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2019 Institute for Administrative Assistants | June 19-21
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This program provides resources and tips for the varied tasks included in the administrative support role. Learn practical strategies for handling the types of issues related to supporting a school administrator. Network with other assistants to share time-saving tricks and proven solutions.

For questions about speakers or sessions, contact sheri@sais.org. 

WHEN:

Wednesday-Friday, June 19-21, 2019

WHERE:

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort, 110 Coronado Dr, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

REGISTRATION:


SAIS

Member School 

 Non-Member

School 

Through May 1
$525  $599
May 1 - June 13
$565  $659
After June 13
$625  $729

JUSTIFY YOUR ATTENDANCE:

Craft a proposal using these key points.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

Reservations can be made online and by phone at (800) 428-1932.

  • Group rate = $189
  • Cut-off date = Friday,  May 24
  • Complimentary wifi in guest rooms
  • Discounted valet parking $15/day
  • Group rate offered three days pre/post based on availability

LOGISTICS:

  • AIRPORT: Tampa International Airport (TPA) or St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
  • ATTRACTIONS: Bringing the family along? Lots of fun attractions nearby!

MEALS:

Your registration fee includes:

  • Wednesday: snacks, reception
  • Thursday: breakfast, lunch, reception
  • Friday: breakfast

Please note that dinners are on your own. Take a look at some of the OpenTable recommended local restaurants.

PAST PARTICIPANT COMMENTS:

  • This institute is such a great forum for assistants to be able to confidentially share their experiences, learn from each other and build camaraderie. I hope to be able to return next year!
  • I cannot say enough positive about the event. I always leave with new ideas and tools and a refreshed perspective.
  • My role is isolating in that it is not possible for me to confide in my coworkers. It is SUCH a relief to meet with peers, to have a safe place to talk it out, and to hear that some of the challenges I face are common.
  • I am so grateful that SAIS provides this opportunity. I have attended many professional institutes throughout my career but there has never been the focus I find through the SAIS institutes. Even though duties are widely varied among my SAIS peers, there are common experiences and themes that provide a focus and benefit to the institute I have not found elsewhere.
  • This was the best professional opportunity I will attend all year. Can't wait until next year!
  • I rarely have an opportunity to share with and learn from others who are wearing the same shoes.
  • After being a head's assistant for only one year, it is so nice to hear from others in the same role. We rarely have an opportunity to share with (or hear from) others who are wearing the same shoes.
  • Interacting and meeting new people is the most important part of the IHA. Since executive assistants do not have peers at their own schools, it's important to find someone you can associate with, create a friendship, and have as a go-to person (outside of your own organization) for ideas.
  • It was enlightening - and even therapeutic - to mingle with peers who face similar demands and experiences.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The IHA allowed me to connect with two peers in my area and we are planning to meet on a regular basis.
  • What a treat this was. The ability to share experiences and bond with peers is invaluable.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • TWITTER: Tweet us @SAISnews. Please tag us when tweeting about the conference.
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  • FACEBOOK: Like the SAIS Facebook page.
  • INSTAGRAM: Follow SAIS on Instagram @SAISnews.

DRESS CODE:

Business casual (erring on the side of casual) is always safe with us. We want you to be comfortable. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater in case you find the meeting room chilly. We tend to skew cooler rather than warmer.

QUESTIONS:

If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please contact lorianna@sais.org.

THE FINE PRINT:

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing to events@sais.org 21 days prior to the event will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. After that date no refunds are available, but replacement registrants are welcomed.

Consent to Use of Photo / Video / Audio:  Registration, attendance at, or participation in SAIS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SAIS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.

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