Double Trouble for Administration Staff

Double Trouble for Administration Staff

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Description

This one day professional learning opportunity is designed with administrators in mind. Over the course of the day, we cover important topics for administrators of early and middle years education services.

SESSION 1:  Don’t drop your bundle: a survival guide for Admin Staff

An admin assistant’s role is tough. Not only do you need to keep parents happy, you can also find yourself juggling the needs of educators and management. This workshop is an opportunity for admin staff to get together and develop some strategies to keep on track in busy service environments. 

During the day you will have the opportunity to work with other admin staff sharing ideas and strategies as well as building your personal survival toolkit to keep you sane in busy times!

Topics covered include:

  • Planning and scheduling
  • Prioritising your time
  • Keeping your work at the forefront of your day
  • Dealing with interruptions
  • Floor time versus admin time
  • Dealing with stress and panic

SESSION 2:  Dealing with debts, dramas and other admin dilemmas

As the first point of contact for families, admin staff are frequently in the firing line of parents who are not happy with things big and small. It can be tough to manage, particularly when there is conflict, unreasonable expectations and demands in play. Sometimes it’s us who needs to initiate difficult conversations with parents about unpaid accounts and let’s face it…that can be a tough thing to do!

This empowering session focuses on building the strategies to take the stuff that comes your way and deal with it confidently and effectively without second guessing your approach.

Topics covered include:

  • Setting clear boundaries with families right from the start
  • Helping parents understand their responsibilities
  • Confident communication when in conflict

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