Administrative Support Professionals Academy

Powerful One-Day Academy!

Aimed at Administrative Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers, Secretaries, and Support Staff, the Administrative Support Professionals’ Academy is designed to provide administrative support professionals with tools to enhance their performance and bring significance to their roles. 

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

(Offered during Administrative Support Professionals' Week)

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Check-in: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. ǀ Program: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Invaluable Administrative Support Professional

2017 ASPA Speaker Video

Presented by Sandy Geroux, M.S.

Sandy Geroux, M.S., is an award-winning speaker, trainer, author of three books, and has more than 18 years of experience as an administrative professional, from entry level positions through Executive Assistant for several CEOs. She also has another 16 years of experience training administrative professionals. Since the year 2000, she has conducted over 100 keynotes, training programs and workshops for more than 13,000 administrative professionals in 41 countries. Her columns and articles appear in many administrative publications, including ASAP, IAAP, Progressive Business Publications’ Administrative Update, and Executive Secretary Magazine. Attendees describe her dynamic speaking style as
enthusiastic, energetic and extremely motivating!

The Invaluable Administrative Support Professional

Your competence makes you “indispensable.” Beyond that there are mindsets, attributes and skill sets that executives prize in their closest support professionals – features that move you from “indispensable” to “invaluable.” Knowing what your leader is looking for (often before they know), “having their back” by anticipating needs and attending to things they overlook, and acting with the agility and adaptability demanded of executives is as critical to your success as it is to theirs.

Additionally, since the title was invented, administrative professionals have been vested with great power and unofficial leadership. You are frequently asked to serve on and lead various teams and projects at work and have responsibilities and deliverables, but often no real organizational authority. Accomplishing those duties requires strong skills and knowledge of informal leadership processes that allow you to lead without formal rank.

This program is designed to re-engage, re-inspire and rejuvenate you! The format is fun, fast-paced and filled with collaborative activities and takeaways. Sandy uses stories, examples and case studies to illustrate techniques to close the gaps and motivate all team members with concepts and step-by-step guides that are painless to remember and easy to implement into your daily routine.

In this program, you will:

  • Recognize the difference between being “indispensable” and “invaluable” – and why it matters.
  • Receive 15 hard-hitting tips, skills and mindsets you need to stay on top of your game, and help your leaders stay on top of theirs.
  • Obtain over 30 tips and ideas for serving your executive teams at a higher level.
  • Gain strong communication, organizational, multitasking and time management skills to help you communicate effectively and influence others without ever issuing a directive.
  • Unlock tremendous leadership abilities using relationships, feedback and team-building skills.
  • Learn tools and templates to help polish your proactive and critical thinking skills to create higher impact in your organization.


Early-bird registration Fee: $199.00 includes parking and lunch (ends March 24, 2017 at 11:59 a.m.)
Regular registration Fee: $299 (March 25, 2017 – April 26, 2017)

For more information contact:

Cary Williams
Director, Educators' Leadership Academy
Phone: (405) 974-5561 Fax: (405) 974-3922