Administrative professionals got a chance to leave the office and learn group dynamic skills beside their peers. Wearing maroon t-shirts with the theme of the week “Admins….The Pulse of the Office,” the professionals participated in activities that would help build their skills as a team player.
April 23 to 27, 2012 was Administrative Professionals Week and the National Association of Administrative Professionals (NAAP) of Trinidad and Tobago hosted a Group Dynamics Workshop at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort on Friday to commemorate the week (April 27, 2012). President of NAAP, Charmaine Gomez-Dolly, greeted the room of professionals and told them not only was the workshop a team-building event, it was to show appreciation of administrative professionals over the years.
THA Chief Administrator, Dr. Ellis Burris, congratulated the group for being hard workers. He said the word ‘pulse’ was a fitting word for administrative service in an office as administrative professionals will be required to adapt in a changing world. He said an organization like NAAP, which held over forty years of longevity and accomplishments “must be commended not only for having the capacity, but the will to affect change.”
Dr Burris encouraged participants to try and reach new heights of learning during the workshop. “I am certain participants will leave with a sense of purpose and focus,” he said.
Shavon Smith of Buzz Concepts, the event planning company that led the workshop, told participants an organization was like the human body and that the nerve maintained communication between parts of the body. “You’ll are actually the nerve of the body,” he said. “If you’ll are not functioning, the organization will not function.
NAAP was founded in July 1969 and holds an annual administrative workshop in Tobago during Administrative Professionals Week. It is the premier association for administrative professionals in Trinidad and Tobago and is a member of the Caribbean Association of Administrative Professionals.