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Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $979 G
Dec 12 - Dec 14, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $979 O
Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Wed
Las Vegas , NV $979 O
Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $979 O
Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $979 O
Apr 23 - Apr 25, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Wed
Atlanta , GA $979 O
May 22 - May 24, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $979 O
Jun 05 - Jun 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Chicago , IL $979 O
Jun 19 - Jun 21, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $979 O
Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
San Francisco , CA $979 O
Jul 17 - Jul 19, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $979 O
Aug 01 - Aug 03, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Seattle , WA $979 O
Aug 14 - Aug 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $979 O
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $979 O
Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Denver , CO $979 O
Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Wed
Washington , DC $979 O
Dec 11 - Dec 13, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $979 O
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Course overview

Learn what is expected of an administrative officer and what it takes to excel and stay ahead of ever-changing priorities. A must for all federal administrative officers and staff, this fast-paced, three-day seminar provides you with a practical look at the functions of the administrative officer, including the roles of information broker, communications expert, office manager, change agent, budget analyst, and acquisition specialist. Topics of current interest, such as new human resources practices and federal performance management, are provided through recorded presentations by subject experts, followed by in-class discussions.

Who should attend?

Administrative officers at the regional and headquarters level and others who perform administrative duties. Participants who have taken the course three or more years ago are encouraged to return to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the role of the administrative officer
  • Recognize and prepare for real-world issues affecting your organization
  • Apply leadership and change management principles to coach and guide staff to project completion and mission accomplishment
  • Use simple statistics to complete project analysis, measure group progress and complete accountability reports
  • Apply fundamental concepts of the federal budget and acquisition processes
  • Manage workplace stress using effective time management techniques

Course outline

Syllabus -- Administrative Officers Seminar, ADMB7000D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of three

  • The Administrative Officer, An Introduction
    • Analyzing duties
    • Analyzing responsibilities
    • Analyzing authority

  • The Administrative Officer as Information Broker
    • Identifying potentially important real world issues
    • Applying issues to organization
    • Managing meetings

Day two of three

  • The Administrative Officer as Office Manager
    • Setting and achieving priorities
    • Eliminating time wasters
    • Work and process simplification as functions of management

  • The Administrative Officer as Communications Expert
    • Listening
    • Questioning techniques that elicit appropriate feedback
    • Non-verbal communication
    • Overcoming fear of speaking
    • Briefing your manager
    • Writing for the reader

Day three of three

  • The Administrative Officer as Budget Analyst/Procurement Specialist
    • Identifying Federal budget guidelines
    • Analyzing program budgets
    • Identifying steps in procurement process
    • Serving as a contracting officer's representative

  • The Administrative Officer as Change Agent
    • Gaining clear understanding of change
    • Recognizing advantages and disadvantages of change
    • Identifying project management techniques

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