Administrative assistants, building secretaries and office aides are on the front line in schools every day. They are the gatekeepers, listeners and soothers, in addition to fulfilling many other roles. As a new school year begins, it is time to reset your mindset, resources and routines. Join us for a day of excellent speakers and pertinent topics to kick off this school year with a whole new perspective.

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Date Title Location
10/14/22 Administrative Professionals Workshop (In-Person) 8050 N HIGH ST COLUMBUS, OH 43235-6442
10/14/22 Administrative Professionals Workshop (Virtual) Webinar

Friday October 14, 2022

9:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
10:05 a.m.
Reset your records
Jennifer A. Hardin, senior deputy director of legal services, OSBA

The basis for all school district operations is the law, implemented through policy. This session will feature an overview of federal and state laws and rules that govern student and public records. You'll learn about necessary policies and procedures for retaining and managing records, discover best practices for responding to public records requests, and leave with resources for later questions.

10:50 a.m.
Stretch Break
10:55 a.m.
Reset your resources
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA

What do you think of as the ingredients, tools or resources you use to get your work done? Technology, the internet, YouTube? Maybe your resources are less tangible and include things like the sources you tap for emotional and physical energy, wellness or creativity. This session will offer some practical ways to keep all your resources handy and ready to be of service.

11:40 a.m.
Lunch and networking

Lunch: Der Dutchman Catering 
Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with PoppySeed Dressing
Broasted Chicken 
Mashed Potatoes with Chicken Gravy
Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls
Dessert: Fresh Baked Pies: Dutch Apple, Cherry, Chocolate Cream and Peanut Butter Cream 
Coffee, Hot Tea, Assorted Sodas and Bottled Water

12:15 p.m.
Reset your crisis communications best practices
Thomas Fladung, managing partner, Hennes Communications

Staff on the front lines of any organization often are the first to hear of and get questions about a crisis. With today’s challenging communications atmosphere, it’s important to protect your school’s reputation by being prepared before the phone calls and emails start flooding in. Learn the fundamental best practices of crisis communications; how to manage outrage; and the value of prepared scripts

1:05 p.m.
Reset your habits: A practical guide to personal growth
Dr. Kathy McFarland, deputy chief executive, OSBA

We all face challenges and complexity in our relationships, families, professional lives and communities. In order to thrive, innovate, excel and be happy, we must build consistent, solid habits. Learn how to make a difference in every area of your life by resetting your mindset and focusing on simple behaviors that will result in healthy habits.

There are no handouts for this session

2 p.m.