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Join the Arizona/New Mexico Branch in Phoenix for an exciting day of learning and networking! Featured presenters are Lucy Brazier, Gloria Petersen, and Melanie Rogers. Eligible for up to 8 IAAP CAP recertification points.

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016
7:30 AM
Where: Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona  85040
United States
Contact: Camille Paris

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Saturday, April 23

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration 

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. The Modern Day Assistant as a Strategic Business Partner  

Lucy Brazier

Since the recession began seven years ago, the role of the Assistant has changed beyond recognition. There has never been a more confusing time to be an Assistant because the responsibilities have developed so fast. In this session, Lucy Brazier looks at the role past, present and future to explain why it has developed how it has. Lucy will explore the opportunities that this creates for you to become a true business partner to your executive including developing the partnership, setting the ground rules, communication, adapting to style & maintaining a great partnership.

Learner Outcomes 

Build a powerful strategic business partnership with your executive including developing the partnership, setting the ground rules, communication, adapting to style & maintaining a great partnership.  

Manage your own personal development and understand why it is one of your ‘stones’. You will also receive information on many free personal development resources. 

Understand the past, present and future of the role and the opportunities that this creates for you as an Assistant. 

Learn about Maslow, Addams & Tuckman and how these theories are key to changing your perceptions.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. How to Gain the Professional Edge and Project the Power of YOU! 

Gloria Petersen 

You have the skills, the experience, and the determination! But something isn’t quite right. The opportunities are just not coming to fruition. Sound familiar? It may be the perfect time to step back, reassess your image, adjust your approach, and regroup. This interactive presentation will demonstrate how to project the “power of you” in easy-to-master steps. These are critical strategies and skill sets that enable you to establish and maintain professional relationships, to get yourself hired or promoted, to negotiate successfully, and to reach the success to which you and a company aspires. From first impression to final negotiation, Gloria will help you tap into your inner confidence, develop your personal charisma, and enhance your professional career.

Learner Outcomes 

Build or rebuild your professional image. 

Create interactions that are beneficial to yourself and to your superiors. 

Increase your value and become an asset to the company you represent.

11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch Provided to Attendees

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. How to Gain the Professional Edge and Project the Power of YOU! (Continued) 

This session is continued from the morning session. 

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Microsoft Excel Tips & Tricks 

Melanie Rogers

You will dive deep into Microsoft Excel.  You will learn about pivot tables, data analysis, advanced formulas, and time saving tips and tricks.  Melanie’s high-energy presentation will leave you excited about new possibilities in Excel.

Learner Outcomes 

Become more proficient in using Excel formulas.

Gain knowledge about Excel pivot tables.

Become more comfortable accessing advanced Excel features.


Upon completion of the Branch Event Practical Application,

this event offers the opportunity for 8 recertification points.