2023 Admin Professional Conference Agenda




Dr. Ronald L. Rhames | President, Midlands Technical College

Judi Gatson | Emcee, WIS 10 News Anchor

9:30 - 10:30 | KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Living in a New Way: Leveraging Changes to Amplify Your Life

Paulette Cunningham, M.Ed. | Speaker, Trainer, and Coach; Founder and President of Phenomenal Communications, LLC

Learn how to process changes that occur in life and how to use those changes as leverage for personal and professional gain. From global to work to home fluctuations that occur on a daily basis, we need a way to manage, assimilate, and grow from what is going on around us. Adaptation is required; ascension is desired. Paulette provides a guide.

10:30 - 10:45 | BREAK

10:45 - 11:15 | Get Your Inbox In Check and Other IT Tips

Matt Stratton | Academic Program Director, Corporate and Continuing Education, Midlands Technical College

Did you know, that on average, you send and receive over 150 emails each day, which takes up more than 11 hours of your time per week? Stop drowning in email. Learn to create compelling, reader-focused emails and how to organize and manage your email system effectively and efficiently. In addition to getting your inbox under control, Matt will share other tips to keep work on track every day.

11:15 - 11:30 | STRETCH BREAK

11:30 - 12 PM | Brainwaves

Marti Colucci | Healthy Brain Educator

We are going to give our brains some much-needed attention.  Your brain is another muscle in your body and needs daily exercise. Brain exercise improves memory, increases mental capacity and slows cognitive decline.  So get your thinking caps on, this just might be the best exercise you get today! 


Dr. Barrie Kirk | Provost, Midlands Technical College

1:30 - 1:45 | BREAK

1:45 - 2:30 | Work S.M.A.R.T., Not H.A.R.D.

Georgette Council, CEOE | Speaker and Trainer

As an administrative professional, there is definitely no lack of work to be done. Juggling multiple priorities is required. How do you deal with supervisors, colleagues, internal and external customers, family, and social obligations and remain effective? How do you navigate the "New Normal?" and not feel like you are a hamster on a treadmill? Learn tried and tested tips to work S.M.A.R.T., not H.A.R.D., for improved time management. 

2:30 - 2:45 | BREAK

2:45 - 3:45 | CLOSING SESSION | Power of Positive Thinking: The Pleasure Principle

Paulette Cunningham, M.Ed. | Speaker, Trainer, and Coach; Founder and President of Phenomenal Communications, LLC

Just as salt is often the missing ingredient needed to transform a dish from bland to slam, positive thinking is often the missing ingredient needed to transform us from good to great. Something so seemingly simple can make such a huge difference in our lives. Chances are we don’t need to do cartwheels, run a marathon, or win the lottery to move to a new place of actualization. Perhaps, we simply need to employ the “pleasure principle” – focus on the positive. Deliberately. Intentionally. Exclusively. Do this and magic happens. Paulette walks us through why and how.


4:00 | ADJOURN

Agenda subject to change without notice. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the latest recommended safety measures. We reserve the right to hold the conference virtually if necessary based on the conditions at the time of the conference. MTC is not responsible for losses related to travel in the event of a conference postponement, cancelation, or move to virtual as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The 2023 conference registration includes 6 contact hours of continuing education (0.6 CEUs) which will be reflected on the participant’s certificate of completion.

Requests for refunds must be received by phone at 803.732.0432 five business days in advance.