In 1972, IHA hosted its inaugural Administrative Professionals Conference. More than four decades later, we continue to come together annually to celebrate the talented administrative professionals who are keeping our health organizations running smoothly. Every day these individuals exceed standards of excellence by providing outstanding support in their facilities. IHA’s Annual Administrative Professionals Conference is intended to provide fresh new ways to excel in the areas of professional development, personal leadership, health and happiness.
Save the Date!
Friday, April 26, 2019
The Alexander, Indianapolis
Suggested Audience: Adminstrative Assistants, Executive AssistantsFeatured Speaker
The day will feature Pinterest’s first Executive Assistant, Michelle Parise. Michelle has worked as an Administrative Professional supporting CEOs in the fields of Commercial Real Estate, Venture Capital and Technology. She’s been sought out as a leader in the administrative field for her exceptional skills and speaks regularly at industry conferences. While working at Pinterest, she built a best-in-class administrative team of fourteen EAs and centralized the administrative function, becoming the first Team Manager.
We have partnered with Michelle to create a custom, interactive workshop that will address several of the most requested topics, based on our recent post-event surveys.
- Becoming an assertive communicator
- Owning “one-on-one” meetings with executives
- How being a strategic thinker builds trust
- Making time for mentoring and getting more deeply involved within the organization
- The importance of empathy in the workplace
- Defining the scope of your role
- Secrets to prioritizing your day
Plus, we’re excited to add a “Best Practices” session where YOU drive the content! What can we standardize to work smarter? What resources can we share?
If you would like to receive notification when registration is open for the 2019 conference, please email Laura Gilbert.
The Administrative Professional Excellence Award
One of the most exciting aspects of our conference is the awarding of the Administrative Professional Excellence Award. IHA established the award to recognize outstanding support staff service within our member hospitals.
We need your help in identifying Hoosier role models who keep your organizations functioning efficiently. The award bears the name of an individual whose service to Indiana hospitals as an IHA staff member was truly exemplary. Mikell Brown was an administrative assistant in education and communications for 25 years. She was a tireless, trustworthy resource on all association issues and a mentor to all of our new employees.
We need your help in identifying Hoosier role models who keep your organizations functioning efficiently. Anyone employed at your facility can nominate a deserving individual. Download the nomination form and return it with as many testimonials and as much supporting documentation as you wish. This will help our Awards Committee get to know your candidate and the impact they've made on your organization and the community. Nominations must be received by March 29, 2019.
2018 - Linda P. Smith, Indiana University Health North Hospital, Carmel
2017 - Sue Wood, Beacon Health System, South Bend
2016 - Suzi Sievers, Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes
2015 - Linda Hartman, St. Vincent Anderson Regional, Anderson
2014 - Beth Auker, Jay County Hospital, Portland