The 2023 Administrative Professionals Day Conference is a fun and engaging event designed to enhance your skills and recharge your spirit, fast-tracking your professional development. Scheduled for March 22, this conference will provide you with tips and strategies to increase your productivity and improve your performance.

For an additional cost, you can also attend pre-conference subject-specific workshops on March 21. You can register for a morning session, an afternoon session, or both.


Format: Classroom or Online

Where: Athens, GA

When: Mar. 21 - 22, 2023

Cost: $229

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education celebrates the office professionals who make offices work. Come join us for exceptional professional development activities.

Pre-Conference Workshops:
Another Project? Where Do I Start?
Jan Smid, President, Corporate-Copia, LLC

Graphic Design for Non-Designer
Sahar Aghasafari, Assistant Professor, Art and Graphic Design, University of South Carolina Lancaster

Conference Keynote Session:
The Joy Is In the NOW
Susan McMullen, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, and Coach

You will also have opportunities to learn new skills and strategies during the following breakout sessions:

  • The Fragile Decade Turning apprehension into anticipation
  • Tips and Tricks When Meeting & Event Planning Isn’t Your Full-Time Job
  • Better me, better you, better us
  • I was not saying what you heard...
  • Is It Me? Strategies to Strengthen Your Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • How Does Your Garden Grow

Top Reasons why you should attend…

  1. Walk away with professional and leadership tips that will add value to your role and relationship with your boss
  2. Discover how to prepare yourself to move ahead
  3. Expand your network of peers and professional experts
  4. Stand out on the job with ideas you can use every day
  5. Recharge your spirit and refresh your professional skills
  6. Learn tips and tricks on how to plan events and meetings
  7. Know how to recognize signs of burnout and mental distress

View Conference Agenda for more information.


A special hotel rate from $109 - $149 plus taxes per night depending on room type is available at the Georgia Center Hotel (parking not included) and is now available at the Georgia Center Hotel. The rooms can be reserved Monday evening, March 20, and Tuesday evening, March 21. This special rate is available until February 20, 2023.

Please call 706-542-2134 to make a reservation over the phone. Be sure to mention that you are attending the conference.

Who Should Attend?

  • Office Managers
  • Executive Assistants
  • Administrative Assistants, Associates and Specialists
  • HR Coordinators, Specialists, and Associates
  • Meeting Planners
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Office Assistants and Clerks

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

Pre-Conference Workshops
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Conference Day
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Course Format:
Classroom or Online

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Course Fee(s): 

Standard Registration Fees:

  • Conference only - $229 Full
  • Virtual Conference only - $219
  • Pre-Conference Workshop fee - $99 Full

Pre-Conference Workshop Fee covers:

  • Speaker fees and instructional materials

In-person Conference Fee covers:

  • AM & PM Breaks and Luncheon
  • Speaker Fees
  • Conference instructional materials

Virtual Conference Fee covers:

  • Speaker Fees and technology costs
  • Conference instructional materials

All payments must be received before the pre-conference/conference begins. You are not registered until we receive payment.

Kiz Adams, UGA Well-being Coordinator, Human Resources Training & Development

Sahar Aghasafari, Assistant Professor, Art and Graphic Design, University of South Carolina Lancaster

Ken Chrzanowski, Business Development Manager, Georgia United Credit Union

Abby Freeman, Managing Director of Mitchell Meetings; Past President of Meetings Professionals International Georgia Chapter

Catherine Genty, Financial Advisor, Georgia United Credit Union

Terence Johnson, CEO, Proof Positive Training & Development Center

Susan McMullen, Motivational Speaker, Trainer and Coach

Jan Smid, President, Corporate-Copia, LLC

Gail Stowers, Executive Director, Quantum Success Consultancy