Mel Robbins, a CNN commentator, legal analyst and CEO of the management consulting firm Mel Robbins Enterprises, will be the premier keynote speaker at the 2016 Administrative Professionals Conference in September in Chicago.
The four-day event begins Sept. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. It is sponsored by the American Society of Administrative Professionals, the largest free association and resource center for administrative professionals and executive assistants, with a worldwide membership of more than 55,000.
Robbins’ articles on human behavior drive tens of millions of page views for CNN.com. Her viral TEDx talk, “How Not to Screw Yourself Over,” has more than 3 million views. Robbins inspires listeners to challenge their everyday thinking with science-backed, actionable concepts like her “5 Second Rule:” the idea that people must act immediately on their ideas, before the brain becomes overwhelmed with choice and resorts to the status quo.
Robbins will speak at the conference’s Monday session, discussing how admin professionals’ behavior can hinder their potential for success and what changes they can make today to turn the trajectory around.
Sept. 18: Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success, on how women can find confidence and clarity in pursuit of their purpose — both professionally and in life.
Sept. 20: Meagan Johnson, a multi-generational expert, humorist and author, on bridging the generational gaps that exist in today’s workplace.
Sept. 21: Acrobat Dan Thurmon on how advancing at work doesn’t have to require more back flips.
The 2016 conference includes workshops and training sessions on adapting to and leveraging new technologies, handling increased workloads, evolving roles and expanding responsibilities. Plenty of networking time is also scheduled.