More Ideas for Recognizing Admin Professionals Day
I speak frequently at conferences of administrative assistants, so I hear from them about some great ideas for recognizing April's celebration of Administrative Professionals Week.
STUDENTS' VIEW OF THE JOB
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During Administrative Assistants Week, teachers ask their students to write down what the administrative assistant's (aka
secretary, attendance clerk, workroom assistant) job entails. Post the students' responses in the lounge for the staff to read and enjoy. You might even bind them into a book to present to the school's AA.
WHAT EVERY WOMAN/MAN WANTS
Purchase a huge basket. Prior to Administrative Assistants Day, send a memo to the staff asking each person to bring in an item for the basket that reflects the theme "What Every Woman/Man Wants." Fill the basket with restaurant gift certificates; jewelry or other decorative items; a gift certificate for a manicure; the DVD of What Every Woman Wants; bubble bath; or gift cards for an oil change or other auto service, books and music, self-defense classes, movies, and the like. Present the basket to the school's administrative assistant and watch the excitement as she/he discovers all the gifts in it.
Bloom where you are planted.
~ Mary Englebreit
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Drive your staff happy!
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