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2019 Calgary Administrative Professional Development Conference & Career Fa...

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SAIT - Heritage Hall

1301 16 Avenue Northwest

Calgary, AB T2M 0L4


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The Association of Administrative Professionals invites you to join us for our 2019 Professional Development Workshop & Career Fair hosted in partnership with SAIT on March 4, 2019.

Join us for an action packed event featuring: 3 keynote speakers, 3 symposium sessions, and a career fair. You will leave this event feeling powerful, connected, strong, and confident which will benefit you personally and professionally. You will add value to your organization by being a front-line leader and leading up.

Be prepared to learn, network and experience things that will forever change you as a professional.


8:00 - 8:30 Registration, Full Breakfast & Networking

8:30 - 8:45 Introductions & Housekeeping


- Principal, Industry Value Advisory SAP -


Before Dominka joined SAP, she was part of a “Future of Work” incubator where they built machine learning tools and activated them with clients; the area of focus was to measure the potential impact of automation across an organization. Companies and individuals struggle to make sense of digital transformation. There is tremendous noise in the market around the tools of digital transformation (AI, ML, Blockchain, Big data, Cloud, etc), but it's not easy to translate these tools into how organizations drive value, the future of their work, and their workforce. Even more confusing is what the future of individual jobs and careers will look like. The future of work is about how we can use our most human skills to grow, change and develop a career that is fulfilling and makes the world a better place.

Dominika has 15 years of experience in management consulting, where she works collaboratively with clients to cut through the noise around the changing future of work and to co-innovate how they will differentiate themselves and drive value in an uncertain future. Her industry experience spans public sector health policy, and energy and resources strategy as well as First Nations organizations in Alberta.

In her free time, Dominika is a Director for the Women In Needs Society (WINS) and provides strategic guidance to this social enterprise and retail organization located in Calgary, the city she calls ‘home’.

10:30 - 11:00 Networking & Career Fair

11:00 - 12:00 MEGAN GOWING moderated by YWE "Raman Sawhney"

- Executive Assistant to the EVP at WestJet -

“THE FRONTLINE LEADER” Interview With Calgary’s Top Executive Assistant

Have you ever wondered what your career would look like if you became an Administrative Professional? Come and hear what Megan’s story as she shares about what goes on behind the closed doors of the executive suite. Administrative Professionals are arguably the most influential people on a chief executive's staff; currently, over 8 million administrative professionals help over 4 million executives & general managers to broker and schedule meetings, decide who gets the CEO's ear. We are historically a "secret weapon" - typically not even recognized for our power to influence the CEO, and often written off as "just a secretary." Beware of making that outdated mistake. Today, Megan, Executive Assistant to a VP of WestJet will share how to continually seek out ways to make your job more efficient, diverse, enriching, and more empowering.

Megan is an extremely motivated and detail-oriented person, focused on meeting and surpassing expectations. Adept at working with highly confidential information; a highly resourceful, results-driven, hands-on, and team-oriented executive administrative professional with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of corporate cultures.

YWE "Raman Sawhney" - Interview Moderator with Megan Gowing

Raman Sawhney is a Reservoir Engineer (EIT) and Project Manager for a start-up consulting firm called Fracture Modeling Inc. After working in Calgary and Albania for the subsurface development and production engineering teams, Raman joined FracMod to work in a business development capacity while also continuing to develop her technical skills through simulation and data analytics. At the age of 23, Raman has developed a strong entrepreneurial mindset and she is working on launching her own non-profit called Apar Initiative that is about women in STEM fields. In addition, she is very involved in her community through her work as the Acumen Manager with Young Women in Energy, Engineering for Kids, and most recently, Engineers Without Borders. Raman has a Chemical Engineering degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON.

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch


1. YOUR BRAND, LINKEDIN & SOCIAL MEDIA - ASHLEY HARTLEY - Building your personal brand is just as important as building your company's brand. This starts with your "image," which is a reflection of how you build your portfolio. This pod is designed for every stage in your career, whether you are currently working in your dream job or starting your job hunt. This pod will leave you with insightful and powerful tools to assist you with putting your best image forward.

2. MICROSOFT 365 – CERTIFIED MICROSOFT EXPERT - Office 365 brings together the best tools for the way people live today, empowering you to create and share anywhere on any device. This session will cover number of new features that can help you work smarter and faster with key apps in the suite.

3. MICROSOFT TEAMS – CERTIFIED MICROSOFT EXPERT - Discover how to work more efficiently with Microsoft Teams, the popular collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and have conversations – all in one place.

2:30 – 3:00 Networking & Career Fair

3:00 - 4:00 MICHELLE SALT

- Paralympic Snowboarder, Fitness Model, Motivational Speaker & Realtor -


What are you made of when you are challenged with the ultimate test of strength? How do you become a leader with the cards you have been dealt? When Michelle was in a life threatening motorcycle accident she knew she had some tough times ahead of her, that moment she chose to seek the opportunity within her tragedy. Michelle is here to share her compelling story of how within 8 months of death knocking on her doorstep, she choose to accept her fate. That decision has transformed her life, as she shares what it took to get where she is today, and how to equip yourself for tomorrow.

In June, 2011, Michelle was out for an evening ride when she lost control of her Motorcycle. Upon impact, she broke several bones and severed her femoral artery causing her to almost bleed to death. She spent 7 days on life support, 5 months in the hospital recovering and lost her right leg 10 inches above the knee. Though she knew she was going to have some tough times ahead of her, Michelle was determined to get back on snowboard and carve her way to the 2014 Sochi and 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games as the first ever Female Canadian Paralympic snowboarder.

4:00 - 4:30 Closing Remarks & Door Prizes

4:30 - 5:00 Career Fair & Final Networking


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?


Train and bus service is available via Calgary Transit. The CTrain stops at the SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee station directly connected to Campus Centre.

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Click Here for Parking Information and SAITs parking inromation can be found here

Do you offer group discounts?

Please contact Caroline at aap.calgary.program@gmail.com for more information as they are handled on a case by case basis.

What should I bring into the event?

Bring a pen and a notebook to take notes. A resume (if you would like to take advantage of free resume reviews). A friendly reminder that Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks will be served through out the day!

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