Check out the slide show of the final UAEOP celebration at www.uaeop.org. Click Events/2019 UAEOP Celebration. Photos & info from the 2018 NAEOP conference are also posted under the Events tab.
Congratulations to UAEOP’s Judy Anderson Student Scholars Katelynn Eskelson, Riverton High School and Alejandra Garcia, Provo High School!
Admin Pro Week
“The exceptional administrative professional is grace, skill, mental toughness, problem solving, positivity, endless smiles, genius, and desired outcomes in motion.” – Ty Howard
Happy Administrative Professionals Week from UAEOP!
A secretary, as a definition at Merriam-Webster.com reads, “one employed to handle correspondence and manage routine and detail work for a superior”. Obviously they never visited an educational office! When was the last time you had a routine day?!? Even administrative assistant, first used in 1841, is defined as “a person whose job is to support an executive, group, department, or organization especially by handling administrative tasks (such as data entry, correspondence, filing, and scheduling appointments)” does not define what we do every day. As we are celebrating Administrative Professionals Week, I would like to thank all of you for the fantastic job you do daily for your school or office in frequently less than routine circumstances.
Thank you for being Amazing Administrative Assistants! Enjoy YOUR week!
Mary Meyers, CEOE
Dear UAEOP Members,
Visit www.naeop.org or click https://www.flipsnack.com/schnorenberg5263/2019-naeop-annual-conference-summit-guide-fdt3g98fh.html for information on the 2019 NAEOP Annual Conference. The conference will be July 15-19 in Boise ID.
There will be scholarships for current, active UAEOP members to help defray some expenses not covered by your workplace. The amount available will be determined after all the expenses for the celebration, student scholarship, other bills, etc. have been paid and it will also depend on how many members are going to Boise. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact Sherry Wilson so she can add your name to our list. We’re also coordinating carpools and hotel rooms.
Thanks to all who attended & contributed to making our final UAEOP event successful. We missed those of you who were not able to be there. As mentioned, we don’t want to lose the connections we have made so on a couple of Saturdays a year (March & October) we will announce a “Time Retreat” and if you can come great, if not, hopefully we’ll see you the next time. The time retreat activities might be a visit to a museum or just gathering together, bringing a long forgotten project you want to finish and chatting. Our first date is set for October 12th so mark that on your calendar and watch your email for details.
The website will be up for several months (parts of it may never go away since things on the web tend to last forever). If you want anything in the members only section such as past issues of the BuzzLine or conference materials, you can download those. We’ll continue to post things on the website, blog, and social media sites and produce a final issue of the BuzzLine after we return from Boise.
Celebrate the International Day of Happiness on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Mary Meyers, CEOE
by Mary Meyers, CEOE, UAEOP President
“Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose-- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye." - Mary Shelley
This quote was sent to me many years ago by a dear friend and has given me many hours of quiet contemplation. Our UAEOP theme of “Learn · Connect · Grow” also follows along this line of setting goals for ourselves. When you decide to learn something new, you also have an opportunity to connect with an idea or with others and, as a result, you grow. Having a steady purpose and opportunities to grow in my life has helped to tranquilize my mind and helped me focus on the positive side of life.
The beginning of a new school year always has some bumps in the road and chaos close at hand. Setting our minds eye on the positives in life, help us as we travel long these bumpy roads of life’s highway.
The Splashes Of Life
My grandfather took me to the fishpond on the farm when I was about seven and he told me to throw a stone into the water.
He told me to watch the waves created by the stone, and then he asked me to think of myself as that stone.
"You may create a lot of splashes in your life, but remember the waves that come from those splashes will affect the peace of all your fellow creatures," he said.
"Remember that you are responsible for what you throw into your circle, and that your waves will touch many other circles. Always try to live in a way that the waves that come from your circle send out the peace of your goodness to other circles."
"Remember the waves that come from anger and jealousy will also send those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for all the waves."
That was the first time I realized each person creates the inner peace or discord that flows out into the world.
We cannot create world peace if we are riddled with inner conflict, hatred, doubt and anger. We radiate the feelings and thoughts that we hold inside whether we voice them or not. Whatever is sloshing around inside of us is spilling out into the world, creating beauty or discord with all the other circles of life. –Author Unknown
(Story found at motivateus.com)
Remember the eternal wisdom: WHATEVER YOU FOCUS ON EXPANDS...
Wishing you all a great school year with lots of chances to “Learn, Connect, and Grow.”
A shout out to all our awesome administrators across our great state of Utah for your great leadership! Enjoy your day on October 16th!
Congratulations to Camille Klvacek!
She’s the recipient of both the $500 UAEOP Judy Anderson Student Scholarship and the $1,000 NAEOP Marion T. Wood Scholarship!
Free Webinar & 5-Day Challenge: Clear the Clutter and Get Organized at the Office
Presented by: Julie Perrine, CAP®, OM, MBTI® Certified, Certified Productivity Pro® Consultant, Founder & CEO of All Things Admin
Dates: Free Webinar – Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 1 p.m. EDT
5-Day Challenge – Monday, April 16 – Friday, April 20, 2018
As an administrative professional, you know being organized is crucial to your effectiveness. We all have areas where we excel and areas where we struggle when it comes to organization. When we excel, we typically have a good system in place that works with our individual organizing style. When we struggle, it’s a sign the system is broken or worse – there is no system in place at all. Ultimately, systems allow you to create an office that functions smoothly, efficiently, and effectively…no matter what happens!
We want to help you create some better systems for organizing your work and increase your productivity at the office! Please join us for this free webinar and 5-day challenge and learn how to create an organized office that will reduce headaches and make your work life easier!
Learn More Here
Upcoming Training-The SuperCompetent Admin
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT, 10 a.m. PDT
Ready to achieve your personal productivity best? Tired of doing more with less? It's no surprise that it is no longer good enough just to be able to do your job. You have to be SuperCompetent to get an edge. During this Business Management Daily webinar, Laura Stack, world-renowned productivity expert and author, will show you how to save time and get everything done with proven methods to attain peak performance and maximum potential.
Learn More Here
AI and the Administrative Professional: Creating Your Strategy for Integrating AI in Your WorkplacePresented by: Julie Perrine, Founder and CEO of All Things Admin
Date: Available throughout April 2018
From retail to health care, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is seeping into just about every industry, including the administrative field. And it’s only going to increase in popularity in the coming years. Yet some executive assistants see AI as a threat to their careers, and think it will replace them. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Innovative Admin doesn’t need to fear AI. Instead, admins have a lot to gain from engaging with this new technology – from increasing efficiency to reducing errors and improving productivity.
Learn More Here
Admin Appreciation Month CelebrationsDate: Happening throughout April 2018
April is Admin Appreciation Month, and there are numerous admin organizations, groups, and experts that are offering special freebies, webinars, giveaways, and more! We don’t want you to miss any of these opportunities, so we’ve compiled a list of all this month’s happenings. Check it out and make sure you’re taking advantage of all the awesome admin offerings!
Learn More Here
International Day of Happiness! Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognizes the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. Check out the World Happiness Report 2018 at http://www.un.org/en/events/happinessday/.
Celebrate by hosting a happiness wall - https://www.livehappy.com/practice/host-wall-share-your-happyacts & https://www.livehappy.com/practice/how-build-happiness-wall
Dr. Paul Jenkins works with organizations and individuals to establish and maintain habitual patterns of positive perception and focus that increase happiness, engagement, productivity, profit, and ultimate achievement of professional and personal life missions.
With two decades of experience as a professional psychologist, Dr. Paul (as he is known to clients and his audiences) lays out the how and the why behind the art and science of being constructive in an often destructive environment. It is like having an owner’s manual for your brain – one you can actually read, understand, and apply. You understand your own mind and improve its functioning on purpose.
His deeply thoughtful writing, engaging and fun keynote addresses, powerfully practical breakout seminars, individual and corporate coaching and counseling are profound and simple. His clients, readers, and audiences get an iron grip on powerful Pathological Positivity principles that make an immediate difference in their personal and professional lives.
Dr. Paul is also offering a 50% discount for his six-week Zoom course on positivity that starts Monday, March 12th. Check it out at http://positivity180312.eventbrite.com. Use code “UAEOP” to get the discount. This is the biggest discount he offers to anyone other than his independently licensed coaches. The course includes copies of both books. If you sign up at the conference, he will give you signed copies.