Admin Professionals Program

The Admin Professionals Program (APP) provides development and training to administrative assistants at Red River College across a wide range of current and future needs.

Driven by the College’s strategic direction and a 3-year rolling plan developed by the College’s Administrative Assistant Steering Group, APP sessions are delivered through a blended learning approach, including in-person and online courses.

Some courses are jointly delivered through the ENGAGE program, which provides common needs training to all RRC employees, while other courses are exclusive to Administrative Assistants.

The APP covers a range of learning areas including:

  • Common Technical Skills
  • Communications and Writing
  • Interpersonal Skills and Wellness
  • Diversity, Inclusiveness and Accessibility

Supporting these formal learning courses are an annual Professional Development and Networking event in April, an on-line team site with resources for administrative assistants, and a monthly brown bag lunch and learn webinar & discussion series, organized by members of the Steering Group.

2017/2018 Calendar of Sessions

Fall 2017
APP-Exclusive Course Date Training Days Title Campus Room Start Time End Time
Within 14 days of hire .25 Accessibility – Customer Service (mandatory) On-Line n/a n/a n/a
Oct 20 .25 E-mail…Think Before You Hit Send On-Line n/a n/a n/a
Oct 26 .25 Writing for Clarity and Conciseness On-Line n/a n/a n/a
Nov 10 .5 Advanced Excel Part 1 NDC D315 1:00 4:00
Nov 14 .5 SafeTALK Suicide
Prevention Training
NDC E305 9:00 12:00
Nov 17 & 24 2 Mental Health First Aid NDC E305 8:30 4:30
Nov 24 .5 Advanced Excel Part 2 NDC D315 1:00 4:00
Nov 27 .25 Corporate Legal Forms Training NDC A137 10:00 11:00
Dec 4 .25 Corporate Legal Forms Training NDC A137 10:00 11:00
Dec 7 .5 SafeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone Roblin Centre P310 9:00 12:00
Dec 14 .5 The Working Mind – Employee Session (pilot) NDC A137 12:30 4:30
Dec 18 .5 SafeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone NDC E305 9:00 12:00
Dec 18 1 Verbal De-Escalation Skills Roblin Centre P107 8:30 4:30
Dec 19 1 Verbal De-Escalation Skills NDC TBD 8:30 4:30
Winter 2018
Jan 16 .5 SafeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone TBA TBA TBA TBA
Jan TBA .5 Advanced Word Part 1 NDC TBA TBA TBA
Feb TBA .5 Advanced Word Part 2 NDC TBA TBA TBA
Feb 9 & 16 2 Mental Health First Aid NDC E305 8:30 4:30
Feb TBA .5 The Working Mind – Employee Session NDC TBA TBA TBA
Feb 21 .5 SafeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone TBA TBA TBA TBA
March 7 .5 SafeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone TBA TBA TBA TBA
Spring 2018
Spring TBA .5 Emotional Intelligence TBA TBA TBA TBA
April TBA .5 The Working Mind – Employee Session NDC TBA TBA TBA
April TBA .5 SafeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone TBA TBA TBA TBA
April TBA .5 Admin Professionals Professional Development & Networking Event TBA TBA TBA TBA