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Administrative Professionals Day Conference

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26th Annual Administrative Professionals Day Conference

2020 Theme: "Reset Your Life: A Guide to Minimalist Practices"


Minimalism is rescuing frenzied, cluttered, and over committed households all over the country.


Too much stuff, too many commitments, and too much stress are motivating people to take charge of their possessions, time, and overall quality of life. Learn from experts how to create a quality work/life balance! Become more present in your relationships, stop searching for that lost sock, and realize NO ONE needs 50 pairs of shoes!


UPDATE (3/16/2020): 
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (CoVID-19) and the travel implications for attendees, Trident Technical College and the Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development have decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Administrative Professionals Day Conference scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 on Thornley Campus in North Charleston. Refunds will be issued to all those who have registered to attend. 
We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but feel it is a necessary precaution given the circumstances. 
We look forward to hosting the Annual Administrative Professionals Day Conference again next year on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.



Wednesday, April 22,2020


8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.


Trident Technical College Thornley Campus

NEW LOCATION! South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center

7000 Rivers Ave., Bldg. 1000

North Charleston, SC 29406

 Who should attend:

• Administrative Assistants
• Receptionists
• Paralegals
• Office Managers
• Executive Assistants
• All Support Staff



Administrative Professionals Day Conference Keynote Speaker Mayor Christie Rainwater

The 2020 keynote address will be given by The Honorable Christie Rainwater, Mayor of Hanahan.


Wife, Mom, Politician, Top Seller, Coach, and Volunteer… aka SuperMom. Christie Rainwater juggles many roles in her life, with her most valued role as wife and mother of 4 children ranging from Kindergarten to high school. While her roles do not define who she is, a child of God, they do allow her to make a difference. 


Christie currently serves as the Mayor of Hanahan, SC. While she is confident in the difference she personally makes, Christie’s vision is to help everyone in her community to discover their God-given talents and passions and use those to be #differencemakers. While she can accomplish much, she believes that together we can accomplish much more. 


Christie is also a Director with the Pampered Chef. While ranking in the top 3% in sales company-wide, Christie’s finds true success in the thought of families making memories around the dinner table after an experience with her. She has also worked in the fields of business and education, and she is a Coach to the leadership of Women’s Ministry at Seacoast church where her and her husband serve as Elders.


Originally from Long Island, NY, where she was born and raised, Christie currently resides in Hanahan, SC. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York with a degree in Business Administration and Magna Cum Laude with a Distinguished Performance Award in Childhood Education from CW Post, Long Island University.


Christie’s passions lie in developing others through encouragement and vision. She is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking and encouraging others, all rooted in her faith in Jesus Christ. Christie works to a level of excellence in all that she does and also helps support those around her with their personal goals and passions all while sharing her faith. Christie loves traveling, trying new restaurants and spending time with her family.


8:15 a.m. Check-in, Breakfast Buffet and Market Place vendors 
9 a.m. Welcome

Emcee: Marshall Connor, Assistant Vice President, Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development

Pledge of Allegiance: The Honorable Joe Daning, SC State Representative

Welcome: Bob Walker, Vice President, Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development

9:15 a.m. Let it Go: Creating a Minimalist Mindset
Frank Morea, Counselor, Trident Technical College
10 a.m. Look Your Best in Record Time: Creating a Capsule Wardrobe
Charleston Consign!
10:45 a.m.                     Break
Please visit our Market Place vendors
11 a.m. Keynote Address
The Honorable Christie Rainwater, Mayor of Hanahan
noon Lunch
Please visit our Market Place vendors
12:45 p.m. Optional Tour of South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center
You must pre-register for the tour
1:15 p.m.

30-Minute Wellness

Joyce Antonetty

1:45 p.m.

Treat Yourself! Affordable Experiences

2 p.m. 30-Minute Meals
The Culinary Institute of Charleston
*Door Prize drawing for four seats at the table!
2:30 p.m. Personal Awareness and Safety
Jody Lynch
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Just Say "NO!": The Fine Art of Managing Your Time and Priorities
Steve Price
4 p.m. Closing/Door Prizes
Emcee: Marshall Connor, Assistant Vice President, Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development





Admin Conference 2020 vendors




Registration is open for the 2020 conference; use course code #12950

Early Bird Rate (if registered before March 20, 2020; discount will automatically apply during the registration process) per person


Employee Rate for Trident Technical College employees

Regular Price (beginning March 21, 2020) per person $159


Register online or visit our registration page for other options. Questions? Call 843.574.6152.

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