Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Closing Remarks from the Chair
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