Administrative Professionals Conference
April 27, 2005


Mercer County Community College invites employers to treat their valued administrative personnel to a day filled with insight, learning, sharing and inspiration. On Wednesday, April 27, the 17th Annual Administrative Professionals Day takes place at the Conference Center on the college’s West Windsor campus. Collaborating with the college this year are the YWCA Princeton, the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Mercer County Chamber of Commerce.

The event’s keynote speaker, Dr. Teena Cahill, will share her wisdom for successful living and address issues of leadership, balance and power as they apply to life at work and home. Cahill holds a doctorate in psychology.

Following the keynote address, participants will choose three workshops from six offered on topics such as management skills, communication, financial success, stress relief, managing multiple projects and bosses, business writing, and building better work relationships.

Workshop presenters include experienced professionals such as Mark Dorio, author of six books and a frequent guest on local and national TV and radio shows, including “Today in New York” and “The Regis and Kelly Show.” His topic will be “Building Better Work Relationships: Tools for Effective Communication." Suzette Gore, a nationally board certified practitioner of traditional Oriental medicine, will lead a workshop on “Strategies for Stress Relief at the Workplace."

The conference is designed for all levels of administrative staff, including secretaries, coordinators, customer service representatives, public relations representatives and office managers.

Registration and continental breakfast begin at 9 a.m., and workshops end at 4 p.m. Elegant buffet lunch and refreshments are provided. The fee of $139 includes meals and materials. For members of YWCA Princeton and the Chambers of Commerce the fee is $119. Registration deadline is April 13. For more information or to make a reservation call 609-586-9446.

Biographical Information on the speakers:

Marc Dorio is a results-oriented organizational development and training professional with over 25 years of corporate and consulting experience in a variety of industries. Marc holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology and a dual Masters Degree in Human Behavior (M. Div) and Theology (M. Th) from St. Bernard’s College. He has also done graduate studies in organizational change at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, College of Psychiatry. Marc is the author of six books and is a frequent guest on both local and national TV and radio news/talk shows including “Today in New York” and “The Regis and Kelly Show.”

Steven Oliver is an independent consultant providing human resources training and organizational development services. Stephen W. Oliver & Associates works with organizations to improve communications and productivity through leadership development and employee training. Stephen holds a graduate degree in Human Resources Development from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. To enhance his e-learning skills he obtained a certification in Distance Education through the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. Stephen is a current local and national member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

Ellen A. Benowitz has been employed at Mercer County Community College since 1972 where she is currently coordinator of the Business Management curriculum. In addition to providing instruction in the areas of accounting, business organization, business communications and management, she has been a corporate trainer and author of Principles of Management. Professor Benowitz has served in several administrative positions during her tenure at Mercer, and has been New Jersey FBLA-PBL State Chairman since 1995. She served on the National Board of Directors from 1999 to 2002 and was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the National Programs Award Committee 2003-2006.

Suzette Gore is a nationally board certified practitioner of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and received her M.S. degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC (‘98). Her practice is “Soaring Crane Healing Arts” located in Morrisville, PA. She is listed on the International Registry of certified Bach Flower Essence Practitioners and also incorporates Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy techniques into her work to facilitate balance and healing of the body-mind-spirit. In this afternoon workshop, attendees will be presented with various strategies for managing stress in the workplace.

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