Greetings fellow admins!
Great admin networking and resource share here, I was recently introduced to Office Ninjas and attended their Office Ninjas IRL : Silicon Valley event this past November. HUGE 300-person networking event [more on that later]. Thirsty for conversation and getting involved in the admin community, at IRL, I was introduced to Office Ninjas' Admingling series. As fate would have it, there was one taking place in my area in November. Must Attend!
Admingling was a 2-hour workshop taking place in a collaborative space located in the financial district and provided by Breather. Kicking it off with a catered reception featuring CaterCow, we were fuel to get to business.
We worked through a writing exercise, ranking 10 things we liked or disliked in our role, posting them then broke off into teams to tackle 1-3 of the most nominated topics. Great conversations filled the air as we shared strategies and ideas with fellow admins. It was very refreshing to hear others in the workplace share the same challenges and know that we are not alone!
If there is an Admingling in your area, I urge you to participate. People from all types of support roles represented including our hosts Channing Hussey, Director of Operations at Mosaic Financial and Emily Donald, Office Operations Manager & EA at High Fidelity. One of my recent goals has been to become more involved in my field. These amazing events make networking easier, builds public speaking skills, meet amazing local sponsors, creates fun memories, and form connections all in one place!