Call for papers Deadline Aug 5, 2016!

2017 Call for Speakers is Open! Deadline: Friday August 5, 2016

Diversified Communications is pleased to present the 18th annual "Administrative Professionals Conference of Canada", May 28-31, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario.

This is an opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with Office Professionals from all across Canada. The symposium sessions are 60 minutes each. They should include at least 10 minutes of audience participation in the form of questions and answers, debate or other interaction.

Workshops are 3 hours in length. The proposals of interest will be focused on tangible content – content that offers the attendee skills and knowledge to help them immediately improve performance. Speakers are paid $600.00 for a ½ day, or $1250.00 for a full day: 2 sessions or 2 workshops (3 hours)

In order to manage these proposals as efficiently as possible, you must use our electronic content management system: Call for Papers

Please see below for topic suggestions. We are always looking for new and innovative subject matter so do not limit your ideas to this list. Also, please feel free to pass this along to fellow speakers/colleagues.

  • Achieving Work/Life Balance
  • Agenda Building, Minute Taking
  • Business Acumen: Becoming a Value-Added Assistant
  • Business Ethics
  • Career Advancement
  • Communicating in Business
  • Coaching Skills
  • Crisis Management
  • Customer Service
  • Dealing With Difficult People
  • Delivering Feedback, Accepting Criticism
  • Empowerment
  • Employment: Hiring Trends and Salaries
  • Event Planning
  • Financial Management
  • From Peer to Manager
  • Generational Challenges
  • Health and Wellness
  • How to stay competitive in today's society
  • What you need to know to get to, and stay on top of your game
  • Influencing Without Authority
  • Improving Overall Effectiveness
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Moving from AA to EA – How do you get there?
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Presentation/Public Speaking Skills
  • Researching and Writing Proposals
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Travel planning
  • Workplace Safety

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office Shortcuts
  • Prezzie
  • Advanced Excel, Word
  • Sharepoint
  • Maximizing Smartphone Technology 
  • Office Themes
  • Powerpoint
  • Social Media for the Office Professionals
  • HTML made easy

If you have any questions, or require additional information, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail.

Thank you again – I look forward to hearing from you!

Amy Ruddell
Senior Group Director
Administrative Professionals Conference of Canada