More EFAM 2014 Tips

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Have you made the decision to attend EFAM 2014 in Milwaukee, Wis.? I hope so! This year’s program is sure to be exciting, inspiring and educational.

If you’re still on the fence (or, rather, your boss is), the IAAP staff has put together EFAM 2014 talking points that you can use to discuss with your employer this year. Over the years, I have learned that when I ask my employer to attend educational training sessions and can justify my attendance, my employer often times says, “Yes.” 

I have had the opportunity to attend several EFAM conferences and attendance has provided me the chance to network with administrative professionals from across the globe, learn practical tools and new technologies, visit with friends and much more! 

As you participate in EFAM this year, here are a few tips:

  • Review the EFAM website in advance to create your conference itinerary so you don’t miss out on anything that you want to participate in. Take a moment to review the Schedule At A Glance and the Trips & Tours.
  • With more than 60 hours of continuing education planned for EFAM this year, make sure to read through speaker handouts ahead of time (you can do this on the event app now!) and take notes during the sessions.
  • Stay at one of the contracted conference hotels so you can easily connect with other conference attendees throughout the day and between sessions.
  • Build time into your schedule to learn from others in your profession and to reflect on your career.
  • Download the EFAM 2014 event app (available now!) to access maps, session handouts and schedules and to stay up to date on all things EFAM.
  • Bring business cards to network with administrative professionals and exhibitors.

If you have any other questions about how to prepare for EFAM 2014, feel free to reach out to me through email or social media sites. I would be happy to connect with you to discuss how best to prepare for EFAM 2014.

The Educational Forum and Annual Meeting (EFAM) is an annual conference and the world’s premier career training and networking opportunity for all administrative and office professionals. EFAM is hosted by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and sponsored by businesses and corporations. 

Stacy Leitner is dedicated to bringing value to administrative professionals' careers and work partnerships. Her goal is to shed light on the critical and necessary role that administrative professionals play in today's workplace. To learn more about Stacy, visit her informative website, "A Great Day's Work," or connect with her on twitterfacebook and linkedin.