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5th Annual Admin Officers and Secretaries Conference 2018

By: Newways Consulting

Lagos State, Nigeria

16 - 19 Oct, 2018  4 days

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NGN 59,500

Newways Consulting in collaboration with Advanced Secretarial Institute of Nigeria holds 5th Annual Admin Officers and Secretaries Conference 2018. The Theme for the conference is Modern Trends for Building Efficient and Productive Administrators

Conference Objective

Organizations are experiencing rapid changes which are creating several challenges to modern administrators. Most notably is the need for administrators to absorb more workload and improve the quality of output. This conference will equip you with precise strategies which will lift your productivity and efficiency to new levels. You will also develop and practice a variety of behavioral competencies which will help you gain the needed relations. Finally, this conference will provide you with highly needed technical competencies.

The Aims of this Conference

By the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • List the administrator challenges in the 21st century to be pro-actively ready for them
  • Combine the efficiency and effectiveness concepts for higher productivity
  • Develop technical competencies to enable professional advancement
  • Apply administrator's soft skills to stand out of the crowd
  • Use professional business writing techniques in internal and external communication

Who should attend? 

Administrators, Secretaries, office managers, personal assistants and any member of the general staff wishing to improve their personal skills and challenge themselves to excel in their mission at the office.

Conference Profile

  • Administrator challenges of the 21st century
  • Being a talent
  • The changes in the psychological contract
  • Seeing through obstacles
  • Adaptability and change
  • Gaining credibility
  • Taking the initiative
  • Embracing a positive attitude
  • Customer relation
  • The productivity equation
  • Productivity definition
  • Effectiveness versus efficiency
  • Signs of inefficiencies at your office
  • Simplification of work processes
  • Best practices to be more productive
  • Administrator soft skills
  • Self-leadership
  • Personal SWOT analysis
  • Reactive versus proactive
  • Effective communication:
  • Types of communication
  • Communication barriers
  • Listening skills 
  • Time management:
  • Time wasters
  • Setting priorities
  • Solving office problems (and turning them into opportunities)
  • Types of problems
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Working as a Team
  • Technical competencies of the modern administrator
  • Criteria of an administrator
  • Competency explained
  • Core competencies versus technical competencies
  • Administrator's technical competencies:
  • Task planning
  • Organizing work and meetings
  • Information management
  • Utilization of office technologies
  • Verbal communication
  • Why we misunderstand other people
  • Choosing the right communication medium
  • Building excellent relations with your manager and colleagues
  • Overcoming communication barriers
  • Communicating with assertiveness and self-confidence
  • Understanding cultural differences
  • Strategies for greater visibility and influence

Call for Papers

Submission Requirements

All interested participants who wish to present papers at the conference are required to submit full paper · The papers are to be in standard MS word and should not be more than 7,000 words; · The abstracts of the paper should be between 200-250 words; ·

The submission should among other things include the title of the paper, key words which should not be more that 5 words, APA reference style (version 6) should be adopted; and · The author(s) and contact person's (for papers that are jointly co-authored) mailing address, phone number and e-mail address should be clearly stated.

Paper Presenters to pay only 50% of conference fees

NOTE: Important Dates

  • Call for full papers 1st June - 10th September , 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance Before 14th September 2018
  • Acceptance letter 4 weeks after the date of submission

ACCOMMODATION: This Conference is non-residential. Participants are to lodge in hotels of their choice near the conference centre. A list of these Hotels will be provided on request.

NSPRI Guest House, 32/38, Barikisu Iyede Street, Off UNILAG Rd., Onitiri, Yaba, Lagos Oct 16 - 19 Oct, 2018
NGN 59,500.00
USD 460.00
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Dr Chris Egbu +2348023194131

Early Bird Registration and Payment Before 28th of September 2018 attracts 10% discount
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