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Balancing the Essential Roles of the Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Abrams & Dana Fattore Crumley
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:30 am - Wednesday, August 2, 2017 12:00 pm
Join Administrative Assistants from the ISACS region for a one and half day workshop dedicated to supporting you in the unique and pivotal role you play at your school.
Day One: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Day One: Increasing Your Ability to Be Influential, Productive & Successful In Your Workplace with Jennifer Abrams
Today’s successful administrative assistants must be seemingly 'all things to all people.' Parents, colleagues and supervisors are all counting on AAs to move initiatives forward, keep things afloat, and create a welcoming culture for all. One's ability to understand all stakeholders and influence others is a critical capacity. This workshop will provide learnings, tools and resources on what it takes to work in such a complex environment.
Jennifer Abrams, a former English teacher and new teacher coach, is currently a communications consultant who works with educators and others in schools and hospitals on new employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills and having hard conversations. Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked - the Whos, Whens and What Ifs. More about her work can be found at www.jenniferabrams.com or on Twitter @jenniferabrams.
Day Two: Best Practices in the School Office: Legal Guidelines for Administrative Assistants with Dana Fattore Crumley
As the “right hand” to the person in charge and often the first point of contact for problems, school administrative assistants are a critical link between the school’s leadership and the larger community of parents, staff, students. In this session, we will review best practices for recordkeeping, confidentiality, and managing the day-to-day problems that are often first identified in that initial “call to the office.”
Dana Fattore Crumley, Partner, Franczek Radelet P.C. frequently speaks on a wide range of education law topics, including teacher employment and dismissal, special education, student records and confidentiality, and student discipline. She has taught school law classes at Loyola University’s Graduate School of Education, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Roosevelt University. Prior to joining the firm, she was employed as a public school teacher. Fattore Crumley is the former president and currently serving as the vice president of the Board of Education of Winnetka Public School District 36, where her children attend school. Since 2008, she has been identified a “rising star” in the field of education law by Illinois Super Lawyers.
There will also be an opportunity for sharing, networking and learning from each other. It is our hope that each participant will leave with more tools and resources to manage an increasingly complex job at the school.
Location of Workshop
Directions, Parking & Public Transportation
Click here for directions to the ISACS classroom including driving, parking and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit www.parkwhiz.com. If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.
GO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
Virgin Hotels Chicago offers two-chamber room concepts (yes, two), is complete with an ergonomic bed for optimal lounging, reading and relaxing; dressing area and closet space separated by a set of sliding privacy doors. Your rate includes complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, complimentary cocktail hour from 7-8 pm daily, complimentary 24-hour fitness center access, rooftop access for hotel guests, no room-service delivery fees/no hidden fees and street level pricing on minibar & videos on demand.
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Member Cost: $250 Non-member Cost: $350