Executive/Administrative Professional Annual Workshop--CANCELLED

Executive/Administrative Professional Annual Workshop--CANCELLED
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .


ESM Early Bird Deadline 7/17/2013 $665.00
Member Early Bird Deadline 7/17/2013 $995.00
Nonmember Early Bird Deadline 7/17/2013 $2,045.00

Date: 7/17/2013 TO 7/19/2013
Time: 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

Pine Lodge
920 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937


Early Bird Deadline Extended to July 17th, 2013

Who Should Attend:

Executive, administrative, and office personnel.

Course Overview:

This year's Executive/Administrative Professional Workshop will be held in Whitefish, Mont. The workshop will provide attendess with a number of training sessions that the planning committee has requested, including going paperless in the board room, learning more about SharePoint, discussing the changing workforce, and working with multiple generations.

Course Agenda:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

10 a.m. Welcome

10:15 a.m. Roundtable discussions
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Board bus to field trip site

1:30–4 p.m. Field trip to the Kalispell Regional Hospital, which has a big state-of-the-art HVAC unit with big boilers, heat exchangers, and heat pumps

4:30–6:30 p.m. Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres at the Whitefish Mountain Resort 

7 p.m. Arrive back at the hotel

Thursday, July 18, 2013

8 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–10 a.m. General session: SharePoint Basics

In this fast moving, high-level, and interactive workshop, you’ll be exposed to SharePoint and its broad capabilities. You’ll grasp the way that you can use Document Libraries, Lists, and Workflows to collaborate on projects and as teams. You’ll see and understand how SharePoint and Office Integrate as an information management system. You’ll explore SharePoint tools such as Issue Tracking, Discussion Boards, and Wikis and how they can benefit your organization. SharePoint is a different way of working. It’s here, and it’s ready to be embraced.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of leveraging SharePoint for your organization.
  • Identify basic functions of collaboration technology and Microsoft SharePoint team sites.
  • Specify the relationship between SharePoint and Microsoft Office

10:15 a.m.–noon General session: SharePoint continued

Noon Lunch
1–3 p.m. General session: The Changing Faces in the Workforce


Business as usual is at the end of an era.  Management by control and motivation by incentive are giving way to a new potential; stewardship, partnering, self-reliance driven by inspiration. Our culturally ingrained sense of safety and security has come from having someone in authority leading the way, e.g. parent, teacher, boss.  Our trust in our own ability to have the answers, to be self-driven and to follow our knowing is a potential waiting for us to recognize, have the courage to pursue and to change our workplace to support our potential. This workplace change toward supporting our potential will come from a transformational change in focus from management and motivation to engaging each other to be self-reliant, to be accountable for how we produce and to commit to results.

Learning Objectives:

1)    A seventy year bridge of time, 1960 to 2030, a presentation and discussion about..

  1. Business evolutionary progress and the revolutionary change now in process
  2. Four changing dynamics
    1. economic demands, technology, workforce, human potential
  3. Human Potential: An Engaging System
    1. Personal role, Personal focus, Personal leadership, Personal interest 

2)    My Whole-Life Landscape: a mental painting of my life and work..

  1. Our Company:  Are we in this together
  2. My Job:  Am I crafting my work
  3. My Life: What is important to me
  4. My Personal Aspirations: What do I really want

3)    Who am I and How do I engage (optional – time permitting)..

  1. Imagine a mighty Oak tree:
    1. My Passion:  roots
    2. My Disposition:  trunk
    3. My Talents:  branches
    4. My Personality:  leaves
  2. True empowerment comes from personal awareness.

3:15–4 p.m. Roundtables discussions 
Open evening

Friday, July 19, 2013

8 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–9:45 a.m. Roundtables discussions
10–11:45 a.m. General session: Going Paperless in the Board Room
11:45 Closing remarks

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the first day. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided on the first two days.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Pine Lodge

920 Spokane Ave.
Whitefish, MT  59937
(406) 862-7600 

Room Rate: $123.25 single/double.

A room block has been established for this event. Please call the hotel no later than June 15 to secure this rate. Mention that you are with NWPPA.

Overflow Hotel:

Stumptown Inn (formerly Super 8)
800 Spokane Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-8255

Room Rate: $118 single/double.

A room block has been established for this event. Please call the hotel no later than June 15 to secure this rate. Mention that you are with NWPPA.

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling.
NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.