Administrative Professionals Conference
26 APR 2019
Administrative Professionals Conference

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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. 
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Registration is now open!​

Friday, April 26, 2019

The Alexander, Indianapolis  ​​

Suggested Audience: Administrative Assistants, Executive Assistants

Featured Speakers
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The day will feature Pinterest’s first Executive Assist​ant, and current principal of With Purpose Consulting, 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. ​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? ​


​Topics include:

  • 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

Closing out the day with a little inspiration and humor are HGTV sensations and fellow Hoosiers, the stars of the hit show "Good Bones" who will talk about their journey and success in a male-dominated industry.

good bones.jpegWhen mother-daughter duo Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak flipped their first house in the late 2000s under their banner Two Chicks and a Hammer, neither expected to eventually find themselves on an HGTV house-flipping show. But the self-proclaimed Midwestern girls are the stars of the hit show "Good Bones", now in its fourth season. Racking up to the tune of 13 million viewers, the show has proven to be one of the network's breakout hits. In Good Bones, the pair hunt down battered homes in bleaker Indianapolis neighborhoods, transforming them with an average budget of $180,000 — with help from some rough-and-ready demo teams. The show has an odd couple appeal, contrasting Karen’s "hippie personality" (to quote Mina) who has more of a n​o-nonsense, methodical style. The ladies are currently working on a few other shows for the network including a reboot of While You Were Out which airs in March on both HGTV and TLC and the Brady Bunch House renovation series due to air later this year.

​The ladies are currently working on their first book and Mina welcomed a beautiful baby boy in August.


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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 y​our 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 Com​mittee 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. ​  

PAST WINNERS

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​



CATEGORIES:
Administration; HR; Leadership

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Our contracted room block is FULL and the hotel is SOLD OUT! A city-wide convention is impacting availability in the downtown area. We suggest booking via your favorite travel website to determine the hotel option that best meets your needs. If you don't mind a 20-25 minute drive, the newly opened Embassy Suites in Plainfield is located near I-70 and had availability for $220 as of 3/20/19.​


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