Beacon features world-class lecturers and thought leaders who present sessions on important subjects that modern-day strategic partners - or those that aspire to be, value on their pursuit of administrative excellence.

Beacon is designed to be a low-cost, high-impact professional development solution that enables you to access 100% of our courses and curriculum for a low flat annual fee. While you can cancel anytime, you won't want to when you realize that Beacon's conservative annual value is $2500+ when compared to multi-day conferences. Access Beacon's rolling curriculum live or on-demand. 

Whether you join as an individual, or as a team through Beacon for Teams, discover why organizations large and small are joining the Beacon movement.




Timely and thought-provoking live lectures from distinguished scholars, thought leaders and experts designed to improve your performance and value to your organization from the administrative function.

  • Bold Move - How to Transform Anxiety into Power in the Workplace, with Dr. Luana Marques, leading Cognitive Behavioral Therapist & Professor, Harvard Medical School 
  • The Colleen Barrett Way: How Servant Leadership Catapulted a Career and Created an Industry Icon with Monica Van Slate, The Colleen Barrett Institute, Southwest Airlines 
  • Women Don’t Ask with Marsha Clark, Founder of Marsha Clark & Associates and best-selling author of Embracing Your Power 
  • Pursuing Elite – The 5 Gifts of Elite Achievers with Clint Bruce, Former Naval Special Warfare Officer (Navy SEAL) 
  • What the Best Leaders Know About Relationships with Dr. Randall Stutman, Leadership Scientist and Rated the #1 Advisor & Executive Coach to Wall Street Bby Goldman Sachs. 
  • Making People Better Through Feedback with Dr. Randall Stutman, Leadership Scientist and Rated the #1 Advisor & Executive Coach to Wall Street Bby Goldman Sachs. 
  • Intelligent Event Design for a New Frontier with Dianne Dewitt, 35-year Professor at NYU, Former President of MPI and Founder of The DND Group. 
  • Negotiation - The Art of Working with People to Get Things Done, with Holly Schroth, Senior Lecturer Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley
  • The Administrative Profession in the 21st Century: Embracing the Strategic Business Partnership with Sherry Parsons, UCSC Silicon Valley Master Instructor (Retired), Executive Assistant (Avaya, Cisco, Retired)
  • Unlocking Excellence: The Journey from Compton to the White House with Darrell Williams, former Administrative Profession and Member of the White House Communications Hall of Fame
  • The Heroic Story of Antoinette Tuff , an interview with Antoinette Tuff, the Administrative Professional who saved hundreds of lives and whose heroic actions inspired the movie, Faith Under Fire


Groundbreaking live roundtable discussions with deep and enriching dialogue on important topics lead by Administrative Professionals.

  • The Demand for Skilled Talent in the AI Era AI: The vital proficiencies needed to strengthen job stability and elevate your impact 
  • Are you Okay? An important conversation around mental health and the Administrative Professional 
  • Admin or Accomplice? How to navigate the fine line between professional duty and personal morality 
  • Architecting the Administrative Destination Employer - The 8 Defining Pillars of Organizations that Create a Great Place to Work for Administrative Professionals 


Learn from the Nation’s leading Administrative Professionals, winners of the Admin Awards, as they share remarkable insights on their path to excellence.

  • Joan Burge, CEO, Office Dynamics on Resilience 
  • Ike Saunders Personal & Executive Assistant to Chris Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, on Negotiating Compensation 
  • CC Quinteros, Senior EA to the CEO of PayPal on Leading from the C-Suite, Transforming Admin Culture
  • Kathleen Earley & Mark Hawkins, former EA & President of Salesforce on the Power of their Partnership
  • Tom Cook, VP of Administration, Lockton, on Leading Teams & Time Management
  • Valerie Thomas, Executive Assistant, TDIndustries on from Failing to Flying
  • Allison Miller, Chief of Staff, Access Healthcare, Being an Administrator isn’t Only what I do, it is Who I am.
  • Margot Roache Green of DNV on the Administrators Ability to Change the World through Service
  • Sheila Wright Greene of American Airlines on from home-based CSR to Award Winning Executive Assistant
  • Annette Ramos of Link Logistics, 3x Finalist on Her Will to Compete without Loss of Enthusiasm


Short sessions delivered by seasoned experts in their respective fields, designed to equip and empower you with the broad knowledge you need to excel in your multifaceted role.

  • Fundamentals of IP Law with Darin Klemchuk 
  • Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking with Deidre Dixon 
  • The Admin Title Recalibration Project with Lynn Walder 
  • Relate, Communicate & Collaborate with Monique Helstrom
  • A Mind for Sales - Admin Edition with Mark Hunter
  • Flow Theory and Productivity
  • The Drama Triangle & TED
  • Think like an Entrepreneur with Lea Ellermeier
  • Kaizen and the 5 Principles of Continuous Improvement with Faye Selu & Toyota
  • Demystifying Financial Statements with Deb Purvin
  • Managing the Impact of Mergers & Acquisitions on Employee Morale with Colleen Affeldt


Cohort learning is more impactful alongside peers with common goals and experiences. Beacon’s online platform enables you to connect and collaborate with Administrative Professionals like you, share ideas, expedite problem solving and engage in important discussions. The Beacon Braintrust is also located in Beacon Online, a growing repository of helpful resources curated from our member community.


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